I guess that I'm not so good at measuring the mettle of the mascot - of course, a ton of bias was thrown into the mix - which, naturally, affects things. If you send certain energy out into the ether - the football gods are going to react. As I see it - the football forces knew where my true proclivity lay - and they adjusted accordingly. PSU needed some extra oomph to negate a 14 point deficit - kentucky required some intervention to settle their nervous offense - and old michigan needed some serious mojo to upend the One Who May Outshine Them All. So the pixie dust ran a little thin in some of the other match ups - it's understandable.
ARMED FORCES BOWL
Cal v Air Force
Golden Bears vs Falcons
8 - 8
I think it's just mean that the Armed Air Force didn't win.
USF vs. Oregon
8 - 9
So the Ducks were mightier -
Fresno State v Georgia Tech
Bulldogs v Yellow Jackets
8 - 10
This one surprised me.
MUSIC CITY BOWL
fsu v Kentucky
seminoles vs Wildcats
9 - 10
Kentucky made it interesting for a while - but they won - that's all that really matters.
Indiana vs. Oklahoma State
Hoosiers vs Cowboys
9 - 11
Oh well - it was still a good tribute season - Play 13!
Clemson v Auburn
Tigers v. Tigers
9 - 12
Eh, I picked the wrong Tiger - it happens.
Wisconsin v. Tennessee
Badgers vs Volunteers
This was one of the roughest and hard fought bowl games, ever. Wiscy did well to stay in it - but Tennessee did better.
Missouri v Arkansas
Tigers vs Razorbacks
9 - 14
Mizzou was impressive - they trounced the razorbacks.
Virginia vs. Texas Tech
Cavaliers v Red Raiders
Thought this was going to be a UVA rout - but the raiders clawed their way back.
10 - 14
Michigan (8-4) vs. Florida (9-3)
Wolverines vs Gators
Best game of the (new year's) day - the heisman curse lives.
11 - 14
Trojans vs Illini
Sad - Illinois just made too many mistakes and couldn't recover. USC did this wacky thing - they capitalized on the Illini's errors - gasp.
Hawaii (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-2)
Warriors vs Bulldogs
Disappointing game - I thought that it would be more competitive.
West Virginia (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (11-2)
12 - 17
I enjoyed this game very much. Kept saying "good for you west virginia!"
Kansas (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2)
Jayhawks vs Hokies
Alrighty then - I really expected the Hokies to win easily - not so much.
Rutgers (7-5) vs. Ball State (7-5)
The Knights rolled - Ray Rice had a stellar game. Take off.
13 - 18
Tulsa (9-4) vs. Bowling Green (8-4)
Wow - the hurricane was a powerful force -
14 - 18
BCS TITLE GAME
Ohio State (11-1) vs. LSU (10-2)
So tosu lost, again and the SEC has yet another national championship. oh well.
15 - 18