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2009-2010 CFN Bowl Previews, Recaps & More

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Posted Jan 8, 2010


Check out all the game previews and all the recaps and instant analysis in CFN's 2009/2010 Bowl Central.

2009-2010 Bowl Season

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- 2009/2010 CFN All-Bowl Team & Top 50 Performances
- and Who's Hot ... From the Bowl Season
- and Who's Not ... From the Bowl Season
- 2009-2010 CFN Staff Bowl Confidence Picks
- Ranking of the Bowls (before the bowl season)
- Why Each Bowl Might Be Good | 34 Things You Need To Know
- Who's Hot & Not Pre-Bowls | Every Team's Best Bowl Moment
- 2008/2009 Bowl Central | 2007/2008 Bowl Central | 2006/2007 Bowl Central 

- Ranking the 2009/2010 Bowl Season - The Classics 
- Ranking the 2009/2010 Bowl Season - The Above-Average 
- Ranking the 2009/2010 Bowl Season - The Good 
- Ranking the 2009/2010 Bowl Season - The Mediocre 
- Ranking the 2009/2010 Bowl Season - The Duds  

New Mexico Bowl
Wyoming
35 ... Fresno State 28 2OT
December 19th, Albuquerque NM, 4:30 pm ESPN   
- Fresno St blows late lead | Wyoming rallies for 2 OT win
- New Mexico Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN New Mexico Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Fresno State 37-23 ... Line: Fresno State -11

St. Petersburg Bowl
Rutgers
45 ... UCF 24
December 19th, St. Petersburg FL, 8 pm, ESPN
- Rutgers & Sanu blow past the Knights | UCF gets sacked
- St. Petersburg Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN St. Petersburg Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Rutgers 27-17 ... Line: Rutgers -3

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Middle Tennessee
42 ... Southern Miss 32
December 20th, New Orleans LA, 8 pm ESPN
- Dasher and MTSU run to the win | USM can't hold early lead
- New Orleans Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN New Orleans Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Southern Miss 31-23 ... Line: USM -4

MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
BYU
44 ... Oregon State 20
December 22nd, Las Vegas NV, 8 pm, ESPN
- BYU blows away the Beavers | OSU comes out shockingly flat
- Las Vegas Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Las Vegas Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Oregon State 35-27 ... Line: Oregon State -3

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Utah
37 ... California 27
December 23rd, San Diego CA, 8 pm, ESPN
- Utah & Wynn blow past the Bears | Cal blows 14-point early lead
- Poinsettia Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Poinsettia Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Utah 28-23 ... Line: Cal -3

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
SMU
45 ... Nevada 10
December 24th, Honolulu HI, 8 pm, ESPN
- Padron & SMU bomb the Pack | Nevada misses Taua & Lippincott
- Hawaii Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Hawaii Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Nevada 45-27 ... Line: Nevada -14.5

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
December 26th, Detroit MI, 1 pm, ESPN
Marshall
21 ... Ohio 17
- The Herd D stuffs the Bobcats | Ohio's comeback falls short
- Little Caesar's Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Little Caesars Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Ohio 28-19 ... Line: Ohio -3

Meineke Car Care Bowl
December 26th, Charlotte NC, 4:30 pm, ESPN
Pitt
19 ... North Carolina 17
- Pitt boots the Tar Heels | UNC D can't hold on
- Meineke Car Care Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Meineke Car Care Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Pitt 24-19 ... Line: Pitt -3

Emerald Bowl
December 26th, San Francisco CA, 8:00 pm, ESPN 
USC
24 ... Boston College 13
- Williams leads USC to the win | BC gets bombed on
- Emerald Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Emerald Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: USC 27-10 ... Line: USC -9

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
December 27th, Nashville TN, 8:30 pm, ESPN
Clemson 21 ... Kentucky 13
- Clemson isn't perfect, but gets the win | UK O fizzles
- Music City Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Music City Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Clemson 30-24 ... Line: Clemson -7

Independence Bowl
December 28th, Shreveport LA, 5 pm ESPN
Georgia
44 ... Texas A&M 20
- Georgia runs over the Aggies | A&M gets yards, not points
- Independence Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Independence Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Georgia 38-27 ... Line: Georgia -7

EagleBank Bowl
December 29th, Washington DC, 4:30 pm ESPN
UCLA 31 ... Temple 20
- UCLA needs a late D score to win | Temple blows early lead
- EagleBank Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN EagleBank Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: UCLA 27-16 ... Line: UCLA -7

Champs Sports Bowl
December 29th, Orlando FL, 8 pm, ESPN
Wisconsin
20 ... Miami 14
- Wisconsin sacks the Canes | Miami struggles, but has late chance
- Champs Sports Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Champs Sports Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Miami 31-26 .... Line: Miami -3

Roady's Humanitarian Bowl
December 30th, Boise ID, 4:30 pm ESPN 
Idaho 43 ... Bowling Green 42
- Idaho wins thriller on 2-point conversion | Barnes sets all-time record in loss
- Humanitarian Bowl Instant Analysis  
- CFN Humanitarian Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Idaho 45-41 ... Line: Bowling Green -1

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
December 30th, San Diego CA, 8 pm ESPN
Nebraska
33 ... Arizona 0
- The Huskers destroy the Wildcats | Arizona's offense does nothing
- Holiday Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Holiday Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Arizona 19-16 ... Line: Arizona -2

Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl
December 31st, Fort Worth TX, Noon, ESPN
Air Force 47 ...  Houston 20
- Air Force comes up with six picks | Houston gets run over ... again
- Armed Forces Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Armed Forces Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Houston 33-27 ... Line: Houston -4.5

Brut Sun Bowl
December 31st, El Paso TX, 2 pm, CBS  
Oklahoma 
31 ... Stanford 27
- Jones & Broyles bomb away on Cardinal | Stanford misses Luck
- Sun Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Sun Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Oklahoma 38-17 ... Line: Oklahoma -8

Texas Bowl
December 31st, Houston TX, 3:30 pm, ESPN
Navy
35 ... Missouri 13
- Navy & Dobbs run wild | Mizzou is shockingly bad in blowout
- Texas Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Texas Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Missouri 34-17... Line: Missouri -7

Insight Bowl
December 31, Tempe AZ, 5:30 pm, NFL Network
Iowa State
14 ... Minnesota 13
- The Cyclones run well, hang on late | Minnesota fumbles away win
- Insight Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Insight Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Iowa State 23-20 ... Line: Minnesota -3

Chick-fil-A Bowl
December 31, Atlanta GA, 7:30 pm ESPN
Virginia Tech
37 ... Tennessee 14
- Williams & Taylor rumble over the Vols | Tennessee gets run over
- Chick-fil-A Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Chick-fil-A Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Tennessee 23-17 ... Line: Virginia Tech -5

Outback Bowl
January 1, Tampa FL, 11 am, ESPN
Auburn
38 ... Northwestern 35 OT
- Auburn survives penalties for classic win | Kafka throws for 532 yards and 5 picks in loss
- Outback Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Outback Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Auburn 27-24 ... Line: Auburn -8 

Capital One Bowl
January 1, Orlando FL, 1 pm, ABC
Penn State
20 ... LSU 17
- Daryll Clark proves he can win the big one | LSU ticked by questionable late call
- Capital One Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Capital One Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: LSU 20-17 ... Line: Penn State -2.5

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
January 1, Jacksonville FL, 1 pm CBS
Florida State
33 ... West Virginia 21
- Bowden goes out a winner | WVU blows big early lead, loses Brown
- Gator Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Gator Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: West Virginia 34-23 ... Line: West Virginia -3

Rose Bowl presented by Citi
January 1, Pasadena, CA 5 pm ABC
Ohio State
26 ... Oregon 17
- Pryor leads OSU to thrilling win | Oregon O struggles to stay on the field
- Rose Bowl Instant Analysis
- Rose Bowl Stream-of Consciousness Notes
- CFN Rose Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Ohio State 26-24 ... Line: Oregon -4

Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 1, New Orleans, LA 8:30 pm Fox
Florida 51 ...  Cincinnati 24
- Tebow goes out with record-setting day | Cincinnati gets blown away early
- Sugar Bowl Instant Analysis
- Sugar Bowl Stream-of Consciousness Notes
- CFN Sugar Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Florida 37-16 ... Line: Florida -10.5

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
January 2, Memphis TN 5:30 pm ESPN
Arkansas
20 ... East Carolina 17 OT
- The Hogs get outplayed but survive | ECU misses four field goals including three late
- Liberty Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Liberty Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Arkansas 34-24 ... Line: Arkansas -7.5

International Bowl
January 2, Toronto, Canada, Noon, ESPN2
South Florida 27 ... Northern Illinois 3
- USF's Ford rolls for over 200 yards in 2nd half | NIU O does little
- International Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN International Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: USF 30-20 .. Line: South Florida -6.5

AT&T Cotton Bowl
January 2, Arlington TX, 2 pm Fox
Ole Miss
21 ... Oklahoma State 7
- McCluster runs wild on Cowboys | OSU gives away the ball six times in the 4th
- Cotton Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Cotton Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Ole Miss 31-27... Line: Ole Miss -3

PapaJohns.com Bowl
January 2, Birmingham AL 2 pm ESPN
Connecticut
20 ... South Carolina 7
- UConn D nearly perfect in easy win | South Carolina O falls flat
- Papajohns.com Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN PapaJohns.com Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: South Carolina 26-20 ... Line: South Carolina -4.5

Valero Alamo Bowl
January 2, San Antonio TX 8 pm ESPN
Texas Tech
41 ... Michigan State 31
- Potts & Sheffield combine to give Tech the win | MSU can't keep up the pace
- Alamo Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN Alamo Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Texas Tech 45-38 ... Line: Texas Tech -8

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
January 4, Phoenix, AZ 8 pm Fox
Boise State 17 ... TCU 10
- Boise State's trick play spars win | TCU gets picked off, shut down
- Fiesta Bowl Instant Analysis
- Fiesta Bowl Stream-of Consciousness Notes
- CFN Fiesta Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: TCU 34-17 ... Line: TCU -7  

FedEx Orange Bowl
January 5, Miami Gardens, FL, 8 pm Fox
Iowa
24 ... Georgia Tech 14
- Iowa's D shuts down Tech cold | Georgia Tech can't get O going
- Orange Bowl Instant Analysis
- Orange Bowl Stream-of Consciousness Notes
- CFN Orange Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Iowa 26-20 ... Line: Georgia Tech -4

GMAC Bowl
January 6, Mobile AL 7 pm ESPN
Central Michigan
44 ... Troy 41 2OT
- CMU & LeFevour pull out win in classic | Troy bombs away in loss
- GMAC Bowl Instant Analysis
- CFN GMAC Bowl Preview
CFN Prediction: Central Michigan 38-31 ... Line: Central Michigan -3.5

Citi BCS National Championship
January 7, Pasadena, CA, 8 pm Fox
Alabama 37 ... Texas 21
- Alabama runs over Texas for title | Texas loses McCoy early on
- BCS Championship Stream-of Consciousness Notes
- BCS Championship Instant Analysis
- CFN BCS Championship Preview
CFN Prediction: Texas 23-19... Alabama -5