Bowl Predictions 2012: Complete Projections For Every Bowl Matchup
The first game is less than two weeks away, so let’s break down each of the 35 bowl matchups.
The final weekend of the college football regular season is now complete, and everybody can take a deep breath. All of the bowl matchups are set, and the final BCS standings have been released. There are no more bowl projections to announce; instead, it is time to start making some predictions on the matchups. The first game is less than two weeks away, so let’s break down each of the 35 bowl matchups. Here is information, analysis and a prediction for every bowl game, from the New Mexico Bowl to the BCS National Championship.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Nevada vs. Arizona
When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN
Nevada is only 7-5 but has played a very challenging schedule this season. The losses for the Wolf Pack have come to the likes of South Florida, San Diego State, Air Force, Fresno State and Boise State. They have a very talented running back in Stefphon Jefferson. The junior has rushed for over 1,700 yards with 22 touchdowns. Arizona is also 7-5 with most of its losses coming to very talented teams. In his first year as the head coach, Rich Rodriguez has done quite well, particularly on offense. The Wildcats rank 17th in the country, averaging over 37 points a night. That could pose a huge threat to an average Nevada defense.
Prediction: Arizona 35, Nevada 27