TicketCity Bowl Projections – November 15th

TicketCity Bowl Projections

Date Time Bowl Location TV Teams Projection Projection
Sat., Dec. 15 1pm ET Gildan New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, N.M. ESPN Mountain West 4/5 vs Pac 12 7 Nevada Arizona 
Sat., Dec. 15 4:30pm ET Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, Idaho ESPN Mid-American vs Western Athletic Ohio Utah State
Thu., Dec. 20 8pm ET San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl San Diego, Calif. ESPN Mountain West 2 vs BYU BYU San Diego State
Fri., Dec. 21 7:30pm ET Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Fla. ESPN Big East 6 vs Conference USA Northern Illinois* Lousiana Lafayette*
Sat., Dec. 22 12pm ET R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, La. ESPN Conference USA vs SunBelt 1 Houston Arkansas State
Sat., Dec. 22 3:30pm ET MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nev. ESPN Mountain West 1 vs Pac 12 5 Fresno State UCLA
Mon., Dec. 24 8pm ET Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Honolulu, Hawaii ESPN Conference USA vs Mountain West SMU Boise St
Wed., Dec. 26 7:30pm ET Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Detroit, Mich. ESPN Big Ten 8 vs Mid-American 2 San Jose State Toledo
Thu., Dec. 27 3pm ET Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Washington, D.C. ESPN ACC 8 vs Army Wake Forest East Carolina*
Thu., Dec. 27 6:30pm ET Belk Bowl Charlotte, N.C. ESPN ACC 5 vs Big East 3 Duke Louisville
Thu., Dec. 27 9:45pm ET Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl San Diego, Calif. ESPN Big 12 5 vs Pac 12 3 TCU Oregon State
Fri., Dec. 28 2pm ET AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Shreveport, La. ESPN2 ACC 7 vs SEC Virginia Missouri
Fri., Dec. 28 5:30pm ET Russell Athletic Bowl Orlando, Fla. ESPN ACC 3 vs Big East 2 NC State Cincinnati
Fri., Dec. 28 9pm ET Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Houston, Texas ESPN Big Ten 6 vs Big 12 6 Northwestern West Virginia
Sat., Dec. 29 11:45 a.m. ET Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas ESPN Conference USA vs Mountain West Tulsa Air Force
Sat., Dec. 29 3:15pm ET Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl San Francisco, Calif. TBA Pac 12 6 vs Navy Washington Navy
Sat., Dec. 29 3:15pm ET New Era Pinstripe Bowl New York, N.Y. TBA Big East 4 vs Big 12 7 Syracuse Iowa State
Sat., Dec. 29 6:45pm ET Valero Alamo Bowl San Antonio, Texas ESPN Big 12 3 vs Pac 12 2 Oklahoma State USC
Sat., Dec. 29 10:15pm ET Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Tempe, Ariz. ESPN Big Ten 4/5 vs Big 12 4 Minnesota Texas Tech
Mon., Dec. 31 12pm ET Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Nashville, Tenn. ESPN SEC 7 vs ACC 6 Mississippi State NC State
Mon., Dec. 31 2pm ET Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas CBS ACC 4 vs Pac 12 4 Miami Stanford
Mon., Dec. 31 3:30pm ET AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tenn. ESPN SEC 8/9 or Big East 5 vs Conference USA 1 Ole Miss UCF
Mon., Dec. 31 7:30pm ET Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta, Ga. ESPN ACC 2 vs SEC 5 Georgia Tech LSU
Tue., Jan. 1 12pm ET Heart of Dallas Bowl Dallas, Texas ESPNU Big Ten 7 vs Conference USA/Big 12 Purdue UTSA
Tue., Jan. 1 12pm ET TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Jacksonville, Fla. ESPN2 SEC 6 vs Big Ten 4/5 South Carolina Michigan State
Tue., Jan. 1 1pm ET Capital One Bowl Orlando, Fla. TBA SEC 2 vs Big Ten 2 Florida Wisconsin
Tue., Jan. 1 1pm ET Outback Bowl Tampa, Fla. TBA SEC 3 vs Big Ten 3 Georgia Michigan
Tue., Jan. 1 5pm ET Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Pasadena, Calif. ESPN BCS vs BCS Nebraska Oklahoma
Tue., Jan. 1 8:30pm ET Discover Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, Fla. ESPN BCS vs BCS Florida State Rutgers
Wed., Jan. 2 8:30pm ET Allstate Sugar Bowl New Orleans, La. ESPN BCS vs BCS Alabama Louisiana Tech
Thu., Jan. 3 8:30pm ET Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Glendale, Ariz. ESPN BCS vs BCS Kansas State Clemson
Fri., Jan. 4 8pm ET AT&T Cotton Bowl Arlington, Texas FOX SEC 3/4 vs Big 12 2 Texas A&M Texas
Sat., Jan. 5 1pm ET BBVA Compass Bowl Birmingham, Ala. ESPN Big East 5 or CUSA  vs SEC 8/9 Middle Tenn State Vanderbilt
Sun., Jan. 6 9pm ET GoDaddy.com Bowl Mobile, Ala. ESPN Mid-American 1 vs Sun Belt 2 Kent State LA – Monroe
Mon., Jan. 7 8:30pm ET Discover BCS National Championship Game Miami Gardens, Fla. ESPN BCS1 vs BCS2 Oregon Notre Dame

We’re getting close to bowl season and that’s our favorite time of the year here at TicketCity. We’ve got some bowl predictions to quench your bowl thirst until announcement day on December 2. Head over to our bowl page if you’re interested in tickets. Here are some of the more interesting match ups being projected:

Holiday Bowl: TCU vs. Oregon State — Two teams with totally different seasons. OSU came out of nowhere and were ranked as high as #7 nationally, while TCU was 4-0 and #15 to start the season before losing some nail-biters. This game would be a treat for anyone in SoCal.

Rose Bowl: Nebraska vs. Oklahoma — As excited as Nebraska would be to make the Rose Bowl, can’t see them being too happy about drawing Oklahoma. Bo Pelini has made his feelings on the Big 12 clear, and having to out-coach Bob Stoops is never an easy task (even with OU’s troubles in BCS games). A tasty match up for Oklahoma, however, as they’d like to give the Huskers one last kick out the door.

Cotton Bowl: Texas vs. Texas A&M — Where to start with this one? Texas walked off the field in College Station thinking they had won their last game against the Aggies for years to come. Now they might have to see A&M and their Heisman candidate QB Johnny Manziel? The Horns have righted the ship recently, but I don’t think there’s a soul on the 40 Acres that wants to see the Longhorns face Texas A&M in January.

BCS National Championship: Oregon vs. Notre Dame — While Kansas State is ranked #1 in the BCS right now, our predictions cover how we think the rest of the season will play out and our resident picker doesn’t see Bill Snyder’s Wildcats coming out of the rest of their schedule unscathed. Oregon vs. Notre Dame would be high-octane offense vs. a wall of defense on the biggest stage. When Notre Dame is in the mix, the rest of the country is always watching.

Games to watch this weekend that could move the projections:

#17 UCLA vs. #18 USC

#13 Stanford vs. #2 Oregon

#23 Texas Tech vs. #24 Oklahoma State


Bowl Picks for the 2009 College Football Bowl Season

FedEx BCS National Championship
Projection: Texas vs. OU
Texas has a case, and if Missouri does not pull off a shocker, Texas should still have enough BCS points to stay ahead of Florida.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Projection:  Florida vs. Utah
The Fiesta Bowl will pick Florida because they will be the next highest ranked BCS teams.  The big question will be the opponent, as the Fiesta will get the first pick of at-large teams and will cut a deal with the Sugar Bowl and end up taking Utah because it is closer.  And they will travel to Arizona after there amazing season.

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Projection:  Alabama vs. Ohio State
The SEC championship game loser will travel to the Sugar Bowl, and the Fiesta Bowl will enable them to scoop up Ohio State again. Ohio isn’t afraid to have a big game in New Orleans.

Fedex Orange Bowl
Projection: Boston College vs. Cincinnati
The ACC champion automatically goes here. Boston College should beat up on Virginia Tech and Cincinnati will be the last available BCS team standing.

Rose Bowl presented by Citi
Projection:  USC vs. Penn State
This is already set in stone unless USC loses to UCLA and it should be a great matchup.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Projection: TCU vs. Boise State

EagleBank Bowl
Projection:  Maryland vs. Navy

New Mexico Bowl
Projection: Colorado State vs. Fresno State
I’d rather be skiing!

Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl
Projection: BYU vs. California

St. Petersburg Bowl
Projection: South Florida vs. Southern Miss

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Projection: Troy vs. Memphis

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Projection:  Western Michigan vs. Hawaii
Great for Western Michigan, this game will be a volcanic eruption.

Motor City Bowl
Projection:  NC State vs. Ball State
Free car for every player on the winning team!

Champs Sports Bowl
Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota
Minnesota is always excited to visit Mickey Mouse.

Emerald Bowl
Projection: Miami vs. Arizona
Hope some people go to this game because Miami is staying at the beach.  The Canes are back though and will lay the ground work for next year.

Meineke Car Care Bowl
Projection: North Carolina vs. Pitt
Home game for North Carolina.

PapaJohn’s.com Bowl
Projection: Rutgers vs. Florida Atlantic
Extra cheese please! Oh, and hold the pepperoni.

PetroSun Independence Bowl
Projection: Louisiana Tech vs. UL Lafayette

Alamo Bowl
Projection: Iowa vs. Nebraska
Everyone deserves a chance to visit San Antonio in the winter and enjoy a little sunshine.

Texas Bowl
Projection:  Notre Dame vs. Rice
Rice will be excited to see the Fighting Irish eat a little BBQ.

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
Oklahoma State has had a great season, and Boone Pickens can bask in the ocean breeze.

Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
Projection: Wake Forest vs. Nevada

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Projection: Air Force vs. Houston
Air vs. Oil Bowl

Sun Bowl
Projection: West Virginia vs. Oregon State
They would rather have Notre Dame; but if not, tequila all the way!

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
Projection: Clemson vs. Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt has had a good year and this home game will be the icing on the cake

Chick-fil-A Bowl
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina
This game will be a tough cock fight.

Insight Bowl
Projection: Wisconsin vs. Kansas
Kansas, coming off a lucky upset of Missouri, will enjoy a little sunshine after that game.

Outback Bowl
Projection: Northwestern vs. LSU

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Projection: Florida State vs. Missouri
This depends on how Missouri plays against OU.  This game will show the world how great the Big 12 conference really is.

Capital One Bowl
Projection: Michigan State vs. Georgia
Georgia slides into this game, but there is still a chance Ole Miss may be here instead and Georgia will end up playing in the Cotton.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Projection: Tulsa vs. Kentucky

AT&T Cotton Bowl
Projection:  Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
The Cotton Bowl would love to have Georgia, but Ole Miss travels pretty well and it would be great to have Jevon Snead return to Texas to go head-to-head against Graham Harrell.

International Bowl
Projection: Connecticut vs. Buffalo

Projection: East Carolina vs. Central