This article is part of our Bowl Game Pick 'Em series.
Bowl season is upon us, so we polled some of our college football writers for their picks.
One bowl provided consensus – every writer picked favorite Boise State to beat Boston College in the First Responders Bowl.
A number of bowls had near-consensus picks. Isaac Buttke prevented consensus in three bowls. He was the lone writer to pick underdog Eastern Michigan (vs. Georgia Southern) in the Camellia Bowl, favorite West Virginia (vs. Syracuse) in the Camping World Bowl and underdog North Carolina State (vs. Texas A&M) in the Gator Bowl.
Texas A&M is the best bet of Greg Vara, who prevented consensus in the Pinstripe Bowl, picking favorite Miami vs. Wisconsin.
Jason Thornbury prevented consensus in the Las Vegas Bowl as the only writer to back underdog Arizona State against Fresno state. Chris Bennett is the only writer who thinks underdog Wake Forest can hang with Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl. Nick Grays is the sole picker who jumped on the Utah bandwagon in the Holiday Bowl against Northwestern. And Jesse Siegel is the only backer of underdog Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl against Cincinnati, while Erik Helm made the Bearcats his best bet.
Chris Morgan made Oregon his best bet vs. Michigan State in the RedBox Bowl, while John McKechnie went with the homer pick as his best bet, tabbing Georgia as a double-digit favorite against Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
As for the national championship, Alabama, as expected, earned a majority of the picks, but Clemson was