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2009-10 FBS Bowl Games
2008-09 FBS Bowl Games


Big Ten celebrates a winning bowl record for the first time since 2002
January 6, 2010 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer - "...The Big Ten doesn't have to hibernate after bowl season this year. For the first time since 2002, the Big Ten finished bowl season with a winning record, officially eliminating the "What is Still Wrong With this Lousy Conference?" idea from the slate of story suggestions next August.

To recap, before moving on, here is the Big Ten's yearly bowl record since then:
2003: 3-5
2004: 3-3
2005: 3-4
2006: 2-5
2007: 3-5
2008: 1-6

That's a total of 15-28 in the previous six years, which is why 4-3 seems like 27-2. But it's not just the wins but the quality of the wins that everyone is talking about..."


Rose Bowl:
Ohio State 26 vs. Oregon 17
Recap & Box Score
4:30 p.m., Jan. 1, ABC
Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl
Orange Bowl:
Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 14
Recap & Box Score
8 p.m., Jan. 5, FOX
Miami, Fla.
Land Shark Stadium
Capital One Bowl:
Penn State 19 vs. LSU 17
Recap & Box Score
1 p.m., Jan. 1, ABC
Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl

Outback Bowl:
Auburn 38 Northwestern 35 OT
Recap & Box Score
11 a.m., Jan. 1, ESPN
Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium
Valero Alamo Bowl:
Texas Tech 41 Michigan State 31
Recap & Box Score
9 p.m., Jan. 2, ESPN
San Antonio
Champs Sports Bowl:
Wisconsin 20 Miami 14
Recap & Box Score
8 p.m. Dec. 29, ESPN
Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl
Insight Bowl:
Iowa State 14 Minnesota 13
Recap & Box Score
6 p.m. , Dec. 31, NFL Net
Tempe, Ariz.
Sun Devil Stadium

Big Ten Bowl Thoughts from BTN Analysts



Looking at the Big Ten Bowls

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

Current Lines: All 2009 Bowl Games

 Dashing through the bowls
December 17, 2009 Source: ESPN - "Pat Forde's take on every bowl game..."Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi Ohio State vs. Oregon...Why to watch: Fabulous clash of styles as ubertraditional Buckeyes meet "Just Do It" Ducks. And Ohio State's No. 5 scoring defense meets Oregon's No. 7 scoring offense...Who's happier to be there: Mutual thrill. Oregon is in its first Rose Bowl since 1995. But surprisingly, Ohio State hasn't been there since '97...Moderately useful Dash fact: Oregon hasn't scored fewer than 37 points since Oct. 10, when it played in the Rose Bowl against host UCLA. Ohio State hasn't allowed 37 points since being embarrassed by Florida in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game...Completely useless Dash fact: In two trips to Los Angeles as coach of the Buckeyes, Jim Tressel (28) has seen his teams score a total of nine points (six versus UCLA in 2001, three versus USC in 2008). Dash pick: Oregon 28, Ohio State 21..."


Predicting the title game and the other 33 bowls
December 17, 2009 Source: Campus Rivalry-USA Today - "...Another chance for the Buckeyes to end their BCS jinx. This may be as tough a test as some of their title game opponents with the Ducks offense as talented as any unit in the country. Oregon 34, Ohio State 27..."


Ranking the Bowl Games from Best to Worst
December 6, 2009 Source: ESPN - Mark Schlabach ranks all the bowls: "...3. Rose Bowl Game...Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor gets an up-close look at the Oregon offense he might have flourished in if he'd signed with the Ducks.


Intriguing BCS matchups add sizzle to uninspiring college bowl season
December 8, 2009 Source: SI.com - Stewart Mandel ranks all the bowls: "...4) Rose (Jan. 1): Ohio State (10-2) vs. Oregon (10-2). Dangerous dual-threat star Jeremiah Masoli is what Terrelle Pryor was supposed to be. But the Buckeyes present the toughest defense the Ducks have faced since Boise.


Rose Bowl Preview-ESPN


All 33 Bowl Matchups in One Place
December 6, 2009 Source: ESPN - "Previews and more for all of the bowl games..."


The 2009-2010 Bowl Matchups
December 6, 2009 Source: CollegeFootballNews.com - "The bowl-by-bowl analysis ..."


Bowl Overview
December 6, 2009 Source: ESPN - "Take an early look at all of the bowl games..."


The BCS selections have been made, but do Pat Forde and Ivan Maisel agree with the final matchups?


Doug Lesmerises breaks down the 2010 BCS bowl games
December 6, 2009 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer


Date Bowl Matchup Network
Dec. 19 New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Fresno St. vs. Wyoming W 35-28 2OT ESPN
Dec. 19 St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL Rutgers W 45-24 vs. UCF ESPN
Dec. 20 R+L Carriers New Orleans, New Orleans, LA S. Mississippi vs. Middle Tenn. W 42-32 ESPN
Dec. 22 MAACO Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV BYU W 44-20 vs. Oregon State ESPN
Dec. 23 San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia, San Diego, CA Utah W 37-27 vs. Cal ESPN
Dec. 24 Sheraton Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii SMU W 45-10 vs. Nevada ESPN
Dec. 26 Little Caesars, Detroit, MI Marshall W 21-17 vs. Ohio ESPN
Dec. 26 Meineke Car Care, Charlotte, NC North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh W 19-17 ESPN
Dec. 26 Emerald, San Francisco, CA Boston College vs. USC W 24-13 ESPN
Dec. 27 Gaylord Hotels Music City, Nashville, TN Clemson W 21-13 vs. Kentucky ESPN
Dec. 28 AdvoCare V100 Independence, Shreveport, LA Texas A&M vs. Georgia W 44-20 ESPN2
Dec. 29 EagleBank, Washington, D.C. Temple vs. UCLA W 30-21 ESPN
Dec. 29 Champs Sports, Orlando, FL Miami vs. Wisconsin W 20-14 ESPN
Dec. 30 Roady's Humanitarian, Boise, ID Idaho W 43-42 vs. Bowling Green ESPN
Dec. 30 Pacific Life Holiday, San Diego, CA Nebraska W 33-0 vs. Arizona ESPN
Dec. 31 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces, Fort Worth, TX Houston vs. Air Force W 47-20 ESPN
Dec. 31 Brut Sun, El Paso, TX Oklahoma W 31-27 vs. Stanford CBS
Dec. 31 Texas, Houston, TX Missouri vs. Navy W 35-13 ESPN
Dec. 31 Insight, Tempe, AZ Minnesota vs. Iowa State W 14-13 NFL
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A, Atlanta, GA Virginia Tech W 37-14 vs. Tennessee ESPN
Jan. 1 Outback, Tampa, FL Northwestern vs. Auburn W 38-35 OT ESPN
Jan. 1 Capital One, Orlando, FL Penn St. W 19-17 vs. LSU ABC
Jan. 1 Konica Minolta Gator, Jacksonville, FL Florida State W 33-21 vs. West Virginia CBS
Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi, Pasadena, CA Ohio St. W 26-17 vs. Oregon ABC
Jan. 1 Allstate Sugar, New Orleans, LA Florida W 51-24 vs. Cincinnati FOX
Jan. 2 International, Toronto, Canada USF W 27-3 vs. Northern Illinois ESPN2
Jan. 2 Papajohns.com, Birmingham, AL Connecticut W 20-7 vs. South Carolina ESPN
Jan. 2 AT&T Cotton, Arlington, TX Oklahoma St. vs. Mississippi W 21-7 FOX
Jan. 2 AutoZone Liberty, Memphis, TN East Carolina vs. Arkansas W 20-17 OT ESPN
Jan. 2 Valero Alamo, San Antonio, TX Michigan St. vs. Texas Tech W 41-31 ESPN
Jan. 4 Tostitos Fiesta, Glendale, AZ TCU vs. Boise St. W 17-10 FOX
Jan. 5 FedEx Orange, Miami, FL Iowa W 24-14 vs. Georgia Tech FOX
Jan. 6 GMAC, Mobile, AL Troy W 44-41 @OT vs. C. Michigan ESPN
Jan. 7 Citi BCS National Championship Game, Pasadena, CA Alabama W 37-21 vs. Texas ABC

Bowl Gifts Part of Tradition for Players: "The NCAA permits bowls to provide each player with up to $500 worth of gifts to be awarded at the bowl site. Whether that limit is met is up to the bowls. Whether players select their gifts or the games set up a shopping spree is up to the bowls, too...Here's a complete list of the bowl games that do reveal their gifts; some didn't respond to numerous requests from Rivals.com, so in those cases, responses to other media outlets were used. Those bowls are marked by asterisks..." (Source: Rivals.com)


 Small Bowl Games Rob Peter To Pay Peter
December 21, 2009 Source: Sporting News - "...A lot of smaller bowls are basically money sinks at this point. How is that possible when the NCAA mandates a minimum payout of $750,000? The bowls are robbing Peter to pay Peter in the form of ticket guarantees: To make the bowl berth official, all [Western Michigan] had to do was buy 11,000 tickets to the game against Rice. The Broncos did so, paying $450,000 to the bowl for the tickets. Go ahead and guess how many tickets Western Michigan sold to last year's Texas Bowl. Too high, too high, too high: 548...Last year, Virginia Tech earned a berth in the Orange Bowl and was required to buy 17,500 tickets at $125 each. It only sold 3,342 of them, leading to a loss of $1.77 million for the university and the Atlantic Coast Conference, records show..."


Cheerleaders of the 2010 BCS Championship Teams – Showdown!: "Well it wouldn’t be a BCS Selection Show without a great deal of controversy...We all know the BCS system is, was and will continue to be complete bullsh*t until a better system is put into place. But rather than wallowing pitifully in things beyond our control, we thought we take a look at the least controversial and perhaps the most awesome thing about the BCS Championship Games…The Cheerleaders. Take a look at how these sexy yell leaders match up..." (Source: CoedMagazine.com) You can vote for your favorite squads



Where the bowls rank in ticket hysteria
FanSnap is a search engine for tickets, compiling ticket information from 50-plus sites, and they also rank the Rose Bowl second to only the national championship game in fan interest.

Here are FanSnap's Top 25 bowls:

1. Citi BCS National Championship Game tickets: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas Longhorns
Average ticket price = $1,400 (get-in price = $799)

2. Rose Bowl tickets: Oregon Ducks vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Average ticket price = $548 (get-in price = $275)

3. Konica Minolta Gator Bowl tickets: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Florida State Seminoles
Average ticket price = $265 (get-in price = $125)

4. Allstate Sugar Bowl tickets: Florida Gators vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Average ticket price = $203 (get-in price = $90)

5. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl tickets: Boise State Broncos vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Average ticket price = $250 (get-in price = $34)

6. AT&T Cotton Bowl tickets: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Mississippi Rebels
Average ticket price = $239 (get-in price = $55)

7. FedEx Orange Bowl tickets: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Average ticket price = $270 (get-in price = $100)

8. Capital One Bowl tickets: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. LSU Tigers
Average ticket price = $129 (get-in price = $44)

9. Chick-fil-A Bowl (Peach Bowl) tickets: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Average ticket price = $165 (get-in price = $77)

10. Pacific Life Holiday Bowl tickets: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Arizona Wildcats
Average ticket price = $201 (get-in price = $90)

11. Valero Alamo Bowl tickets: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Michigan State Spartans
Average ticket price = $195 (get-in price = $44)

12. Maaco Las Vegas Bowl tickets: Oregon State Beavers vs. BYU Cougars
Average ticket price = $90 (get-in price = $24)

13. Emerald Bowl tickets: Boston College Eagles vs. USC Trojans
Average ticket price = $132 (get-in price = $33)

14. Champs Sports Bowl tickets: Miami Hurricanes vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Average ticket price = $100 (get-in price = $28)

15. AutoZone Liberty Bowl tickets: East Carolina Pirates vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Average ticket price = $115 (get-in price = $72)

16. AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl tickets: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Georgia Bulldogs
Average ticket price = $89 (get-in price = $63)

17. Gaylords Hotels Music City Bowl tickets: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Clemson Tigers
Average ticket price = $64 (get-in price = $26)

18. Brut Sun Bowl tickets: Stanford Cardinal vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Average ticket price = $111 (get-in price = $30)

19. Meineke Car Care Bowl tickets: North Carolina Tarheels vs. Pittsburgh Panthers
Average ticket price = $145 (get-in price = $54)

20. Texas Bowl tickets: Navy Midshipmen vs. Missouri Tigers
Average ticket price = $85 (get-in price = $31)

21. Outback Bowl tickets: Northwestern Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers
Average ticket price = $83 (get-in price = $25)

22. GMAC Bowl tickets: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Troy Trojans
Average ticket price = $54 (get-in price = $41)

23. 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl tickets: UCF vs. Rutgers
Average ticket price = $76 (get-in price = $38)

24. EagleBank Bowl tickets: Temple Owls vs. Army or UCLA
Average ticket price = $109 (get-in price = $35)

25. Insight Bowl tickets: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Average ticket price = $86 (get-in price = $29) (Source: OregonLive.com)


2008-09 FBS Bowl Games


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