Bowl Game Thread, 2020

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I just watched BYU dismantle the UCF fighting Huepels. Zach Wilson is as good as they get.

Dec. 21
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Appalachian State 56, North Texas 28

Dec. 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Nevada 38, Tulane 27

Boca Raton Bowl
UCF vs. BYU

Dec. 23
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern

Montgomery Bowl
Memphis vs. FAU

Dec. 24
New Mexico Bowl
Hawai'i vs. Houston

Dec. 25
Camellia Bowl
Buffalo vs. Marshall

Dec. 26
Cure Bowl
No. 12 Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
No. 19 Louisiana vs. UTSA

LendingTree Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

Dec. 29
Cheez-It Bowl
No. 18 Miami vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State

Valero Alamo Bowl
No. 20 Texas vs. Colorado

Dec. 30
Duke's Mayo Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
No. 15 Iowa vs. Missouri

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Florida

Dec. 31
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
No. 24 Tulsa vs. Mississippi State


Arizona Bowl
No. 22 San Jose State vs. Ball State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Army vs. West Virginia

Texas Bowl
TCU vs. Arkansas

Jan. 1
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Georgia

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
No. 14 Northwestern vs. Auburn

College Football Playoff semifinal — Game 1
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame

Allstate Sugar Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal)
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Jan. 2
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
No. 23 NC State vs. Kentucky

Outback Bowl
No. 11 Indiana vs. Ole Miss

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 25 Oregon

Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 5 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 North Carolina
 

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Cincinnati - Georgia should be a good game. Good test for Cinci. Auburn gets Smoke Mondayed against another BIG team. Indiana with a favorable matchup. Why does Alabama get a bye? (joking)
 

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Zach Wilson looks great .... against lesser competition.

Vs Coastal:
19-30 240yd 1td 1int
 

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Cincinnati - Georgia should be a good game. Good test for Cinci. Auburn gets Smoke Mondayed against another BIG team. Indiana with a favorable matchup. Why does Alabama get a bye? (joking)
Indiana will lose to ole miss
 

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Zach Wilson looks great .... against lesser competition.

Vs Coastal:
19-30 240yd 1td 1int
I'm gonna give BYU's offense a pass for that game. Considering they had to travel to South Carolina, they had about a day to prepare for Coastal. If CC had to travel to Provo, I think BYU wins pretty easily. And honestly, that stat line is still pretty good. I'd take 8 yards per attempt any day (Tanner Morgan averaged 7.5 for the year FYI).

Guessing if a guy is gonna be a great pro QB is a crapshoot, but Wilson is an intriguing prospect. Watching the game closely last night, it's obvious he doesn't have the most athletic WR's. Let's see how he looks throwing to Curtis Samuel and Christian McCaffrey next year
 

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LA Tech/Gerogia Southern on right now

I've been a fan of Georgia Southern ever since last year's Gopher game. They're like the "modern" Triple Option offense whereas Coastal Carolina is Triple Option from the future. They're like T-1000 from Terminator 2
 

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Much like the rest of the season...I can't get excited for any of these games. I'll watch the OSU - Clemson rematch. But that's probably it.
 

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Much like the rest of the season...I can't get excited for any of these games. I'll watch the OSU - Clemson rematch. But that's probably it.
I'm curious to see the outcomes for Wisc, Iowa, NW, and IU ... but mostly just the scores. Probably watch a few mins of highlights. Certainly won't watch the games.

Probably will watch Ohio St. Gotta get revenge this year.
 

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Love that Liberty University, the private Christian University founded by Jerry Falwell, hired Hugh Freeze, the guy who resigned from Ole Miss after it was discovered that he hired multiple escorts over a five year (probably more) period from his University cell phone.

Playing Coastal Carolina in the Cure Bowl right now.
 

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This Liberty-Coastal game is pretty fun. Hard hitting. Chippy but not over the top to this point. Feels like there will be an exciting finish to it with how it's shaping up late in the 3rd
 

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Got home late and turned it on to see this ending...holy moly
 

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This is the one game where a team can legitimately say that their opponent didn’t stop them...they stopped themselves

Whoops
 

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The FBC Mortgage Cure bowl is exhibit A for why I shake my head when people say there are too many bowl games. Is it meaningless? Yes. Is it two teams few people care about? Yes. But is it entertaining? Absolutely. I’m enjoying the hell out of this finish.
 

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The FBC Mortgage Cure bowl is exhibit A for why I shake my head when people say there are too many bowl games. Is it meaningless? Yes. Is it two teams few people care about? Yes. But is it entertaining? Absolutely. I’m enjoying the hell out of this finish.
Yeah. And the good thing is...If people disagree and think it isn’t entertaining, they don’t have to watch
 

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Yeah. And the good thing is...If people disagree and think it isn’t entertaining, they don’t have to watch
My wife's brother is here for a few days. He watches anything sports. As our guest we usually let him turn the TV to whatever he wants. It's only really on in the background while we play board games and stuff so I couldn't care less; but I could see the anger in my wife's eyes when after a Gonzaga and W. Virginia basketball game he asked how to turn Amazon Prime on so he could watch an NFL game. "What? the two bowl games your already watched still isn't enough!?" she says. I sheepishly go back to shuffling the bird cards for Wingspan.

Speaking of board games...has anyone ever played the game "Pandemic"? It came out 5-10 years ago. Very good game.
 

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Yeah. And the good thing is...If people disagree and think it isn’t entertaining, they don’t have to watch
I will never understand the people that complain about MORE college football. What a weird stance for a supposed college football fan.
 

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With the Nashville incident hard to know how that will impact I-O-W-A and Mizzou fans for the Music City Bowl. I do not know Nashville, so when they say it occurred in the "entertainment district" I'm guessing it's like Beale Street or the Warehouse District for example as a place to enjoy for bowl game fans. I'm guessing bowl management is working on whether to cancel or not.
 

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My wife's brother is here for a few days. He watches anything sports. As our guest we usually let him turn the TV to whatever he wants. It's only really on in the background while we play board games and stuff so I couldn't care less; but I could see the anger in my wife's eyes when after a Gonzaga and W. Virginia basketball game he asked how to turn Amazon Prime on so he could watch an NFL game. "What? the two bowl games your already watched still isn't enough!?" she says. I sheepishly go back to shuffling the bird cards for Wingspan.

Speaking of board games...has anyone ever played the game "Pandemic"? It came out 5-10 years ago. Very good game.
Pandemic ive heard is good. Hits hard right now.

there used to be an online one players version
 

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Love that Liberty University, the private Christian University founded by Jerry Falwell, hired Hugh Freeze, the guy who resigned from Ole Miss after it was discovered that he hired multiple escorts over a five year (probably more) period from his University cell phone.

Playing Coastal Carolina in the Cure Bowl right now.
Sounds like he was right up Falwell's alley!
 

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With the Nashville incident hard to know how that will impact I-O-W-A and Mizzou fans for the Music City Bowl. I do not know Nashville, so when they say it occurred in the "entertainment district" I'm guessing it's like Beale Street or the Warehouse District for example as a place to enjoy for bowl game fans. I'm guessing bowl management is working on whether to cancel or not.
The explosion was a few blocks north of the main entertainment district. Certainly some restaurants near it but it was a few blocks north of Broadway which is the main drag for bars.
 

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The explosion was a few blocks north of the main entertainment district. Certainly some restaurants near it but it was a few blocks north of Broadway which is the main drag for bars.
Thanks and good to hear. This morning's speculation is that the target was ATT, which really narrows the risk assessment to practically zero. Game on.

Looks like a limited number of fans will be allowed. Hoping those that do travel enjoy themselves and stay bug free.
 

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My wife's brother is here for a few days. He watches anything sports. As our guest we usually let him turn the TV to whatever he wants. It's only really on in the background while we play board games and stuff so I couldn't care less; but I could see the anger in my wife's eyes when after a Gonzaga and W. Virginia basketball game he asked how to turn Amazon Prime on so he could watch an NFL game. "What? the two bowl games your already watched still isn't enough!?" she says. I sheepishly go back to shuffling the bird cards for Wingspan.

Speaking of board games...has anyone ever played the game "Pandemic"? It came out 5-10 years ago. Very good game.
if you like the original, i recommend getting the Legacy version. Adds a fun little twist to it
 

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This Liberty-Coastal game is pretty fun. Hard hitting. Chippy but not over the top to this point. Feels like there will be an exciting finish to it with how it's shaping up late in the 3rd
That was a great game. Really crazy finish, both in regulation and OT.
 

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OU trashing Florida.

If they hadn’t lost to K-State, they should’ve been in the playoff over ND, who is going to get bitched by Bama. OU would give them a better game.
 
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