New Year’s Day Bowl Games Open Thread


Game: The Outback Bowl
Teams: South Carolina Gamecocks (7-5) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4)
Location: Tampa, Florida, Raymond James Stadium
Start Time: 11 AM EST (ESPN)
Network and Announcers: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Rob Stone
Favorite: Iowa (-4)
AA’s Pick: Iowa 20 – South Carolina 13

Game: The Capital One Bowl
Teams: Georgia Bulldogs (9-3) vs. Michigan State Spartans (9-3)
Location: Orlando, Florida, Florida Citrus Bowl
Start Time: 1PM EST (ABC)
Network and Announcers: Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
Favorite: Georgia (-8)
AA’s Pick: Georgia 27 – Michigan State 20


Game: The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Teams: Nebraska Corn Huskers (8-4) vs. Clemson Tigers (7-5)
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Start Time: 1PM EST (CBS)
Network and Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein, Dan Fouts
Favorite: Clemson (-3)
AA’s Pick: Nebraska 34 – Clemson 24

Game: The Rose Bowl
Teams: Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1) vs. USC Trojans (11-1)
Location: Pasadena, California, Rose Bowl
Start Time: 4:30PM EST (ABC)
Network and Announcers: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Favorite: USC (-10)
AA’s Pick: USC 28 – Penn State 20


Game: The FedEx Orange Bowl
Teams: Cincinnati Bearcats (11-2) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (9-4)
Location: Miami, Florida, Dolphin Stadium
Start Time: 8:30PM EST (FOX)
Network and Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Myers
Favorite: Cincinnati (-2.5)
AA’s Pick: VT 28 – Cincy 24

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