There are 41 college football bowl games taking over the end of December and the beginning of January and we’re predicting the winner for every single one.
The end of December is truly the most wonderful time of year. Christmas and the holiday season are great, sure, but they pale in comparison to the competing time of college football bowl season. What more could anyone want than three weeks packed to the brim with bowl games all culminating in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game? If you’re not in agreement, you should honestly just check your priorities.
If just any old bowl season gets you excited, then the slate of games for the 2019-20 season should have you elated. There is a litany of fantastic matchups from early in the proceedings all the way through. The College Football Playoff matchups with Oklahoma trying to take down No. 1 LSU and a titanic battle between Ohio State and Clemson, naturally, headline the slate.
Beyond that, however, we have fascinating matchups like Group of 5 “champion” Memphis and a high-profile Penn State squaring off in the Cotton Bowl or P.J. Fleck’s Golden Gophers trying to pick up one more signature win as they take on the Auburn Tigers in the Outback Bowl. And let’s also not forget Michigan vs. Alabama in the Citrus Bowl and the rest of the New Year’s Six games.
However, diehard college football fans can also get excited about games that don’t feature ranked teams that could still be some of the best of bowl season. SMU taking on Florida Atlantic in the Boca Raton Bowl should be a high-octane shootout that no one will want to miss, the same of which can be said of a matchup between contrasting styles with Air Force vs. Washington State or even Mack Brown searching for another bowl win as North Carolina faces Temple.
With 41 bowl games, including the National Championship Game, on the docket, there is something for every fan. But picking the winner for all of those games is a bit more difficult. Yet, that’s the task at hand. So going in chronological order from Dec. 20 through Jan. 13, let’s predict the winner of every 2019-20 college football bowl game.