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.