Bowl Season: 8-5 (spread); 7-6 (overall); 1-1 (upset picks)
Craig's Season: 8-5 (spread)
This Season: 58-54-2 (spread); 86-28 (overall); 9-6 (upset picks)
Craig's Season: 54-58-2 (spread)
Brad's Money: $40
Craig's Money: $880
No. 3 Cincinnati vs. No. 5 Florida; 8:30 p.m.; FOX
Sugar Bowl, Friday: This has all the makings of an upset, as Florida has little to play for tonight against Cincinnati. For a team that has been thinking of a national title all season, this could be a letdown. But I believe quarterback Tim Tebow won’t let that attitude take over the Gators. Tebow is a great leader, as everyone knows, and he’ll have Florida ready to play. Cincinnati lost its coach to Notre Dame, so they could go either way as well. The Pick: Florida (-13) wins it 31-14.
No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 8 Ohio State; 4:30 p.m.; ABC
Rose Bowl, Friday: While everyone is used to seeing Ohio State in a BCS game, Oregon is a different story. The Ducks ended Southern Cal’s long dominance in the Pac-10 with a conference title and the right to play OSU in the Rose Bowl. Both teams are coming into the game riding big winning streaks. Oregon is 4-0 against ranked opponents (including a 42-3 win over then-No. 10 California) and the Ducks should continue that against OSU. The Pick: Oregon (-4) wins it 35-27.
No. 12 LSU vs. No. 13 Penn State; 1 p.m.; ABC
Capital One Bowl, Friday: Penn State’s hopes this afternoon ride on quarterback Daryll Clark, as his play in wins and losses couldn’t be more different in his career. When Clark is on, the Nittany Lions are hard to stop. But when he’s off (7 interceptions in four career losses), Penn State doesn’t have a chance. Against LSU, Clark should shine. The Pick: Penn State (-2) wins it 28-24.
No. 16 West Virginia vs. Florida State; 1 p.m.; CBS
Gator Bowl, Friday: This game comes down to whether or not the Seminoles will want to send coach Bobby Bowden out a winner in his final game as head coach. The FSU legend was more or less forced out after the regular season, so it will be interesting to see how his players respond. The Pick: Florida State (+2.5) wins it 38-35. Bonus Pick: Auburn (-8) beats Northwestern 24-10.
South Carolina vs. Connecticut; 2 p.m.; ESPN
PapaJohns.com Bowl, Saturday: With a victory over then-No. 15 Clemson in its season finale, South Carolina actually comes into the pizza bowl with some late-season momentum. UConn has momentum as well, as its three-game losing streak after the death of Jasper Howard was answered with wins over Notre Dame, Syracuse and South Florida. The Pick: South Carolina (-4.5) wins it 33-21.
No. 6 Boise State vs. No. 4 TCU; 8 p.m.; FOX
Fiesta Bowl, Monday: Well all know this matchup just doesn’t work, as having two classic Cinderella’s in the same game takes away the casual fan’s rooting interest. TCU should be playing Florida and Boise State should be playing Cincinnati in games that most would root for the underdog. It’s just another example why the BCS is a joke. The Pick: TCU (-7.5) wins it 31-30.
No. 9 Georgia Tech vs. No. 10 Iowa; 8 p.m.; FOX
Orange Bowl, Tuesday: Georgia Tech should roll in this one. Check out more bowl picks at bradcarrollgameday.blogspot.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE ... BONUS PICKS
South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5)
International Bowl, Saturday, 12 p.m.
Brad's Pick: South Florida (-7) wins it 31-20. Craig's Pick: Northern Illinois +7
No. 19 Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Ole Miss (8-5)
Cotton Bowl, Saturday, 2 p.m.
Brad's Pick: Oklahoma State (+3) wins it 28-24. Craig's Pick: Ole Miss -3
Arkansas (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-4)
Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Brad's Pick: Arkansas (-7.5) wins it 35-21. Craig's Pick: East Carolina +7.5
Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4)
Alamo Bowl, Saturday, 9 p.m.
Brad's Pick: Texas Tech (-7.5) wins it 31-28. Craig's Pick: Texas Tech -7.5
(Just to note, Craig is at that time where he is going opposite of my picks to catch up in the season race in the four bonus games.)