Saturday, January 3, 2009

January 3, 2009: College Football's Final Four

It certainly doesn't have the same flair as the NCAA Final 4 for college basketball, but we are down the the final four of college football games today of the 2008-09 bowl season. Over the next six days, four more games will be played, starting today with the International Bowl from Toronto, Canada.

2009 International Bowl: Connecticut (7-5) vs. Buffalo (8-5):

The fifth place Big East team, the UConn Huskies, will square off with the champions of the MAC title game, the Buffalo Bulls. UConn is playing in back-to-back bowl games in the school's history. Of course, they joined the FBS in 2002. Buffalo coach Turner Gill, in his 3Rd season as a head coach, is leading the Bulls to their first bowl game ever. UConn is 1-1 in bowl games and won the 2004 Motor City Bowl over a MAC opponent, Toledo 39-10.

Cidsports' prediciton for the 2009 International Bowl:
Connecticut 25
Buffalo 17
If you are going to have a post-January bowl game between a 7-5 and 8-5 team, I guess it is appropriate that the game is played outside the United States?
  • January 5, 2009: Texas (11-1) vs. Ohio State (10-2) in the Fiesta Bowl
  • January 6, 2009: Tulsa (10-3) vs. Ball State (12-1) in the GMAC Bowl
  • January 8, 2009: Oklahoma (12-1) vs. Florida (12-1) in the BCS Championship Game

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