Good morning New York Giants fans, happy Saturday and welcome to Bowl Season!
Yes, the regular season may still be going on in the NFL, but we’re officially in the post-season for college ball. We have 43 games featuring some of the best teams in the country facing off. We’ll also get to see some teams who have flown under the radar this year, but have qualified for bowl games — and those teams often have gems who leap off the field.
Of course, not all of the top draft prospects (such as Florida’s Anthony Richardson) will be on the field. Opting out of bowl games has become increasingly popular as NFL prospects seek to prepare for the draft process, as well as limit their potential for injury. While that can be frustrating from a scouting perspective, it also creates the opportunity for players who might have been buried on the depth chart to shine.
We already had the first two bowl games of the year, with Miami (OH) taking on UAB in the Home Town Lenders Bahamas Bowl, and (25) UTSA taking on (24) Troy in the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl.
Troy topped UTSA, 18-12, while UAB beat Miami (OH)24-20.
Saturday (12/17) games
Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Cincinnati at Louisville
ESPN - 11 a.m.
SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Florida at (14) Oregon State
ESPN - 2:30 p.m.
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl presented by Stifel
Washington State at Fresno State
ABC - 3:30 p.m.
Lending Tree Bowl
Rice at Southern Miss
ESPN - 5:45 p.m.
New Mexico Bowl
SMU at BYU
ABC - 7:30 p.m.
Frisco Bowl presented by SERVPRO
North Texas at Boise State
ESPN - 9:15 p.m.