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:
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