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Bowl Game Blowout! Open Thread for 12/29/09

EagleBank Bowl
Eaglebank Bowl 2-team White Long Sleeve T

UCLA Bruins (6-6) vs. Temple Owls (9-3)
12/29/09 at 4:30 PM EST
Washington, D.C.

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

Miami Hurricanes
(9-3) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (9-3)
12/29/09 at 8:00 PM EST
Orlando, Florida

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 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.