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2013-14 Bowl Update

Miss our first bowl recap? Not to fear … we’ve got you covered with this update. It’s been a good postseason so far for the PAC 12 – which has seen No. 10 Oregon, No. 17 UCLA, No. 25 Southern California, Washington, Arizona and Oregon State each earn bowl victories.  Meanwhile…

Miss our first bowl recap? Not to fear … we’ve got you covered with this update.

It’s been a good postseason so far for the PAC 12 – which has seen No. 10 Oregon, No. 17 UCLA, No. 25 Southern California, Washington, Arizona and Oregon State each earn bowl victories.  Meanwhile it’s been a terrible postseason for the MAC – which has dropped all four of its bowl games (including No. 23 Northern Illinois’ disappointing loss to Utah State).

It’s also been a ho-hum year for our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) and his #FITSPick selections.  Heading into the New Year’s Day games Sic has posted a disappointing 9-9 record.

In case you missed it, this website has been outspoken in its coverage leading up to the bowl season – chronicling the dominance of the SEC against other major conferences (here and here).  We also penned a column equating the elevation of unworthy teams to BCS bowls to government welfare.

Seriously … 

Will the SEC rise to the occasion?  So far its teams are 3-0 – but the real tests begin on New Year’s Day, with three of its powerhouses going up against Big Ten opponents.

Here’s a complete rundown of this season’s bowl games (including scores, odds, kickoff times, television coverage and predictions) …

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

No. 25 Southern California – 45
(10-4, 6-3 PAC 12)
No. 20 Fresno State – 20
(11-2, 7-1 Mountain West)

Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl

East Carolina – 37
(10-3, 6-2 Conference USA)
Ohio – 20
(7-6, 4-4 MAC)

R+L Carriers Bowl

Louisiana Lafayette – 24
(9-4, 5-2 Sun Belt)
Tulane – 21
(7-6, 5-3 Conference USA)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

San Diego State – 49
(8-5, 6-2 Mountain West)
Buffalo – 24
(8-5, 6-2 MAC)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Colorado State – 48
(8-6, 5-3 Mountain West)
Washington State – 45
(6-7, 4-5 PAC 12)

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Oregon State – 38
(7-6, 4-5 PAC 12)
Boise State – 23
(8-5, 6-2 Mountain West)

Line: Beavers by 3
#FITSPick: Boise State 44 Oregon State 38

Little Caeser’s Bowl

Pittsburgh – 30
(6-6, 3-5 ACC)
Bowling Green – 27
(10-3, 7-1 MAC)

Line: Falcons by 4.5
#FITSPick: Bowling Green 49 Pitt 31

S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Utah State – 21
(9-5, 7-1 Mountain West)
No. 23 Northern Illinois -14
(12-2, 8-0 MAC)

Line: Huskies by 1.5
#FITSPick: Northern Illinois 38 Utah State 35

Military Bowl

Marshall – 31
(10-4, 7-1 Conference USA)
Maryland – 20
(7-6, 3-5 ACC)

Line: Herd by 2.5
#FITSPick: Marshall 31 Maryland 20

Texas Bowl

Syracuse – 21
(7-6, 4-4 ACC)
Minnesota – 17
(8-5, 4-4 Big Ten)

Line: Gophers by 4
#FITSPick: Minnesota 23 Syracuse 17

Fight Hunger Bowl

Washington – 31
(9-4, 5-4 PAC 12)
Brigham Young – 16
(8-5) *Independent

Line: Huskies by 3
#FITSPick: BYU 33 Washington 24

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Notre Dame – 29
(9-4) *Independent
Rutgers – 16
(6-7, 3-5 American)

Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Irish by 14
#FITSPick: Notre Dame 37 Rutgers 13

Belk Bowl

North Carolina – 39
(7-6, 4-4 ACC)
Cincinnati – 17
(9-4, 6-2 American)

Line: Tar Heels by 2.5
#FITSPick: Cincinnati 38 North Carolina 30

Russell Athletic Bowl

No. 18 Louisville – 36
(12-1, 7-1 American)
Miami – 9
(9-4, 5-3 ACC)

Line: Cardinals by 3
#FITSPick: Louisville 40 Miami 20

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Kansas State – 31
(8-5, 5-4 Big 12)
Michigan – 14
(7-6, 3-5 Big Ten)

Kickoff: 10:15 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Wildcats by 4.5
#FITSPick: Michigan 35 Kansas State 28

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Navy – 24
(9-4) *Independent
Middle Tennessee – 6
(8-5, 6-2 Conference USA)

Line: Midshipmen by 6
#FITSPick: Navy 31, Middle Tennessee 21

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Ole Miss – 25
(8-5, 3-5 SEC)
Georgia Tech – 17
(7-6, 5-3 ACC)

Line: Rebels by 3
#FITSPick: Ole Miss 34 Georgia Tech 20

Valero Alamo Bowl

No. 10 Oregon – 30
(11-2, 7-2 PAC 12)
Texas – 7
(8-5, 7-2 Big 12)

Line: Ducks by 13.5
#FITSPick: Texas 37 Oregon 35

National University Holiday Bowl

Texas Tech – 37
(8-5, 4-5 Big 12)
No. 14 Arizona State – 23
(10-4, 8-1 PAC 12)

Line: Sun Devils by 14
#FITSPick: Texas Tech 45 ASU 42

AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Arizona – 42
(8-5, 4-5 PAC 12)
Boston College – 19
(7-6, 4-4 ACC)

Line: Wildcats by 7.5
#FITSPick: Arizona 35 Boston College 17

Hyundai Sun Bowl

No. 17 UCLA – 42
(10-3, 6-3 PAC 12)
Virginia Tech – 12
(8-5, 5-3 ACC)

Line: Bruins by 7
#FITSPick: Virginia Tech 31 UCLA 30

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Mississippi State – 44
(7-6, 3-5 SEC)
Rice – 7
(10-4, 7-1 Conference USA)

Line: Bulldogs by 7
#FITSPick: Mississippi State 24 Rice 14

Chick-Fil-A Bowl

No. 21 Texas A&M – 52
(9-4, 4-4 SEC)
No. 24 Duke – 48
(10-4, 6-2 ACC)

Line: Aggies by 11.5
#FITSPick: Texas A&M 44 Duke 21

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl

Nebraska – 24
(9-4, 5-3 Big 10)
No. 22 Georgia – 19
(8-5, 5-3 SEC)

Line: Bulldogs by 9
#FITSPick: Georgia 31 Nebraska 28

Heart of Dallas Bowl

North Texas – 36
(9-4, 6-2 Conference USA)
UNLV – 14
(7-6, 5-3 Mountain West)

Line: Mean Green by 6.5
#FITSPick: North Texas 45 UNLV 30

Outback Bowl

No. 16 LSU – 21
(10-3, 5-3 SEC)
Iowa – 14
(8-5, 5-3 Big 10)

Line: Tigers by 7
#FITSPick: LSU 45 Iowa 28

Capital One Bowl

No. 9 South Carolina – 34
(11-2, 6-2 SEC)
No. 19 Wisconsin – 24
(9-4, 6-2 Big Ten)

Line: Badgers by 1.5
#FITSPick: South Carolina 41 Wisconsin 33

Rose Bowl

No. 4 Michigan State – 24
(13-1, 8-0 Big 10)
No. 5 Stanford – 20
(11-3, 7-2 PAC 12)

Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Cardinal by 5.5
#FITSPick: MSU 26 Stanford 24

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

No. 15 Central Florida – 52
(12-1, 8-0 American)
No. 6 Baylor – 42
(11-2, 8-1 Big 12)

Line: Bears by 16.5
#FITSPick: UCF 33 Baylor 30

AllState Sugar Bowl

No. 11 Oklahoma – 45
(11-2, 7-2 Big 12)
No. 3 Alabama – 31
(11-2, 7-1 SEC)

Line: Tide by 15
#FITSPick: Alabama 52 Oklahoma 21

AT&T Cotton Bowl

No. 8 Missouri – 41
(12-2, 7-1 SEC)
No. 13 Oklahoma State – 31
(10-3, 7-2 Big 12)

Line: Tigers by 1
#FITSPick: Missouri 41 OSU 38

Discover Orange Bowl (Jan. 3 – Miami)

No. 12 Clemson – 40
(11-2, 7-1 ACC)
No. 7 Ohio State -35
(12-2, 8-0 Big Ten)

Line: Buckeyes by 2.5
#FITSPick: Clemson 38 Ohio State 24

BBVA Compass Bowl (Jan. 4 – Birmingham)

Vanderbilt – 41
(9-4, 4-4 SEC)
Houston – 24
(8-5, 5-3 American)

Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Commodores by 2.5
#FITSPick: Vanderbilt 27 Houston 16

GoDaddy Bowl (Jan. 5 – Mobile)

Arkansas State – 23
(7-5, 5-2 Sun Belt)
Ball State – 20
(10-2, 7-1 MAC)

Line: Cardinals by 7.5
#FITSPick: Ball State 32 Arkansas State 20

BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 6 – Pasadena)

No. 1 Florida State
(13-0, 8-0 ACC)
No. 2 Auburn
(12-1, 7-1 SEC)

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Line: Seminoles by 8.5
#FITSPick: FSU 35 Auburn 30

CURRENT CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Sun Belt: 1-0
SEC: 5-1
Pac 12: 6-2
Big 12: 2-1
FBS Independents: 2-1
Mountain West: 3-3
Conference USA: 3-3
ACC: 3-6
American: 1-2
Big Ten: 1-4
MAC: 0-4

#FITSPICK RECORD

18-11

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23 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 1, 2014 at 11:32 am

Duke vs Johnny effin’ Football was a helluva game.

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GrandTango January 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm

It was a Great game. Amid a lot of very bad games. It may have been the first match-up of 2 ranked teams.

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GrandTango January 1, 2014 at 11:40 am

Academia is crawling w/ liberals. And that is so true among college AD (Ray Tanner being a refreshing exception.)

Because of the leftwing mindset in the NCAA, the bowl season SUCKS BIGTIME…

Liberals Fail at EVERYTHING (see Obama.)..And the NCAA is the Epitome of liberal Failure…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein January 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Methinks GT celebrated a little tooooo much on New Year’s Eve and forgot to take (or the Asti caused an adverse reaction to) his meds….

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GrandTango January 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Some advice: If you have to (yet again and again) refer to “Meds” in a post to insult those you hate…why not just STFU…

You are so trite, you look like a vapid idiot trying.

In other words: If don’t have an original thought in your brain…you reveal yourself as stupid repeating the same old tired lines, other dolts perpetuate toward their enemies.

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A real Gamecock fan January 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

On behalf of all Gamecock fans, can someone please tell this idiot to STFU himself. I am a true Gamecock, class of 91, and a letterman as well. He does not speak for all of us ,or anyone other than himself for that point. For the love of god man, a post about a football game has nothing to do with Liberals. I am a Republican too FYI, so don’t start some BS retort rant. I truly am what you claim to be, I am just not a moron. Sorry to jump in there TBG, I am sure you needed no help, I’m just fed the “F” up with this guy.

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GrandTango January 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

You labor to qualify yourself as a Gamecock…then add as an afterthought a letterman…..yet I never said a word about the Gamecocks…then you denounce the incorporation of politics, then you swear you are a Republican…injecting politics….

Not sure what you are, other than a likely liar…

PS: There are a lot of Republicans and USC grads who are Dumb@$$#$. If you are telling the truth, you are clear proof of that…

R. Tanner January 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

STFU and watch the fucking game already.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

“You are so trite, you look like a vapid idiot trying.

In other words: If don’t have an original thought in your brain…you reveal yourself as stupid repeating the same old tired lines…”

You’ve got yerself a lot of chutzpah there, Kemosabe.

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A real Gamecock fan January 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

“If don’t have an original thought in your brain..you reveal yourself as stupid repeating the same old tired lines…”

EVERY post this idiot writes says the same shit. Damn liberals, Obama’s fault, Fits sucks, or claims anyone to actually be republican or gamecock is a liar because they don’t say the same crap he does, etc. Either he has no original thought himself, or every post he writes actually writes something new, but the liberals some how reword it and change his post to the same thing over and over. You know what I guess it is all the Liberals fault.

Honestly Tango, I am what I said I was and quite frankly if you claim I am a lair I don’t care, so just go fuck yourself.

Someone please turn off the Wi-Fi in the mental hospital.

GrandTango January 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Regardless of who you are, to go ape $#!* because I posited a thought your Dumb@$$ was too stupid to comprehend, makes you look like a piece of $#!t…

You claim to be a Gamecock and a Republican….yet you crap your pants because I offended your lord-god Obama…and you have the liberals and the Tater fans sucking your D!*kl for attacking…

Nice work…you ignorant F*#k

johnq January 1, 2014 at 3:48 pm

“Regardless of who you are, to go
ape shit because I posited a thought your Dumbass was too stupid to
comprehend, makes you look like a piece of shit…

You claim to be a Gamecock and a Republican….yet you crap your
pants because I offended your lord-god Obama…and you have the liberals
and the Tater fans sucking your Dickl for attacking…

Nice work…you ignorant Fuck”

Fixed that for you Dumb@$$!

Squishy123 January 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Meds, meds, meds, meds… meds, meds, meds, meds.

GrandTango/BigTurd is off them again.

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Deerwood January 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm

It’s too bad you didn’t make it into college, huh?

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johnq January 1, 2014 at 3:43 pm

They didn’t fail at beating the republicans in the last 2 elections. I don’t know why you would point to Obama as an example of failure, it would be more accurate to describe the republicans and their tea party wing as the big losers.

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GrandTango January 1, 2014 at 6:21 pm

You duped the people to gobble power and feed your greed…but you F*#ked us once you got in…
Hope that helps, you ignorant Leftwing Nazi BA$t@*d….

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Bachmann's Science Class January 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

That helps prove your batshit crazy.

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Bachmann's Science Class January 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

You’re!

johnq January 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

That’s Bastard to you @$$hole!!

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johnq January 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Duped them twice? Must be pretty fucking stupid then.

Guess they deserve to have the Obamamessiah as their master, huh?

All hail Obama, All hail Obama!!

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A real Gamecock fan January 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Connor Shaw just won another one for the Gamecocks!!!! Best QB in school history and by far the best QB in the state!!! Way to go Guys. That would be another W for USC and the SEC!!!

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Nölff January 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

Capitol One Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Little Caesar’s Bowl, Red Lobster’s Cheddar
Bay Biscuit Bowl, Taco Bell Southwest Steak Border Bowl, Joy of Tokyo
Chicken & Rice Bowl, Bojangles’s Mashed Potato and Sausage Gravy
Bowl

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Nölff January 2, 2014 at 9:24 am

Wait a minute… You picked an ACC team to win the BCS Bowl?

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