College Bowl Games & Predictions

‘Tis the Season…


Patrick Moore, Staff Writer

As a dedicated College Football fan, bowl season is often one of the highlights of the year. But all bowls are not created equal. In this article I will be ranking the 3 Best Bowl Games to watch this year, with four main criteria: (I) history between the two teams (and the bowl game itself), (II) equalness between teams, (III) ranking of both teams in the Bowl games, and (IV) exciting players to watch.  

  1. #1 Georgia against #4 Ohio State in the Peach Bowl is sure to be a close battle between two College Football Powerhouses. At the same time, Georgia is favored against Ohio State and the two teams do not have a storied rivalry against each other. The Peach Bowl is a major bowl but does not carry the prestige of other bowl games, such as “the Granddaddy of the all” Rose Bowl. Furthermore, Ohio State QB CJ Stroud and Georgia QB Stetson Bennet were both Heisman Trophy candidates and exciting to watch.

RESULT:  Georgia wins 42-41.

     2. #9 Penn State versus #7 Utah in the Rose Bowl is shaping up to be a “must watch” game. Penn State was the third best team in the Big Ten all year and Utah knocked off a very solid USC team with Heisman QB Caleb Williams and USC won the Pac-12 Conference Championship. Look for the 2023 Rose Bowl to be exciting, as was the case last year when Ohio State narrowly defeated Utah in a 48-45 shootout. Penn State QB Sean Clifford is very solid and I think he will likely perform well against a tough Utah Defense.   

RESULT:  Penn State wins 35-21.

     3. #2 Michigan versus #3 TCU in the Fiesta Bowl is also looking to be another great game to watch this year. Michigan is favored to win the Fiesta Bowl, as the historical powerhouse of Michigan looks to use its experience on the offensive line and in the running back position to defeat the insurgent TCU. Michigan running back Blake Corum has excelled throughout the season and TCU’s defense will struggle to stop him.

RESULT:  51-45, TCU wins!

Overall, I predicted Georgia, Penn State, and Michigan to win their games.  I guess 2 out of 3 ain’t bad!