UCLA Bruins (6-6) vs. Temple Owls (9-3)
12/29/09 at 4:30 PM EST
Initial Thoughts: I'm just thrilled at the opportunity to hear some trash talk from Bill Cosby. I had no idea he was still alive! No, really, I didn't.
Most Awesome Player: Kai Forbath, UCLA K (26/29 FG, 22/23 XP). Before you laugh, think about how you feel about Cal's special teams. Then tell me you're still laughing at the notion of having a great kicker. Honorable mention to Brian Price, UCLA DT as well.
Most Awesome Sponsor: EmmeGirls. For your marketing and special events needs. But I'll be honest, I'm not sure if this is a marketing company or an escort agency.
The Line: UCLA -4.5
Accuscore says: UCLA 25.3, Temple 20.1
ESPN says: UCLA 24, Temple 21
Who you should be rooting for: Is Pac-10 pride enough here? I'm leaving this one alone.
Champs Sports Bowl
12/29/09 at 8:00 PM EST
Initial Thoughts: Finally a game that I actually want to watch!
Most Awesome Player: Something of a toss-up between Jacory Harris, Miami QB (226/337 for 3,164 yards, 23 touchdowns, 17 interceptions) and John Clay, Wisconsin RB (265 carries for 1,396 yards and 16 touchdowns).
Most Awesome Sponsor: ClickandPark.com. The irony is that clicking on their link doesn't work.
The Line: Miami -3.5
Accuscore says: Miami 29.3, Wisconsin 26.2
ESPN says: Wisconsin 35, Miami 31
Who you should be rooting for: Miami. Because college football is always more fun when the U is prominently involved.