2011 Bowl Games: Michigan-Virginia Tech and Bowls That'll Be over by Halftime

David DanielsSenior Writer IDecember 5, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 19: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 45-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Classics are overrated.

While Christmas season can be relaxing for some, for others it’s hectic and free time is at a minimum. During the busy holiday season, you’ll have no problem fitting these games into your schedule.

Here are five bowl games that’ll be over by halftime, if not before:


5. Sugar Bowl: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

VT doesn’t deserve a BCS-bowl bid because they haven’t beaten a single team that’s currently ranked. Michigan, on the other hand, embarrassed No. 20 Nebraska late in the year 45-17.

Denard Robinson will dominate as usual and the Hokies offense will struggle against the Wolverines' seventh-ranked defense.


4. Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. West Virginia

As unpredictable as the college football season has been, one prophecy stayed consistent throughout: whoever wins the Big East will take their talents to South Beach and get beat down.

WVU has no shot. They didn’t beat a currently-ranked team this season while Clemson has knocked off VT (twice) and Auburn.


3. Insight Bowl: Iowa vs. Oklahoma

Unranked Iowa will face off against No. 14 Oklahoma. What kind of a sick joke is this?

Landry Jones and company are angry after their embarrassing loss to OK-State in the Big 12 title game and they’ll release that rage on the helpless Hawkeyes.


2. Alamo Bowl: Washington vs. Baylor

The BCS robbed Baylor.

Now that what had to be said is out of the way, Robert Griffin is going to shred an abysmal Washington defense. Chris Polk is the Huskies only hope…to stay within three scores.


1. Poinsettia Bowl: TCU vs. Louisiana Tech

I would bet money that there’s at least one player on the Horned Frogs who responded to the announcement of their opponent with, “Louisiana what?”

The 8-4 Bulldogs have been set up. TCU is on another level than Louisiana Tech and, forget the first half, this one might be over by the end of the first quarter.


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