2016-17 College Football Bowl Predictions

Everyone loves to take a stab at who will win the bowl games this time of year. For those who like to play the various fantasy games focused on the bowls, we have included our 2016-17 college football bowl predictions to help in the efforts. There are a ton of games this postseason with tight lines, so it definitely makes for a potential set of games to check out before we start getting into the 2017 NFL Playoff season. If you would like to check out the printable 2016-17 college football bowl schedule or the CFP (College Football Playoff) bracket, we also have that posted for fans to enjoy. Let’s play some football!

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2016-17 College Football Bowl Predictions

Note: All times are ET unless otherwise annotated.
Dec. 17
Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl : North Carolina Central vs. Grambling
(noon ET, ABC, Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
Prediction: Grambling 24, NC Central 21
Gildan New Mexico Bowl : New Mexico vs. Texas-San Antonio
(2 p.m., ESPN, University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Prediction: New Mexico 31, UTSA 24
Las Vegas Bowl : Houston vs. San Diego State
(3:30 p.m., ABC, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas)
Prediction: Houston 42, San Diego State 38
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Toledo
(5:30 p.m., ESPN, Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama)
Prediction: Toledo 24, Appalachian State 21
AutoNation Cure Bowl : UCF vs. Arkansas State
(5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida)
Prediction: UCF 24, Arkansas State 21
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl : Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
(9 p.m., ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans)
Prediction: Southern Miss 42, Louisiana-Lafayette 28.
Dec. 19
Miami Beach Bowl : Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
(2:30 p.m., ESPN, Marlins Park, Miami)
Prediction. Tulsa 35, Central Michigan 28.
Dec. 20
Boca Raton Bowl: Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
(7 p.m., ESPN, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida)
Prediction: Memphis 52, WKU 45
Dec. 21
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. Wyoming
(9 p.m., ESPN, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego)
Prediction: BYU 24, Wyoming 14
Dec. 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Idaho vs. Colorado State
(7 p.m., ESPN, Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho)
Prediction: Colorado State 35, Idaho 31
Dec. 23
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
(1 p.m., ESPN, Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas)
Prediction: Eastern Michigan 28, ODU 24
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. No. 25 Navy
(4:30 p.m., ESPN, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas)
Prediction: Navy 42, Louisiana Tech 38
Dollar General Bowl : Ohio vs. Troy
(8 p.m., ESPN, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama)
Prediction: Troy 35, Ohio 30
Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee
(8 p.m., ESPN, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu)
Prediction: Hawaii 35, Middle Tennessee 31
Dec. 26
St. Petersburg Bowl: Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi State
(11 a.m., ESPN, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida)
Prediction: Mississippi State 35, Miami (Ohio) 24
Quick Lane Bowl: Maryland vs. Boston College
(2:30 p.m., ESPN, Ford Field, Detroit)
Prediction: Boston College 28, Maryland 24
Camping World Independence Bowl : NC State vs. Vanderbilt
(5 p.m., ESPN2, Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana)
Prediction: NC State 17, Vanderbilt 14.
Dec. 27
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army vs. North Texas
(noon, ESPN, Cotton Bowl, Dallas)
Prediction: North Texas 24, Army 22.
Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: No. 24 Temple vs. Wake Forest
(3:30 p.m., ESPN, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland)
Prediction: Temple 42, Wake Forest 14.
National Funding Holiday Bowl: Minnesota vs. Washington State
(7 p.m., ESPN, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego)
Prediction: Washington State 27, Minnesota 21.
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl: Boise State vs. Baylor
(10:15 p.m., ESPN, Chase Field, Phoenix)
Prediction: Boise State 44, Baylor 28.

Dec. 28
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
(2 p.m., ESPN, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York)
Prediction: Pitt 42, Northwestern 31.
Russell Athletic Bowl: No. 16 West Virginia vs. Miami
(5:30 p.m., ESPN, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida)
Prediction: Miami 35, WVU 31
Foster Farms Bowl: Indiana vs. No. 19 Utah
(8:30 p.m., Fox, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California)
Prediction: Utah 35, Indiana 24
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
(9 p.m., ESPN, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas)
Prediction: Texas A&M 31, K-State 28
Dec. 29
Birmingham Bowl: South Florida vs. South Carolina
(2 p.m., ESPN, Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama)
Prediction: South Florida 35, South Carolina 21.
Belk Bowl: Arkansas vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech
(5:30 p.m., ESPN, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina)
Prediction: Virginia Tech 35, Arkansas 24.
Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 12 Oklahoma State vs. No. 10 Colorado
(9 p.m., ESPN, Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas)
Prediction: Colorado 42, Oklahoma State 38
Dec. 30
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Georgia vs. TCU
(noon, ESPN, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee)
Prediction: TCU 31, Georgia 28
Hyundai Sun Bowl: No. 18 Stanford vs. North Carolina
(2 p.m., CBS Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas)
Prediction: Stanford 42, North Carolina 28.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 21 Tennessee
(3:30 p.m., ESPN, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee)
Prediction: Tennessee 28, Nebraska 21.
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: South Alabama vs. Air Force
(5:30 p.m., Campus Insiders, Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona)
Prediction: Air Force 28, South Alabama 24.
Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 Florida State
(8 p.m., ESPN, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida)
Prediction: Michigan 24, Florida State 21
Dec. 31
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: No. 20 LSU vs. No. 13 Louisville
(11 a.m., ABC, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida)
Prediction: Louisville 35, LSU 28
TaxSlayer Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
(11 a.m., ESPN, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida)
Prediction: Kentucky 45, Georgia Tech 42
Jan. 2
Outback Bowl: No. 17 Florida vs. Iowa
(1 p.m., ABC, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida)
Prediction: Iowa 21, Florida 17.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 15 Western Michigan vs. No. 8 Wisconsin
(1 p.m., ESPN, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas)
Prediction: Wisconsin 28, Western Michigan 24.
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual: No. 9 USC vs. No. 5 Penn State
(5 p.m., ESPN, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California)
Prediction: Penn State 35, USC 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 14 Auburn vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
(8:30 p.m., ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans)
Prediction: Oklahoma 35, Auburn 24.
Dec. 31
College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 4 Washington vs. No. 1 Alabama
(3 p.m., ESPN, Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
Prediction: Alabama 35, Washington 24
College Football Playoff semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson
(7 p.m., ESPN, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona)
Prediction: Clemson 35, Ohio State 31.
Jan. 9
College Football Playoff National Championship
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Clemson
(8 p.m., ESPN, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida)
Prediction: Alabama 42, Clemson 31