2012-13 college football bowl picks
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Alabama coach Nick Saban

Posted Dec 13, 2012


Our Scout.com publishers and analysts predict winners for the 2012-2013 bowl season.

We asked our publishers and football analysts who they thought would win each bowl game. After 55 responses from all corners of the country, the results are displayed below. (Note: Some voters abstained from picking certain bowls. Cumulative winning picks are highlighted in gray.)

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New Mexico
Team
Votes

Nevada
6
(11.3%)

Arizona
47
(88.7%)
Result: ARI 49, NEV 48
Famous Idaho Potato
Team
Votes

Toledo
11
(20.4%)

Utah State
43
(79.6%)
Result: USU 41, TOL 15
Poinsettia
Team
Votes

San Diego St.
22
(41.5%)

BYU
31
(58.5%)
Result: BYU 23, SDSU 6


St. Petersburg
Team
Votes

Ball State
16
(30.8%)

UCF
36
(69.2%)
Result: UCF 38, BSU 17
New Orleans
Team
Votes

East Carolina
10
(18.9%)

La.-Lafayette
43
(81.1%)
Result: ULL 43, ECU 34
Las Vegas
Team
Votes

Boise State
37
(68.5%)

Washington
17
(31.5%)
Result: BSU 28, WAS 26


Hawaii
Team
Votes

SMU
12
(22.6%)

Fresno State
41
(77.4%)
Result: SMU 43, FSU 10
Little Caesars
Team
Votes

W. Kentucky
30
(57.7%)

Central Mich.
22
(42.3%)
Result: CM 24, WKU 21
Military
Team
Votes

San Jose State
31
(59.6%)

Bowling Green
21
(40.4%)
Result: SJS 29, BG 20


Belk
Team
Votes

Duke
14
(25.9%)

Cincinnati
40
(74.1%)
Result: CIN 48, DUK 34
Holiday
Team
Votes

UCLA
37
(68.5%)

Baylor
17
(31.5%)
Result: BU 49, UCLA 26
Independence
Team
Votes

La.-Monroe
30
(56.6%)

Ohio
23
(43.4%)
Result: OHIO 45, LM 14


Russell Athletic
Team
Votes

Virginia Tech
26
(48.1%)

Rutgers
28
(51.9%)
Result: VT 13, RUT 10
Texas
Team
Votes

Minnesota
17
(32.1%)

Texas Tech
36
(67.9%)
Result: TTU 34, MIN 31
Armed Forces
Team
Votes

Rice
11
(21.2%)

Air Force
41
(78.8%)
Result: RICE 33, AF 14


Kraft Fight Hunger
Team
Votes

Arizona State
46
(86.8%)

Navy
7
(13.2%)
Result: ASU 62, NVY 28
Pinstripe
Team
Votes

Syracuse
11
(20.4%)

West Virginia
43
(79.6%)
Result: SYR 38, WV 14
Alamo
Team
Votes

Texas
22
(40.7%)

Oregon State
32
(59.3%)
Result: TEX 31, OSU 27


Buffalo Wild Wings
Team
Votes

Michigan State
17
(31.5%)

TCU
37
(68.5%)
Result: MSU 17, TCU 16
Music City
Team
Votes

Vanderbilt
42
(79.2%)

NC State
11
(20.8%)
Result: VAN 38, NCS 24
Sun
Team
Votes

Georgia Tech
5
(9.3%)

USC
49
(90.7%)
Result: GT 21, USC 7


Liberty
Team
Votes

Iowa State
28
(52.8%)

Tulsa
25
(47.2%)
Result: TUL 31, ISU 17
Chick-fil-A
Team
Votes

Clemson
6
(11.1%)

LSU
48
(88.9%)
Result: CLM 25, LSU 24
Heart of Dallas
Team
Votes

Purdue
1
(1.9%)

Oklahoma St.
53
(98.1%)
Result: OSU 58, PUR 14


Gator
Team
Votes

Mississippi St.
33
(62.3%)

Northwestern
20
(37.7%)
Result: NW 34, MSU 20
Capital One
Team
Votes

Georgia
52
(96.3%)

Nebraska
2
(3.7%)
Result: UGA 45, NEB 31
Outback
Team
Votes

South Carolina
38
(70.4%)

Michigan
16
(29.6%)
Result: SC 33, MICH 28


Rose
Team
Votes

Wisconsin
10
(18.2%)

Stanford
45
(81.8%)
Result: STN 20, WIS 14
Orange
Team
Votes

Northern Illinois
7
(13%)

Florida State
47
(87%)
Result: FSU 31, NIU 10
Sugar
Team
Votes

Florida
46
(85.2%)

Louisville
8
(14.8%)
Result: LOU 33, FLA 23


Fiesta
Team
Votes

Oregon
48
(88.9%)

Kansas State
6
(11.1%)
Result: ORE 35, KSU 17
Cotton
Team
Votes

Texas A&M
35
(64.8%)

Oklahoma
19
(35.2%)
Result: TAM 41, OKL 13
BBVA Compass
Team
Votes

Pitt
13
(24.5%)

Ole Miss
40
(75.5%)
Result: MIS 38, PIT 17


GoDaddy.com
Team
Votes

Kent State
41
(77.4%)

Arkansas St.
12
(22.6%)
Result: ASU 17, KSU 13
BCS title game
Team
Votes

Notre Dame
11
(20.4%)

Alabama
43
(79.6%)
Result: ALA 42, ND 14




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