With Utah's victory over Cal tonight, the MWC moves to a perfect 3-0 bowl record for '09. Two of those wins are over PAC-10 teams and both games were out of doubt by midway of the 4th. Also, the win extends Utah's bowl victory streak to nine straight, including last year's romp over 'Bama. The BCS really needs to give this league the respect it deserves after next season's re-evaluation of AQ's.
What else is on the slate? Well, Air Force has the ability to beat Houston - especially if the UCF/ECU Houston shows up - and TCU has the ability to beat anyone. Now, can they and will they are two different things. Houston beat two Big-XII South teams this season and has the nation's top passing attack, which could overwhelm the Falcons if they fall behind early. It's a great odd-coupling with the Force countering with a traditional flexbone, but both sides have questions on D, so we could see some fun fireworks in Ft. Worth.
The Horned Frogs have the toughest opponent of all the MWC teams in Boise State, which is odd since the Broncos aren't from an AQ-C either. Hughes and the D are strong enough to play with Boise's line and running game, but Kellen Moore is a good QB who could make pass defense a problem for the Frogs. I have a feeling we can throw last year's Poinsettia Bowl out the window, as the '09 rematch promises to be a classic.
The picks for the rest of bowl season will be up Sunday (Jesus, I'm getting reamed on picks right now), including the BCS match-ups. And, it's midnight, so Merry Christmas Eve! I'll be doing the family thing tomorrow night, so I'll probably miss the Hawaii Bowl, which is unfortunate since it'll be the best time for me to see Kaepernick play. Oh well, Happy Holidays...I guess.