The college football bowl schedule 2010 will last for 24 days. In that time, the college football bowl schedule 2010 will hold 35 games. To many, that is far too much, especially since 34 of them do not really count in the big pictures. Matchups like the ones held in New Mexico, Boise and New Orleans today are often accused of devaluing and diluting the entire postseason. Nevertheless, the college football bowl schedule will begin in those places today, and will let three teams end the year on a high note.
Two weeks ago, fans were on edge to see if Oregon and Auburn could slip up, and provide some last minute chaos. But that time passed predictability, and now fans are trying to kill time before the Ducks and Tigers meet on January 10.
Therefore, the college football bowl schedule 2010 is beginning today, to begin to kill that time. The 35-game postseason starts in New Mexico, at 2 pm est. The New Mexico Bowl pits two 6-6 mid-major teams against each other, as BYU takes on UTEP.
Such a game may not help the case for the bowl season, as matchups between 6-6 teams are fairly normal. For BYU, this was a worse year than they are used to, but getting here still gives them a chance to salvage something.
Afterwards, the college football bowl schedule 2010 goes to Boise, home of a near BCS-buster. But instead of Boise State being on the infamous blue turf, Fresno State and Northern Illinois will square off for the Humanitarian Bowl, at 5:30 pm est. These two teams actually have a winning record, as Northern Illinois is 10-3, and Fresno State is 8-4.
However, both teams have some demons to overcome, as the Bulldogs lost 51-0 in their last visit to Boise in November. As for the Huskies, they were rolling towards a MAC title, and a national ranking, before getting upset by Miami of Ohio in the conference title game.
The first day of the college football bowl schedule 2010 caps off in New Orleans, as the New Orleans Bowl features Ohio vs Troy. The second MAC team of the day also ended their year on a tough note, as the Bobcats lost to Kent State when they could have clinched a division crown. Troy is a conference champion from the Sun Belt, although they are only 7-5.
The smaller schools and mid-majors have to hold the spotlight for a while, until the larger names take over. This is always the most difficult part of the postseason, as fans are often bored, and have another argument against the current format.
But this is the first day of the college football bowl schedule, nonetheless, which starts the countdown towards the bigger games. After today’s tripleheader, there are no more games until Tuesday, when Southern Miss and Louisville hold the Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg.
ESPN- “2010 NCAA Division I-A Football Schedule”