It’s a kaplan University Intensive — not to be confused with cousin Stanley’s school — we’ve got here, a crash course covering thirty four bowl games in 19 days.
So, let’s get cracking. (By the by, don’t mind those two swarthy fellows standing in the back of the room. There just some pals of my close and personal friend, Joey the Vig.)
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno St. vs. Wyoming. I gotta tell ya, I’ve always loved that yippee ti ya yah Cowboy in silhouette logo. Problem with Wyoming is that their school colors — brown and yellow — aren’t exactly the most scintillating. Neither, frankly, is the school’s 6-6 record. Pat Hill’s guys started 1-3 and finished strong. I loved how he went for two and the win against the Fighting Illini. The Bulldogs were in this game last year, so they know their way around Albuquerque. The Cowboys are just happy to be bowling with their mediocre record. Fresno State rolls.
St. Petersburg Bowl: Central Florida vs. Rutgers. This one ought to draw about 759 fans on the last shopping Saturday before Christmas. Is it my imagination or does the Big East have some really baaaaaaaaaad bowl tie-ins? Okay, you don’t really have to answer that. We know the answer. Wasn’t UCF’s George O’Leary once Notre Dame’s coach? You don’t really need to answer that. His team played two BCS conference foes and was manhandled both times. Rutgers was crushed by Cincy in its opener, but is looking for its fourth straight bowl win. Which it will get. Go BEast.
– Seedy K