Tidbits and Takeaways From the First 13 Bowl Games

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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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