Valero Alamo Bowl Preview: Why go to Texas for steak when Beavers have In-N-Out?

No. 23 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 13 Oregon State Beavers Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m., ESPN AlamoDome (San Antonio, Texas) Line: Oregon St. -3.5 Talk about the haves versus the have-nots. Texas has more resources and built-in advantages than any other program in the nation. Oregon St. may be the most anonymous AQ-level program going. Yet, […]

Baylor 49, UCLA 26: Bears dominate, prove they have long-term staying power

SAN DIEGO— If there is one, single appropriate way to describe the 2012 Holiday Bowl, it might be as the “bizarro game of the college football bowl season.” UCLA entered Thursday evening as a heavy favorite, with their opponent, Baylor viewed by most as a high-scoring sideshow, expected to throw the ball all over the […]

Russell Athletic Bowl Preview: It’s football, so we watch

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m., ESPN Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (Orlando, Fla.) Line: Rutgers -1.5 As we were handing out assignments for the bowl previews, contributor Ty Hildenbrandt opined that this game "might set football back 20 years." So there's that. Sexiness: Melissa McCarthy She's funny, which should match […]

Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48, Duke 34

We've seen some crazy things here at Crystal Ball Run this season, but the Belk Bowl could be one of the craziest of the year. Duke had all of five yards to go in order to win a bowl game for the first time in 51 years and with just 1:20 left in the game […]

Military Bowl: No. 24 San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20

  The WAC is going out a winner. In the final game to be played by a WAC conference member, San Jose State rallied in the Military Bowl for a 29-20 victory over Bowling Green. Quarterback David Fales passed for a Military Bowl record 395 yards to help the Spartans come back from a small […]

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Steinbrenner Trophy, not Schwartzwalder, on the line

Syracuse Orange vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m., ESPN Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.) Line: WVU -3.5 For those of you not aware of the West Virginia-Syracuse rivalry, the two used to play for the Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy when both programs were part of the Big East. The Orange have said they won’t put […]