Bowling Game Times, Picks, Predictions: May, Music City, Peach, Las Vegas Bowl

Bowling Game Times, Picks, Predictions: May, Music City, Peach, Las Vegas Bowl

Types of Carolina barbecue sauce, classified:

  1. Light tomato
  2. Vinegar
  3. Heavy tomato
  4. Eat plain, dry meat
  5. Get hit in the face with a frying pan
  6. Get a mayonnaise dip from Duke’s Mayo Bowl
  7. Mustard
  8. Whatever the “rust sauce” is

About the games.

Duke’s May Bowl

North Carolina Tar Heels vs South Carolina Gamecocks

10:30 am | ESPN | UNC -9.5 | O / U 57

Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)

From the UNC football Wikipedia page:


“Yes, Wikipedia: Chicago Bears fans on line 1”.

Wow, actually.

More or less…: MNW is a busy man, so he can be forgiven for forgetting OTE’s contractual obligations whenever South Carolina comes up:


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Gaylord Hotels Grinnin ‘Glen Mason Memorial Music City Bowl

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Purdue Boilermakers

2pm | ESPN | Tennessee -5.5 | O / U 64.5

Nissan Stadium (Nashville, TN)

Take it away, BoilerUp:

Neither Iowa nor Northwestern fans can think of bowling games against Tennessee of late; similarly, we’re pretty sure this is Purdue’s first time playing the Music City Bowl.

[Kind of…: Really old Iowa fans can point to the 1982 Peach Bowl, where Iowa beat Tennessee 28-22, largely holding WR Willie Gault in check and overcoming a big day from Vol DE Reggie White. Not quite so old Northwestern fans probably don’t want to point to a second Volunteer blowout of the Wildcats in the 1997 Citrus bowl where Peyton Manning had 400 yards passing and 4 TDs. Boy, Tennessee used to be really good, huh?]

Any other question? No? Good.


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# 12 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. # 10 Michigan State Spartans

6 pm | ESPN | MSU -2.5 | O / U 56

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA)

I love when we have teams playing and we can both work less. From Green Akers:

Pitt has played exactly two bowl games against the Big Ten and lost both:

  • The 1984 Fiesta Bowl at Ohio State, where the Foge Fazio-trained Panthers left a late lead over Mike Tomczak and the Buckeyes. I’ve only known Fazio as DC from the Minnesota Vikings for a few good years, so I’ll let the Kind of … tell you more about this one.
  • More or less…I already mentioned it earlier this year. It was a really entertaining game when Fiesta was the upstart on January 5 and January 1, and when Sugar and Orange were basically going head-to-head.


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SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

wisconsin badgers vs. arizona state sun devils

9:30 pm | ESPN | wisc -6 | O / U 41

Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, NV)

Some of … did the heavy lifting on this one while clearly working on something:


I forgot how ridiculous the whole sequence was, but it’s a pleasure to watch it again.

Doing the minimal research that is my custom for this “series” of bowl previews, I remembered that this bowl was not only sponsored once by Royal Purple, apparently a brand of synthetic oil, and MAACO, but I learned that it had been sponsored by both EA Sports and Sega.

HOWEVER, what he did not know at all was that this was the effective successor to the California Raisin Bowl, organized in Fresno from 1981 to 1991. When Fresno State left the Big West to move on to the glorious creature that was the WAC, the sponsors of the bowl folded and Big West and MAC pulled their Raisin Bowl ties for the newly formed Las Vegas Bowl.

This is the first appearance of a Big Ten team in Las Vegas, and we couldn’t have sent a more accurate representation of the Midwest. I can only hope the badgers caught an Allegiant Airlines flight from either Appleton-Green Bay Airport or Rockford-Chicago International Airport, and I’m not sure which airport is with the funniest name.



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