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Bowlnanza 2012

Holiday Bowl: Bears and bears and offense -- oh my

The holidays -- a perfect time to watch an all-out offensive slugfest between two teams named after bears. Or something

Belk Bowl Preview: Cincy, Duke, and Tennessee Ties

The bowl game in Charlotte is one that feels like it should have "Rocky Top" playing during timeouts.

Military Bowl Preview: Defense Policies

Get a hefty dose of patriotism and some good defense in a matchup between a WAC team and a MAC team who might actually be able to stop the scoring every once in a while

Little Caesars Bowl: Pizza for Every Directional

Pizza and a pair of directional universities playing in a postseason game. You don't get much more Dec. 26 than that

Hawaii Bowl: Fresno St, SMU Meet on Christmas Eve

Fresno State has tended to win by big margins so far this season. Can the wildly inconsistent Mustangs somehow manage to get an upset?

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: See You at St. Pete!

If the people who tell us what the Mayans really meant are right, this is going to be the last time we see college football before calamity strikes. If we even make it that far. Too bad one of the teams technically shouldn't be here

The Too-Long Name Bowl: BYU vs. San Diego State

The Cougars and the Aztecs meet in a battle that has the potential to be a defensive slugfest. If the broadcasters can finish the name in time for the game to kick off

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: MACtion vs. Defense

The second bowl of the college football postseason actually features a team that plays -- gasp -- defense. But can that team win, or will MACtion break out?

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada, Arizona Square Off

The good news is that college football is back. The bad news, depending on your perspective, is that defense has not yet returned