2018-2019 Bowl Schedule, College Football Playoff, Predictions, Game Previews

2018-2019 Bowl Schedule, College Football Playoff, Predictions, Game Previews

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2018-2019 Bowl Schedule, College Football Playoff, Predictions, Game Previews

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The 2018-2019 bowl matchups and the College Football Playoff game previews, predictions, and schedules.


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AutoNation Cure Bowl

Saturday, December 15
1:30, CBS Sports Network, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL 
Tulane vs. Louisiana
Final Score: Tulane 41, Louisiana 24
Prediction: Tulane 30, Louisiana 20
Line: Tulane -3.5, o/u: 61.5
5 Thoughts on the AutoNation Cure Bowl


New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 15
2:00, ESPN, Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM 
North Texas vs. Utah State
Final Score: Utah State 52, North Texas 13
Prediction: Utah State 34, North Texas 27
Line: Utah State -7.5, o/u: 68.5
5 Thoughts on the New Mexico Bowl


Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 15
3:30, ABC, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV 
Fresno State vs. Arizona State
Final Score: Fresno State 31, Arizona State 20
Prediction: Fresno State 27, Arizona State 20
Line: Fresno State -6, o/u: 54
5 Thoughts on the Mitsubishi Las Vegas Bowl


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Saturday, December 15
5:30, ESPN, Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL 
Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern
Final Score: Georgia Southern 23, Eastern Michigan 21
Prediction: Georgia Southern 28, Eastern Michigan 24
Line: Georgia Southern -2.5, o/u: 45.5
5 Thoughts on the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Saturday, December 15
9:00, ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA 
Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State
Final Score: Appalachian State 45, Middle Tenn 13
Prediction: Appalachian State 30, Middle Tenn 20
Line: Appalachian State -6.5 o/u: 49
5 Thoughts on the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl


Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 18
7:00, ESPN, Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL 
Northern Illinois vs. UAB
Final Score: UAB 37, Northern Illinois 13
Prediction: UAB 27, Northern Illinois 23
Line: UAB -1.5, o/u: 41.5
5 Thoughts on the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl


DXL Frisco Bowl

Wednesday, December 19
8:00, ESPN, Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX 
Ohio vs. San Diego State 

Final Score: Ohio 27, San Diego State 0
Prediction: Ohio 27, San Diego State 23
Line: Ohio -2, o/u: 48
5 Thoughts on the DXL Frisco Bowl


Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Thursday, December 20
8:00, ESPN, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL 
USF vs. Marshall
Final Score: Marshall 38, USF 20
Prediction: Marshall 27, USF 24
Line: Marshall -2.5, o/u: 55
5 Thoughts on the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl


Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 21
12:30, ESPN, Thomas Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas 
FIU vs. Toledo
Final Score: FIU 35, Toledo 32
Prediction: Toledo 34, FIU 24
Line: Toledo -7, o/u: 57
5 Thoughts on the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Friday, December 21
4:00, ESPN, Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID 
Western Michigan vs. BYU
Final Score: BYU 49, Western Michigan 18
Prediction: BYU 34, Western Michigan 24
Line: BYU -12.5, o/u: 51.5
5 Thoughts on the Famous Idaho Bowl


Jared Birmingham Bowl

Saturday, December 22
12:00, ESPN, Legion Field, Birmingham, AL 
Memphis vs.  Wake Forest

Final Score: Wake Forest 37, Memphis 34
Prediction: Wake Forest 45, Memphis 38
Line: Memphis -3.5, o/u: 73
5 Thoughts on the Jared Birmingham Bowl


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Saturday, December 22
3:30, ESPN, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX 
Houston vs. Army
Final Score: Army 70, Houston 14
Prediction: Army 38, Houston 31
Line: Army -5, o/u: 60
5 Thoughts on the Armed Forces Bowl


Dollar General Bowl

Saturday, December 22
7:00, ESPN, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL 
Buffalo vs. Troy
Final Score: Troy 42, Buffalo 32
Prediction: Buffalo 31, Troy 23
Line: Buffalo -1.5, o/u: 49.5
5 Thoughts on the Dollar General Bowl


SoFi Hawai’i Bowl

Saturday, December 22
10:30, ESPN, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI 
Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii
Final Score: Louisiana Tech 31, Hawaii 14
Prediction: Hawaii 27, Louisiana Tech 24
Line: Hawaii -1, o/u: 61
5 Thoughts on the SoFi Hawaii Bowl


SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
1:30, ESPN, Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX 
Boise State vs. Boston College
Final Score: CANCELLED
Prediction: Wake Forest 45, Memphis 38
Line: Bosie State -3, o/u: 56
5 Thoughts on the Cancellation Bowl


Quick Lane Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
5:15, ESPN, Ford Field, Detroit, MI 
Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota
Final Score: Minnesota 34, Georgia Tech 10
Prediction: Georgia Tech 34, Minnesota 24
Line: Georgia Tech -6, o/u: 60
5 Thoughts on the Quick Lane Bowl


Cheez-It Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
9:00, ESPN, Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ 
TCU vs. Cal

Final Score: TCU 10, Cal 7 OT
Prediction: TCU 20, Cal 17
Line: TCU -1.5, o/u: 40.5
5 Thoughts on the Cheez-It Bowl


Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Thursday, December 27
1:30, ESPN, Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA 
Temple vs. Duke

Final Score: Duke 56, Temple 27
Prediction: Duke 34, Temple 24
Line: Temple -3.5, o/u: 56
5 Thoughts on the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Thursday, December 27
5:15, ESPN, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY 
Wisconsin vs. Miami
Final Score: Wisconsin 35, Miami 3
Prediction: Wisconsin 27, Miami 24
Line: Miami -2.5, o/u: 48
5 Thoughts on the New Era Pinstripe Bowl


Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

Thursday, December 27
9:00, ESPN, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX 
Baylor vs. Vanderbilt
Final Score: Baylor 45, Vanderbilt 38
Prediction: Vanderbilt 37, Baylor 27
Line: Vanderbilt -4, o/u: 55.5
5 Thoughts on the Texas Bowl


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Friday, December 28
1:30, ESPN, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN 
Purdue vs. Auburn
Final Score: Auburn 63, Purdue 14
Prediction: Auburn 34, Purdue 24
Line: Auburn -3.5, o/u: 55.5
5 Thoughts on the Music City Bowl


Camping World Bowl

Friday, December 28
5:15, ESPN, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL 
Syracuse vs. West Virginia

Final Score: Syracuse 34, West Virginia 18
Prediction: Syracuse 41, West Virginia 34
Line: Syracuse -2.5, o/u: 66
5 Thoughts on the Camping World Bowl


Valero Alamo Bowl

Friday, December 28
9:00, ESPN, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX 
Iowa State vs. Washington State 

Final Score: Washington State 28, Iowa State 26
Prediction: Iowa State 26, Washington State 20
Line: Washington State -2.5, o/u: 56.5
5 Thoughts on the Alamo Bowl


Belk Bowl

Saturday, December 29
12:00, ABC, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC 
South Carolina vs. Virginia
Final Score: Virginia 28, South Carolina 0
Prediction: South Carolina 34, Virginia 20
Line: South Carolina -5, o/u: 54.5
5 Thoughts on the Belk Bowl


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Saturday, December 29
1:15, CBS Sports Network, Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ 
Arkansas State vs. 
Nevada
Final Score: Nevada 16, Arkansas State 13 OT
Prediction: Nevada 34, Arkansas State 27
Line: Nevada -1.5, o/u: 56.5


Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman

Monday, December 31st
12:00, ESPN, Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD
Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati
Final Score: Cincinnati 35, Virginia Tech 31
Prediction: Virginia Tech 23, Cincinnati 21
Line: Cincinnati -6.5, o/u: 53.5
5 Thoughts on the Military Bowl


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Monday, December 31
2:00, CBS, Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX 
Pitt vs. Stanford 

Final Score: Stanford 14, Pitt 13
Prediction: Stanford 38, Pitt 24
Line: Stanford -4.5, o/u: 52.5


Redbox Bowl

Monday, December 31
3:00, FOX, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA 
Michigan State vs. Oregon
Final Score
: Oregon 7, Michigan State 6
Prediction
: Michigan State 24, Oregon 20
Line: Oregon -2, o/u: 47.5
5 Thoughts on the Redbox Bowl


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Monday, December 31
3:45, ESPN, Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN 
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Final Score
: Oklahoma State 38, Missouri 33
Prediction
: Missouri 38, Oklahoma State 27
Line: Missouri -9, o/u: 72.5
5 Thoughts on the Liberty Bowl


San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Monday, December 31st
7:00, FS1, SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA 
Northwestern vs. Utah

Final Score
: Northwestern 31, Utah 20
Prediction
: Utah 27, Northwestern 17
Line: Utah -7, o/u: 46
5 Thoughts on the Holiday Bowl


TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Monday, December 31
7:30, ESPN, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL 
NC State vs. Texas A&M
Final Score: Texas A&M 52, NC State 13
Prediction
: Texas A&M 30, NC State 24
Line: Texas A&M -7, o/u: 56


Outback Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
12:00, ESPN2, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL 
Iowa vs.  Mississippi State
Final Score: Iowa 27, Mississippi State 22
Prediction: Mississippi State 28, Iowa 13
Line: Mississippi State -7, o/u: 43.5
5 Thoughts on the Outback Bowl


VRBO Citrus Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
1:00, ABC, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL 
Kentucky vs. Penn State
Final Score: Kentucky 27, Penn State 24
Prediction: Penn State 24, Kentucky 20
Line: Penn State -6.5, o/u: 47
5 Thoughts on the Citrus Bowl


New Year’s Six Bowls

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Saturday, December 29th
12:00, ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Michigan vs. Florida 

Final Score: Florida 41, Michigan 15
Prediction: Michigan 31, Florida 17
Line: Michigan -7.5, o/u: 51
5 Thoughts on the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl


PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
1:00, ESPN, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ 
UCF vs. LSU
Final Score: LSU 40, UCF 32
Prediction: LSU 34, UCF 24
Line: LSU -7, o/u: 57
5 Thoughts on the Fiesta Bowl


Rose Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
5:00, ESPN, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA 
Ohio State vs. Washington
Final Score: Ohio State 28, Washington 23
Prediction: Ohio State 30, Washington 23
Line: Ohio State -4.5, o/u: 57.5
5 Thoughts on the Rose Bowl


Sugar Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
8:30, ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, LA 
Texas vs. Georgia
Final Score: Texas 28, Georgia 21
Prediction: Georgia 38, Texas 24
Line: Georgia -12.5, o/u: 58
5 Thoughts on the Sugar Bowl


2018-2019 College Football Playoff

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Saturday, December 29th
4:00, ESPN, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX 
Notre Dame vs. Clemson
Final Score: Clemson 30, Notre Dame 3
Prediction: Clemson 35, Notre Dame 24
Line: Clemson -10.5, o/u: 58
5 Thoughts on the Cotton Bowl


Orange Bowl

Saturday, December 29th
8:00, ESPN, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL 
Oklahoma vs. Alabama
Final Score: Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34
Prediction: Alabama 50, Oklahoma 34
Line: Alabama -14.5, o/u: 80.5
5 Thoughts on the Orange Bowl


College Football Playoff National Championship

Monday, January 7th
8:00, ESPN. Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA 
Alabama vs. Clemson

Final Score: Clemson 44, Alabama 16
Prediction: Alabama 27, Clemson 24
Line: Alabama -5.5, o/u: 58.5
5 Thoughts on the CFP National Championship

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