Abe Asher’s 2016 College Football Bowl Picks

It’s bowl season again, so get ready to watch two teams who have fired their head coaches play at 11:00 on Wednesday morning in a baseball stadium and prepare for Alabama’s imminent coronation

Sound like fun? My record on the season is 120-53. If you read all 41 of these picks, I’ll send you a baseball card or something. Here we go.


Gildan New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico 34, UTSA 21 – Yeah right like I’m going to pick against New Mexico in the New Mexico Bowl.


Las Vegas Bowl Presented by Geico: Houston 41, San Diego State 35 – Now if San Diego State was coached by Steve Fisher, then they might really get somewhere.


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Appalachian State 34, Toledo 32 – App State forever.


Autonation Cure Bowl: UCF 27, Arkansas State 14 – Nothing gets past our guy Scott Frost.


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss 24, Louisiana Lafayette 21 – I mean, really, what more needs to be said?


Miami Beach Bowl: Tulsa 45, Central Michigan 13 – Still indebted to Tulsa for winning at Notre Dame Stadium during Brian Kelly’s first season with the Irish, what beautiful scenes those were.


Boca Raton Bowl: Western Kentucky 31, Memphis 28 – Nothing here will ever be as good as when Memphis tried to fight BYU in one of these games a few years ago.


San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Wyoming 20, BYU 17 – Sorry BYU, but Wyoming will straight up punch you in the face


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Colorado State 37, Idaho 24 – Always bet against Petrinos.


Popeyes Bahamas Bowl: Old Dominion 38, Eastern Michigan 31 – Hell yeah, Old Dominion went D-1 in football!


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech 24, Navy 20 – Navy has just about fallen on its face in the last couple of weeks, and it’s hard to think they’ll be up for up for this one after losing to Army.


Dollar General Bowl: Troy 33, Ohio 27 – I mean who knows.


Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii 28, Middle Tennessee 24 – Surely there has to be some rule preventing a team from playing a bowl game in their own stadium?


St. Petersburg Bowl: Mississippi State 45, Miami (OH) 24 – The combined record of these two teams is under .500, which isn’t exactly how they drew it up in terms of bowl games.


Quick Lane Bowl: Maryland 17, Boston College 14 – Unclear to me why either of these teams accepted their invitations to play in this game.


Camping World Independence Bowl: NC State 23, Vanderbilt 20 – But Vandy is going places under Derek Mason. They could be real relevant in the SEC East in a hurry.


Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army 24, North Texas 13 – There were few cooler sights in sports this year than Army stopping its skid against Navy last weekend.


Military Bowl Presented by Northrup Grumman: Temple 30, Wake Forest 20 – Unbelievable that Wake Forest has qualified for a bowl game.


National Funding Holiday Bowl: Washington State 38, Minnesota 10 – LEACH!


Motel 6 Cactus Bowl: Boise State 45, Baylor 14 – Baylor should just forfeit and save everyone the trouble.


New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Pittsburgh 41, Northwestern 23 – Sub Pitt into the playoff for Alabama, who says no?


Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami 31, West Virginia 24 – West Virginia is a fraud. I’m going with the ‘Canes.


Foster Farms Bowl: Utah 41, Indiana 24 – Indiana Football is a disaster, but good work by the student paper to expose the conduct of now former head coach Kevin Wilson.


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Kansas State 34, Texas A&M 28 – Only a fool bets against Bill Snyder in a meaningless bowl game.


Birmingham Bowl: South Florida 34, South Carolina 14 – One of these years, Muschamp, one of these years you’ll make fools of us all.


Belk Bowl: Virginia Tech 34, Arkansas 20 – Justin Fuente did a really impressive job at Va. Tech this year, and it feels like Arkansas checked out a month ago.


Valero Alamo Bowl: Colorado 45, Oklahoma State 35 – Mike Gundy got rid of the mullet. Oklahoma State is doomed.


Autozone Liberty Bowl: TCU 34, Georgia 31 – Both of these teams are trash, this a trash game that you should not watch.


Hyundai Sun Bowl: Stanford 31, North Carolina 17 – So begins the Brad Nessler era on CBS. Here was Verne Lundquist’s goodbye to college football last weekend.


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Nebraska 27, Tennessee 24 – If you haven’t figured it out by now, I don’t really pick against Mike Riley.


Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Air Force 44, South Alabama 37 – It’s like the snuck one more abysmal matchup in here to see if we’d notice, I’m actually not even sure this game is being televised.


Capital One Orange Bowl: Michigan 34, Florida State 21 – Of course, that being said, there is a chance that Michigan will come out and lose 50-0 nothing just as screw you to the powers that be.


Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: LSU 34, Louisville 30 – Always bet against Petrinos, also, who would pick against Coach O in the Buffalo Wild Wings bowl?


TaxSlayer Bowl: Georgia Tech 14, Kentucky 10 – The triple option is so beautiful when it works, it looks like a herd of swarming ants.


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – CFP Semifinal: Alabama 41, Washington 27 – For what it’s worth, I think Washington should have gotten the three seed and a date with Ohio State instead of this torture.


Playstation Fiesta Bowl – CFP Semifinal: Ohio State 38, Clemson 31 – Clemson is overrated. Should be a good final.


Outback Bowl: Iowa 23, Florida 20 – Congratulations to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Wisconsin 42, Western Michigan 24 – Tough world when you go 13-0 and can’t get out of Kalamazoo.


Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: USC 49, Penn State 31 – Had the season started in October, USC would have been a playoff team. Same goes for Penn State – and that’s why college football’s regular season is great. Each game truly does matter.


Allstate Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 42, Auburn 28 – The SEC’s second best team lost four games this year. In the past, the SEC’s fourth best team didn’t lose four games.


CFP National Championship Game: Alabama 37, Ohio State 24 – It’s 2016, what did you expect?

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