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12 of this year’s college Bowl games that are worth watching

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Bowls, bowls, everywhere bowls. There are Taxslayer Bowls and Nova Home Bowls and Motel 6 Bowls. There’s a Potato Bowl and a Poinsettia Bowl and a Popeye’s Bowl. There are Bowls on every day of the week. But which ones should you watch? A dozen bowls you shouldn’t miss. 1. National Championship Game, Jan. 9, Tampa, Fla.: Will it be an Alabama-Clemson rematch? Will it be Nick Saban vs. Urban Meyer? Can the maligned Washington Huskies sneak through? This is…

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ESPN writers predict bowl spots for FSU, Florida, USF, UCF

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The guesswork has begun as to where your favorite college team will go bowling. Hint: If you pull for a team from Florida, it won’t be in the playoffs. ESPN had its two college writers — Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy — outline each of the bowl games. Both writers have the playoff teams the same: Alabama vs. Washington in the Peach Bowl and Clemson vs. Michigan in the Fiesta. Schlabach has Alabama playing Michigan in the title game, while McMurphy has…

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Dominic Calabro: College football is a touchdown for Florida’s local and state economies

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It is Hurricane season in Florida. And Seminole season. And it’s also the season for the Gators and Rattlers and Bulls and many others. After a long hot summer, Floridians are eagerly awaiting the return of college football. Not only is college football great for the fans, but it is also a boon for communities and the state’s economy. College football fans visit cities across Florida from all over the state and even the country to see their favorite team…

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Predictions have FSU returning to the college national playoffs

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Florida State is going back to the college football playoffs. At least, Bleacher Report says it is. According to the site, FSU and running back Dalvin Cook will play Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl in the first round of the playoffs, which will conclude in Tampa. The other playoff, the website predicts, will be Alabama vs. Michigan. That’s the biggest matchup, but it’s hardly the only interesting one the website foresees for college football in the state. For instance,…

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Bowl Guide: Best of the season’s record 41 bowl games

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College football has a record number of bowls, a whopping 41 from Hawaii to the Bronx. That’s great news if you’re a college football fan. No need to even leave the house during the next three weeks. If you’re not a college football fan, well, it’s probably a little overkill, especially with those 5-7 teams in the mix. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, there’s certainly going to be plenty of action, with great games, star players and four…

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Title game, Oklahoma-Clemson lead the bowl game schedule

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Ranking the college bowl games. 1. National Championship game. Will it be Clemson-Alabama? 2. Oklahoma-Clemson (Orange). There haven’t been too many times Baker Mayfield has been the second-best QB on the field. 3. Alabama-Michigan State (Cotton). How many times more than 40 will Derrick Henry carry the ball? 4. Notre Dame-Ohio State (Fiesta). A lot of marquee players for teams that just missed the playoffs. 5. Stanford-Iowa (Rose). Stanford’s Christian McCafferty is a whole lot of fun. 6. Houston-FSU (Peach).…

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USA Today makes its latest bowl game predictions for Florida teams

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Yes, there will be bowl games. No, they will not be particularly prestigious ones. USA Today has looked at the upcoming bowl field, and it has predictions for the teams from Florida based on the latest results. It has Florida playing against Memphis in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 31. That would put the Gators’ highly regarded secondary against Paxton Lynch of the Tigers. It has FSU and Dalvin Cook playing against Oklahoma State in Orlando on Dec.…

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