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Jan. 07, 2020 - DJ Boyer

2019-2020 College Bowl Analysis

D.J. Boyer gives you predictions and a guide to all of the Bowl Games and the Draft prospects to watch for.

 

Dec. 20 at 2:00 PM -  Bahamas Bowl

Buffalo (6-6) vs. Charlotte (7-5)

Prediction: Buffalo 34 Charlotte 30

Final:  Buffalo 31 Charlotte 9 (DJ's Record 1-0)

Prospects to Watch:

Buffalo                                                               

Evin Ksiezarczyk  - OT Sr.  7th Round/UFA        

Tyrone Hill - S Jr. UFA    

Charlotte

Alex Highsmith - DE Sr. 3rd/4th Round

Benny LeMay - RB Sr. 6th Round

 

Dec. 20th at 7:30 PM - Cafe Frisco Bowl

Kent State (6-6) vs. Utah State (7-5)

Prediction: Utah State 40 Kent State 28

Final:  Kent State 51 Utah State 41 (DJ's Record 1-1)

Prospects to Watch:

Kent State                                           

Qwuantrezz Knight - S Jr. UFA

Matthew Trickett - K Soph. UFA

Utah State

David Woodward - OLB Jr. 1st/2nd Round

Jordan Love - QB Jr. 4th/5th Round

 

Dec. 21st at 2:00 PM - New Mexico Bowl

Central Michigan (8-5) vs. #31 San Diego State (9-3)

Prediction: San Diego State 21 Central Michigan 13

Final:  San Diego State 48 Central Michigan 11 (DJ's Record 2-1)

Prospects to Watch:

Central Michigan                                 

Tony Poljan - TE Jr, 6th Round

Jamezz Kimbrough - OG Soph. 7th Round/UFA

San Diego State

Daishawn Dixon - OG sr. 4th Round

Tariq Thompson - S Jr. 4th Round

 

Dec. 21st at 2:30 PM - Cure Bowl

Georgia Southern (7-5) vs. Liberty (7-5)

Prediction: Georgia Southern 37 Liberty 20

Final:  Liberty 23 Georgia Southern 16 (DJ's Record 2-2)

Prospects to Watch:

Georgia Southern                                       

Kindle Vildor - CB Sr. 5th/6th Round

Tyler Bass - K Sr. 7th Round/UFA

Liberty

Antonio Gandy-Golden - WR Sr. 1st/2nd Round

Tim Kidd-Glass - S Sr. UFA

 

Dec. 21st at 3:30 PM - Boca Raton Bowl

#34 Florida Atlantic (10-3) vs. #23 SMU (10-2)

Prediction: SMU 44 Florida Atlantic 30

Final: Florida Atlantic 52 SMU 28 (DJ's Record 2-3)

Prospects to Watch:

Florida Atlantic                                           

Harrison Bryant - TE Sr. 3rd Round

Calvin Ashley - OT Soph. 3rd/4th Round

SMU

James Proche - WR Sr. 4th/5th Round

Delontae Scott - DE Sr. 5th Round

 

Dec. 21st at 5:30 PM - Camellia Bowl

Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Florida International (6-6)

Prediction: Florida International 31 Arkansas State 30

Final:   Arkan State 34 Florida International 26 (DJ's Record 2-4)

Prospects to Watch:

Arkansas State                                                 

Omar Bayless - WR Sr. 4th Round

William Bradley-King - DE Jr. 5th Round           

Florida International

Sage Lewis - ILB Sr. 5th/6th Round

Teair Tart - DT Sr. 7th Round

 

Dec. 21st at 7:30 PM - Las Vegas Bowl

#17 Boise State (12-1) vs. #39 Washington (7-5)

Prediction:  Boise State 26 Washington 24

Final:  Washington 38 Boise State 7 (DJ's Record 2-5)

Prospects to Watch:

Boise State                                                 

Curtis Weaver - DE/OLB Jr. 1st Round

Ezra Cleveland - OT Jr. 2nd/3rd Round               

Washington

Trey Adams - OT Sr. 1st/2nd Round

Joe Tyson - OLB Soph. 2nd Round

 

Dec. 21st at 9:00 PM - New Orleans Bowl

#19 Appalachian State (12-1) vs. UAB (9-4)

Prediction: Appalaichian State 24 UAB 14

Final:  Appalachian State 31 UAB 17 (DJ's Record 3-5)

Prospects to Watch:

Appalaichian State                                                 

Akeem Davis-Gaither - OLB Sr. 4th/5th Round               

Victor Johnson - OT Sr. 6th/7th Round

UAB

Garrett Marino - DT Sr. 5th Round

Spencer Brown - RB Jr. 7th Round

 

Dec. 23rd at 2:30 PM - Gasparilla Bowl

Marshall (8-4) vs. #27 UCF (9-3)

Prediction: UCF 48 Marshall 24

Final:   UCF 48 Marshall 25 (DJ's Record 4-5...missed the score by 1 point).

Prospects to Watch:

Marshall                                                

Levi Brown - C Sr. 7th Round

Brenden Knox - RB Soph. 6th Round           

UCF

Richie Grant - S Jr. 4th Round

Gabriel Davis - WR Sr. 3rd Round

 

Dec. 24th at 8:00 PM - Hawaii Bowl

BYU (7-5) vs. #35 Hawaii (9-5)

Prediction: BYU 23 Hawaii 20

Final:  Hawaii 38 BYU 34 (DJ's Record 4-6).

Prospects to Watch:

BYU                                                 

Matt Bushman - TE Jr. 3rd Round

Brady Christensen - OT Soph. 3rd Round           

Hawaii

Solo Vaipulo - OG Soph. 4th Round

Cedric Byrd II - WR Sr. 6th/7th Round

 

Dec. 26th at 4:00 PM - Independence Bowl

Louisiana Tech (9-3) vs. Miami (6-6)

Prediction: Louisiana Tech 31 Miami 24

Final:  Louisiana Tech 14 Miami 0 (DJ's Record 5-6).

Prospects to Watch:

Louisiana Tech                                                

Amik Robertson - CB Jr. 3rd/4th Round

Gewhite Stallworth - OT Sr. 7th Round/UFA

Miami

Michael Pinckney - OLB Sr. 2nd Round

Brevin Jordan - TE Soph. 2nd Round

 

Dec. 26th at 8:00 PM - Quick Lane Bowl

Eastern Michigan (6-6) vs. Pitt (7-5)

Prediction: Pitt 24 Eastern Michigan 9

Final:  Pitt 34 Eastern Michigan 30 (DJ's Record 6-6).

Prospects to Watch:

Eastern Michigan                                                 

Vince Calhoun - S Sr. 6th Round

Steve Nielsen - OT Sr. UFA      

Pitt

Jaylen Twyman - DT Soph. 1st Round

Dane Jackson - CB Sr. 3rd/4th Round

 

Dec. 27th at 12:00 PM - Military Bowl

Temple (8-4) vs. UNC (6-6)

Prediction: UNC 40 Temple 21

Final:  UNC 55 Temple 13 (DJ's Record 7-6).

Prospects to Watch:

Temple                                                

   

UNC

 

Dec. 27th at 3:20 PM - Pinstripe  Bowl

Michigan State (6-6) vs. #33 Wake Forest (8-4)

Prediction: Michigan State 20 Wake Forest 17

Final:  Michigan State 27 Wake Forest 21 (DJ's Record 8-6).

Prospects to Watch:

Michigan State                                            

 

Wake Forest

 

Dec. 27th at 6:45 PM - Texas Bowl

#24 Oklahoma State (8-4) vs. #436 Texas A&M (7-5)

Prediction: Texas A&M 34 Oklahoma State 32

Final:  Texas A&M 24 Oklahoma State 21 (DJ's Record 9-6).

Prospects to Watch:

Oklahoma State                                           

 

Texas A&M                                                  

 

 

Dec. 27th at 8:00 PM - Holiday Bowl

#20 Iowa (9-3) vs. #21 USC (8-4)

Prediction: USC 27 Iowa 24

Final:  Iowa 49 USC 24 (DJ's Record 9-7).

Prospects to Watch:

Iowa                                          

 

USC                                            

 

Dec. 28th at 10:15 PM - Cheez-It Bowl

#28 Air Force (10-2) vs. Washington State (6-6)

Prediction: Air Force 33 Washington State 28

Final:  Final:  Air Force 31 Washington State 21 (DJ's Record 10-7).

Prospects to Watch:

Air Force                                          

 

Washington State                                            

 

Dec. 28th at 12:00 PM - Camping World Bowl

#32 Iowa State (8-3) vs. #15 Notre Dame (10-2)

Prediction: Notre Dame 26 Iowa State 20

Final: Notre Dame 33 Washington State 9 (DJ's Record 11-7).

Prospects to Watch:

Iowa State                                         

 

Notre Dame                                          

 

Dec. 28th at 12:00 PM - Cotton Bowl

#12 Memphis (12-1) vs. #14 Penn State (10-2)

Prediction: Penn State 52 Memphis 37

Final: Penn State 53 Memphis 39 (DJ's Record 12-7).

Prospects to Watch:

Memphis                                          

 

Penn State         

 

Dec. 28th at 4:00 PM - College Football Playoff Semifinal - Peach Bowl

#1 LSU  (13-0) vs. #4 Oklahoma (12-1)

Prediction: LSU 31 Oklahoma 28

Final:  LSU 63 Oklahoma 28 (DJ's Record 13-7).

Prospects to Watch:

LSU                                          

 

Oklahoma                                                                      

 

 

Dec. 28th at 8:00 PM - College Football Playoff Semifinal - Fiesta Bowl

#3 Clemson (13-0) vs. #2 Ohio State (13-0)

Prediction: Clemson 20 Ohio State 16

Final: Clemson 29 Ohio State 23 (DJ's Record 14-7).

Prospects to Watch:

Clemson                                         

 

Ohio State                                       

 

 

Dec. 30th at 12:30 PM - First Responder Bowl

Western Kentucky (8-4) vs. Western Michigan (7-5)

Prediction: Western Michigan 40 Western Kentucky 30

Final:  Western Kentucky 23 Western Michigan 20 (DJ's Record 14-8).

Prospects to Watch:

Western Kentucky                                         

 

Western Michigan                                      

 

Dec. 30th at 4:00 PM -  Music City Bowl

Louisville (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (6-6)

Prediction: Louisville 33 Mississippi State 17

Final:  Louisville 38 Mississippi State 28 (DJ's Record 15-8).

Prospects to Watch:

Louisville                                       

 

Mississippi State                                  

 

 

Dec. 30th at 4:00 PM - Redbox Bowl

Cal (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6)

Prediction: Illinois 24 Cal 20

Final: Cal 35 Illinois 20 (DJ's Record 15-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Cal                                      

 

Illinois                                  

 

Dec. 30th at 8:00 PM - Orange Bowl

#6 Florida (10-2) vs. #25 Virginia (9-4)

Prediction: Florida 31 Virginia 23

Final: Florida 36 Virginia 28 (DJ's Record 16-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Florida                                        

 

Virginia                                     

 

Dec. 31st at 12:00 PM - Belk Bowl

Kentucky (7-5) vs. #29 Virginia Tech (8-4)

Prediction: Kentucky 16 Virginia Tech 6

Final:  Kentucky 37 Virginia Tech 30 (DJ's Record 17-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Kentucky                                         

 

Virginia Tech                                   

 

Dec. 31th at 2:00 PM - Sun Bowl

Arizona State (7-5) vs. Florida State (6-6)

Prediction: Arizona State 34 Florida State 20

Final:  Arizona State 20 Florida State 14 (DJ's Record 18-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Arizona State                                       

 

Florida State                                    

 

 

Dec. 31st at 3:45 PM - Liberty Bowl

#30 Kansas State (8-4) vs. #26 Navy (10-2)

Prediction: Navy 44 Kansas State 41

Final:  Navy 20 Kansas State 17 (DJ's Record 19-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Kansas State                                         

 

Navy                                    

 

Dec. 31st at 4:30 PM - Arizona Bowl

Georgia State (7-5) vs. Wyoming (7-5)

Prediction: Wyoming 25 Georgia State 21

Final:  Wyoming 38 Georgia State 17 (DJ's Record 20-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Georgia State                                         

 

Wyoming                                    

 

 

Dec. 31st at 7:30 PM - Alamo Bowl

#38 Texas (7-5) vs. #10 Utah (11-2)

Prediction: Texas 27 Utah 17

Final:  Texas 38 Utah 10 (DJ's Record 21-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Texas                                        

 

Utah                                   

 

Jan. 1st at 1:00 PM - Citrus Bowl

#7 Alabama (10-2) vs. #18 Michigan (9-3)

Prediction: Alabama 40 Michigan 28

Final:  Alabama 35 Michigan 16 (DJ's Record 22-9).  

Prospects to Watch:

Alabama                                        

 

Michigan                                   

 

Jan. 1st at 1:00 PM - utback Bowl

#11 Auburn (9-3) vs. #13 Minnesota (10-2)

Prediction: Auburn 26 Minnesota 22

Final: Minnesota 31 Auburn 24 (DJ's Record 22-10).  

Prospects to Watch:

Auburn                                        

 

Minnesota                                

 

Jan. 1st at 12:30 PM - Rose Bowl

#8 Oregon (11-2) vs. #15 Wisconsin (10-3)

Prediction: Wisconsin 30 Oregon 27

Final:  Oregon 28 Wisconsin 27 (DJ's Record 22-11).  

Prospects to Watch:

Oregon                                        

 

Wisconsin                                  

 

Jan. 1st at 8:45 PM - Sugar Bowl

#9 Baylor (11-2) vs. #5 Georgia (11-2)

Prediction: Georgia 24 Baylor 20

Final:  Georgia 26 Baylor 14 (DJ's Record 23-11).  

Prospects to Watch:

Baylor                                       

 

Georgia                       

 

Jan. 2nd at 3:00 PM - Birmingham Bowl

Boston College (6-6) vs. #22 Cincinnati (10-3)

Prediction: Cincinnati 31 Boston College 29

Final: Cincinnati 38 Boston College 6 (DJ's Record 24-11).  

Prospects to Watch:

Boston College                                       

 

Cincinnati

 

Jan. 2nd at 7:00 PM - Gator Bowl

#37 Indiana (8-4) vs. Tennessee(7-5)

Prediction: Tennessee 24 Indiana 16

Final: CTennessee 23 Indiana 22 (DJ's Record 25-11).

Prospects to Watch:

Indiana                                       

 

Tennessee

 

Jan. 3rd at 3:30 PM - Idaho Potato Bowl

Nevada (7-5) vs. Ohio (6-6)

Prediction: Ohio 35 Nevada 21

Final: Ohio 30 Nevada 21 (DJ's Record 26-11).

Prospects to Watch:

Nevada                                       

 

Ohio

 

Jan. 4th at 11:30 AM - Armed Forces Bowl

Southern Miss (7-5) vs. Tulane (-6-6)

Prediction: Tulane 23 Southern Miss 10

Final: Tulane 30 Southern Miss 13 (DJ's Record 27-11).

Prospects to Watch:

Southern Miss                                       

 

Tulane

 

Jan. 6th at 7:30 PM - Lending Tree Bowl

#40 Louisiana (10-3) vs. Miami (Ohio) (8-5)

Prediction: Louisiana 47 Miami (Ohio) 45

Final: Louisiana 27 Miami (Ohio) 17 (DJ's Record 28-11)

Prospects to Watch:

Louisiana                                       

 

Miami (Ohio)

 

 

Jan. 13th at 8:00 PM - National Championship

#1 LSU  (14-0) vs. #3 Clemson (14-0)

 

Prediction: LSU 34 Clemson 26

Final: 

 

DJ Boyer