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Crystal Ball Run staff week one bowl picks

Bowl season is upon us and it all kicks off today at 2 pm on the four-letter network in New Mexico. The early bowl games might not interest everybody but there are some intriguing storylines such as an in-state battle, Boise State starting life without Chris Petersen, how USC will play under their third head coach this season and potential offensive fireworks in the New Mexico Bowl.

Make sure you bookmark and check back on our bowl hub as it will be updated daily with previews, scores and stories. Here are the picks from our staff for the week one bowl games.

New Mexico Bowl: Washington State vs Colorado State

Aaron Torres: Colorado State 34 Washington State 24

Andy Coppens: Washington State 35 Colorado State 20

Jonathan Biles: Washington State 35 Colorado State 18

Kevin Causey: Washington State 38 Colorado State 35

Tom Perry: Washington State 38 Colorado State 21


Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs USC

Aaron Torres: Fresno State 31 USC 21

Andy Coppens: Fresno State 37 USC 31

Jonathan Biles: USC 27 Fresno State 24

Kevin Causey: Fresno State 42 USC 31

Tom Perry: USC 28 Fresno State 21


Potato Bowl: Buffalo vs San Diego State

Aaron Torres: Buffalo 20 San Diego State 16

Andy Coppens: Buffalo 27 San Diego State 20

Jonathan Biles: San Diego State 28 Buffalo 21

Kevin Causey: San Diego State 35 Buffalo 31

Tom Perry: San Diego State 34 Buffalo 17


New Orleans Bowl: Tulane vs UL Lafayette

Aaron Torres: UL Lafayette 34 Tulane 14

Andy Coppens: Louisiana 27 Tulane 17

Jonathan Biles: UL Lafayette 42 Tulane 35

Kevin Causey: Louisiana 28 Tulane 24

Tom Perry: UL Lafayette 45 Tulane 41


Beef O'Brady's Bowl: East Carolina vs Ohio

Aaron Torres: East Carolina 42 Ohio 17

Jonathan Biles: East Carolina 31 Ohio 21

Kevin Causey: ECU 38 Ohio 31

Tom Perry: East Carolina 36 Ohio 17

About Kevin Causey

dry humorist, craft beer enthusiast, occasionally unbiased SEC fan, UGA alumni, contributor for The Student Section, This Given Sunday and Crossover Chronicles