The binge-worthy college football bowl season is upon us, with 80 teams scheduled to begin play Saturday in a record 40 bowl games, plus the College Football Playoff championship game Jan. 11.
With such a large number of bowls, organizers scrambled to fill slots with three teams that finished with losing records — but decent academic scores.
So welcome 5-7 Nebraska, San Jose State and Minnesota to a bowl menu that might grow even larger next season.
Here are the games, in chronological order, with predicted winners:
New Mexico, Arizona (6-6) vs. New Mexico (7-5), Saturday, 11 a.m., ESPN: New Mexico's Bob Davie was a...