The 2012 college football bowl schedule features some games that just shouldn’t be happening. One of those examples comes with the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 as the 11-1 Florida Gators face the 10-2 Louisville Cardinals at 8:30 p.m. Eastern in New Orleans. This is arguably one of the worst bowl games on the entire schedule as this game shouldn’t even be close.
Florida comes into this game with just the one loss this season while Louisville comes in after winning the Big East Conference title which isn’t much of anything these days. It is so bad that Papa John’s, which is based in Louisville, has come in with a donation so Louisville fans can afford to go to this game and get more Louisville fans in the crowd in Southeastern Conference territory. I’m all for a company helping fans go to a game but how many Louisville fans are going to want to see this game?
Florida is too strong with the pass and the run for the Cardinals to handle and the Gators should be able to close this game out very early if they don’t get disinterested too early. I’ll take Florida 48-23 in a game that won’t be as close as the score indicates. The Big East has turned into a joke and there should have been a different team in the BCS over Louisville that is more qualified but rules are rules. The only thing that will be in question is just how many times Florida scores in this game before half the fans head for the exits.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.