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2010-2011 Bowl Central & Scoreboard

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Posted Jan 11, 2011


All the thoughts and recaps on what has happened so far, and previews of bowls to come, in CFN's Bowl Central.


2010-2011 Bowl Season

- 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 | No. 28 to No. 35 

- 2011 Rose Bowl SOC Notes  
- 2011 Sugar Bowl SOC Notes

All-Time Ranking of BCS Bowls

- The Classics | The Good Ones | Just Bowls | The Snoozers | The Disasters

CFN 2010-2011 CFN Bowl Previews  
- New Mexico - BYU vs. UTEP
- Human. - Fresno St vs. NIU
- New Orleans - Troy vs. Ohio
- St. Pete - UL vs. So Miss
- Las Vegas - Utah vs. Boise St
- Poinsettia - SDSU vs. Navy
- Hawaii - Tulsa vs. Hawaii
- Little Caesars - Toledo vs. FIU
- Ind. - Air Force vs. GT
- Champs - NC St vs. WVU
- Insight - Iowa vs. Mizz
- Military - Mary. vs. ECU
- Texas - Illinois vs. Baylor
- Alamo - Ok St vs. Arizona
- Armed Forces - SMU vs. Army
- Pinstripe - SU vs. KSU
- Music City - UNC vs. Tenn
- Holiday - Neb vs. Wash
- Meineke - USF vs. Clemson
- Sun - Miami vs. ND
- Liberty - UCF vs. Georgia
- Chick-fil-A - FSU vs. USC
- TicketCity - NW vs. TT
- Outback - PSU vs. Florida
- Capital One - MSU vs. Bama
- Gator - Mich vs. Miss St
- GoDaddy - MU vs. MT
- Cotton - A&M vs. LSU
- Compass - Pitt vs. UK
- Kraft - BC vs. Nevada
- Rose - UW vs. TCU
- Fiesta - OU vs. UConn
- Orange - Stan. vs. VT
- Sugar - Ark. vs. OSU
- BCS Champ. - Aub. vs. Oregon 
New Mexico Bowl   
BYU
52 ... UTEP 24
December 18, 2010 Albuquerque, NM
- BYU & Heaps Bomb The Miners
- UTEP Gets Blown Away Early By Cougars
- CFN New Mexico Bowl Anaylsis
- New Mexico Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: BYU 33-17 ... Line: BYU -11.5
Pool Pick ATS: BYU  Confidence Score: 57
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 19 out of 35

uDrove Humanitarian Bowl  
Northern Illinois
40 ... Fresno State 17 
December 18, 2010 Boise, ID 5:30 pm ESPN
- NIU Dominates In All Phases  
- Fresno State Gets Destroyed By The Huskies
- CFN Humanitarian Bowl Anaylsis
- Humanitarian Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Fresno State 31-27 ... Line: Fresno State -1.5
Pool Pick ATS: Fresno State  Confidence Score: 26
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 9 out of 35

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Troy 48 ...Ohio 21
December 18, 2010 New Orleans, LA  9:00 pm ESPN
- Troy & Robinson Bomb The Bobcats  
- Ohio Fizzles In Ugly Loss
- CFN New Orleans Bowl Analysis
- New Orleans Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Troy 31-27 ... Line: Troy -2
Pick ATS: Troy  Confidence Score: 81
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 24 out of 35

Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl  
Louisville 31 ... Southern Miss 28
December 21, 2010 St. Petersburg, FL 8:00 pm ESPN
- Louisville Rallies To Get By The Eagles  
- Southern Miss Gets Hot Early, But Can't Hang On
- CFN Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Analysis
- Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Louisville 28-21 ... Line: Louisville -3
Pick ATS: Louisville   Confidence Score: 17
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 5 out of 35

MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State 26 ... Utah 3
December 22, 2010 Las Vegas, NV 8:00 pm ESPN
- Boise State Gets Past Sluggish Start To Win In A Blowout  
- Utah Gaines Just 200 Yards In Blowout Loss
- CFN Las Vegas Bowl Analysis
- Las Vegas  Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Boise State 34-20 ... Line: Boise State -17.5
Pick ATS: Boise State  Confidence Score: 51
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 15 out of 35

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego State 35 ...Navy 14
December 23, 2010 San Diego, CA 8:00 pm ESPN
- San Diego State & Hillman Rip Through the Midshipmen
- Navy's Offense Can't Keep Up
- CFN Poinsettia Bowl Analysis
- Poinsettia Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: San Diego State 34-27 ... Line: SDSU -5
Pick ATS: San Diego State  Confidence Score: 2
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 2 out of 35

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Tulsa 65 ... Hawaii 35
December 24, 2010 Honolulu, HI 8:00 pm ESPN
- Tulsa's Johnson Sets Yardage Record In Win
- Hawaii Turns It Over Seven Times In Loss
- CFN Hawaii Bowl Analysis
- Hawaii Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Hawaii 41-37 ... Line: Hawaii -10
Pick ATS: Hawaii  Confidence Score: 13
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 4 out of 35

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Florida International 34 ... Toledo 32
December 26, 2010 Detroit, MI ESPN
- FIU Comes Back To Win On Late Field Goal
- Toledo Can't Hang On In Final Seconds
- CFN Little Caesar's Bowl Analysis
- Little Caesars Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: FIU 34-28 ... Toledo -1.5
Pick ATS: Toledo   Confidence Score: 40
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 13 out of 35

Advocare V100 Independence Bowl
Air Force 14 ... Georgia Tech 7
December 27, 2010 Shreveport, LA 4:00 pm ESPN
- Air Force Hangs On To Stun the Yellow Jackets
- Georgia Tech Fumbles Away Loss
- CFN Independence Bowl Analysis
- Independence Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Air Force 31-21 ... Line: Air Force -2.5
Pick ATS: Air Force  Confidence Score: 71
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 22 out of 35

Champs Sports Bowl
NC State 23 ...West Virginia 7   
December 28, 2010 Orlando, FL 6:30 pm ESPN
- NC State & Wilson Roll Over Sloppy Mountaineers
- West Virginia Turns It Over 5 Times In Loss
- CFN Champs Sports Bowl Analysis
- Champs Sports Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: West Virginia 28-20 ... Line: -2.5
Pick ATS: NC State   Confidence Score: 55
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 18 out of 35

Insight Bowl
Iowa 27 ... Missouri 24
December 28, 2010 Tempe, AZ 10 pm ESPN
- Missouri Bombs Away But Comes Up Short
- Iowa Picks Off Missouri In Comeback Win
- CFN Insight Bowl Analysis
- Insight Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Missouri 26-20 ... Line: Missouri -3
Pick ATS: Missouri  Confidence Score: 101
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 27 out of 35

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Maryland 51 ... East Carolina 20
December 29, 2010 Washington, DC 2:30 pm ESPN
- Maryland Blows Away The Pirates
- East Carolina Gets Run Over By Terps
- CFN Military Bowl Analysis
- Military Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Maryland 35-24 ... Line: Maryland -7
Pick ATS: Maryland   Confidence Score: 135
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 32 out of 35

Texas Bowl
Illinois 38 ... Baylor 14
December 29, 2010 Houston, TX 6:00 pm ESPN
- Illinois Runs Over The Bears
- Baylor Can't Rally In Loss To Illini
- CFN Texas Bowl Analysis
- Texas Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Baylor 38-23 ... Line: Baylor -1.5
Pick ATS: Baylor  Confidence Score: 130
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 31 out of 35

Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State 36 ... Arizona 10
December 29, 2010 San Antonio, TX 8:00 pm ESPN
- Oklahoma State & Blackmon Blow Away The Wildcats
- Arizona Can't Get O Going In Loss
- CFN Alamo Bowl Analysis
- Alamo Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma State 38-30 ... Line: OSU -5.5
Pick ATS: Arizona   Confidence Score: 38
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 11 out of 35

Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl
Army
16 ... SMU 14
December 30, 2010 Fort Worth, TX 12:00 pm ESPN
- Army Hangs On To Beat The Mustangs
- SMU Fumbles Away Loss To The Knights
- CFN Armed Forces Bowl Analysis
- Armed Forces Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: SMU 31-20 .. Line: SMU -7
Pick ATS: SMU  Confidence Score: 70
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 21 out of 35

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse 36 ... Kansas State 34
December 30, 2010 New York, NY ESPN
- Syracuse's Sales & Carter Blow Up In Wild Win
- Kansas State Loses On Controversial Penalty
- CFN Pinstripe Bowl Analysis
- New Era Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Syracuse 19-17 ... Line. SU -1
Pick ATS: Kansas State  Confidence Score: 53
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 16 out of 35 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
North Carolina 30 ... Tennessee 27 2OT
December 30, 2010 Nashville, TN 6:30 pm ESPN
- The Tar Heels Win In Wild Finish
- Tennessee Gets Big Day Out Of Bray In Loss
- CFN Music City Bowl Analysis 
- Music City Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Tennessee 24-20 ... Line: UNC -1
Pick ATS: North Carolina  Confidence Score: 41
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 14 out of 35

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
Washington 19 ... Nebraska 7
December 30, 2010 San Diego, CA 7:00 pm ESPN
- Washington & Polk Run Over The Huskers
- Nebraska Awful In Shocking Loss
- CFN Holiday Bowl Analysis
- Holiday Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Nebraska 38-14 ... Line: Nebraska -14
Pick ATS: Nebraska  Confidence Score: 112
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 28 out of 35

Meineke Car Care Bowl  
South Florida 31 ... Clemson 26
December 31, 2010 Charlotte, NC 12:00 pm ESPN
- USF Gets First Bowl Win Over BCS Team
- Clemson Loses Parker As Comeback Falls Short
- CFN Meineke Car Care Bowl Analysis
- Meineke Car Care Bowl Preview & Prediction  
CFN Prediction: Clemson 23-10 ... Line: Clemson -4.573
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 23 out of 35

Hyundai Sun Bowl 
Notre Dame
33 ... Miami 17
December 31, 2010 El Paso, TX  2 pm CBS
CFN Prediction: Miami 26-20 ... Line: Miami -3
- Notre Dame & Smith Dominate The Canes
- Miami Gets Picked Off In Bowl Loss To ND
- CFN Sun Bowl Analysis
- Sun Bowl Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Notre Dame  Confidence Score: 54
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 17 out of 35

AutoZone Liberty Bowl  
UCF 10 ... Georgia 6
December 31, 2010 Memphis, TN 3:30 pm ESPN
CFN Prediction: Georgia 33-20 ...Line: Georgia -6.5
- UCF Holds On For First Bowl Wins
- Georgia O Fizzles In Bad Loss
- CFN Liberty Bowl Analysis
- Liberty Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Georgia   Confidence Score: 118
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 30 out of 35

Chick-fil-A Bowl    
South Carolina
26 ... Florida State 17
December 31, 2010 Atlanta, GA  7:30 pm ESPN
CFN Prediction: South Carolina 34-23 ... Line: USC -3
- Florida State Hangs On To Stun The Gamecocks
- South Carolina Turns It Over 5 Times In Loss
- CFN Chick-fil-A Bowl Analysis
- Chick-fil-A Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: South Carolina   Confidence Score: 117
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 29 out of 35

TicketCity Bowl
Texas Tech
45 ... Northwestern 38
January 1, 2011 Dallas, TX  12 pm ESPNU
CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 34-23 ... Line: Texas Tech -9.5
- Texas Tech O Rolls Early, Hangs On Late
- Northwestern Rally Falls Short In Shootout Loss
- CFN TicketCity Bowl Analysis
- TicketCity Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Texas Tech  Confidence Score: 173
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 35 out of 35

Outback Bowl 
Florida
37 ... Penn State 24 
January 1, 2011 Tampa, FL  1:00 pm ABC
CFN Prediction: Florida 23-17 ... Line: Florida -7.5
- Florida Sends Meyer Out A Winner
- Penn State Gets Picked Off 5 Times In Loss
- CFN Outback Bowl Analysis
- Outback Preview & Prediction  

Pick ATS: Florida   Confidence Score: 25
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 8 out of 35

Capital One Bowl 
Michigan State vs. Alabama
January 1, 2011 Orlando, FL  1:00 pm ABC
CFN Prediction: Alabama 31-27 ... Line: Alabama -10

- Alabama Rolls At Will In Dominant Win
- Michigan State Embarrassed In Ugly Loss
- CFN Capital One Bowl Analysis
- Capital One Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Alabama   Confidence Score: 0
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 1 out of 35

Gator Bowl
Michigan vs. Mississippi State
January 1, 2011 Jacksonville, FL 1:30 pm ESPN2
CFN Prediction: Michigan 27-20 ... Line: Miss State -
- Mississippi State & Relf Rip Through the Wolverines
- Michigan Blown Away In Ugly Loss
- CFN Gator Bowl Analysis
- Gator Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Mississippi State  Confidence Score: 97
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 27 out of 35

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Miami Univ. vs. Middle Tennessee  
January 6, 2011 Mobile, AL  8:00 pm ESPN
CFN Prediction: Middle Tennessee 27-20 ... Line: MU -1.5
- Miami Picks Off The Blue Raiders 5 Times In Win
- Middle Tennessee & Dasher Makes Too Many Mistakes In Loss
- CFN GoDaddy Bowl Analysis
- GoDaddy Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Middle Tennessee  Confidence Score: 7
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 3 out of 35

AT&T Cotton Bowl  
LSU
41 ... Texas A&M 24
January 7, 2011 Arlington, TX 8:00 pm FOX
CFN Prediction: LSU 23-20 ... LSU -1.5
- LSU & Jefferson Roll Over The Aggies
- Texas A&M Starts Hot, But Can't Keep Up
- CFN Cotton Bowl Analysis
- Cotton Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: LSU  Confidence Score: 157
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 33 out of 35

BBVA Compass Bowl
Pitt 27 ... Kentucky 10
January 8, 2011 Birmingham, AL 12:00 pm ESPN
CFN Prediction: Pitt 28-21 ... Line: Pitt -4
- Pitt Gets Past Coaching Drama To Run Over Cats
- Kentucky Punting Game Poor In Punchless Loss
- CFN BBVA Compass Bowl Analysis
- BBVA Compass Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Kentucky  Confidence Score: 24
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 7 out of 35

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Nevada 20 ... Boston College 13
January 9, 2011 San Francisco, CA 9:00 pm ESPN
CFN Prediction: Nevada 31-20 ... Line: Nevada -7.5
- Nevada O Fizzles, But Matthews Comes Through In Win
- Boston College Misses Harris In Loss
- CFN Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Analysis
- Kraft Fight Hunger Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Nevada  Confidence Score: 66
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 20 out of 35

BCS BOWLS


Rose Bowl 
TCU
21 ... Wisconsin 19
January 1, 2011 Pasadena, CA  4:30 pm ABC
CFN Prediction: Wisconsin 26-20 ... Line: TCU -2.5
- TCU Hangs On For Program-Changing Win
- Wisconsin's Late Rally Gets Tipped Away
- CFN Rose Bowl Analysis
- Rose Preview & Prediction  

Pick ATS: Wisconsin  Confidence Score: 89
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 25 out of 35

Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma 48 ...  Connecticut 20
January 1, 2011 Glendale, AZ 8:00 pm ABC
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 34-20 ... Line: OU -1
- Oklahoma Picks Off Huskies To Break BCS Hex
- Connecticut's Offense Falls Flat In Loss
- CFN Fiesta Bowl Analysis
- Fiesta Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Oklahoma  Confidence Score: 20
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 6 out of 35

Discover Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Stanford
January 3, 2011 Miami, FL 8:00 pm ABC
CFN Prediction: Stanford 33-24 ... Line: Stanford -3
- Stanford & Luck Destroy The Hokies
- Virginia Tech Sacked In Blowout Loss
- CFN Fiesta Bowl Analysis
- Orange Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Stanford  Confidence Score: 39
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 12 out of 35

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Ohio State
31 ... Arkansas 26
January 4, 2011 New Orleans, LA  8:00 pm ABC
CFN Prediction: Arkansas 27-23 ... Line: Ohio State -3.5
- Ohio State Hangs On For Dear Life In Win
- Arkansas Comes Up Just Short In Loss
- CFN Sugar Bowl Analysis
- Sugar Preview & Prediction  
Pick ATS: Arkansas  Confidence Score: 31
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 10 out of 35

BCS Championship
Auburn 22 ... Oregon 19
January 10, 2011 Glendale, AZ 8:00 pm ABC
CFN Prediction: Auburn 38-26 ... Line: Auburn -2.5
- Auburn Wins The National Title
- Oregon Rallies, But Can't Hold On
- 2011 BCS Championship Preview
- CFN Analysis - The Fizzling Oregon O
- CFN Analysis - The Auburn D On Fire
- CFN Analysis - The Better Team Won
- CFN Analysis - The Duck D Did Its Part
- 2011 BCS Champ. Stream of Consciousness Notes  
Pick ATS: Auburn  Confidence Score: 164
OVERALL CONFIDENCE (35 most - 1 least): 34 out of 35