Jay Cooper’s 2016 College Bowl Predictions

The Bowl season is upon us and Jay Cooper gives his predictions for each and every Bowl game – 40 in all. It all starts with the New Mexico Bowl between Texas-San Antonio and New Mexico and concludes with the College Football Championship Game. 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 Eve. Enjoy the Bowl season and check back often.

New Mexico Bowl TX San Antonio vs New Mexico 12/17 New Mexico -7
Las Vegas Bowl Houston vs San Diego State 12/17 Houston -3.5
Camellia Bowl Appalachian State vs Toledo 12/17 App State +1.5
Cure Bowl Arkansas St vs C. Florida 12/17 Arkansas St +5.5
New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss vs UL Lafayette 12/17 UL Lafayette +5
Miami Beach Bowl C. Michigan vs Tulsa 12/19 Tulsa -12.5
Boca Raton Bowl Memphis vs W. Kentucky 12/20 W. Kentucky -5
Poinsettia Bowl BYU vs Wyoming 12/21 BYU -10
Idaho Potato Bowl Colorado State vs Idaho 12/22 Idaho +15
Bahamas Bowl E. Michigan vs Old Dominion 12/23 ODU -4
Armed Forces Bowl Louisiana Tech vs Navy 12/23 LA Tech -6
Dollar General Bowl Ohio vs Troy 12/23 Troy -4
Hawaii Bowl Middle Tenn St vs Hawaii 12/24 MTSU -7
St. Petersburg Bowl Miami OH vs Mississippi St 12/26 Miss St -13.5
Quick Lane Bowl Maryland vs Boston College 12/26 Maryland -1
Independence Bowl Vanderbilt vs NC State 12/26 Vandy +4.5
Heat of Dallas Bowl Army vs North Texas 12/27 Army -11
Military Bowl Wake Forest vs Temple 12/27 Temple -11.5
Holiday Bowl Washington St vs Minnesota 12/27 WSU -10
Cactus Bowl Baylor vs Boise State 12/27 Boise -7.5
Pinstripe Bowl Northwestern vs Pittsburgh 12/28 NW +5.5
Russell Athletic Bowl West Virginia vs Miami FL 12/28 WVU +2.5
Foster Farms Bowl Indiana vs Utah 12/28 Utah -6.5
Texas Bowl Kansas State vs Texas A&M 12/28 K-State +2.5
Birmingham Bowl S. Florida vs S. Carolina 12/29 S. Florida -10
Belk Bowl Arkansas vs Virginia Tech 12/29 VA Tech -7
Alamo Bowl Oklahoma State vs Colorado 12/29 Colorado -3
Liberty Bowl TCU vs Georgia 12/30 TCU -1
Sun Bowl North Carolina vs Stanford 12/30 Stanford -3
Arizona Bowl South Alabama vs Air Force 12/30 S. Alabama +13.5
Music City Bowl Nebraska vs Tennessee 12/30 Nebraska +6.5
Orange Bowl Florida State vs Michigan 12/30 Florida State +7
Citrus Bowl LSU vs Louisville 12/31 Louisville +3
Taxslayer Bowl Kentucky vs Georgia Tech 12/31 Kentucky +3
Peach Bowl Washington vs Alabama 12/31 Washington +14
Fiesta Bowl Ohio State vs Clemson 12/31 Clemson +3
Outback Bowl Iowa vs Florida 1/2 Florida -3
Cotton Bowl W. Michigan vs Wisconsin 1/2 WMU +8.5
Rose Bowl USC vs Penn State 1/2 Penn State +7
Sugar Bowl Auburn vs Oklahoma 1/2 Oklahoma -3
Championship Clemson vs Alabama 1/9 Clemson +6.5