PPCS: Armed Forces Bowl
Bowl: Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Has also been known as: Fort Worth Bowl
Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Time: 8:00pm EST
Would this Bowl survive Pizza Parlor Derek's Bowl Contraction?: What's the point of an "Armed Forces" Bowl without Army, Navy, or Air Force involved? I would have to say this one wouldn't make the cut either.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Famous Alumni: The Founders of Marriott, Atari, and Chuck E. Cheese
NFL Alumni: Alex Smith, Steve Smith, Mike Anderson
Head Coach: Kyle Whittingham
Fun Fact: Utah became the first school to have athletes drafted #1 overall to the NFL and the NBA in the same year. Alex Smith and Andrew Bogut had dated the same girl at separate times while at UU. No word on how this girls search for her "soulmate" has turned out.
Nickname: Golden Hurricane
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Famous Alumni: Nancy Lopez, Rue McClanahan
NFL Alumni: Bears Coach Lovie Smith
Head Coach: Steve Kragthorpe
Fun Fact: Tulsa placed ninth among all colleges for "Happiest Students," according to Princeton Review
Thoughts: Tulsa has lost 3 out of 4 going into this game and Utah is the hotter team and just lost to BYU (which blew out Tulsa). I know that's a dangerous trap but if you look at how Conference USA is projected to do as a conference compared to how the Mountain West should do. There is enough reason to pick Utah here. Especially if Quarterback Brett Ratliff can make some plays against the sixth ranked pass defense in the country. I like Utah CLOSE.
Prediction: Utah 26, Tulsa 23