This article is part of our Bowl Game Pick 'Em series.
I'm putting together this list based on the 35-point confidence point system (assigning 35 points to my most confident pick, 1 to the least). Hopefully it'll be fairly self-explanatory.
Questions/criticisms of the rationale in the comments are encouraged and appreciated. It'd also be cool if you told me how smart I am.
35. Oklahoma over Connecticut (Fiesta Bowl, January 1st)
Quarterback Zach Frazer just isn't good enough to keep Connecticut in this one, and whatever damage running back Jordan Todman can do to the Sooners defense won't be able to keep up with Landry Jones, DeMarco Murray and Ryan Broyles.
34. Boise State over Utah (MAACO Bowl, December 22nd)
There's no way Boise State loses this one, no matter how many sub-30-yard field goals Kyle Brotzman misses. Utah got beat decisively by Notre Dame, got nuked by TCU, and just barely beat teams like San Diego State and BYU. This shouldn't be particularly close.
33. Maryland over East Carolina (Military Bowl, December 29th)
Maryland's disastrous 2-10 season in 2009 had it looking very possible that coach Ralph Friedgen would make a disgraceful exit from his longstanding position at the university, but he deserves credit for turning things around this year. The Terrapins finished 8-4 and the program appears to be on the upswing, largely because they may have found a star in redshirt freshman Danny O'Brien. O'Brien finished with 23 total touchdowns versus six interceptions despite basically playing in just nine games.
East Carolina's offense is dangerous, as