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Upcoming College Football Bowl Games You Won’t Want To Miss

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While regular season play of college football is unfortunately over, we still have the playoffs, championship, and bowl games to look for. Bowl games are where legends are made, and can shift the tide of college football teams as they enter into the off season. With the championship still a ways off, here are some bowl games you won’t want to miss.

On December 23rd, The Armed Forces Bowl will take place at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. This game will match our very own San Diego State Aztecs against Army West Point, with the game is sponsored by Lockheed Martin. This game will sure to be a slug fest, with the Aztecs holding a 10-2 record on the season, while the Army has a 9-3 record. The Army Black Knights are coming off a stunning victory against their rivals, the Navy Midshipmen, and will enter this game with a solid streak. The Aztecs will be bringing their A1 running game, and will exploit their talent with running back Rashad Penny. The game will be broadcast live by ESPN, so be sure to tune in.

On December 29th, the Cotton Bowl will take place with the Ohio State Buckeyes taking on the USC Trojans. Both teams have a wide range of talent they are bringing to the field, so you’ll be sure to see some exceptional football play. The Trojans with their #8 placement in the league will be bringing Sam Darnold, their quarterback, who has been playing exceptionally throughout the season. Ronald Jones, the Trojans running back, will also be a crucial threat the Buckeyes will have to keep their eye on. On the other side, the Buckeyes are bringing their own threat of a quarterback, with J.T. Barrett, who threw for over 35 touchdowns this season. Nick Bosa, a defensive end for the Buckeyes, will be leading up the defense to stop the Trojan offense, and will make a huge impact as well.

On December 30th, the Orange bowl will bring the Wisconsin Badgers and the Miami Hurricanes together. Boasting a 12-0 going into their game against Ohio State their playoff dreams were shot down after their loss. On the other side, Miami suffered a loss to Clemson, also destroying their chances to make it to the playoffs. With that, each team will be fighting to cap off their season with a victory. Both coaches won coach of the year in their leagues, so the leadership behind each team is a driving force in their success this season. This will also be the first time that Wisconsin has played in the Orange Bowl. Key players on the Badgers will be quarterback Alex Hornibrook, who threw for over 2300 years this season. On Miami’s side, linebacker Shaquille Quarterman will be a key force on the defensive side. While both teams have exceptional talent, the Badgers are favored by most to win this matchup. Be sure to check out the game, as it will be broadcasted on ESPN at 8PM.

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