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Bowl Preview: Dec. 29 to Dec. 30

Champs Sports Bowl: (8-4) Notre Dame vs. Florida State (8-4)
I'm really excited to watch this one as two teams that have been disappointments meet. Both of these could easily have 10 wins but both meet up with 8 wins and 4 losses. Now as the two historic teams meet up the X-factor will likely be quarterback. E.J. Manuel has struggled with injuries but in the time he played he has been productive. Tommy Rees can hang with anyone but he can make mistakes occasionally. Rees has better options in Michael Floyd and tight end Tyler Eifert. Both coaches want this one but only one can win.
Notre Dame, 34 Florida State, 28
Alamo Bowl: (9-3) Baylor vs. Washington (7-5)
Baylor's has had one of the most successful years in their history and will try to end the season with a win against the cold Huskies. Both have playmakers at quarterback as Heisman winner Robert Griffin goes up against Washington's Keith Price. Price has a better back though as Chris Polk can do serious damage. But the Bears offense is just too high-powered to stop as the Huskies defense gets smashed by the Bears.
Baylor, 38 Washington, 27
Armed Forces Bowl: (9-3) BYU vs. Tulsa (8-4)
A prolific Tulsa offense headed by quarterback G.J. Kinne and a deep ground game meets up with the BYU Cougars. The Cougars are led by efficient quarterbacks Riley Nelson and Jake Heaps. Though well an okay defense be able to handle a Tulsa offense that has averaged 56.6 point per game in it's last three games? Though the Golden Hurricane don't have a top defense either or a good rush defense where the Cougars are strong at.
Tulsa, 28 BYU, 27
Insight Bowl: (9-3) Oklahoma vs. Iowa (7-5)
Few people would believe me if I said that the preseason number one Sooners would falter to 9-3 and be playing in the Insight Bowl. But thats what happens when a Heisman canidate struggles and a star wide out gets injured. Now they meet 7-5 Iowa who hopes for a strong win. James Vandenberg had a strong year as he passed for 2,806 yards and 23 touchdowns. He has a fantastic back behind him in Marcus Coker who had 13 hundred plus this year. Landry Jones year may have been called a disappointment but he still passed for 4,302 yards and 28 touchdowns. Though with no Broyles to pass too he might not have a great game. The Sooners defense though can shut down the Hawkeyes offense though easily.
Oklahoma, 28 Iowa, 16
Other Picks for December 30th:
Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers, 21 Iowa State, 17
Music City Bowl: Mississippi State, 24 Wake Forest, 21

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