2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions

Photo Credit: TBO (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)

Included is a list of all of the bowl games this season as well as the date, time, and location of each.

 

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

nccu North Carolina Central Eagles (9-2) vs. gram Grambling State Tigers (11-1)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST
  • Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Prediction:  Grambling State wins, 38-31

 

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

txsa Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (6-6) vs. nmex New Mexico Lobos (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Branch Field at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Prediction: New Mexico wins, 34-24

 

Las Vegas Bowl Presented by Geico

hou Houston Cougars (9-3) vs. sdgst San Diego State Aztecs (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST
  • Location: Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Prediction: Houston wins, 31-21

 

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

appst Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-3) vs. toledo Toledo Rockets (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location: Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Prediction: Toledo wins, 45-33

 

AutoNation Cure Bowl

ucf Central Florida Knights (6-6) vs. arkst Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-5)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location:  Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
  • Prediction: Central Florida wins, 31-27

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

usm Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (6-6) vs. lalaf Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Prediction: Southern Mississippi wins, 28-24

 

Miami Beach Bowl

cmich Central Michigan Chippewas (6-6) vs. tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 19th, 2016, at 2:30 PM EST
  • Location: Marlins Park in Miami, Florida
  • Prediction: Tulsa wins, 30-26

 

Boca Raton Bowl

mem Memphis Tigers (8-4) vs. wky Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida
  • Prediction: Western Kentucky wins, 52-49

 

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

byu Brigham Young Cougars (8-4) vs. wyo Wyoming Cowboys (8-5)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California
  • Prediction: Brigham Young wins, 36-33

 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

idaho Idaho Vandals (8-4) vs. colost Colorado State Rams (7-5)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho
  • Prediction: Colorado State wins, 27-17

 

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

emich Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-5) vs. odu Old Dominion Monarchs (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau
  • Prediction: Old Dominion wins, 34-27

 

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

latech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-5) vs. navy #25 Navy Midshipmen (9-4)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 4:30 PM EST
  • Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Prediction: Navy wins, 26-24

 

Dollar General Bowl

ohio Ohio Bobcats (8-5) vs. troy Troy Trojans (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 8:00 PM EST
  • Location: Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama
  • Prediction: Ohio wins, 34-30

 

Hawaii Bowl

mtsu Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (8-4) vs. hawaii Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-7)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 24th, 2016, at 8:00 PM EST
  • Location: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Prediction: Middle Tennessee State wins, 42-24

 

St. Petersburg Bowl

miaoh Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-6) vs. msst Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-7)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 26th, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST
  • Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Prediction: Mississippi State wins, 44-24

 

Quick Lane Bowl

md Maryland Terrapins (6-6) vs. bc Boston College Eagles (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 26th, 2016, at 2:30 PM EST
  • Location: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
  • Prediction: Maryland wins, 24-23

 

Camping World Independence Bowl

ncst North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-6) vs. vandy Vanderbilt Commodores (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 26th, 2016, at 5:00 PM EST
  • Location: Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Prediction: North Carolina State wins, 30-23

 

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

army Army Black Knights (7-5) vs. ntx North Texas Mean Green (5-7)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST
  • Location: Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas
  • Prediction: Army wins, 33-21

 

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

temp #24 Temple Owls (10-3) vs. wake Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST
  • Location: Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Prediction: Temple wins, 34-10

 

National Funding Holiday Bowl

minn Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4) vs. wast Washington State Cougars (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California
  • Prediction: Washington State wins, 49-27

 

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

boise Boise State Broncos (10-2) vs. baylor Baylor Bears (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 10:15 PM EST
  • Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Prediction: Boise State wins, 35-30

 

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

pitt #23 Pittsburgh Panthers (8-4) vs. nw Northwestern Wildcats (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
  • Prediction: Pittsburgh wins, 41-28

 

Russell Athletic Bowl

wvu #16 West Virginia Mountaineers (10-2) vs. miami Miami (Florida) Hurricanes (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
  • Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
  • Prediction: Miami (Florida) wins, 30-27

 

Foster Farms Bowl

ind Indiana Hoosiers (6-6) vs. utah #19 Utah Utes (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at 8:30 PM EST
  • Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
  • Prediction: Utah wins, 34-21

 

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

texam Texas A&M Aggies (8-4) vs. kstate Kansas State Wildcats (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Prediction: Texas A&M wins, 34-33

 

Birmingham Bowl

sfla South Florida Bulls (10-2) vs. sc South Carolina Gamecocks (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Prediction: South Florida wins, 40-20

 

Belk Bowl

ark Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) vs. vatech #22 Virginia Tech Hokies (9-4)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Prediction: Virginia Tech wins, 27-24

 

Valero Alamo Bowl

okst #12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3) vs. colo #10 Colorado Buffaloes (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
  • Prediction: Colorado wins, 34-31

 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

uga Georgia Bulldogs (7-5) vs. tcu Texas Christian Horned Frogs (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST
  • Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Prediction: Texas Christian wins, 42-38

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl

stan #18 Stanford Cardinal (9-3) vs. unc North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas
  • Prediction: Stanford wins, 35-27

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

neb Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-3) vs. tenn #21 Tennessee Volunteers (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST
  • Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Prediction: Tennessee wins, 30-23

 

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl

salab South Alabama Jaguars (6-6) vs. af Air Force Falcons (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona
  • Prediction: Air Force wins, 38-14

 

Capital One Orange Bowl

mich #6 Michigan Wolverines (10-2) vs. fsu #11 Florida State Seminoles (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 8:00 PM EST
  • Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Prediction: Florida State wins, 28-27

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

lsu #20 Louisiana State Tigers (7-4) vs. lou #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST
  • Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
  • Prediction: Louisville wins, 41-31

 

TaxSlayer Bowl

gatech Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-4) vs. uk Kentucky Wildcats (7-5)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST
  • Location: EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Prediction: Georgia Tech wins, 28-25

 

College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

wash #4 Washington Huskies (12-1) vs. bama #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 3:00 PM EST
  • Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Prediction: Alabama wins, 44-28

 

College Football Playoff semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

ohiost #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) vs. clem #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Prediction: Clemson wins, 31-28

 

Outback Bowl

fla #17 Florida Gators (8-4) vs. iowa Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Prediction: Iowa wins, 23-16

 

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

wmich #15 Western Michigan Broncos (13-0) vs. wisc #8 Wisconsin Badgers (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • Prediction: Wisconsin wins, 34-20

 

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

usc #9 Southern California Trojans (9-3) vs. psu #5 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (11-2)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 5:00 PM EST
  • Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Prediction: Pennsylvania State wins, 38-35

 

Allstate Sugar Bowl

aub #14 Auburn Tigers (8-4) vs. okla #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 8:30 PM EST
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Prediction: Oklahoma wins, 35-24

 

College Football Playoff National Championship

clem #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1)* vs. bama #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)*

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 9th, 2017, at 8:30 PM EST
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Prediction: Clemson wins, 37-34

 

*=Predicted winners of the College Football Playoff semifinals

 

-Asher Fair

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