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College Football Bowl Predictions

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Bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 17 in Albuquerque and ends on Jan. 9 in New Orleans with the BCS Championship. With 35 games on the docket, there's plenty of options to keep college fans interested over the next month.

Athlon's editors offer their predictions for all 35 games with a slight twist. The picks were made with confidence points, 1 being the least and 35 being the most. 

The six editors were split on the Rose Bowl, but all are picking Alabama to knock off LSU in the national championship. 

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Braden Gall

Charlie Miller

New Mexico: Temple vs. Wyoming

Wyoming (4)

Wyoming (11)

Idaho Potato: Utah State vs. Ohio

Utah State (5)

Utah State (1)

New Orleans: SDSU vs. UL Lafayette

UL Lafayette (6)

UL Lafayette (20)

St. Petersburg: FIU vs. Marshall

FIU (7)

FIU (9)

Poinsettia: TCU vs. Louisiana Tech

TCU (34)

TCU (30)

Las Vegas: Boise State vs. Arizona State

Boise State (35)

Boise State (31)

Hawaii: Southern Miss vs. Nevada

Nevada (8)

Southern Miss (28)

Independence: North Carolina vs. Missouri

Missouri (17)

Missouri (8)

Little Caesars: Western Michigan vs. Purdue

Purdue (23)

Purdue (15)

Belk: Louisville vs. NC State

Louisville (27)

NC State (13)

Military: Air Force vs. Toledo

Air Force (24)

Air Force (12)

Holiday: California vs. Texas

California (3)

Texas (10)

Champs Sports: Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Florida State (25)

Florida State (18)

Alamo: Baylor vs. Washington

Baylor (30)

Baylor (33)

Armed Forces: BYU vs. Tulsa

BYU (2)

Tulsa (19)

Pinstripe: Rutgers vs. Iowa State

Rutgers (22)

Rutgers (6)

Music City: Wake Forest vs. Mississippi State

Mississippi State (9)

Mississippi State (29)

Insight: Iowa vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma (29)

Oklahoma (32)

Meineke Car Care: Texas A&M vs. Northwestern

Texas A&M (21)

Texas A&M (24)

Sun: Georgia Tech vs. Utah

Utah (20)

Georgia Tech (2)

Liberty: Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt (33)

Vanderbilt (21)

Kraft Fight Hunger: Illinois vs. UCLA

UCLA (11)

Illinois (14)

Chick-fil-A: Virginia vs. Auburn

Auburn (26)

Auburn (27)

TicketCity: Penn State vs. Houston

Penn State (31)

Penn State (17)

Outback: Michigan State vs. Georgia

Georgia (16)

Georgia (7)

Capital One: Nebraska vs. South Carolina

South Carolina (12)

South Carolina (4)

Gator: Ohio State vs. Florida

Ohio State (15)

Florida (3)

Rose: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Oregon (28)

Wisconsin (5)

Fiesta: Stanford vs. Oklahoma State

Stanford (1)

Stanford (23)

Sugar: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

Michigan (19)

Virginia Tech (16)

Orange: Clemson vs. West Virginia

Clemson (14)

Clemson (34)

Cotton: Kansas State vs. Arkansas

Arkansas (32)

Arkansas (26)

Compass: SMU vs. Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh (10)

Pittsburgh (25)

GoDaddy.com: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Northern Illinois (18)

Northern Illinois (22)

BCS National Title: LSU vs. Alabama

Alabama (13)

Alabama (35)

 

Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

New Mexico: Temple vs. Wyoming

Temple (6)

Temple (31)

Idaho Potato: Utah State vs. Ohio

Utah State (13)

Utah State (32)

New Orleans: SDSU vs. UL Lafayette

San Diego State (3)

San Diego State (22)

St. Petersburg: FIU vs. Marshall

FIU (30)

Marshall (21)

Poinsettia: TCU vs. Louisiana Tech

TCU (31)

Louisiana Tech (4)

Las Vegas: Boise State vs. Arizona State

Boise State (35)

Boise State (35)

Hawaii: Southern Miss vs. Nevada

Southern Miss (25)

Southern Miss (9)

Independence: North Carolina vs. Missouri

Missouri (24)

Missouri (23)

Little Caesars: Western Michigan vs. Purdue

Western Michigan (10)

Purdue (24)

Belk: Louisville vs. NC State

NC State (2)

Louisville (10)

Military: Air Force vs. Toledo

Air Force (15)

Toledo (25)

Holiday: California vs. Texas

Texas (11)

California (2)

Champs Sports: Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Florida State (29)

Notre Dame (26)

Alamo: Baylor vs. Washington

Baylor (33)

Baylor (20)

Armed Forces: BYU vs. Tulsa

BYU (16)

Tulsa (11)

Pinstripe: Rutgers vs. Iowa State

Rutgers (4)

Rutgers (12)

Music City: Wake Forest vs. Mississippi State

Mississippi State (34)

Mississippi State (27)

Insight: Iowa vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma (32)

Oklahoma (33)

Meineke Car Care: Texas A&M vs. Northwestern

Texas A&M (21)

Texas A&M (28)

Sun: Georgia Tech vs. Utah

Georgia Tech (22)

Georgia Tech (29)

Liberty: Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt (19)

Vanderbilt (19)

Kraft Fight Hunger: Illinois vs. UCLA

Illinois (1)

UCLA (7)

Chick-fil-A: Virginia vs. Auburn

Virginia (12)

Virginia (8)

TicketCity: Penn State vs. Houston

Penn State (7)

Penn State (18)

Outback: Michigan State vs. Georgia

Georgia (18)

Georgia (5)

Capital One: Nebraska vs. South Carolina

South Carolina (9)

South Carolina (6)

Gator: Ohio State vs. Florida

Ohio State (20)

Ohio State (13)

Rose: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Wisconsin (5)

Oregon (3)

Fiesta: Stanford vs. Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State (23)

Oklahoma State (17)

Sugar: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

Michigan (8)

Michigan (16)

Orange: Clemson vs. West Virginia

Clemson (27)

Clemson (34)

Cotton: Kansas State vs. Arkansas

Arkansas (28)

Arkansas (30)

Compass: SMU vs. Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh (14)

Pittsburgh (14)

GoDaddy.com: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Northern Illinois (26)

Northern Illinois (15)

BCS National Title: LSU vs. Alabama

Alabama (17)

Alabama (1)

 

Mark Ross

Patrick Snow

New Mexico: Temple vs. Wyoming

Temple (34)

Temple (27)

Idaho Potato: Utah State vs. Ohio

Ohio (16)

Utah State (17)

New Orleans: SDSU vs. UL Lafayette

UL Lafayette (11)

San Diego State (23)

St. Petersburg: FIU vs. Marshall

FIU (33)

FIU (18)

Poinsettia: TCU vs. Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech (9)

TCU (33)

Las Vegas: Boise State vs. Arizona State

Boise State (35)

Boise State (35)

Hawaii: Southern Miss vs. Nevada

Southern Miss (17)

Southern Miss (14)

Independence: North Carolina vs. Missouri

North Carolina (1)

Missouri (26)

Little Caesars: Western Michigan vs. Purdue

Western Michigan (2)

Purdue (8)

Belk: Louisville vs. NC State

NC State (22)

Louisville (7)

Military: Air Force vs. Toledo

Air Force (3)

Toledo (16)

Holiday: California vs. Texas

Texas (4)

Texas (19)

Champs Sports: Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Florida State (28)

Florida State (15)

Alamo: Baylor vs. Washington

Baylor (25)

Baylor (34)

Armed Forces: BYU vs. Tulsa

BYU (21)

BYU (13)

Pinstripe: Rutgers vs. Iowa State

Rutgers (12)

Rutgers (6)

Music City: Wake Forest vs. Mississippi State

Mississippi State (30)

Mississippi State (32)

Insight: Iowa vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma (23)

Oklahoma (29)

Meineke Car Care: Texas A&M vs. Northwestern

Texas A&M (32)

Texas A&M (28)

Sun: Georgia Tech vs. Utah

Utah (5)

Utah (5)

Liberty: Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt (6)

Vanderbilt (24)

Kraft Fight Hunger: Illinois vs. UCLA

Illinois (29)

UCLA (1)

Chick-fil-A: Virginia vs. Auburn

Virginia (19)

Virginia (9)

TicketCity: Penn State vs. Houston

Penn State (20)

Penn State (12)

Outback: Michigan State vs. Georgia

Georgia (7)

Georgia (22)

Capital One: Nebraska vs. South Carolina

South Carolina (31)

Nebraska (4)

Gator: Ohio State vs. Florida

Florida (18)

Ohio State (31)

Rose: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Oregon (15)

Wisconsin (2)

Fiesta: Stanford vs. Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State (26)

Oklahoma State (21)

Sugar: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech (8)

Michigan (10)

Orange: Clemson vs. West Virginia

Clemson (14)

Clemson (20)

Cotton: Kansas State vs. Arkansas

Arkansas (24)

Arkansas (25)

Compass: SMU vs. Pittsburgh

SMU (13)

Pittsburgh (11)

GoDaddy.com: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Northern Illinois (27)

Northern Illinois (3)

BCS National Title: LSU vs. Alabama

Alabama (10)

Alabama (30)