2017-2018 Bowl Season Watch List

The NCAA Football bowl season begins December 16 and concludes with the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8th. Let's take a look at a few of my favorite bowl games before Saturday's kickoff.

Las Vegas Bowl

The Oregon Ducks take on the Boise State Broncos. The Ducks will be playing under their new head coach, but the offense is still there. Look for the Ducks and the Broncos to play in a pretty fun game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The Ducks are 7-5, while the Broncos are 10-3 on the season.

Heart of Dallas Bowl

The West Virginia Mountaineers and Utah Utes will play on the day after Christmas Day. The Pac-12 representative Utah Utes are seeking to finish above .500 on the season, while West Virginia finished in the middle of the mix in the Big 12. The Cotton Bowl in Dallas is the host of this game.

Alamo Bowl

The Stanford Cardinal and the TCU Horned Frogs will play on December 28th in San Antonio. The Cardinal are looking to finish the season with their 10th win of the season, while TCU is seeing their 11th. Look for the great defense of both teams to be the key catalyst in this game.

Cotton Bowl

What a game here as the USC Trojans take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are big favorites, but we see a battle of two of the Top 10 teams in the nation. The Trojans and Buckeyes are both looking for their 12th wins of the season as well here.

Fiesta Bowl

Another great battle of Big Ten against Pac-12 at the Fiesta Bowl as the Washington Huskies take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State has one of the top running backs in all of the country, while Washington is a team with a pretty dynamic offense as well.

Orange Bowl

The Miami Hurricanes will play a home game of sorts as they take on the Wisconsin Badgers on December 30th. This is the athletic Miami defense against the methodical Wisconsin team. The Atlantic Coast Conference runner up takes on the Big Ten runner up here.

Citrus Bowl

The LSU Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish get together on New Year's Day. The Tigers have a great ground game, while the Irish were a team that spread the ball out via the pass and the run game. Two national programs mix it up in an interesting game.

Those are just a few of the elite College Football games that will take place during this bowl season!