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BTD’s 2020 College Football Bowl Game Staff Picks

Bowl season is here like now. We gave our choices.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 28 Coastal Carolina at Texas State Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Top 25 Picks Recap: Before moving onto our Bowl Game picks, a recap of our Top 25 picks from the season was in order. John made a ridiculous late run to try and catch up to The_Coach (including making some picks he likely didn’t want to) but couldn’t in the end, falling four games this season’s first-place finisher. We’ll update our Bowl Game picks as we go as well.

12/21: Myrtle Beach Bowl (11:30 AM PT, ESPN)

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. North Texas Mean Green

  • Appalachian State: The_Coach, John, Marcus
  • North Texas: Travis

12/22: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (12:30 PM PT, ESPN)

Tulane Green Wave vs. Nevada Wolfpack

  • Tulane: The_Coach, John, Travis
  • Nevada: Marcus

12/22: Boca Raton Bowl (4:00 PM PT, ESPN)

UCF Knights vs. BYU Cougars

  • UCF: The_Coach
  • BYU: John, Travis, Marcus

12/23: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

  • Louisiana Tech: Travis, Marcus
  • Georgia Southern: The_Coach, John

12/23: Montgomery Bowl (4:00 PM PT, ESPN or ESPN2)

Memphis Tigers vs. Florida Atlantic Owls

  • Memphis: The_Coach, Travis, Marcus
  • Florida Atlantic: John

12/24: New Mexico Bowl (12:30 PM PT, ESPN)

Hawaii Warriors vs. Houston Cougars

  • Hawaii: Travis
  • Houston: The_Coach, John, Marcus

12/25: Camellia Bowl (11:30 AM PT, ESPN)

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Buffalo Bulls

  • Marshall: Marcus
  • Buffalo: The_Coach, John, Travis

12/26: Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl (9:00 AM PT, ABC)

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. UAB Blazers

  • South Carolina: Marcus
  • UAB: The_Coach, John, Travis

12/26: Cure Bowl (9:00 AM PT, ESPN)

Liberty Flames vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

  • Liberty:
  • Coastal Carolina: The_Coach, John, Travis, Marcus

12/26: SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (12:30 PM PT, ABC)

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. UT-San Antonio Roadrunners

  • Louisiana: The_Coach, John, Marcus
  • UT-San Antonio: Travis

12/26: LendingTree Bowl (12:30 PM PT, ESPN)

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Georgia State Panthers

  • Western Kentucky: Travis, Marcus
  • Georgia State: The_Coach, John

12/28: Military Bowl (11:30 AM PT, ESPN)


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12/29: Cheez-It Bowl (2:30 PM PT, ESPN)

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Miami Hurricanes

  • Oklahoma State: The_Coach, John, Marcus
  • Miami: Travis

12/29: Valero Alamo Bowl (6:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Texas Longhorns vs. Colorado Buffaloes

  • Texas: The_Coach, John, Marcus
  • Colorado: Travis

12/30: Duke’s Mayo Bowl (9:00 AM PT, ESPN)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Wisconsin Badgers

  • Wake Forest: Marcus
  • Wisconsin: The_Coach, John, Travis

12/30: TransPerfect Music City Bowl (1:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Missouri Tigers

  • Iowa: The_Coach, Travis, Marcus
  • Missouri: John

12/30: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (5:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Florida Gators

  • Oklahoma: Marcus
  • Florida: The_Coach, John, Travis

12/31: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (9:00 AM PT, ESPN)

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

  • Tulsa: The_Coach, John, Travis
  • Mississippi State: Marcus

12/31: Arizona Bowl (11:00 AM PT, CBSSN)

Ball State Cardinals vs. San Jose State Spartans

  • Ball State:
  • San Jose State: The_Coach, John, Travis, Marcus

12/31: AutoZone Liberty Bowl (1:00 PM PT, ESPN)

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Army Black Knights

  • West Virginia: Marcus
  • Army: The_Coach, John, Travis

12/31: Mercari Texas Bowl (5:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. TCU Horned Frogs

  • Arkansas: Marcus
  • TCU: The_Coach, John, Travis

1/1: The Rose Bowl Game - College Football Playoff (1:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Alabama: The_Coach, John, Travis, Marcus
  • Notre Dame:

1/1: Allstate Sugar Bowl - College Football Playoff (5:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Clemson Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Clemson: The_Coach, John, Travis, Marcus
  • Ohio State:

1/1: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (9:00 AM PT, ESPN)

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Georgia Bulldogs

  • Cincinnati: The_Coach, John, Travis
  • Georgia: Marcus

1/1: Vrbo Citrus Bowl (10:00 AM PT, ABC)

Auburn Tigers vs. Northwestern Wildcats

  • Auburn: Marcus
  • Northwestern: The_Coach, John, Travis

1/2: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (9:00 AM PT, ESPN)

North Carolina State Wolf Pack vs Kentucky Wildcats

  • North Carolina State: John
  • Kentucky: The_Coach, Travis, Marcus

1/2: Outback Bowl (9:30 AM PT, ABC)

Ole Miss Rebels vs. Indiana Hoosiers

  • Ole Miss: The_Coach
  • Indiana: John, Travis, Marcus

1/2: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (1:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Oregon Ducks vs. Iowa State Cyclones

  • Oregon: Marcus
  • Iowa State: The_Coach, John, Travis

1/2: Capital One Orange Bowl (5:00 PM PT, ESPN)

Texas A&M Aggies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Texas A&M: The_Coach, John
  • North Carolina: Travis, Marcus

1/11: College Football Playoff National Championship (5:00 PM PT, ESPN)

  • The_Coach: Alabama vs. Clemson | Winner: Alabama
  • John: Alabama vs. Clemson | Winner: Alabama
  • Travis: Alabama vs. Clemson | Winner: Clemson
  • Marcus: Alabama vs. Clemson | Winner: Clemson