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Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tony Hooker
It’s a tradition unlike any other, and I’m not talking about the Master’s.  Nope, it’s time for the annual “HLS pick the bowl winners based solely on how their mascots would fare in mortal combat” challenge. So, without further ado…

December 20
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl- UNC-Charlotte Niners defeat Buffalo Bulls.

Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl-Kent State Golden Flashes defeat Utah State Big Blue

December 21
Celebration Bowl-Alcorn State Bravehawks defeat North Carolina A&T Bulldogs

New Mexico Bowl-San Diego State Aztecs defeat Central Michigan Chippewas in politically incorrect clash

FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl-Georgia Southern Eagles defeat Liberty Eagles.  Freedom defeats Sparky.  

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl-Florida Atlantic Owls defeat SMU Mustangs.  Owlsley swoops in and claws Pecuna’s Jugular vein in an upset.

Camellia Bowl-Florida International Panthers claw Arkansas State Red wolves

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl-Washington Huskies herd Boise State Broncos

RL Carriers New Orleans Bowl-UAB Blazers smoke Appalachian State Mountaineers. Fire breathing dragon for the win!

December 23
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl-UCF Knights joust Marshall Thundering Herd

December 24
SoFi Hawai’i Bowl-Hawai’I Rainbow Warriors cage BYU Cougars

December 26
Walkon’s Independence Bowl-Miami Hurricanes blow away Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Quick Lane Bowl-Pitt Panthers feast on Eastern Michigan Eagles

December 27
Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman-Temple Owls fly away from North Carolina Tar Heels

New Era Pinstripe Bowl-Wake Forest Demon Deacons convert Michigan State Spartans

Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl-Oklahoma State Cowboys ride over Texas A&M Aggies

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl-USC Trojans tame Iowa Hawkeyes

Cheez-It Bowl-Air Force Falcons swoop Washington State Cougars

December 28
Camping World Bowl-Iowa State Cyclones blow away Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic-Penn State Nittany Lions win feline battle over Memphis Tigers

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl-Clemson Tigers eat Ohio State Buckeyes

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-LSU Tigers claw Oklahoma Sooners

December 30 
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl-Western Kentucky Mountaineers bust Western Michigan Broncos

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl-Mississippi State Bulldogs bite Louisville Cardinals

Redbox Bowl-Illinois Fighting Illini cage Cal Bears. If you thought I would pick against the beloved, you don’t know me very well!

Capital One Orange Bowl-Virginia Cavaliers “choot em” Florida Gators

December 31
Belk Bowl-Kentucky Wildcats feast on Virginia Tech Hokies.  Turkey is tasty!

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl-Arizona State Sun Devils defeat Florida State Seminoles. Mythological deity defeats native American tribe.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl-Navy Midshipmen trap Kansas State Wildcats

NOVA home loans Arizona Bowl-Wyoming Cowboys lasso Georgia State Blue Panthers

Valero Alamo Bowl-Utah Utes feast on Texas Longhorns. I like mine medium rare!

January 1
Vrbo Citrus Bowl-Alabama Crimson Tide drown Michigan Wolverines

Outback Bowl-Auburn Tigers claw the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Rodent problem? What rodent problem?

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual-Wisconsin Badgers defeat Oregon Ducks for aquatic supremacy.  

All-State Sugar Bowl-Georgia Bulldogs tree Baylor Bears

January 2
Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl-Cincinnati Bearcats feast on Boston College Golden Eagles

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl-Tennessee Volunteers outshoot Indiana Hoosiers in colloquial dream battle

January 3
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl-Nevada Wolfpack tree Ohio Bobcats

January 4
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl-Tulane Green Wave inundate Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

January 6 
LendingTree Bowl-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns cage Miami, OH RedHawks.  

Fun little mindless exercise.  We’ll keep track over the next few weeks to see how my precise methodology works out. 

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