Call the Guru a glutton for punishment.
Two years ago, I handicapped all 32 bowl games ... and let's just say I was as successful as the French army was in May 1940. It was so bad that I didn't even bother tallying the damage.
But since time heals all wounds, I'm diving into the muddled waters of bowl predictions again. So here are my picks, along with a nugget or two, on the 34 bowl games this season, listed in chronological order:
New Mexico - Fresno State over Wyoming.
St. Petersburg - I thought Rutgers was a fraud all season long. Not changing that view here, going with Central Florida.
New Orleans - Middle Tennessee over Southern Miss.
Las Vegas - Oregon State deserves so much better than this. Take the Beavers over BYU.
Poinsettia - Utah gets one back for the Mountain West, over Jahvid Best-less Cal.
Hawaii - SMU's June Jones makes a triumphant return to the islands, but Nevada wins over his Mustangs.
Little Caesars - Marshall over Ohio.
Meineke Car Care - Pitt loses three in a row to end the season, this one goes to North Carolina.
Emerald - Will USC get up for this game? Barely, but that's enough to beat Boston College.
Music City - Clemson over Kentucky.
Independence - Texas A&M, riding the hot arm of Jerrod Johnson, gets enough offense to beat Georgia.
EagleBank - UCLA needed Army to lose to get a bowl bid, and makes the most of it by beating Temple.
Champs Sports - Miami has too much speed for plodding Wisconsin, another vastly overrated team from the Big Ten/11 soon to be 12.
Humanitarian - Idaho over Bowling Green.
Holiday - This could've been the Stoops Bowl, but Bob couldn't make it. So Mike's Arizona takes it out on Nebraska.
Armed Forces - Houston's high-octane offense grounds Air Force.
Sun - The most interesting non-BCS bowl game in the lot. Stanford in a tight one, thanks to over 200 rushing yards by Toby Gerhart, over Oklahoma.
Texas - Navy votes nay on Missouri going to the Big Ten/11 soon to be 12.
Insight - Minnesota over Iowa State.
Chick-fil-A - Without hostesses as a distraction, Tennessee still comes up short against Virginia Tech.
Outback - Northwestern has been sneaky good this year. The Wildcats surprise Auburn.
Capital One - JoePa's tam has not beaten anybody of substance this season. Penn State isn't about to start now against LSU.
Gator - In Bobby Bowden's farewell, featuring the two Division I-A teams he coached, West Virginia spoils it by denying him a final victory at Florida State.
Rose - Oregon has just too much speed for Ohio State.
Sugar - Think Florida isn't going to show up to play this game? You must not have heard of this guy named Tim Tebow. He's not going to lose his final college game to Cincinnati.
International - In turmoil, South Florida still beats Northern Illinois.
PapaJohns.com - South Carolina over UConn.
Cotton - In the first Cotton Bowl played at Cowboys Stadium, Ole Miss beats Oklahoma State as Jerry Jones gets ready to make a pitch to be part of the BCS.
Liberty - Ryan Mallett has a field day as Arkansas routs East Carolina.
Alamo - Texas Tech over Michigan State.
Fiesta - In the "People's Championship," viewed by the smallest TV audience in BCS history, TCU gets by Boise State to finish an undefeated season.
Orange - Georgia Tech runs wild against a perplexed Iowa team.
GMAC - Troy over Cincinnati's farm school, er, Central Michigan.
BCS National Championship - Alabama returns to the top of college football world, routs Texas to win its first national title since 1992.