Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2016-2017 Bowl Game Results

The college football Bowl season is over and this is a recap of the games and if the teams I nominally wanted to win their games, did so or not.

I am quite pleased that Clemson won the National Championship, avenging their loss last season. It was an extremely exciting game, especially the final few minutes. For some reason, I feel an affinity for Clemson, so I am happy for them and their coach Dabo Swinney. He has said that he took inspiration this season from the World Champion Chicago Cubs, and had visited with manager Joe Maddon during this past baseball season at Wrigley Field.

The rankings, from before the games began, are from the AP.

1. Celebration Bowl W 1
Atlanta, GA

North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Grambling State Tigers

2. New Mexico Bowl  W 2
Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Lobos vs. Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners

3. Las Vegas Bowl L 1

Las Vegas, NV

Houston Cougars vs. San Diego State Aztecs

4. Camellia Bowl  L 2
Montgomery, AL

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Toledo Rockets

5. Cure Bowl L 3
Orlando, FL

Central Florida Knights vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

6. New Orleans Bowl W 3
New Orleans, LA

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs. Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

7. Beach Bowl L 4
Miami, FL

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane

8. Boca Raton Bowl W 4
Boca Raton, FL

Memphis Tigers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

9. Poinsettia Bowl W 5
San Diego, CA

Brigham Young Cougars vs .Wyoming Cowboys

10. Potato Bowl W 6
Boise, ID

Idaho Vandals vs. Colorado State Rams

11. Bahamas Bowl L 5
Nassau, The Bahamas

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Old Dominion Monarchs

12. Armed Forces Bowl L 6
Fort Worth, TX

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs United States Naval Academy Midshipmen

13. Dollar General Bowl L 7
Mobile, AL

Ohio Bobcats vs. Troy Trojans

14. Hawai'i Bowl L 8
Halawa, HI

 Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warriors vs. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

15. St. Petersburg Bowl W 7
St. Petersburg, FL

Miami RedHawks vs. Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Science Bulldogs

16. Quick Lane Bowl L 9
Detroit, MI

Maryland, College Park Terrapins vs. Boston College Eagles

17. Independence Bowl L 10
Shreveport, LA

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

18. Heart of Dallas Bowl W 8
Dallas, TX

United States Military Academy at West Point Black Knights vs. North Texas Mean Green

19. Military Bowl W 9
Annapolis, MD

# 23 Temple Owls vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

20. Holiday Bowl L 11
San Diego, CA

Minnesota Twin Cities Golden Gophers vs. Washington State Cougars

21. Cactus Bowl L 12
Phoenix, AZ

Boise State Broncos vs. Baylor Bears

22.  Pinstripe Bowl W 10
Bronx, NY

# 22 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Northwestern Wildcats

23. Athletic Bowl L 13
Orlando, FL

# 14 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Miami Hurricanes

24. Foster Farms Bowl W 11
Santa Clara, CA

Indiana Bloomington Hoosiers vs. Utah Utes

25. Texas Bowl W 12
Houston, TX

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Kansas State Wildcats

26. Birmingham Bowl L 14
Birmingham, AL

# 25 South Florida Bulls vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

27. Belk Bowl W 13
Charlotte, NC

Arkansas Razorbacks vs. # 18 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Hokies

28. Alamo Bowl W 14
San Antonio, TX

# 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. # 11 Colorado Boulder Buffaloes

29. Liberty Bowl L 15
Memphis, TN

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Texas Christian Horned Frogs

30. Sun Bowl W 15
El Paso, TX

# 16 Leland Stanford Junior Cardinal vs. North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels

31. Music City Bowl W 16
Nashville, TN

# 24 Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers vs. Tennessee, Knoxville Volunteers

32. Arizona Bowl W 17
Tuscon, AZ

South Alabama Jaguars vs. United States Air Force Academy Falcons

33. Orange Bowl W 18
Miami Gardens, FL

# 6 Michigan Wolverines vs. # 10 Florida State Seminoles

34. Citrus Bowl W 19
Orlando, FL

# 19 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Tigers vs. #15 Louisville Cardinals

35. TaxSlayer Bowl W 20
Jacksonville, FL

Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets vs. Kentucky Wildcats

36. Peach Bowl L 16
Atlanta, GA

# 4 Washington Huskies vs. # 1 Alabama Crimson Tide

37. Fiesta Bowl W 21
Glendale, AZ

# 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. # 3 Clemson Tigers

38. Outback Bowl L 17
Tampa, FL

# 20 Florida Gators vs. #21 Iowa Hawkeyes

39. Cotton Bowl L 18
Arlington, TX

# 12 Western Michigan Broncos vs. # 8 Wisconsin-Madison Badgers

40. Rose Bowl L 19
Pasadena, CA

# 9 Southern California Trojans vs. # 5 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions

41. Sugar Bowl L 20
New Orleans, LA

# 17 Auburn Tigers vs. # 7 Oklahoma Sooners

42. National Championship W 22
Tampa, FL

# 3 Clemson Tigers vs. # 1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Results: 22-20 (52%)