2014 Bowl Spectacular: **Update, Part 2**

We are now ten games into the 2014-15 bowl season, approximately a quarter of the way through the schedule, and the fortunes of the participants in the MBBPS have changed dramatically. After a slow start, Matt came on strong over the last five games, posting a 4-1 record to surge into the lead. Drawing on his vast knowledge of Conference USA, as well as FBS independants, to correctly predict wins by Memphis, Western Kentucky, Navy, and Rice.

I, on the other hand, had a rough patch. I picked just one of five over the last few days (thanks a lot Fresno State). Never again will I hitch my wagon to such teams as San Diego State and BYU. My lone win came via Marshall, as the Thundering Herd took down Northern Illinois 56-23. Current standings: Matt 6, Keith 4.

On to the live look-in update. Once again, I managed to take in at least a quarter of each of the five games played since the last update, making me a perfect 10 for 10 so far (at least something is going well for me!). I watched middle of the game action in the Boca Raton Bowl and the Hawaii Bowl, the beginning of the Poinsettia Bowl, and the final quarter of the Miami Beach Bowl, which featured a fourth down, game tying touchdown, two overtimes, and an ugly post game brawl.

I also caught the fourth quarter of the game of the week: the Bahamas Bowl: a game that had everything (except defense): Nearly 1,000 passing yards, twelve touchdown passes, and a comeback from 49-14 deficit, including one of the wildest plays I’ve ever seen. Central Michigan’s pass and lateral filled final play pulled the Chippewas to within a point, but a two-point conversion play failed, giving Western Kentucky a 49-48 win.

That’s it for now. Check out the chart for our current standings, and stay turned for more updates in the days ahead.

Merry Christmas to all!

Bowl Date Team 1 Team 2 Keith pick Matt pick Winner
New Orleans Bowl 12/20/2014 Nevada Lousiana-Lafayette Nevada Nevada Lousiana-Lafayette
 New Mexico Bowl 12/20/2014 Utah State UTEP Utah State UTEP Utah State
Las Vegas Bowl 12/20/2014 Utah Colorado State Colorado State Utah Utah
Idaho Potato Bowl 12/20/2014 Western Michigan Air Force Air Force Western Michigan Air Force
Camellias Bowl 12/20/2014 South Alabama Bowling Green Bowling Green Bowling Green Bowling Green
Miami Beach Bowl 12/22/2014 BYU Memphis BYU Memphis Memphis
Boca Raton Bowl 12/23/2014 Marshall Northern Illinois Marshall Nothern Illinois Marshall
Poinsettia Bowl 12/23/2014 Navy San Dieo State San Diego State Navy Navy
Bahamas Bowl 12/24/2014 Central Michigan Western Kentucky Central Michigan Western Kentucky Western Kentucky
Hawaii Bowl 12/24/2014 Fresno State Rice Fresno State Rice Rice
Heart of Dallas Bowl 12/26/2014 Illinois Lousiana Tech Louisiana Tech Illinois
Quick Lane Bowl 12/26/2014 Rutgers North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina
St. Petersburg Bowl 12/26/2014 North Carolina State Central Florida North Carolina State North Carolina State
Military Bowl 12/26/2014 Cincinnati Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Cincinnati
Sun Bowl 12/27/2014 Arizona State Duke Arizona State Duke
Independence Bowl 12/27/2014 Miami South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
Pinstripe Bowl 12/27/2014 Boston College Penn State Penn State Penn State
Holiday Bowl 12/27/2014 Nebraska USC USC Nebraska
Liberty Bowl 12/29/2014 Texas A&M West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia
Russell Athletic Bowl 12/29/2014 Oklahoma Clemson Oklahoma Clemson
Texas Bowl 12/29/2014 Arkansas Texas Arkansas Arkansas
Music City Bowl 12/30/2014 Notre Dame LSU LSU Notre Dame
Belk Bowl 12/30/2014 Georgia Louisville Georgia Georgia
Foster Farms Bowl 12/30/2014 Maryland Stanford Stanford Stanford
Peach Bowl 12/31/2014 Mississippi TCU Mississippi TCU
Fiesta Bowl 12/31/2014 Boise State Arizona Arizona Boise State
Orange Bowl 12/31/2014 Mississippi State Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Mississippi State
Outback Bowl 1/1/2015 Auburn Wisconsin Auburn Wisconsin
Cotton Bowl 1/1/2015 Michigan State Baylor Baylor Baylor
Citrus Bowl 1/1/2015 Missouri Minnesota Missouri Missouri
Rose Bowl     (semifinal) 1/1/2015 Oregon Florida State Oregon Florida State
Sugar Bowl    (semifinal) 1/1/2015 Alabama Ohio State Alabama Alabama
Armed Forces Bowl 1/2/2015 Houston Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Houston
Taxslayer (Gator) Bowl 1/2/2015 Iowa Tennessee Tennessee Iowa
Alamo Bowl 1/2/2015 Kansas State UCLA UCLA Kansas St.
Cactus Bowl 1/2/2015 Washington Oklahoma State Oklahoma State Washingon
Birmingham Bowl 1/3/2015 East Carolina Florida Florida Florida
GoDaddy Bowl 1/4/2015 Toledo Arkansas State Arkansas State Toledo
National Championship 1/12/2015 TBD TBD
(Tie breaker) Keith Matt
Overall Correct 4 6
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