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Best (or worst) in show: Ranking all 34 bowls
December 8, 2008 Source: ESPN - "3. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: The Longhorns are still peeved they didn't get a chance to play for the national championship, but they might have received the next-best thing: playing Ohio State in a BCS bowl game. The powerhouse programs have never met in a bowl game..."


Sporting News' bowl capsules: BCS games
December 8, 2008 Source: Sporting News - "3. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Texas will win if...the Longhorns can carry the emotion (anger) of 45-35 over the next four weeks. Playing with something to prove is fine, but Texas better play smart, too--especially with a talented team that recently beat you (2006) on the other sideline. Texas has to run with consistency to open up the passing game with QB Colt McCoy. The Longhorns' only loss was directly related to Texas Tech eliminating the Texas run (28 carries, 80 yards) and making the offense one-dimensional.

Ohio State will win if...the Buckeyes can cover physically in the secondary. Texas exploits defenses because wide receivers Jordan Shipley and Quan Cosby are so good after the catch. Ohio State cornerbacks Malcolm Jenkins and Chimdi Chekwa must disrupt routes at the line of scrimmage and minimize yards after the catch. Once the Texas offense is controlled, then it's on to running right at the Longhorns' defense with Beanie Wells and Terrelle Pryor, and setting up play-action passes..."



Matchups All 2009 Bowl Games: Analysis    Recap   Line Movements    BT Movements    Weather

Current Lines: All 2009 Bowl Games

Sporting News' Preview Matchup Projection Box Score Play-By-Play Recap for all bowl games.


Bowl Season is officially under way heading towards the BCS National Championship Game. Preview the matchups with ESPN's NCAA 09 simulations.


34 things to consider for bowl season December 19, 2008 Source: Fox Sports

6. The Fiesta Bowl is an interesting matchup, but not an entirely fresh one. There's this small matter of a home-and-home series played by Ohio State and Texas in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. A guy named Vince Young ever heard of him? led the Longhorns to victory in Columbus in '05, while a fellow named Troy Smith went into Austin the following year and brought the Buckeyes a bold breakthrough deep in the heart of Texas. This Fiesta fistfight therefore marks the third meeting between these proud programs in the past four seasons. Ohio State-'Bama and Utah-Texas, while enabling fans to travel shorter distances and thereby save both money and fuel in these difficult economic times, would have also created sexier matchups.

5. OSU-Texas does one good thing for humanity: It will prevent the tired Big Ten-SEC storyline from being repeated in the weeks before the Fiesta Bowl. Bucks-Horns won't be decided by speed. It will be decided by intelligence, and more specifically, the wisdom of Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Jim Tressel's prized pupil will encounter a tough, smart Texas defense coached up by superb coordinator Will Muschamp. The celebrated Buckeye freshman will have to use his practice time wisely, because he'll need to be supremely prepared for the formidable challenge awaiting him in suburban Phoenix. If Pryor can use his speed to outrun the Horns without having to outthink them, Ohio State could have a big night in Glendale. But if Pryor can't bust loose with his legs, it's likely that Texas will take this tilt. Colt McCoy isn't likely to lose this game; Pryor will need a primo performance to lift his teammates over the top.



Rob Oller commentary: Season's beatings... a bowl-by-bowl forecast December 19, 2008 Source: Columbus Dispatch

Fiesta, Texas (11-1) vs. Ohio State (10-2): Longhorns show up in burnt orange. Buckeyes show up as burnt toast. Texas, 28-21.

Rose, USC (11-1) vs. Penn State (11-1): Imagine Joe Paterno's surprise when he visits Universal Studios and learns there are these new things called "talkies." USC, 27-13.

Capital One, Georgia (9-3) vs. Michigan State (9-3): Bulldogs ask MSU, "What's in your wallet?" Then pick Sparty's pocket. Georgia, 27-17.

Outback, Iowa (8-4) vs. South Carolina (7-5): Former geniuses Kirk Ferentz and Steve Spurrier square off to determine which is still smart and which is just smarting. Iowa, 23-16.

Insight, Kansas (7-5) vs. Minnesota (7-5): As opposed to the Incite Bowl, which might actually stir up some interest. Kansas, 38-30.

Alamo, Northwestern (9-3) vs. Missouri (9-4): Mizzou says "Show me." So the Wildcats do. Northwestern, 30-28.

Champs Sports, Florida State (8-4) vs. Wisconsin (7-5): The big question is not who will win but how many ways Bobby Bowden mispronounces "Bielema." Florida State, 28-23.



Big Ten Bowl Teams and BowlsOhio State-Fiesta; Penn State-Rose; Michigan State-Capital One; Iowa-Outback;
Minnesota-Insight; Northwestern-Alamo; Wisconsin-Champs Sport


2009 Fiesta Bowl Matchup Data






BCS: Bowl Championship Series

Florida BCS Official SiteOklahoma

BCS National Championship
Jan 8, 2009, 8:00 PM
Miami, FL
Dolphin Stadium

Result:

Florida 24
Oklahoma 14

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BCS Standings Archive-Week-by-Week Standings '98-'08
BCS Standings Database-find historic BCS rankings

2008-2009 Bowl Projections
December 6, 2008 Source: College Football News



Jan 5, 2009, 8:00 PM
Glendale, AZ
University of Phoenix Stadium

Result:
Ohio State 21
Texas 24

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Utah Sugar Bowl Official SiteAlabama

Sugar Bowl
Jan 2, 2009, 8:00 PM
New Orleans, LA
Superdome

Result:
Utah 31
Alabama 17

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Va Tech Orange Bowl Official SiteCincinnati

Orange Bowl
Jan 1, 2009, 8:00 PM
Miami, FL
Dolphin Stadium

Result:
Virginia Tech 20
Cincinnati 7

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Penn State Rose Bowl Official SiteUSC

Rose Bowl
Jan 1, 2009, 5:00 PM
Pasadena, CA
Rose Bowl

Result:
Penn State 24
USC 38

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GMAC Bowl
Jan 6, 2009, 8:00 PM
Mobile, AL
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Result:
Tulsa 45
Ball State 13

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International Bowl
Jan 3, 2009, 12:00 PM
Toronto, Ontario
Rogers Centre

Result:
Buffalo 20
Connecticut 38

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Liberty Bowl
Jan 2, 2009, 5:00 PM
Memphis, TN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Result:
Kentucky 25
East Carolina 19

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Cotton Bowl
Jan 2, 2009, 12:30 PM
Dallas, TX
Cotton Bowl

Result:
Ole Miss 47
Texas Tech 34

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Capital One Bowl Official Site
Capital One Bowl
Jan 1, 2009, 1:00 PM
Orlando, FL
Florida Citrus Bowl

Result:
Georgia 24
Michigan State 12

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Gator Bowl
Jan 1, 2009, 1:00 PM
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

Result:
Clemson 21
Nebraska 26

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Outback Bowl
Jan 1, 2009, 11:00 AM
Tampa, FL
Raymond James Stadium

Result:
South Carolina 10
Iowa 31

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Chick-fil-A Bowl
Dec 31, 2008, 7:30 PM
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Dome

Result:
LSU 38
Georgia Tech 3

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Insight Bowl
Dec 31, 2008, 5:30 PM
Tempe, AZ
Sun Devil Stadium

Result:
Kansas 42
Minnesota 21

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Music City Bowl
Dec 31, 2008, 3:30 PM
Nashville, TN
LP Field

Result:
Boston College 14
Vanderbilt 16

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Sun Bowl
Dec 31, 2008, 2:00 PM
El Paso, TX
Sun Bowl

Result:
Oregon State 3
Pittsburgh 0

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Armed Forces Bowl
Dec 31, 2008, 12:00 PM
Fort Worth, TX
Amon G. Carter Stadium

Result:
Houston 34
Air Force 28

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Holiday Bowl
Dec 30, 2008, 8:00 PM
San Diego, CA
Qualcomm Stadium

Result:
Oklahoma State 31
Oregon 42

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Texas Bowl
Dec 30, 2008, 8:00 PM
Houston, TX
Reliant Stadium

Result:
Rice 38
Western Michigan 14

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Humanitarian Bowl
Dec 30, 2008, 4:30 PM
Boise, ID
Bronco Stadium

Result:
Maryland 42
Nevada 35

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Alamo Bowl
Dec 29, 2008, 8:00 PM
San Antonio, TX
Alamodome

Result:
Missouri 30
Northwestern 23 OT

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PapaJohns.com Bowl
Dec 29, 2008, 3:00 PM
Birmingham, AL
Legion Field

Result:
NC State 23
Rutgers 29

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Independence Bowl
Dec 28, 2008, 8:00 PM
Shreveport, LA
Independence Stadium

Result:
Northern Illinois 17
Louisiana Tech 10

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Emerald Bowl
Dec 27, 2008, 8:00 PM
San Francisco, CA
AT&T Park

Result:
Miami (Fl) 17
California 24

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Champs Sports Bowl
Dec 27, 2008, 4:30 PM
Orlando, FL
Florida Citrus Bowl

Result:
Wisconsin 13
Florida State 42

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Car Care Bowl
Dec 27, 2008, 1:00 PM
Charlotte, NC
Bank of America Stadium

Result:
West Virginia 31
North Carolina 30

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Motor City Bowl
Dec 26, 2008, 7:30 PM
Detroit, MI
Ford Field

Result:
Florida Atlantic 24
Central Michigan 21

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Hawaii Bowl
Dec 24, 2008, 8:00 PM
Honolulu, HI
Aloha Stadium

Result:
Notre Dame 49
Hawaii 21

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Poinsettia Bowl
Dec 23, 2008, 8:00 PM
San Diego, CA
Qualcomm Stadium

Result:
Boise State 16
TCU 17

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New Orleans Bowl
Dec 21, 2008, 8:00 PM
New Orleans, LA
Superdome

Result:
Southern Miss 30
Troy 27

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Las Vegas Bowl
Dec 20, 2008, 8:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV
Sam Boyd Stadium

Result:
BYU 21
Arizona 31

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St. Petersburg Bowl
Dec 20, 2008, 6:30 PM
St. Petersburg, FL
Tropicana Field

Result:
Memphis 14
South Florida 41

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New Mexico Bowl
Dec 20, 2008, 2:30 PM
Albuquerque, NM
University Stadium

Result:
Colorado State 40
Fresno State 35

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EagleBank Bowl
Dec 20, 2008, 11:00 AM
Washington, DC
RFK Stadium

Result:
Wake Forest 29
Navy 19

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