Another day, another Bowl game. Today we get a classic match up between Florida Atlantic and Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl. Once upon a no so distant past, this was North Texas territory, but as I said, we get a different sort of compelling game between the best in the Sun Belt and the fourth or fifth best in Conference USA. To be honest, I am not even sure why they schedule this sort of game. The $325K payout is pretty much a joke, but let’s move on to the prediction.
I am going to give this one to Schnellenberger’s Owls because their non conference schedule was more compelling than Memphis. The Owls lost to Oklahoma State, #14 Kentucky, #6 South Florida, and #12 Florida. They also beat bottom of the bottom of the Big Ten barrel, Minnesota. Memphis? Does playing Mississippi (perennial SEC joke) and Jacksonville State (who?) count as a non conference schedule?
2007 Bowl predictions: 0 – 1.