7 college football bowl games that look like stinkers

8Season-long trends suggest an ugly game

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Once the exciting rapid-fire announcements of college football bowl games comes to an end, reality sets in. And some matchups are unappealing.

While we’re not suggesting you should avoid these contests — this is often a great accomplishment for the players and it’s the last of college football this year — our expectations are low. Season-long trends suggest an ugly game.

Since there are 39 bowls, several exhibitions won’t be that memorable. And when these games aren’t great, don’t say we didn’t warn you.


David Kenyon
Writer for Sportsnaut and Bleacher Report, mostly covering college football as well as the NFL, NBA and college basketball.