Show Us Your Picks: Bowl Season
LARAMIE -- You are officially a bowl game junkie if you can tell me -- without looking it up -- where the Cure Bowl, Lending Tree Bowl and Celebration Bowl games are located?
As long as you know how to make it to Tucson for the Arizona Bowl, I suppose that's all that really matters.
Yes, two games have already been played. (That's my fault for not getting this story up in time.) UAB took care of Miami (Ohio) 24-20 Friday in the Bahamas and No. 24 Troy held on for the 18-12 victory over 25th-ranked UTSA.
Cincinnati and Louisville are already underway inside Boston's historic Fenway Park and six other postseason tilts will take place today, including two games featuring a Mountain West team. Conference champion Fresno State hooks up with Wazzu in the LA Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. MT.
Boise State and North Texas will tangle in the Frisco Bowl tonight at 7:15.
Oh, and go SMU!
Here's our matchups and betting odds (subject to change):
Fenway Bowl: Cincinnati (+1.5) vs. Louisville
Las Vegas Bowl: Florida (+8) vs. Oregon State
LA Bowl: Washington State (+4.5) vs. Fresno State
Lending Tree Bowl: Rice (+6.5) vs. Southern Miss
New Mexico Bowl: BYU (+4.5) vs. SMU
Frisco Bowl: Boise State (-11.5) vs. North Texas
Celebration Bowl: Jackson State (-14) vs. N.C. Central
Myrtle Beach Bowl: Marshall (-10) vs. UConn
FCS Semifinal: Incarnate Word (+8.5) vs. North Dakota State (Bison won 35-32)
FCS Semifinal: South Dakota State (-4) vs. Montana State
Here are the up-to-date season records for the weekly panel:
Travis Miller, who picked both UAB and Troy to win and is already 3-0, and Brandon Foster (2-1) join us as our guest pickers this week. Here's our best bet this week:
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