The New Orleans Bowl sees Ohio come south to play Troy, who returns to the game after a year away. The game will be played indoors at the Superdome, which sound a lot better than the weather at the two earlier games today. Kickoff is at 9 PM Eastern, on ESPN.
Troy (7-5, 6-2) will call themselves [...]
The Humanitarian Bowl pits 10-3 Northern Illinois against 8-4 Fresno State, tonight at 5:30 Eastern, on ESPN as usual. The teams take to the blue turf in Boise, Idaho, an outdoor field where the weather calls for a near 100% chance of snow and/or rain, with a high of 36 degrees.
NIU arrives by way of [...]
After a couple week hiatus, college football and the Fringe are back for bowl season, with short and straightforward looks at the non-BCS bowl teams and how they got to where they are. Things kick off at 2 PM Eastern today with BYU facing UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl, played in Albuquerque. The game is [...]
The Mountain West is being totally boring and playing all their games on Saturday. All 9 teams are in action, with Utah heading to South Bend looking for redemption after getting knocked around by TCU last week.
2:00 PM, The Mtn.- BYU at Colorado State: This may be the end of an old rivalry, with the two [...]
Boise State plays the first of three straight Friday games tonight, with three other conference tilts tomorrow including a big one featuring two of the league’s top teams.
9:00 PM Friday, ESPN2- #4 Boise State at Idaho: The Kibbie Dome will be loud and generally unpleasant for the Broncos tonight, but unfortunately for Vandal fans, I suspect [...]
The MAC gives us some Friday Football tonight (don’t get excited), then three games tomorrow as they spread everybody else out on weeknights this month.
6:00 PM Friday, ESPNU- Ball State at Buffalo: Between the two teams are five wins and 14 losses, such that neither team has any hope of a bowl game. Forgive me if [...]
Conference USA is hurtling toward its championship game, and the East division could be wrapped up by dinnertime Saturday (but probably not). The West is still wide open, as the teams over there have plenty of good games coming up, but one this week could alter the course there too.
8:00 PM Thursday- East Carolina at UAB: [...]
Week 11? The season is just flying by. This week on the Belt we have teams scrambling to get bowl eligible, and Troy facing one of their last tests on the road to the conference championship. The Sun Belt has two bowl bids available this year- Troy seems on a path for one of them, but [...]
This is a quieter week in the western leagues, matchup-wise, before the fireworks start next week (TCU-Utah, Hawaii-Boise).
2:00 PM, The Mtn- San Diego State at Wyoming: The season comes down to this for the Cowboys- find a way to beat SDSU, and they could conceivably win out and find a bowl home at 6-6. Meanwhile, [...]
The MAC has finally reached the end of its loaded Saturday schedules, which is cool because previewing & recapping 7 or 8 MAC games every week gets a little tedious. Weeknight play begins next Thursday for the league.
12:00 PM- Northern Illinois at Western Michigan: The marquee game of the week in the MAC, as Western will [...]