Almost Time To Go Bowling

By: John Harris

Bowl season is a lot like the warning at the bottom of a car’s side mirror.

“Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.”

Delete the word “objects.” Replace it with “bowl games.” Yeah, that’s about right. We’re less than a month away from the kickoff of the 2015-2016 bowl season. The AutoNation Cure Bowl will kickoff at 12 PM EST on December 19th, which will be the first of three games that day.

Here in Houston, though, we’ll have to wait a few more days for the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl, but it should be well worth the wait.

One of my favorite things to do is look at what media outlets project for bowl season, especially the upcoming AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. forecasts two former Big 12 foes, Kansas State v. Texas A&M. Those two haven’t played since 2011 when the Wildcats beat the Aggies 53-50 in quadruple overtime.

Bleacher Report says that we’ll see a rematch of last year with Arkansas and Texas. Of course, Hogs and Horns fans filled NRG Stadium, which would excite everyone at LSSE again in 2015.

Athlon projects a Kliff Kingsbury special…Texas Tech v. Texas A&M. The former Red Raider QB Kingsbury is now the head coach at Texas Tech, after a one year stint as offensive coordinator at Texas A&M.

SB Nation projects the same – Texas Tech v. Texas A&M.

ESPN writers Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy differed on the SEC team, but agreed on Texas Tech from the Big 12. Schlabach pits LSU v. Texas Tech, while McMurphy forecasts similarly to Athlon and SB Nation – Texas Tech v. Texas A&M.

CBS goes well off the page with a unique matchup – West Virginia v. Ole Miss.

The matchup will be announced soon, along with 39 other bowl games, including two playoff games in the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. However, it’s just fun to speculate as to what we COULD see in just over a month at NRG Stadium.

Well, for me anyway.

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