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Viva the Matadors pick ‘em: bowl season affords new life to all

The Viva staff picks each and every bowl game of the season, who will emerge victorious?

NCAA Football: Texas Tech at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The wonderful thing about bowl season pick ‘em is that there are enough games for even the last place picker to rise to the top.

Here’s a look at how the Viva the Matadors staff envisions the bowl season playing out.

Bowl pick ‘em

Writer AutoZone Liberty: Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State Bahamas: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo Cure: Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois Boca Raton: Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State New Mexico: UTEP vs. Fresno State Independence: BYU vs. UAB LendingTree: Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan Jimmy Kimmel LA: Oregon State vs. Utah State R+L Carriers New Orleans: Marshall vs. Louisiana Myrtle Beach: Tulsa vs. Old Dominion Famous Idaho Potato: Kent State vs. Wyoming Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco: North Texas vs. Miami-Ohio Frisco Bowl: UTSA vs. San Diego State Lockheed Martin Armed Forces: Missouri vs. Army Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla: Central Florida vs. Florida EasyPost Hawai’i: Memphis vs. Hawai’i Camellia: Ball State vs. Georgia State Quick Lane: Western Michigan vs. Nevada Military: East Carolina vs. Boston College TicketSmarter Birmingham: Houston vs. Auburn SERVPRO First Responder: Air Force vs. Louisville SDCCU Holiday: NC State vs. UCLA Guaranteed Rate: West Virginia vs. Minnesota Fenway: SMU vs. Virginia New Era Pinstripe: Virginia Tech vs. Maryland Cheez-It: Iowa State vs. Clemson Valero Alamo: Oregon vs. Oklahoma Duke’s Mayo: North Carolina vs. South Carolina TransPerfect Music City: Purdue vs. Tennessee Peach: Michigan State vs. Pitt Las Vegas: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State Orange: Michigan vs. Georgia Cotton: Alabama vs. Cincinnati Gator: Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest Sun: Washington State vs. Miami Arizona: Boise State vs. Central Michigan Outback: Penn State vs. Arkansas Fiesta: Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame Citrus: Kentucky vs. Iowa Rose: Utah vs. Ohio State Sugar: Baylor vs. Ole Miss Texas: Kansas State vs. LSU
Writer AutoZone Liberty: Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State Bahamas: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo Cure: Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois Boca Raton: Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State New Mexico: UTEP vs. Fresno State Independence: BYU vs. UAB LendingTree: Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan Jimmy Kimmel LA: Oregon State vs. Utah State R+L Carriers New Orleans: Marshall vs. Louisiana Myrtle Beach: Tulsa vs. Old Dominion Famous Idaho Potato: Kent State vs. Wyoming Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco: North Texas vs. Miami-Ohio Frisco Bowl: UTSA vs. San Diego State Lockheed Martin Armed Forces: Missouri vs. Army Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla: Central Florida vs. Florida EasyPost Hawai’i: Memphis vs. Hawai’i Camellia: Ball State vs. Georgia State Quick Lane: Western Michigan vs. Nevada Military: East Carolina vs. Boston College TicketSmarter Birmingham: Houston vs. Auburn SERVPRO First Responder: Air Force vs. Louisville SDCCU Holiday: NC State vs. UCLA Guaranteed Rate: West Virginia vs. Minnesota Fenway: SMU vs. Virginia New Era Pinstripe: Virginia Tech vs. Maryland Cheez-It: Iowa State vs. Clemson Valero Alamo: Oregon vs. Oklahoma Duke’s Mayo: North Carolina vs. South Carolina TransPerfect Music City: Purdue vs. Tennessee Peach: Michigan State vs. Pitt Las Vegas: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State Orange: Michigan vs. Georgia Cotton: Alabama vs. Cincinnati Gator: Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest Sun: Washington State vs. Miami Arizona: Boise State vs. Central Michigan Outback: Penn State vs. Arkansas Fiesta: Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame Citrus: Kentucky vs. Iowa Rose: Utah vs. Ohio State Sugar: Baylor vs. Ole Miss Texas: Kansas State vs. LSU
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Kendall (31-30) TTU MTSU NIU APP FRES BYU LIB OSU ULL TUL KENT UNT SDSU MIZ UCF MEM GSU NEV BC UH LOU UCLA MINN UVA VT CLEM OU SC PUR PITT WIS MICH ALA WF WSU CMU ARK OSU IOWA OSU MISS KSU
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