What a year it's been for all 86 of these NCAA football squads!
We've got a rousing game of coaching musical chairs, two huge surprises in the college football playoffs, and Brian Kelly... doing weird and kinda sad Brian Kelly things.
Some teams — Texas, for example — didn't make the cut even though we expected bigger things from them.
Others — UTSA, right down the road from the Longhorns — surprised us greatly.
With all these great stories and angles, it's safe to say this is a terrific year to try your hand at college football bowl pick'em (whether straight up or confidence).
This year, we decided to do something a bit different.
We're putting our money where our mouth is and providing more than a simple breakdown of why we think each game is exciting (or not exciting): we're also guessing the scores of each bowl games.
Below you can find each game summary, along with our very professional opinion about who will win, and by how much.
(Keep in mind, I do most of my guessing based on a combination of The Smell Test and my gut (which has steered me wrong in the past, example: just this week I bought gas station sushi and very much regretted that decision). If you're looking for stat-based expertise to help you pick your games, look no farther than our friends over at TeamRankings.com. They have a fantastic strategy guide and expert picks, too.)
Without further ado:
Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo
Cure Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina
Boca Raton Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State
Celebration Bowl: South Carolina State vs. Jackson State
New Mexico Bowl: UTEP vs. Fresno State
Independence Bowl: UAB vs. (13) BYU
LendingTree Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty
L.A. Bowl: Utah State vs. Oregon State
New Orleans Bowl: (23) Louisiana vs. Marshall
Myrtle Beach Bowl: Tulsa vs. Old Dominion
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Kent State vs. Wyoming
Frisco Bowl: UTSA vs. (24) San Diego State
Armed Forces Bowl: Missouri vs. Army
Frisco Football Classic: Miami (OH) vs. North Texas
Gasparilla Bowl: UCF vs. Florida
CANCELED: Hawaii Bowl: Memphis vs. Hawaii
Camellia Bowl: Georgia State vs. Ball State
Quick Lane Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Nevada
CANCELED: Military Bowl: Boston College vs. East Carolina
Birmingham Bowl: (20) Houston vs. Auburn
First Responder Bowl: Air Force vs. Louisville
CANCELED: Holiday Bowl: UCLA vs. (18) NC State
Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech
Guaranteed Rate Bowl: West Virginia vs. Minnesota
CANCELED: Fenway Bowl: SMU vs. Virginia
Pinstripe Bowl: Maryland vs. Virginia Tech
Cheez-It Bowl: (19) Clemson vs. Iowa State
Alamo Bowl: (14) Oregon vs. (16) Oklahoma
Duke's Mayo Bowl: North Carolina vs. South Carolina
Music City Bowl: Tennessee vs. Purdue
Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
Peach Bowl: (10) Michigan State vs. (12) Pittsburgh
Gator Bowl: (17) Wake Forest vs. (25) Texas A&M
CANCELED: Arizona Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Boise State
CANCELED: Sun Bowl: Washington State vs. Miami (FL)
Cotton Bowl: (1) Alabama vs. (4) Cincinnati
Orange Bowl: (2) Michigan vs. (3) Georgia
Outback Bowl: Penn State vs. (21) Arkansas
Citrus Bowl: (15) Iowa vs. (22) Kentucky
Sugar Bowl: (7) Baylor vs. (8) Ole Miss
Rose Bowl: (6) Ohio State vs. (11) Utah
Fiesta Bowl: (5) Notre Dame vs. (9) Oklahoma State
Texas Bowl: Kansas State vs. LSU