Brad’s 2016 College Football Preview- Bowl Predictions

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for each upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my 10th annual college football preview guide.  Without further ado, here are my predicted bowl match-ups for the 2016 season.  Note: squads with an asterik by them are predicted 5-7 teams that I still think will gain bowl eligibility based on their APR scores.

Date Bowl Teams Time Channel
17-Dec New Mexico Rice Colorado State 2:00 ESPN
17-Dec Las Vegas Boise State Stanford 3:30 ABC
17-Dec Cure Middle Tennessee UL-Lafayette 5:30 CBSS
17-Dec Camellia Toledo Appalachian State 5:30 ESPN
17-Dec New Orleans Western KY Arkansas State 9:00 ESPN
19-Dec Miami Beach Memphis Western Michigan 2:30 ESPN
20-Dec Boca Raton Tulsa Southern Miss 7:00 ESPN
21-Dec Poinsettia San Diego State BYU 9:00 ESPN
22-Dec Famous Idaho Potato Central Michigan Nevada 7:00 ESPN
23-Dec Bahamas Cincinnati Northern Illinois 1:00 ESPN
23-Dec Armed Forces Navy Utah 4:30 ESPN
23-Dec GoDaddy Ohio Georgia Southern 8:00 ESPN
24-Dec Hawaii Marshall San Jose State 8:00 ESPN
26-Dec St. Petersburg South Florida NC State 11:00 ESPN
26-Dec Quick Lane Boston College* Northwestern 2:30 ESPN
26-Dec Independence Wake Forest Bowling Green 5:00 ESPN2
27-Dec Heart of Dallas Indiana* Louisiana Tech 12:00 ESPN
27-Dec Military Houston Virginia Tech 3:30 ESPN
27-Dec Holiday Penn State UCLA 7:00 ESPN
27-Dec Cactus Kansas State Washington 10:15 ESPN
28-Dec Pinstripe Pittsburgh Minnesota 2:00 ESPN
28-Dec Russell Athletic Miami-FL West Virginia 5:30 ESPN
28-Dec Foster Farms Wisconsin Southern Cal 8:30 FOX
28-Dec Texas Texas Texas A & M 9:00 ESPN
29-Dec Birmingham Temple Troy 2:00 ESPN
29-Dec Belk North Carolina Missouri 5:30 ESPN
29-Dec Alamo Baylor Arizona 9:00 ESPN
30-Dec Liberty Oklahoma State Mississippi State 12:00 ESPN
30-Dec Sun Georgia Tech Oregon 2:00 CBS
30-Dec Music City Nebraska Ole Miss 3:30 ESPN
30-Dec Orange Clemson Notre Dame 8:00 ESPN
31-Dec Citrus Iowa Tennessee 11:00 ABC
31-Dec Taxslayer (Gator) Louisville Auburn 11:00 ESPN
31-Dec Peach- Semifinal Florida State TCU 3:00 ESPN
31-Dec Fiesta- Semifinal LSU Ohio State 7:00 ESPN
2-Jan Outback Michigan State Florida 1:00 ABC
2-Jan Cotton Air Force Georgia 1:00 ESPN
2-Jan Rose Michigan Washington State 5:00 ESPN
2-Jan Sugar Alabama Oklahoma 8:30 ESPN
9-Jan Championship Game Florida State LSU 8:30 ESPN

Florida State is my predicted national champion!




  1. I have rooted for the Horned Frogs dating back to the days the BCS refused to show them the respect they earned by putting them in the national championship game. The 2009 team was good, but the 2010 squad deserved a shot at the title. The 2014 team deserved a semi final bid in my opinion, but I digress. I’m glad to see them getting some respect from a well informed college football expert!

    • Yeah i like TCU as well. I’m always a fan of the little guy in college football and sports in general. Thought Baylor deserved the 2014 playoff spot but TCU is going to be a big surprise team this year in my opinion.

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