Jay Cooper’s 2017 College Bowl Predictions

The Bowl season is upon us and Jay Cooper gives his predictions for each and every Bowl game – 39 in all plus the Title Game. It all starts with the New Orleans Bowl between North Texas and Troy on December 16th and concludes with the College Football Championship Game on January 8th. Picks will be posted a day or two before the game takes place. I don’t like to post them earlier, because as we’ve seen in the past, players get suspended and the lines move dramatically. I’ll have previews for select games including both Playoff games on New Year’s Day. Enjoy the Bowl season and check back often.

New OrleansTroy -6.5 over North Texas (W)12/16
Cure BowlGeorgia State +6.5 over Western Kentucky (W)12/16
Las VegasBoise State +7 over Oregon (W)12/16
New Mexico BowlColorado State -5.5 over Marshall (L)12/16
Camellia BowlArkansas St -3.5 over Middle Tenn State (L)12/16
Boca Raton BowlAkron +22.5 over Florida Atlantic (L)12/19
Frisco BowlSMU -5 over Louisiana Tech (L)12/20
Gasparilla BowlFlorida Int'l +7 over Temple (L)12/21
Bahamas BowlUAB +7.5 over Ohio (L)12/22
Famous Idaho BowlWyoming -3.5 over C. Michigan (W)12/22
Birmingham BowlSouth Florida -2.5 over Texas Tech (W)12/23
Armed Forces BowlArmy vs San Diego State (W)12/23
Dollar General BowlAppalachian St vs Toledo (W)12/23
Hawaii BowlHouston vs Fresno State (L)12/24
Heart of Dallas BowlUtah vs West Virginia (W)12/26
Quick Lane BowlDuke -5.5 over N. Illinois (W)12/26
Cactus BowlKansas St vs UCLA (W)12/26
Independence BowlFlorida State -15 over So. Miss (W)12/27
Pinstripe BowlBoston College vs Iowa (L)12/27
Texas BowlMissouri vs Texas (L)12/27
Foster Farms BowlArizona -3 over Purdue (L)12/27
Military BowlNavy PK over Virginia (W)12/28
Camping World BowlVA Tech vs Oklahoma St (L)12/28
Alamo BowlStanford vs TCU (L)12/28
Holiday BowlMichigan St vs Washington St (W)12/28
Belk BowlTexas A&M +3 over Wake Forest (P)12/29
Sun BowlNC State vs Arizona State (W)12/29
Music City BowlKentucky vs Northwestern (L)12/29
Arizona BowlNew Mexico St +4 over Utah State (W)12/29
Cotton BowlUSC vs Ohio State (L)12/29
Taxslayer BowlMississippi St +7 over Louisville (W)12/30
Liberty BowlIowa State vs Memphis (W)12/30
Fiesta BowlWashington vs Penn St (W)12/30
Orange BowlWisconsin vs Miami FL (L)12/30
Outback BowlSouth Carolina +7.5 over Michigan (W)1/1
Peach BowlCentral Florida +10 over Auburn (W)1/1
Citrus BowlLSU vs Notre Dame (W)1/1
Rose BowlGeorgia vs Oklahoma (W)1/1
Sugar BowlAlabama vs Clemson (L)1/1
ChampionshipAlabama vs Georgia1/8