The college football bowl schedule 2010 will heat up very soon. This week, the college football bowl schedule 2010 will feature several big names and matchups, before the BCS finally gets under way on Saturday. Fans hope that when the biggest games come, they will provide more suspense than the opening showdowns. Out of the first seven bowls, six turned out to be blowouts, which doesn’t bode well for the rest of the postseason. Yet the college football bowl schedule finally had a down-to-the-wire finish to brag about last night in Detroit.
The Little Caesars Bowl had Florida International in their first ever postseason game. Against Toledo, the Panthers started out slowly, going down 14-0 in the second quarter. Judging by how things have gone lately, this appeared set to trigger another lopsided night.
However, the first buzzer beater of the college football bowl schedule 2010 emerged instead. Florida International fought back from a 24-7 second half deficit, to take a 31-24 lead. Yet when the Rockets scored a touchdown with over a minute left, the madness truly got started.
Toledo gambled with a two point conversion try, and had it pay off, to give them a 32-31 lead. Yet the Panthers returned the kickoff to midfield, and only needed a few first downs. But after a second down sack, Florida International was left with a fourth-and-17 desperation play.
What followed was the highlight of the college football bowl schedule 2010 so far, as the Panthers took a page from Boise State, and tried a hook and ladder. It got them a first down by a few inches, which held up after replay. Afterwards, Jack Griffin was able to hit a 34-yard field goal on the final play.
The 34-32 win gave Florida International their first ever postseason win, and first ever winning season. For Toledo, they closed an 8-5 year on a heartbreaking note, as they were on the brink of victory several times over, but couldn’t finish it off.
Following this chaotic finish, the college football bowl schedule 2010 has a new bar to go over. As this was only the second game to still be in doubt late, the hope is that more will be on the horizon soon. Given that the major matchups are now only days away, more people are starting to pay attention now.
Florida International needed a lot of breaks to fall their way late. However, Georgia Tech and Air Force will hope they don’t need as much luck in their battle today. The college football bowl schedule resumes in the late afternoon, as Georgia Tech and Air Force hold the Independence Bowl at 5 pm est on ESPN 2.
SI.com- “FIU vs Toledo – Recap”
Yahoo Sports- “2010/11 Bowl Schedule/Results”