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College Football Season Review

College Football Season Review and Bowl Game Lineup

The finalists for the Heisman Trophy have been named, and the winner will be announced at 8 pm Saturday. Quarterback Tim Tebow of the Florida Gators, last year’s winner, has been named as one of the three finalists. Sam Bradford, quarterback at Oklahoma, and Texas Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy are the other finalists for this year’s trophy.

Bradford was selected as the Davey O’Brien Award winner this week, while Tebow was named best overall player in college football, winning the Maxwell Award for the second straight year (as voted on by sportswriters, sportscasters, and coaches). Colt McCoy was honored with the Walter Camp Award, honoring the college football player of the year, as decided by Division I-A coaches and sports information directors.

On Sunday, the remaining bowl game bids were announced. The Florida Gators and the Oklahoma Sooners were tops in BCS rankings and will go head to head in the FedEx BCS National Championship on January 8. Both teams had one loss in the season, and both are champions of their respective conferences.

Here’s a picture of the BCS bowl game matchups:

Rose Bowl (presented by Citi): USC vs. Penn State, both 11-1
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Utah, 12-0 vs. Alabama, 12-1
Fed Ex Orange Bowl: Cincinnati, 11-2 vs. Virginia Tech, 11-4
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State, 10-2 vs. Texas, 11-1

The following bowl games are also scheduled, many with new and peculiar names:

Eagle Bank Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Navy
magicJack St. Petersburg: Memphis vs. South Florida
Pioneer Las Vegas: BYU vs. Arizona
R+L Carriers New Orleans: Southern Miss vs. Troy
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia: Boise State vs. TCU
Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan
Sheraton Hawaii: Notre Dame vs. Hawaii
Meineke Car Care: West Virginia vs. North Carolina
Champs Sports: Florida State vs. Wisconsin
Emerald: Miami (FL) vs. California
Independence: Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
Capital One: Georgia vs. Michigan State
New Mexico: Colorado State vs. Fresno State
Texas: Western Michigan vs. Rice
Papajohns.com: NC State vs. Rutgers
Outback: South Carolina vs. Iowa
Chick-Fil-A: LSU vs. Georgia Tech
Gaylord Hotels Music City: Vanderbilt vs. Boston College
Brut Sun: Oregon State vs. Pitt
Konica Minolta Gator: Nebraska vs. Clemson
Pacific Life Holiday: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces: Air Force vs. Houston
Roady’s Humanitarian: Nevada vs. Maryland
Valero Alamo: Missouri vs. Northwestern
AT&T Cotton: Ole Miss vs. Virginia Tech
Autozone Liberty: Kentucky vs. East Carolina
International: UConn vs. Buffalo
GMAC: Ball State vs. Tulsa

Congratulations to all teams selected for bowl games and particularly to all conference champions and teams receiving BCS nods. After all the excitement the season has brought so far, surely the bowl games will not disappoint.

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