12/27 Bowl Games Open Thread

Submitted by SpikeFan2016 on December 27th, 2017 at 5:19 PM

The Big Ten kicks off its bowl slate with Iowa and Purdue. 


Game Information:

  • Iowa vs. Boston College, Pinstripe Bowl
    • TV: ESPN
    • 5:15PM EST
    • Yankee Stadium; Bronx, New York
    • Line: Iowa -3.5
  • Purdue vs. Arizona, Foster Farms Bowl
    • TV: FOX
    • 8:30PM EST
    • Levi's Stadium; Santa Clara, California
    • Line: Arizona -3.5
  • Texas vs. Missouri, Texas Bowl
    • TV: ESPN
    • 9:00PM EST 
    • NRG Stadium; Houston, Texas
    • Line: Mizzou -2.5




December 27th, 2017 at 5:30 PM ^

Yeah, I agree. Good slate this evening overall, a lot of evenly matched teams and all Power 5 matchups. 


  • Tom Herman is trying to avoid a losing record in his first season in Austin (Texas enters 6-6).
  • Purdue seeking its first bowl win since 2011 (last appearance in 2013 was a loss). 
  • Khalil Tate is always fun to watch. 
  • Iowa is trying to snap a five game bowl losing streak (haven't won a bowl game since the 2010 season). 
  • BC and Iowa seem very evenly matched. 
  • First games for both the SEC and Big Ten. 


December 27th, 2017 at 6:45 PM ^

how about some theme bowls.

the Mud Bowl or Mudslide bowl brought to you by Kahlua or Bailey's.  drench the field and have them play in a true mud bowl.

the ice bowl.  brought to you by smirnoff vodka. bring in snow machines and make sure there is 6 inches of snow on the ground and blowing snow.

the water bowl with giants sprinklers dropping a torrential rain storm on the field.  could be sponsored by Rainbird.