2013-14 bowl schedule

This season’s college bowl game schedule is out, and the Mountain West has six bowl ties — one more than last year.

The bowls are: New Mexico, Las Vegas, Famous Idaho Potato, Hawaii, Poinsettia and Armed Forces.

The new edition is the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, which the Western Athletic Conference had a tie with last year.

Here is the link to the complete bowl list: http://footballbowlassociation.com/bowls/13fba_schedule.pdf

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UW-Boise State postgame thoughts

The Wild Sam.

That’s what one of my colleagues called the running of redshirt freshman Sam Stratton as he played some at quarterback in UW’s 36-14 loss to No. 7 Boise State Saturday at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Stratton was a quarterback in high school, and a good track athlete. He’s been the scout team quarterback in practice, along with being a back up receiver and holder on field goals and extra points.

No, true freshman quarterback Brett Smith didn’t get hurt. Nor did he do anything wrong. UW didn’t do much on offense in this game, and Stratton provided a bit of a spark, albeit mostly when the game was already decided.

And, I didn’t think it was a case that UW gave up so it just put Stratton in there. Sure, it’s wise not to subject Smith to too many hits, and this partly helped there. It’s another potential wrinkle UW can use, and teams will have to prepare for.

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Bowl bits to chew on

Wyoming needs one more victory to become bowl eligible, and it’s an early 25-point favorite to beat 1-9 New Mexico Saturday in Laramie to get that seventh win.

It’s a pretty safe assumption if the Cowboys are bowl eligible that they will play in their second bowl game in three years. But there are some interesting dynamics that could alter their bowl chances so I thought I would throw out some nuggets for you to think about and comment on.

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