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2018 Bowl Season Recap

Reviewing picks from an overwhelmingly underwhelming bowl season.

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Texas v Georgia Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

We’re just a few days away from the National Championship, the final game of the 2018-2019 college football season. While I’m a bit distraught about having to wait until August to get my fix of college ball, this season was a spectacle of record-setting efficiency and high-scoring offenses that did not disappoint.

About a month ago, I wrote out the bowl season schedule and picked winners for each game. Overall, notwithstanding the National Championship, I finished 21-18. I’ve got Alabama winning it all so we’ll see if that number improves or declines, but I feel pretty confident that the Tide keeps it rolling and pushes my final record to 22-18. Not awful, but nothing to go around bragging about, either.

Most betters will tell you if you win more than you lose, that’s all that matters. If you had placed $100 on every game to this point according to my picks, you’d be up $300. We’ll see how the National Championship plays out, but regardless of the outcome, you’ll still be finishing with more money won than lost. Now, you’re not gonna put a kid through college on those winnings, but a couple of steak dinners and a nice bottle of wine? Compliments to the chef, Bon Appétit!

2018-2019 Bowl Game Results

Celebration Bowl: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State ❌

New Mexico Bowl: Utah State vs. North Texas ❌

Cure Bowl: Tulane vs. Louisiana ✅

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. Arizona State ✅

Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan ❌

New Orleans Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State ✅

Boca Raton Bowl: UAB vs. Northern Illinois ❌

Frisco Bowl: San Diego State vs. Ohio ❌

Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall vs. South Florida ✅

Bahamas Bowl: FIU vs. Toledo ❌

Potato Bowl: Western Michigan vs. BYU ✅

Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake Forest ❌

Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Army ❌

Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs. Troy ✅

Hawaii Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii ✅

First Responder Bowl: Boston College vs. Boise State *Cancelled*

Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech ❌

Cheez-It Bowl: California vs. TCU ✅

Independence Bowl: Temple vs. Duke ❌

Pinstripe Bowl: Miami vs. Wisconsin ✅

Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt ❌

Music City Bowl: Purdue vs. Auburn ❌

Camping World Bowl: West Virginia vs. Syracuse ✅

Alamo Bowl: Iowa State vs. Washington State ✅

Peach Bowl: Florida vs. Michigan ❌

Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs. Virginia ✅

Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Nevada ❌

Military Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech ✅

Sun Bowl: Stanford vs. Pittsburgh ✅

Redbox Bowl: Oregon vs. Michigan State ✅

Liberty Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State ✅

Holiday Bowl: Northwestern vs. Utah ❌

Gator Bowl: NC State vs. Texas A&M ❌

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. Mississippi State ❌

Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs. Penn State ✅

Fiesta Bowl: LSU vs. UCF ✅

Rose Bowl: Washington vs. Ohio State ✅

Sugar Bowl: Texas vs. Georgia ❌

Cotton Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame ✅

Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma ✅

National Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson❓

Don’t let me down, Saban.