Predicting The Winner Of Every Major College Football Bowl Game

We're already over a week into the college football bowl schedule, but as we know, most of the big games don't come until after Christmas and on New Year's Day. Who can we expect to win those big games, including the two College Football Playoff matchups? Here are our predictions:

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl - Dec. 27
Texas vs. Missouri
Prediction: Texas

Missouri's offense has been playing well, but they haven't faced a defense as good as Texas' in a while. Tom Herman gets a big win.

Camping World Bowl - Dec. 28
No. 22 Virginia Tech vs. No. 19 Oklahoma State
Prediction: Oklahoma State

Virginia Tech hasn't beaten anyone of note this year and Oklahoma State's offseason will dominate.

Valero Alamo Bowl- Dec. 28
No. 13 Stanford vs. No. 15 TCU
Prediction: Stanford

Bryce Love is going to have his way while Kenny Hill and TCU will struggle against Stanford's defense.

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl- Dec. 28
No. 18 Washington State vs. No. 16 Michigan State
Prediction: Michigan State

Defense always seems to win these top offense vs. top defense matchups.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic - Dec. 29
No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State
Prediction: USC

I don't trust J.T. Barrett and Ohio State's passing game against USC. I do trust Sam Darnold to make enough winning plays.

TaxSlayer Bowl - Dec. 30
Louisville vs. No. 23 Mississippi State
Prediction: Louisville

Lamar Jackson is not going to lose his final game in a Louisville uniform - especially not with Mississippi State playing a backup quarterback.

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - Dec. 30
No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State
Prediction: Penn State

The Nittany Lions are more proven and have better talent on both sides of the ball. Expect them to win by two touchdowns.

Capital One Orange Bowl - Dec. 30
No. 10 Miami vs. No. 6 Wisconsin
Prediction: Miami

Miami has better athletes and is playing this game at home.

Outback Bowl - Jan. 1
Michigan vs. South Carolina
Prediction: South Carolina

Michigan's lack of a passing game will be exposed once again in this low-scoring affair.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Jan. 1
No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn
Prediction: Auburn

A coaching change at UCF will show itself against a team with a significant talent advantage in Auburn.

Citrus Bowl Presented by Overton's- Jan. 1
No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU
Prediction: LSU

Notre Dame hasn't beaten anyone good outside of South Bend this season. That's not going to start now.

College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma
Prediction: Oklahoma

Baker bleepin' Mayfield is on a mission. Georgia simply won't be able to keep up with Oklahoma's offensive onslaught.

College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson
Prediction: Alabama

I think Clemson is the better team - I just can't imagine anyone beating Alabama and Nick Saban two years in a row. 

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