Happy New Year's Day (Observed) to all!
I know it's early, but there's quite a bit going on today in the world of bowls, so I figured an early start might be warranted.
At noon on ESPNU, we will have the Ticketcity Bowl, featuring a 12-1 Case Keenum (Houston) versus 9-3 Penn State.
Incidentally, Ticketcity.com has tickets available for its own bowl, so if you're within an hour or so of Dallas and can get to a computer right now, there's still time!
I don't know what to really say about this - this might very well be the first time Houston has actually played a team of note this year, or at least a team that can actually mount a concerted effort on the defensive side of the ball. I have a feeling that offense might be a big part of this game, and if that is the case, Penn State is in trouble if they let even a few TDs happen, for the Nittany Lions have had trouble with offense, needless to say. You may laugh at me for this, but I picked Houston in this game - PSU defends well, but Houston scores just enough to best a usually pathetic PSU offense.
NOTE: If you do not have ESPNU, this will be on ESPN3.com as well.
Other games today:
1 PM, ABC - Outback Bowl - Michigan State versus Georgia
1 PM, ESPN - Capital One Bowl - Nebraska versus South Carolina
1 PM, ESPN2 - Urban Meyer (Gator) Bowl - Ohio (yes, that one) versus Florida
5 PM, ESPN - Rose Bowl - Wisconsin versus LaMichael James' Legs (Oregon)
8:30 PM, ESPN - Fiesta Bowl - Stanford versus Oklahoma State
...and don't forget:
Tomorrow at 8:30 PM, man....GO BLUE!