College Football Bowl Games - December 31

Posted by CAPPERSMALL STAFF on 12.30.2008

The last day of 2008 brings a full card. The college football bowl season has about 7 days of college football games left before the big BCS Championship game between Florida and Oklahoma. Recap all of yesterday's action. Tonight there are five bowl games on the schedule.

Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs. Houston
A rare bowl game that serves as a rematch of a game earlier in the year, the Air Force Falcons will try to beat the Houston Cougars for a second time December 31. The teams meet at Amon Carter Stadium in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Oddsmakers opened the Cougars  as 2-point favorites versus the Falcons, while the game's total opened at 64.

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Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Oregon State
The Pittsburgh Panthers clobbered Oregon State the last time they met in a bowl game back in 2002. But Pitt (9-3)opened as a small dog for its New Year's Eve battle with the 8-4 Beavers in the Sun Bowl.

Oddsmakers opened the Beavers  as 3-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the game's total opened at 56.

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Music City Bowl: Boston College vs. Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt looked like a contender in the SEC before the Commodore season wrecked on the rocks with four losses in five games to end the year. Now at 6-6, they face the 9-4 Boston College Eagles - losers in the ACC title game - December 31 at LP Field in the Music City Bowl.

Oddsmakers opened the Eagles  as 4-point favorites versus the Commodores, while the game's total opened at 41.

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Insight Bowl: Minnesota vs. Kansas
The Minnesota Golden Gophers were 7-1 and sitting pretty in the Big Ten at the end of October. Then, they four in a row and fell to 7-5 and a date with the Kansas Jayhawks December 31 at Sun Devil Stadium.
The 7-5 teams will battle for the Insight Bowl.

Oddsmakers opened the Jayhawks  as 10-point favorites versus the Golden Gophers, while the game's total opened at 57.

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Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU vs. Georgia Tech
The LSU Tigers went from national champions to a team trying to win the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Things sure change fast in college football, especially in the SEC.
The 9-3 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be playing a home bowl game December 31 when they meet the 7-5 Tigers at the Georgia Dome.

Oddsmakers opened the Yellow Jackets  as 3-point favorites versus the Tigers, while the game's total opened at 48½.

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South Carolina vs. Iowa
Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium
Jan. 1, 2009, 11 a.m. ESPN
Capital One
Georgia vs. Michigan State
Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m. ABC
Konica Minolta Gator
Nebraska vs. Clemson
Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m. CBS
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi
Penn State vs. USC
Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl
Jan. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. ABC
FedEx Orange
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Dolphin Stadium
Jan. 1, 2009, 8:30 p.m. FOX
AT&T Cotton
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech
Cotton Bowl
Jan. 2, 2009, 2 p.m. FOX
AutoZone Liberty
Kentucky vs. East Carolina
Memphis, Tenn.
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Jan. 2, 2009, 5 p.m. ESPN
Allstate Sugar
Utah vs. Alabama
New Orleans
Jan. 2, 2009, 8 p.m. FOX
Buffalo vs. Connecticut
Rogers Centre
Jan. 3, 2009, Noon ESPN2
Tostitos Fiesta
Ohio State vs. Texas
Glendale, Ariz.
University of Phoenix Stadium
Jan. 5, 2009, 8 p.m. FOX
Ball State vs. Toledo
Mobile, Ala.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Jan. 6, 2009, 8 p.m. ESPN
FedEx BCS National Championship Game
Florida vs. Oklahoma
Dolphin Stadium
Jan. 8, 2009, 8 p.m. FOX

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