That was fun! Yesterday's bowl games offered high entertainment and drama, and for at least some of us, exactly the outcomes we wanted. Let's hope today's games live up to the same standard.
This year's edition of the Kansas State Wildcats will play their last game of football today. That is both cause for celebration and a bittersweet moment as we say goodbye to some of the players who have become mainstays of the program in the last few years. Hopefully, at least a few of them will get to play on Sundays.
Here's your bowl game injury report, courtesy of PurpleBrunette and KSUEMAW!
It's Alamo Bowl game day! As a reminder, here's your How to Watch post, with all the game information right at your fingertips.
Kansas State and UCLA have the same goal in mind: get to 10 wins. (Wire services, via Salina Journal)
This may not apply to Kansas State fans, but there is a sense that today's slate of bowl games is college football's biggest hangover in the playoff era. Nevertheless, the Alamo Bowl will be the most compelling game today. (Amy Daughters, FBSchedules.com)
The NFL has never held much appeal for Bill Snyder, because he doesn't like the idea of relinquishing control to highly compensated players. In other news, water is wet. (Kellis Robinett, Kansas City Star (via Salina Journal))
Meanwhile, there is some speculation that UCLA head coach Jim Mora, Jr. may be headed to the NFL, and Mora neither confirmed nor denied the rumors. (Manteca Bulletin)
Have the Wildcats put their running game woes behind them? Probably not, but according to Dana Dimel, balance on offense is less important than efficiency. Then again, given UCLA's weakness against the run, this might be the time to dust off that rushing attack. (Kevin Haskin, Topeka Capital-Journal)
The Nickell family has supported Kansas State football for a long time. (Timothy Everson, K-State Collegian)
The Wildcats connection with Wichita comes into focus as Jonathan Truman gets ready for his last college football game. (Tony Adame, Wichita Eagle)
Here's a recap of all the Day 2 pre-bowl action from San Antonio. (Tate Steinlage, K-State Collegian)
A Gopher fan always pays her debts (despite her many attempts to renege). Luke Thompson made a friendly wager with yours truly on the Citrus Bowl, and thanks to his Missouri Tigers pulling off the win, here's a clip of me singing (at least a part of) the Missouri fight song. Click at your own risk: Every True SonRight after I post this, I hope a huge chasm opens up in the ground and swallows me.