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Ranking of the 2010-2011 Bowls - No. 28 to 35
Middle Tennessee QB Dwight Dasher
Middle Tennessee QB Dwight Dasher
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 8, 2010


Before they start, the ranking of the bowls and how entertaining they should be, along with an early prediction. The bottom bowls ranked 28th to 35th.


2010-2011 Bowls

Ranking Them 28 to 35


- Initial Thoughts on the Bowl Matchups    
- Top 15 Non-AQ Bowl Teams | Every School's Bowl Profile    
- Six Bowls Worthy of Respect | 35 Games, 35 Comments  
- Ranking the 2009/2010 Bowl Season
- 2009-2010 CFN All-Bowl Team & Top 50 Players 

The 2010-2011 Pre-Bowl Rankings
- No. 1 to No. 9 | No. 10 to No. 17 | No. 18 to No. 27 

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You have to love bowl games and college football to watch these. REALLY love bowl games and college football.

35. GoDaddy.com Bowl
January 6, 2011 Mobile, AL 8:00 pm ESPN
Miami Univ. vs. Middle Tennessee  
Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) It's the MAC champion. Miami University is an interesting watch with a decent short passing game and an aggressive defense. 2) Will Dwight Dasher be Dwight Dasher? The Middle Tennessee quarterback was the star of the New Orleans Bowl last year. 3) Between the two teams, six of their last eight games were decided by six points or fewer.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts: It's Miami University vs. Middle Tennessee. Last year's GMAC Bowl, now the GoDaddy, was the best game of the bowl season, but traditionally, this has been the ugliest blowout of the lot.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1) DE Jamari Lattimore, Middle Tennessee, 2) WR Armand Robinson, Miami University, 3) RB Phillip Tanner, Middle Tennessee
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim: Miami University 26 ... Middle Tennessee 17

34. R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
December 18, 2010 New Orleans, LA 9:00 pm ESPN
Troy vs. Ohio 
Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) Troy has played two straight great bowl games. The offense always puts on a show. 2) Ohio's running game should go nuts against the Troy defensive front. 3) Sun Belt vs. MAC. For those of you who care, this is a bragging rights game for the leagues.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts:
Ohio is extremely boring. The offense is 94th in the nation and doesn't throw. Troy might have won a share of the Sun Belt title, but this isn't nearly the same team of the last few years.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1)  QB Corey Robinson, Troy, 2) DB Donovan Fletcher, Ohio, 3) WR/KR Jerrel Jernigan, Troy
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim:
Troy 31 ... Ohio 20 

33. Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
December 26, 2010 Detroit, MI ESPN 
Toledo vs. Florida International  Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) It's FIU getting to a bowl game in the biggest game in the program's history. It'll bring the A effort. 2) Toledo might be the second best team in the MAC. It's better than the champ, Miami University. 3) Aggressiveness. Both defenses are good at getting to the quarterback.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts: It's Florida International vs. Toledo. If this was on an October Wednesday night you'd be playing with the kids.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1)  WR/KR T.Y. Hilton, FIU, 2) WR/KR Eric Page, Toledo, 3) S Jonathan Cyprien, FIU
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim:
Toledo 31 ... FIU 17 

32. New Mexico Bowl
December 18, 2010 Albuquerque, NM
BYU vs. UTEP

Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl:
1) Jake Heaps. The BYU freshman quarterback was one of the nation's top recruits, and this is the next step in the maturation process. 2) It's UTEP's first bowl game since 2005. It's going to care. 3) UTEP QB Trevor Vittatoe has the experience and potential to come up with a great final game.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts:
UTEP isn't very good. It lost five of the last six games of the year and doesn't have much offensive pop. If BYU's defense rock's out of the gate, this might not be close.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1)  RB J.J. Di Luigi, BYU, 2) WR Kris Adams, UTEP, 3) DE Vic So'oto, BYU
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim:
BYU 34 ... UTEP 10 

31. Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
December 30, 2010 San Diego, CA 7:00 pm ESPN
Nebraska vs. Washington
Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) Jake Locker. Can he make amends for his disastrous first time around in the game? 2) Can Nebraska come up with another dominant bowl performance? A win would make the Huskers hot going into the Big Ten. 3) This is Washington's first bowl game since 2002
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts:
56-21. In Seattle. Locker completed 4-of-20 passes and three Huskers ran for over 100 yards. This might be the dumbest bowl rematch ever.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1) QB Taylor Martinez, Nebraska, 2) RB Chris Polk, Washington, 3) LB Lavonte Davis, Nebraska
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim:
Nebraska 45 ... Washington 10

30. uDrove Humanitarian Bowl
December 18, 2010 Boise, ID 5:30 pm ESPN
Fresno State vs. Northern Illinois  
Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) The NIU running game really is special, even if it didn't show it against Miami University in the MAC Championship choke. 2) The Fresno State defensive front is among the most active and the most productive at getting into the backfield as any in the nation. 3) It's a sneaky-good matchup. NIU really is the MAC's best team, while Fresno State has the explosiveness on offense to make this an offensive show. The Humanitarian Bowl has been among the most competitive of all the bowls over the last several years.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts: NIU might be down after the MAC championship and with head coach Jerry Kill leaving for Minnesota. Fresno State doesn't have a consistent attack.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1)  RB Chad Spann, NIU, 2) DE Chris Carter, Fresno State, 3) RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim:
Fresno State 27 ... Northern Illinois 20 

29. Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl
December 30, 2010 Fort Worth, TX 12:00 pm ESPN
SMU vs. Army
Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) 1996. That was the last time Army was in a bowl game and it's going to always bring the A effort. 2) There should be a buzz. Between the Army factor and the home crowd for SMU, this won't be an empty bowl. 3) Both teams can play a little offense. It'll be an interesting contrast in styles with the SMU passing game vs. the Army ground attack.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts:
The SMU run defense isn't bad, and Army can't throw a lick. If SMU plays like it did in a blowout Hawaii Bowl performance over Nevada last year, this could be a big bowl of yuck.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1)  RB Zach Line, SMU, 2) FB Jared Hassin, Army, 3) QB Kyle Padron, SMU
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim: SMU 31 ... Army 10

28. New Era Pinstripe Bowl
December 30, 2010 New York, NY ESPN
Syracuse vs. Kansas State
Three Reasons To Watch This Bowl: 1) It's a true cold weather, outside game. I'll be the most unique bowl of the season. 2) Syracuse is back in a bowl game for the first time since.2004 and Kansas State is back in a bowl for the first time since Bill Snyder took over. 3) Daniel Thomas. For you NFL scout types, this will be a great test for the Kansas State running back to show he's a top 50 player.
And Why You Should Spend Your Time Roasting Your Chestnuts:
Syracuse doesn't score. The Orange has scored 26 points in the last three games and is 106th in the nation in total offense.
Three Names To Drop That'll Make The Perky Girl In Accounting Want To Take You Into The Storeroom During The Holiday Party For Smooches: 1)  RB Delone Carter, Syracuse, 2) S Tysyn Hartman, Kansas State, 3) LB Derrell Smith, Syracuse
Gut-Reaction Pick That Might Change In The Next Few Days On A Whim: Syracuse 20 ... Kansas State 17