There’s a lot of drama left in the football season, from the NFL playoffs to the National Championship Game Jan. 12, but they have to go a long way to match the excitement generated in the golferswest.com bowl game prediction competition.
Kirby Arnold, seemingly out of the running 10 games ago when he trailed leader Jim Street by four games, has won all three games that he differed from The Street. He now trails Jim by just one game with two games remaining. Street is at 22-15 while Arnold is 21-16.
And Kirby can tie for the championship Sunday night. Arnold has picked Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl while Street has Toledo. They both picked Oregon to win the national title. Toledo may be carrying the championship trophy onto the field.
However, there’s more.
Bob Sherwin also needed to run the table on the games he differed from Jim this past week. Thus far, he has. He picked both Ohio State and UCLA upsets to also pull within one game of Jim at 21-16. Also, Bob has a different selection in each of the final two games from Jim. He had Arkansas State and Ohio State.
Bob can win it all, but he can’t lose again. Jim now becomes the Rocket Man, as he simply needs Toledo to win Sunday night to claim the prestigious title.
(bold face CAP=winner)
Bob (21-17 Jim (23-15) Kirby (21-17)
R+L Carriers New Orleans/Dec. 20 LA-LAFAYETTE Nevada LA-LAFAYETTE
Gildan New Mexico/Dec. 20 UTAH ST. UTAH ST. UTAH ST.
Royal Purple Las Vegas/Dec. 20 Colo. St. UTAH UTAH
Famous Idaho Potato/Dec. 20 AIR FORCE AIR FORCE W. Mich.
Raycom Camellia/Dec. 20 B. GREEN B.GREEN B. GREEN
Miami Beach/Dec. 22 BYU MEMPHIS MEMPHIS
Boca Raton/Dec. 23 MARSHALL MARSHALL N. Illinois
San Diego County CU Poinsettia/Dec. 23 S.D. St. NAVY S.D. St.
Popeyes Bahamas/Dec. 24 W. KENTUCKY W. KENTUCKY C. Mich.
Hawaii/Dec. 24 Fresno RICE RICE
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas/Dec. 26 LA. TECH LA. TECH LA. TECH
Quick Lane/Dec. 26 RUTGERS N. Carolina N. Carolina
Bitcoin St. Petersburg/Dec. 26 UCF UCF UCF (N.C. ST.)
Military/Dec. 27 Cincy Cincy Cincy (VA. TECH)
New Era Pinstripe/Dec. 27 BC BC BC (PENN ST.)
Duck Commander Independence/Dec. 27 Miami S. CAROLINA S. CAROLINA
Hyundai Sun/Dec. 27 ASU ASU ASU
National University Holiday/Dec. 27 USC USC USC
AutoZone Liberty/Dec. 29 W. Va. W. Va. TEXAS A&M
Russell Athletic/Dec. 29 CLEMSON CLEMSON CLEMSON
AdvoCare V100 Texas/Dec. 29 ARKANSAS ARKANSAS ARKANSAS
Franklin Am-Music City/Dec. 30 LSU LSU LSU (ND)
Belk/Dec. 30 GEORGIA GEORGIA GEORGIA
Foster Farms/Dec. 30 STANFORD STANFORD STANFORD
Chick-fil-A Peach/Dec. 31 TCU TCU TCU
VIZIO Fiesta/Dec. 31 Arizona Arizona Arizona (BOISE ST.)
Capital One Orange/Dec. 31 Miss. St. Miss. St. Miss. St. (GA. TECH)
Outback/Jan. 1 WISCONSIN Auburn Auburn
Goodyear Cotton/Jan. 1 Baylor MICH. ST. Baylor
Buffalo Wings Citrus/Jan.1 MISSOURI MISSOURI MISSOURI
Rose/Jan. 1 OREGON OREGON OREGON
Allstate Sugar/Jan. 1 OHIO ST. Alabama Alabama
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces/Jan. 2 HOUSTON HOUSTON HOUSTON
TaxSlayer/Jan. 2 Iowa Iowa TENNESSEE
Valero Alamo/Jan. 2 UCLA Kansas St. Kansas St.
TicketCity Cactus/Jan. 2 Wash. Wash. Wash. (OKLA. ST.)
Birmingham/Jan. 3 E. Carolina E. Carolina FLORIDA
Go Daddy.com/Jan. 4 Arkansas St. TOLEDO Arkansas St.
National Championship/Jan. 12 Ohio St. Oregon Oregon