Tidbits and Takeaways From the First 13 Bowl Games

Tidbits and Takeaways From the First 13 Bowl Games

Kim Hastings
Reported by Kim Hastings on December 29, 2012
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GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL:  Arizona beats Nevada 49-48 with a thrilling late fourth quarter comeback.  It’s a good start to the long long long bowl season.  At the end I’m left wondering…


What scared #61 so badly on the trophy? Did he look around and say, “Oh Lord, I’m in Albuquerque?”



FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL:  Utah State handles Toledo 41-15, and loses their head coach the next day.  While I feel bad for the Aggies I’m really left wondering…


Where did this trucker’s life go so wrong that he is left to haul a gigantic tuberous starch on the interstate?



San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl:  Brigham Young takes down San Diego State 23-6.  I’m left wondering…


When your bowl game is a home game are you required to put your fans to sleep?



BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S BOWL ST. PETERSBURG:  Central Florida over Ball State 38-17.  I’m left to wonder…


How long after you make your college selection do your friends stop saying, “Dude…no!”



R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL:  Louisiana-Lafayette over East Carolina 43-34.  I’m left to wonder…


Why not R and L, or R & L? R+L looks like “Randy + Lisa = 4ever” in second grade.



MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS:  Boise State Truckers School muzzles the Bark 28-26.  I’m left to wonder…


7-6, 7-6, 7-6. Is Sarkisian’s bottom starting to feel just a little warm?



SHERATON HAWAII BOWL:  SMU beats Fresno State 43-10.  I’m left to wonder…


How the co-champions of the Mountain West Conference managed to lose their bowl games by a combined score of 66-16.



LITTLE CAESARS BOWL:  Central Michigan Chippewas over Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 24-21 in one of the more entertaining bowls so far.  I am, however, left to wonder…


With all of the hill-topping and mountain climbing imagery out there, why this guy?



Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman:  San Jose State beats Bowling Green 29-20.  I am left to wonder…


Are there too many bowl games when there are six MAC teams (out of ten total)in post-season play?


BELK BOWL:  Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 in a game that was tied with about 4:00 to go.  Good ball game.  I’m left to wonder…


What’s a Belk?



BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION HOLIDAY BOWL:  Baylor over UCLA 49-26.  I’m left to wonder…


Would they be able to slow Baylor down if Washington and UCLA got to put their defenses on the field at the same time?



Since I won’t talk to you again until after the New Year and the Fiesta Bowl, allow me to say Happy New Year and Go Ducks!


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Kim HastingsKim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA.He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as "TacomaDuck."View all posts by Kim Hastings →



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