The 2016-17 NCAA bowl season gets underway Saturday and as usual this time of year I will give my picks for the bowls week to week. I really feel this is one of the best-matched bowl seasons I can remember and people playing in a bowl pool are in for some restless picks.
In Saturday's games I expect a very good Grambling State team to best North Carolina Central in Atlanta's Celebration Bowl; New Mexico to whip Texas
San Antonio in the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque; Houston to nudge San Diego State in the Las Vegas Bowl; Appalachian State to outrun Toledo in Montgomery's Camelia Bowl; Central Florida to use hometown advantage over Arkansas State in the Cure Bowl in Orlando; and Southern Miss to edge Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl.
Monday, Tulsa will whip Central Michigan in the Miami Beach Bowl, followed Tuesday by Western Kentucky out scoring Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl.
My first picks will wrap up with a BYU besting of Wyoming in San Diego's Poinsettia Bowl.
Sixteen more picks will be on tap in next week's column.
ALL-COUNTY FOOTBALL TO BE NAMED JAN. 19
The Havana Herald’s 2016 All-County Football Team will be announced in the January 19th issue.
Coaches are reminded to get in nominees as soon as possible with all pertinent information.