Brad’s 2022 College Football Preview- Bowl Predictions

Every summer since 2008 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for each upcoming season. This year is no exception, as I have used used by blog over the past few days to publish all 18 articles of my 16th annual college football preview guide. Without further ado, here is my final article, which is my predicted bowl match-ups for the 2022 season. Note, the parentheses next to the teams in the two CFP games represents that team’s predicted playoff seeding.

1Dec. 16BahamasFlorida AtlanticKent State
2Dec. 16CureAppalachian StateUAB
3Dec. 17FenwayVirginia TechCincinnati
4Dec. 17New MexicoColorado StateMarshall
5Dec. 17LA BowlArizona StateBoise State
6Dec. 17Lending Tree (Dollar General)BuffaloTroy
7Dec. 17Las VegasOregon StateFlorida
8Dec. 17FriscoUL-LafayetteLouisiana Tech
9Dec. 19Myrtle Beach BowlGeorgia StateLiberty
10Dec. 20Famous Idaho PotatoNorthern IllinoisAir Force
11Dec. 20Boca RatonLSUMaryland
12Dec. 21New OrleansUTSACoastal Carolina
13Dec. 22Armed ForcesSMUWestern Kentucky
14Dec. 23IndependenceArmyMemphis
15Dec. 23Gasparilla BowlSouth CarolinaFlorida State
16Dec. 24HawaiiSan Diego StateNorth Texas
17Dec. 26Quick LaneMinnesotaToledo
18Dec. 27CamelliaWestern MichiganSouthern Miss
19Dec. 27First Responder (Heart of Dallas)StanfordUtah State
20Dec. 27BirminghamArkansasUCF
21Dec. 27Guaranteed RateNebraskaBYU
22Dec. 28MilitaryEast CarolinaVirginia
23Dec. 28LibertyKansas StateTennessee
24Dec. 28HolidayCaliforniaNorth Carolina
25Dec. 28TexasBaylorAuburn
26Dec. 29PinstripePittsburghMichigan State
27Dec. 29Cheez-ItMiami-FLWest Virginia
28Dec. 29AlamoTexasUCLA
29Dec. 30Duke’s Mayo (Belk)Wake ForestPenn State
30Dec. 30SunLouisvilleWashington
31Dec. 30GatorNotre DameOle Miss
32Dec. 30ArizonaMiami-OHFresno State
33Dec. 30OrangeNC StateOklahoma
34Dec. 31Music CityIowaKentucky
35Dec. 31SugarGeorgiaOklahoma State
36Dec. 31Peach(1) Clemson (4) Utah
37Dec. 31Fiesta(2) Alabama(3) Ohio State
38Jan. 2ReliaQuestWisconsinMississippi State
39Jan. 2CitrusPurdueTexas A & M
40Jan. 2CottonSouthern CalHouston
41Jan. 2RoseOregonMichigan
42Jan. 9Championship GameClemsonAlabama

I am predicting that for the first-time ever, all the playoff games will be won by higher seeds and # 1 seeded Clemson will beat # 2 seeded Alabama in the national title game to give Dabo his third national championship.


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