December 16, 2016
Here’s part two of our tour through the bowls:
Part one is here.
Thursday, December 29
South Florida vs. South Carolina
Gamecocks rock Legion Field.
Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech
Hokies head coach Justin Fuente has answers.
Colorado vs. Oklahoma State
Cowboys eek out a close one.
Friday, December 30
TCU vs. Georgia
Frogs get another bowl win over a SEC team.
Stanford vs. North Carolina
UNC always plays well in El Paso.
Music City Bowl:
Nebraska vs. Tennessee
Huskers strum a tune on the Vols.
South Alabama vs. Air Force
Falcons back on target.
Michigan vs. Florida State
Coach Harbaugh is still mad. His Wolverines are too.
Saturday, December 31
LSU vs. Louisville
Mike the Tiger doesn’t care who won the Heisman.
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Ramblin’ Wreck’s option game too taxing for Wildcats.
PLAYOFF SEMI-FINAL GAMES:
Washington vs. Alabama
Tide still too strong, no matter how husky Washington tries to get.
Ohio State vs. Clemson
Football gods right a wrong and Clemson gets another shot at Bama.
Monday, January 2
Florida vs. Iowa
Hawkeyes excited, Gators bored.
Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan
Badgers love MAC & cheese.
USC vs. Penn State
Nittany Lions are an angry bunch. (See TCU in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl).
Oklahoma vs. Auburn
Sooners’ Boom rattles the Tigers, er … Eagles … that still confuses me.
Monday, January 9
College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Tampa Bay:
Alabama vs. Clemson
Tigers’ hunger, plus a few ill-timed turnovers do ‘Bama in.
Thanks for reading Extra Points throughout 2016. I hope you get something out of the entries, and I’m looking forward to a great 2017. Until then….
Merry Christmas to All.
And to All,
Kick ‘Em High!
John Denton has been the color analyst for the TCU Sports Network from IMG since 1988. A former standout for the Horned Frog football team, Denton went from walk-on to a four-year lettermen as a kicker and punter for the Purple and White from 1981-84 and completed his career at the 1984 Bluebonnet Bowl. Shown here with his former coach, the late Jim Wacker, Denton currently serves as the Director of Major Gifts for TCU Athletics.
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