The Old Swami is pretty excited about the college bowl season. There s something about Oregon State and New Mexico that really gets the blood boiling on a cold winter night. And Art Modell always gets the blood boiling in these parts. His Baltimore Ravens come to Cleveland, Modell s old stomping grounds, tomorrow for the final time under his majority ownership. Your fearless forecaster fears he ll get the last laugh.
N.C. State 28, Kansas 17: A 6-6 Jawhawk team in a bowl game? It is indeed the land of opportunity.
Oregon State 38, New Mexico 35.
Boise State 42, TCU 30: If you like so-so teams with gaudy records, this is a dandy.
Hawaii 24, Houston 21.
Bowling Green 33, Northwestern 14: Josh Harris goes out in style and Falcons cap fine season.
Cal 20, Virginia Tech 17.
Baltimore 17, Cleveland 10: Tim Couch struggles against motivated Ravens defense.
Tampa Bay 14, Atlanta 9.
Carolina 20, Detroit 10: Lions may have trouble getting 200 yards against this team.
Kansas City 30, Minnesota 21.
Chicago 14, Washington 10: Do you think the Nebraska search committee is on Spurrier watch?
New England 14, N.Y. Jets 10.
N.Y. Giants 24, Dallas 14: An early going-away present for lame-duck coach Jim Fassel.
Philadelphia 28, San Francisco 17.
Indianapolis 23, Denver 16: Manning puts crimp in Broncos playoff hopes.
St. Louis 31, Cincinnati 20.