Otto Kitsinger III
Still not excited? Will the San Diego Country Credit Union /breath/ Poinsettia Bowl get you in the mood? Your open-thread is here!
IT'S BOWL SEASON!
Actually, it's been bowl season. Arizona outlasted Nevada in the game defense forgot, winning the New Mexico Bowl 49-48, and Utah State's Gary Andersen (who really hasn't been in the news since, for some reason--thought his stock would've risen more) led his Aggies to a 41-15 rout of Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Hope that wherever you are, with the severe weather across the Upper Midwest, you're safe and comfortable. Now, to the bowls!
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (Thursday)
BYU Cougars (7-5, independent) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (9-3, 7-1 MWC)
BYU by 3.0, O/U at 46.0
Beef O'Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl (Friday)
Ball State Cardinals (9-3, 6-2 MAC) vs. Central Florida Golden Knights (9-4, 7-1 C-USA)
UCF by 6.0, O/U at 55.5
R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Saturday, 11am CST)
East Carolina Pirates (8-4, 7-1 C-USA) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt)
LA-Lafayette by 5.5
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas (Saturday, 2:30pm CST)
Washington Huskies (7-5, 5-4 Pac12) vs. #19 Boise State Broncos (10-2, 7-1 MWC)
Boise St by 5.5, O/U at 44.5
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Arizona Wildcats 49, Nevada Wolfpack 48
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Utah State Aggies 41, Toledo Rockets 15
Same ol' rules to open-threadin' apply: No porn, no illegal Interweb streams of the games (for those two people who REALLY want them), and don't be a jackwagon to anyone. We know you get worked up over minor bowl games between lower-level Pac-12 teams and the second-tier MWC schools, but keep it clean, kids.