The college football bowl schedule 2010 took a Christmas holiday. Yet today, the college football bowl schedule 2010 will resume, as its busiest week begins. After spending some time in the West Coast, the postseason will return to other areas of the country. What’s more, high profile teams will begin to emerge, as the biggest showdowns are now days away. But they still have to run off the minor battles on the college football bowl schedule, and that process begins again in Detroit tonight.
Seven bowls have been held so far, with six of them ending in blowouts. Just before Christmas, Tulsa ran up 62 points in Hawaii, in a performance that not even Oregon or Auburn may match in two weeks. A bit less firepower is expected in the next game, however.
The next part of the college football bowl schedule 2010 takes place in Detroit, with the Little Caesars Bowl between Toledo and Florida International. An 8-4 MAC team is taking on a 6-6 program from the Sun Belt – but there is an historic aspect to this battle.
Florida International is playing in the postseason for the first time ever, in its ninth year of playing football. The program may be best known for its massive fight with Miami a few years back, but it is building a new legacy now.
The Panthers’ appearance on the college football bowl schedule 2010 was achieved with a 4-1 record to end the year. Despite an 0-4 start, Florida International rallied, in a run highlighted by a 52-35 win at Troy. This helped them tie Troy for the Sun Belt title, which got them into this stage.
Troy already clobbered Ohio in the New Orleans Bowl, so Florida International can give another boost to the Sun Belt tonight. But they lost all four of their non-conference games, although they only fell by seven to Cotton Bowl participant Texas A&M.
For Toledo, they had an easier time getting on the college football bowl schedule 2010. They finished second in the MAC West Division, with a 7-1 conference record. The Rockets beat Purdue on the road, yet they were destroyed by Arizona and Boise State as well.
The MAC is 1-1 in bowls so far, but this is the second time that MAC and Sun Belt opponents are facing off. The Sun Belt prevailed the first time, thanks to Troy, and now Florida International looks to keep it going, in their first late December game.
In the next few days, the college football bowl schedule will start to truly get going. The next stage starts with the Little Caesars Bowl, at 8:30 pm est on ESPN.
Yahoo Sports- “Cristobal builds FIU from the ground up”
USA TODAY- “2010-11 bowl schedule”