Some pretty good games so far for the first day of the bowl season.
Wake Forest beat Navy, 29-19, in the inaugural EagleBank Bowl in Washington. That was a re-match of Navy’s 24-17 victory earlier this season. Does that say anything about Air Force’s re-match with Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl? Probably not. But it’s interesting that the team that lost the first round won this time.
Also, how about Colorado State’s Gartrell Johnson? He rushed for 285 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 40-35 victory over Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl. Johnson also had 90 receiving yards.
Johnson is a senior, so Air Force won’t have to worry about him any more. But the Falcons are going to have to get used to dealing with an improving Colorado State team. Steve Fairchild has this program moving in the right direction. Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said the other day he thinks it’s only a matter of time before Colorado State becomes an annual contender in the Mountain West like it was in Sonny Lubick’s glory years.
Anyway, I’ve got the South Florida-Memphis game on while packing for a trip back to D.C. Will probably watch some of the BYU game later. What games are folks looking forward to watching other than the Falcons’ clash with Houston?