2008-9 Bowl Schedule

Looking over the menu of games, a few jump out as being intriguing:

1. BYU v Arizona: Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl 12/20 8pm — The Cougars have been ranked all season and Arizona is a program perhaps on the rise.

2. Boise St v TCU: San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia 12/23 8pm — These teams are 9th and 11th in the final BCS rankings.  They are behind only Texas Tech amongst teams that failed to make a BCS bowl.  And they are playing each other before Christmas.

3. Penn St v USC:  Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi 1/1 4:30pm — JoePA in the granddady of them all.  Trojans will be the substantial favorite but its an intriguing matchup of marquee programs.

4. Utah v Alabama: Allstate Sugar 1/2 8pm — Can David knock of Goliath?  Can Alabama recover from the emotional letdown of being 1 quarter from a perfect season and a shot at the national title?

5. Ohio St v Texas: Tostitos Fiesta 1/5 8pm — Longhorns will be solid favorites here, but, again, how will Texas be emotionally after being so close to winning their conference title and so close on points to being in the championship game?  Jim Tressel is making a trip to the desert a habit.

6. Florida v Oklahoma: FedEx BCS National Championship Game 1/8 8pm — Its for the crystal football trophy, so I don’t have to explain further.  Should be a dandy.  Also, on a random thought; if the Miami Dolphins win the AFC East and host a game on wildcard weekend, this game would be the 3rd in 8 days on the natural grass surface.  Not sure if that would matter in the south Florida climate, but I thought I’d throw it out there.

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