Bowl Game Pick 'Em: The Writers Pick the Bowls

Bowl Game Pick 'Em: The Writers Pick the Bowls

This article is part of our Bowl Game Pick 'Em series.

Welcome to our staff picks for Bowl Season 2021-22. Our lineup of college football contributors are picking each bowl game against the spread and we'll be keeping a running count of everyone's record to determine who gets bragging rights for the upcoming year. 

  • All picks are against the spread
  • Losing picks are noted as such
  • Pushes are italicized
  • Best Bets are bolded
FavoriteSpreadUnderdogJohn McKechnieJeff EdgertonSeth GrossmanChris MorganJesse Siegel
Toledo-10.5Middle TennesseeTOLMTSUTOLMTSUMTSU
Coastal Carolina-10.5Northern IllinoisNIUNIUCCUCCUCCU
Appalachian State-3Western KentuckyWKUAPPAPPAPPWKU
Fresno State-11.5UTEPFRESFRESFRESFRESFRES
BYU-7UABUABUABBYUBYUBYU
Liberty-9Eastern MichiganLIBLIBLIBEMULIB
Oregon State-7Utah StateUTSTORSTORSTORSTORST
Louisiana-5.5MarshallMARULULULMAR
Tulsa-9.5Old DominionTULSODUODUODUODU
Wyoming-3Kent StateWYOWYOWYOWYOKENT
UTSA-2.5San Diego StateUTSASDSUSDSUSDSUSDSU
Army -3.5MissouriARMYARMYMIZZARMYMIZZ
Miami (OH)-3North TexasMIA-OHUNTUNTUNTUNT
Florida-6.5UCFUFUFUFUCFUCF
Memphis-7.5HawaiiHAWMEMMEMHAWHAW
Georgia State-4.5Ball StateGASTGASTGASTGASTGAST
Western Michigan-3.5NevadaWMUWMUWMUWMUWMU
Boston College-3East CarolinaBCECUBCBCECU
Auburn-3HoustonHOUHOUHOUHOUAUB
Louisville-1.5Air ForceAFLOULOULOULOU
Mississippi State-8Texas TechTTUTTUMSSTMSSTMSST
NC State-1UCLANCSTUCLANCSTNCSTNCST
Minnesota-4West VirginiaMINWVUWVUMINWVU
Maryland-1Virginia TechVTVTVTVTVT
Iowa State-1.5ClemsonCLEMCLEMIASTCLEMCLEM
Oklahoma-4.5OregonOREOREOREOUOU
North Carolina-8.5South CarolinaUSCUNCUNCUNCUNC
Tennessee-4.5PurdueTENTENTENTENTEN
Michigan State-1.5PittsburghMSUMSUMSUMSUMSU
Wisconsin-6.5Arizona StateWISWISWISWISWIS
Texas A&M-5Wake ForestTAMUTAMUTAMUTAMUTAMU
Miami (FL)-2.5Washington StateMIAFLWAZUMIAFLMIAFLWAZU
Boise State-8Central MichiganBSUCMUBSUCMUBSU
Alabama-13.5CincinnatiBAMABAMABAMACINBAMA
Georgia-8.5MichiganUMUGAUGAUMUM
Penn State-2.5ArkansasARKPSUARKARKARK
Notre Dame-2Oklahoma StateNDNDOK STNDOKST
Kentucky-3IowaUKUKUKUKUK
Ohio State-6.5UtahOHSTOHSTOHSTOHSTOHST
Baylor-1.5MississippiMISSMISSMISSMISSBAY
Kansas State-1LSUKSUKSULSUKSUKSU
Record  +7gms20-13-1 16-17-114-19-115-18-1 16-17-1
FavoriteSpreadUnderdogGreg VaraTrevor PopoffNick GraysNick WhalenChris BenzineJake Blanchard
Toledo-10.5Middle TennesseeMTSUTOLTOLMTSUTOLTOL
Coastal Carolina-10.5Northern IllinoisNIUNIUCCUCCUNIUCCU
Appalachian State-3Western KentuckyAPPWKUAPPAPPWKUAPP
Fresno State-11.5UTEPUTEPFRESUTEPFRESFRESFRES
BYU-7UABBYUBYUUABBYUUABBYU
Liberty-9Eastern MichiganLIBEMULIBLIBEMULIB
Oregon State-7Utah StateORSTORSTORSTORSTORSTUTST
Louisiana-5.5MarshallULULMARULULUL
Tulsa-9.5Old DominionTULSTULSTULSTULSTULSTULS
Wyoming-3Kent StateWYOKENTWYOWYOKENTWYO
UTSA-2.5San Diego StateSDSUUTSASDSUUTSAUTSASDSU
Army -3.5MissouriARMYARMYARMYMIZZARMYMIZZ
Miami (OH)-3North TexasUNTUNTUNTUNTUNTUNT
Florida-6.5UCFUFUFUFUCFUCFUF
Memphis-7.5HawaiiMEMHAWMEMMEMMEMMEM
Georgia State-4.5Ball StateGASTGASTGASTGASTGASTGAST
Western Michigan-3.5NevadaNEVWMUWMUWMUWMUNEV
Boston College-3East CarolinaBCECUBCECUBCBC
Auburn-3HoustonHOUHOUAUBAUBHOUAUB
Louisville-1.5Air ForceAFAFAFLOULOULOU
Mississippi State-8Texas TechMSSTTTUMSSTMSSTMSSTMSST
NC State-1UCLANCSTNCSTNCSTNCSTNCSTNCST
Minnesota-4West VirginiaMINMINMINMINMINMIN
Maryland-1Virginia TechVTVTVTVTMDVT
Iowa State-1.5ClemsonIASTCLEMIASTIASTCLEMIAST
Oklahoma-4.5OregonOREOUOUOUOUORE
North Carolina-8.5South CarolinaSCARUNCUNCUNCUNCSCAR
Tennessee-4.5PurdueTENTENTENTENTENTEN
Michigan State-1.5PittsburghMSUMSUMSUMSUPITTPITT
Wisconsin-6.5Arizona StateWISWISWISWISWISWIS
Texas A&M-5Wake ForestTAMUTAMUTAMUTAMUWAKETAMU
Miami (FL)-2.5Washington StateMIAFLWAZUMIAFLMIAFLMIAFLMIAFL
Boise State-8Central MichiganBSUBSUCMUBSUCMUBSU
Alabama-13.5CincinnatiCINBAMACINBAMABAMABAMA
Georgia-8.5MichiganUMUMUMUGAUMUGA
Penn State-2.5ArkansasPSUARKPSUPSUPSUPSU
Notre Dame-2Oklahoma StateNDNDOKSTNDOKSTOKST
Kentucky-3IowaUKUKUKUKUKUK
Ohio State-6.5UtahOHSTOHSTOHSTOHSTOHSTOHST
Baylor-1.5MississippiMISSMISSBAYMISSMISSMISS
Kansas State-1LSULSULSULSULSULSULSU
Record  15-18-116-17-1 15-18-115-18-116-17-114-19-1

*Records updated through 1/1  (34 bowl games, One Push, 7 Cancellations)

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Chris Benzine
Chris is a sports editor for various sports on the site and also a consistent contributor in the college sports arena.
Jeff Edgerton
Jeff has provided sports content for numerous sports outlets and has played fantasy sports since scores had to be tabulated via newspaper. He started working with RotoWire in 2017. Originally from South Carolina, he's a lifelong Clemson fan now enjoying the sun in Los Angeles.
Nick Grays
Grays covers college football for RotoWire by night and is a Financial Analyst by day.
John McKechnie
John is the 2016 FSWA College Writer of the Year winner. He is a Maryland native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He's been writing for RotoWire since 2014.
Chris Morgan
Chris Morgan is a writer of sports, pop culture, and humor articles, a book author, a podcaster, and a fan of all Detroit sports teams.
Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
Nick Whalen
RotoWire's NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Nick was awarded the FSWA Best Podcast -- All Sports award in 2017 and 2018. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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