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Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game
College Football Picks: Expert Predictions for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

College Football Bowl Game Schedule 2018-19

A quick and easy schedule for every bowl game in 2018-19
College Football 2018-19 Bowl Schedule

College football’s 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Dec. 15 and features 41 overall games, including the finale on Jan. 7 with the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif. Most of the bowl games will be televised by ESPN, but CBS, FOX, Fox Sports 1, ABC and CBS Sports Network will carry a couple of the postseason contests.

 

To help prepare your viewing experience for the college football bowl season, Athlon Sports has compiled a complete bowl schedule with start time, television (TV) network, spread, over/under and matchups.

 

A Brief History of Alabama vs. Oklahoma Matchups

The Crimson Tide and Sooners have met six times over the past 55 years
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A Brief History of Alabama vs. Oklahoma Matchups

Saturday’s Orange Bowl marks the sixth meeting between Alabama and Oklahoma, but the stakes are the highest in this one. The two schools have met three times in the postseason and twice in the regular season, with Oklahoma holding a 3-1-1 lead in the series. Here's a brief history of their matchups. 

 

5 X-Factors for Alabama and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl

Examining which under-the-radar players could be crucial to deciding the Orange Bowl
5 X-Factors for Alabama and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl

Alabama and Oklahoma are set to meet on Saturday night in the Orange Bowl with a trip to the national championship at stake. It’s no secret both teams have plenty of star power on offense, and those players are expected to shine when this game kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. For the Sooners, quarterback Kyler Murray leads an offense averaging 49.5 points a game, while receivers Marquise Brown and CeeDee Lamb are capable of scoring every time they touch the ball. Alabama’s offense isn’t far behind the Sooners on the stat sheet.

5 Greatest Orange Bowl Games

Two epic clashes between Miami and Nebraska top this list
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5 Greatest Orange Bowl Games

Saturday’s showdown between Alabama and Oklahoma will be one of the biggest Orange Bowls ever played. Whether it will be one of the greatest Orange Bowls ever played will be determined on the field.

 

Since its founding in 1935, the Orange Bowl has seen several breathtaking contests, many of which impacted the national championship. Here are the five greatest games ever.

 

Orange Bowl Prediction and Preview: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

The Sooners and Crimson Tide square off in Miami with a trip to the national championship at stake
Orange Bowl Prediction and Preview: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

The second matchup of the 2018 College Football Playoff takes place in the Orange Bowl, as Alabama meets Oklahoma in the most anticipated showdown of the bowl season. The Crimson Tide are making their fifth consecutive appearance in the CFB Playoff, while the Sooners have three trips in five years. In addition to what’s at stake in terms of the national title and playoff implications, this matchup features a quarterback duel between the Heisman winner (Kyler Murray) and the runner-up (Tua Tagovailoa).

 

Alabama Football: 5 Reasons Why the Crimson Tide Will Win the Orange Bowl

Nick Saban is almost unbeatable when he has three weeks to prepare and game plan for an opponent
Alabama Football: 5 Reasons Why the Crimson Tide Will Win the Orange Bowl

The Alabama Crimson Tide have been a mainstay in the College Football Playoff since its inception five years ago, making the four-team postseason tournament every single season under Nick Saban. This year, top-seeded Alabama will take on No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 with the winner advancing to the national title game. The Crimson Tide are a two-touchdown favorite and here are five reasons why they will get a chance at making it back-to-back national titles.

 

10 Greatest Alabama Football Teams of All Time

For a program like Alabama, winning another national championship is the only way to have a chance at making this list
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10 Greatest Alabama Football Teams of All Time

At 13-0 with an offense averaging 48 points and 528 yards a game, Alabama is considered the favorite to win the College Football Playoff and claim a second straight national t

Outrageous College Football Predictions from 2018: My Biggest Misses

I'm wrong way more than I'm right, but these predictions weren't even close
Outrageous College Football Predictions from 2018: My Biggest Misses

Every week during college football season, I publish a handful of OUTRAGEOUS* predictions that — for the most part — go against both conventional thinking and popular opinion. Be that as it may, I stand by every attempted prediction, and I never make a prediction that I don't honestly think could happen.

 

Winners and Losers for College Football's Early Signing Period

To the surprise of no one, Nick Saban and Alabama are dominating on the recruiting trail once again
Winners and Losers for College Football's Early Signing Period

After every college football signing period there are coaching staffs patting each other on the back for a job well done and then there are the others putting a good spin on their class in public while trying to figure out what went wrong behind closed doors. The 2018 early signing period was no different with clear-cut winners and more than a few that fell short of high expectations.

 

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