Team Schedules, Scores, Picks:
2013 Bowl Notes and Facts
Computer says over half of bowl games to be decided by less than 7 points
by Dave Congrove
Only the newest teams in the FBS - Georgia State, Massachusetts, South Alabama, Texas State and UTSA - have not made it to a bowl game. Only Georgia State and UMass were fully ineligible for selection this year.
First Time In A Long Time
Of the teams that made it this year, these had the longest wait to get back to a bowl game:
Washington State, 2003
North Texas, 2004
Colorado State, 2008
Waiting To Return
These teams have the longest continuing current streaks of bowl absence:
New Mexico State, 1960
Eastern Michigan, 1987
Bowl Appearance Streak
These teams have the longest continuing current streaks of bowl appearances:
Florida State, 32
Virginia Tech, 21
Georgia Tech, 17
Bowl Winning Streak
These teams have the most consecutive bowl victories (last season of a bowl loss in parenthesis):
Auburn, 5 (2005)
Florida State, 5 (2007)
Mississippi, 5 (2000)
Boise State, 4 (2008)
BYU, 4 (2008)
Bowl Losing Streak
These teams have the most consecutive bowl losses (last season of a bowl win in parenthesis):
Ball State, 6 (Never)
Kansas State, 5 (2002)
Minnesota, 5 (2004)
UTEP, 5 (1967)
Western Michigan, 5 (Never)
East Carolina, 4 (2007)
Fresno State, 4 (2007)
Note: Last year, Northwestern snapped a 9-bowl losing streak dating back to the 1948 season with a 34-20 win over Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl. The loss snapped a 5-game winning streak for Mississippi State that dated back to the 1998 season and was tied for longest in the nation with Auburn and Rutgers when the 2012 bowl season began.
Bowl Winless (at least 1 appearance)
Ball State, 0-6
Western Michigan, 0-5
Kent State, 0-2
Western Kentucky, 0-1
Best Bowl Winning Percentage
(Minimum 20 appearances. Source: College Football Data Warehouse)
USC, .653 (32-17)
Oklahoma State, .652 (15-8)
Mississippi, .647 (22-12)
Penn State, .636 (27-15-2)
Florida State, .634 (25-14-2)
Auburn, .622 (22-13-2)
Alabama, .608 (35-22-3)
Oklahoma, .598 (27-18-1)
Georgia, .594 (27-18-3)
Boston College, .591 (13-9)
Most Bowl Wins
Southern Cal, 32
Penn State, 27
Florida State, 25
Georgia Tech, 23
Ohio State, 20
UNDEFEATED AND WINLESS TEAMS:
Only Florida State finished the season unbeaten. Georgia State and Miami (Ohio) were the only teams to go winless.
FBS vs. FCS:
FBS schools were a collective 95-16 (.856) in FBS-FCS matches this season and are 831-81 (.911) since 2003.
Here are the results of the FBS losses to FCS schools this season:
8/29: Towson 33, Connecticut 18
8/29: Southern Utah 22, South Alabama 21
8/30: Samford 31, Georgia State 21
8/30: North Dakota State 24, Kansas State 21
8/31: Northern Iowa 28, Iowa State 20
8/31: Eastern Washington 49, Oregon State 46
8/31: Eastern Illinois 40, San Diego State 18
8/31: McNeese State 53, USF 21
9/7: UT-Chattanooga 42, Georgia State 14
9/7: Maine 24, Massachusetts 14
9/7: Nicholls State 27, Western Michigan 23.
9/14: Fordham 30, Temple 29
9/14: Bethune-Cookman 34, FIU 13
9/21: Jacksonville State 32, Georgia State 26 (OT)
11/9: Old Dominion 59, Idaho 38
11/23: Georgia Southern 26, Florida 20
Eastern Washington, McNeese State and North Dakota State also had wins vs. FBS teams last year.
Originally, 106 FBS schools scheduled a total of 110 games against FCS foes this year. But Colorado later replaced a game it lost vs. Fresno State (due to flooding) with Charleston Southern. Thus, 106 FBS schools played a total of 111 games vs. FCS foes. The schedule change also made Colorado the 4th FBS team to face at least two such schools this year. The others are Clemson and Georgia Tech with 2 apiece while FBS newcomer Georgia State scheduled 3 FCS teams and lost to each of them.
Florida State - 15-game winning streak (FBS longest). Plays Auburn in BCS Championship game.
Auburn - 9-game winning streak. Plays Florida State in BCS Championship game.
Michigan State - 9-game winning streak. Plays Stanford in Rose Bowl.
Northern Illinois - 26-game home winning streak (FBS longest) in true home games (at own venue); 15-game road winning streak (FBS longest) in true road games (at opponent venue). Plays Utah State in Poinsettia Bowl.
LSU - Won 45 straight regular season nonconference games (FBS longest). Plays Iowa in Outback Bowl.
Georgia State - Lost 16 straight (tied for FBS longest). Season complete.
Miami (Ohio) - Lost 16 straight (tied for FBS longest). Season complete.
Kansas - Lost 24 straight road games (FBS longest). Season complete.
Kentucky - Lost 16 straight conference games (FBS longest). Season complete.
|2013 PRE-GAME ARCHIVES|
08/27: BCS Championship Projection: Stanford-Georgia
09/03: Handful of Rivalries Highlight Week 2
09/09: Week 3 Schedule Packs A Little Bit Of Everything
09/17: Arizona State-Stanford, Michigan State-Notre Dame Top Week 4 Schedule
09/22: Week 5 Brings More Intense Schedule
10/03: 37 Teams Play First Conference Game
10/08: Red River Rivalry Renewed; Florida Visits LSU
10/16: FSU-Clemson, USC-Notre Dame Highlight Week 8
10/21: Week 9 Features 55-game Schedule
10/28: Miami at Florida State Tops 50-game Schedule
11/05: Week 11 Features Oregon-Stanford, LSU-'Bama
11/12: Week 12 Takes On Playoff Feeling
11/18: Baylor at Oklahoma State Highlights Week 13
11/25: Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl Headlines Rivalry Week
12/03: BCS Title Game Not Clear Yet
12/13: 2013 Bowl Notes and Facts
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