Christmas Magic Brings Former MAC Foes Together in Montgomery

For the first time since the early-2000s, there will be college football on Christmas, as Montgomery continues its strong Christmas Day football lineage with this year's Camellia Bowl. For many years, the city hosted the Blue-Gray Football Classic, an all-star game showcasing the best stars from small-schools and non-bowling schools. This year's game is a … Continue reading Christmas Magic Brings Former MAC Foes Together in Montgomery

2020 Takes Another Strange Turn As Hawaii Bowls on the Mainland

This year, a Christmas Eve tradition looks a little different as Hawaii will play in the New Mexico Bowl at Frisco against Houston. Considering all the difficulties of travel this year, it is surprising that Hawaii will bowl on the mainland for only the third time ever. Good and Bad Memories on the Mainland Hawaii's … Continue reading 2020 Takes Another Strange Turn As Hawaii Bowls on the Mainland

A Two Day Twitter Assault Ends With Army Going to The Liberty Bowl

Well, that was a fun two days... let's not do it again, though. After teams dropped out of bowl games Army was left stranded with no bowl game to go to despite their 9-2 record. Then Twitter happened. The frustration really started with this tweet: 2-8 South Carolina is in a bowl game but not … Continue reading A Two Day Twitter Assault Ends With Army Going to The Liberty Bowl

Why December 26th is One of the Most Important Days in Recent Memory for C-USA

Yesterday, the back-end of the bowl schedule came out with much controversy all around. One party that benefitted was Conference USA. Between bowls announced before Championship Saturday and yesterday, the conference placed 7 teams in bowls, meaning a quarter of the bowl season will feature C-USA teams. No day this bowl season is bigger for … Continue reading Why December 26th is One of the Most Important Days in Recent Memory for C-USA

For Memphis and FAU, the 2007 New Orleans Bowl Seems Like an Eternity Ago

When the first wave of bowl matchups came up, the Montgomery Bowl chose to match Memphis and FAU together at the historic Cramton Bowl. The teams have met before, only once, in the 2007 New Orleans Bowl and if you told fans of both teams how much would change in the span of 13 years, … Continue reading For Memphis and FAU, the 2007 New Orleans Bowl Seems Like an Eternity Ago

North Texas Is Bowl Season’s Loveable Losers

This weekend, the North Texas Mean Green earned a berth in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl, where the 4-5 Mean Green will face 8-3 App State. Surprisingly, this is North Texas' third bowl appearance with a losing record. Maybe bowls just love the Mean Green for some odd reason. Let's look at the prior instances. … Continue reading North Texas Is Bowl Season’s Loveable Losers

Iowa State Overcomes Mid-2000s Heartbreak and Finally Makes the Big 12 Title Game

This weekend, Iowa State hopes to win their first conference title since the Taft Administration (1912) and beat Oklahoma a second time. While many know of this drought, not many people remember the heartbreaks that the Cyclones endured in 2004 and 2005 when they were on the brink of making the Big 12 Championship Game. … Continue reading Iowa State Overcomes Mid-2000s Heartbreak and Finally Makes the Big 12 Title Game

Stakes are High for Ball State-Buffalo Just Like They Were in 2008

This Friday's MAC title game brings a familiar matchup for those that have followed the conference for a while as this week's game is a rematch of the 2008 title. While it may not seem like it, pandemic and all, this week's game has some parallels. A Tale of Two Teams In 2008, Ball State … Continue reading Stakes are High for Ball State-Buffalo Just Like They Were in 2008

Nine Years Later, We Finally Get a 2011 Poinsettia Bowl Rematch

Let's go back to 2011. The end of an era for a couple of schools, or nearing that. In the midst of the wild conference realignment phase of the early 2010s, TCU found themselves on an upward trajectory on their way to the Big 12, while Louisiana Tech faced uncertainty in the disintegrating WAC and … Continue reading Nine Years Later, We Finally Get a 2011 Poinsettia Bowl Rematch

The Unbelievable Lopsidedness of Florida State-Duke

This Saturday, Duke takes on Florida State in what should be the finale for both squads, as both have bad records to show for uncharacteristically down seasons. While there are no record requirements for bowls this year, the ACC has lost four tie-ins so bowl are unlikely to resort to the 2-8 Blue Devils or … Continue reading The Unbelievable Lopsidedness of Florida State-Duke