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DK Nation staff picks, predictions for 2022 Bowl Season

Our staff gives their predictions for college football’s silly season, as well as the games that count.

Florida Gators running back Montrell Johnson Jr. runs the ball during the second half against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived: Meaningless football on all day, every day! It’s Bowl Season 2022, and your friends at DK Nation have arrived with the best picks on the planet to help you win all the cash on exhibition games in weird places where you have no idea who’s actually going to play in the game.

It’s a gamblers paradise if you know what you’re doing and pay attention, so start here and use this as a rough guide when making your handicapping picks for the next three weeks.

The Rules

1. All games are ATS as of Dec. 12 at 5pm. One point per correct answer.

2. Each participant chose the three games they like the most (in bold below). Those count for double points.

3. Each participant picked their favorite underdog of seven points or more (in bold and italicized), and it’s triple points if they win outright.

Most points wins, and if there’s a tie the winner will be chosen by a coin flip to honor the FCS Playoffs. Is that arbitrary and capricious? Of course! But so is college football.

Our contestants are playing for a truly special prize: A ticket stub from the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl, possibly the worst postseason game that’s ever been played. Nothing like Logan Thomas and Gary Nova battling in a monsoon to a 13-10 overtime final score in an empty Downtown Orlando stadium.

Here we go!

DK Nation Bowl Season Picks 2022

Date Game Team Team Collin Nick Grace Chinmay Ben Lance David Chet Teddy Murjani
Date Game Team Team Collin Nick Grace Chinmay Ben Lance David Chet Teddy Murjani
Dec 16 Bahamas Miami (Ohio) UAB -11 Miami Miami UAB UAB UAB UAB
Dec 16 Cure UTSA Troy -1.5 Troy UTSA Troy UTSA UTSA UTSA
Dec 17 Fenway Louisville PK Cincinnati PK Louisville Cincinnati Louisville Cincinnati Louisville Cincy
Dec 17 New Mexico BYU SMU -4 SMU SMU SMU SMU BYU SMU
Dec 17 LA Washington State Fresno State -3 Fresno State Fresno State Washington St. Washington St. Fresno State Wash U
Dec 17 LendingTree Rice Southern Miss -7 Rice Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss Southern Miss
Dec 17 Las Vegas Florida Oregon State -10 Florida Oregon State Oregon State Oregon State Florida Oregon State
Dec 17 Frisco North Texas Boise State -10 North Texas North Texas Boise State Boise State Boise State Boise State
Dec 19 Myrtle Beach UConn Marshall -10 Marshall UConn Marshall UConn UConn UConn
Dec 20 Potato Eastern Michigan San Jose State -3.5 EMU EMU SJSU EMU SJSU SJSU
Dec 20 Boca Raton Liberty Toledo -5 Toledo Toledo Toledo Toledo Toledo Toledo
Dec 21 New Orleans Western Kentucky South Alabama -8 Western Kentucky South Alabama Western Kentucky South Alabama Western Kentucky Western KY
Dec 22 Armed Forces Air Force Baylor -6.5 Air Force Baylor Baylor Air Force Baylor Baylor
Dec 23 Independence Louisiana Houston -6.5 Louisiana Louisiana Houston Louisiana Louisiana Louisiana
Dec 23 Gasparilla Missouri Wake Forest -1 Mizzou Wake Forest Mizzou Mizzou Wake Forest Mizzou
Dec 24 Hawai'i Middle Tenn San Diego State -7 MTSU MTSU SDSU SDSU SDSU SDSU
Dec 26 Quick Lane New Mexico State Bowling Green -3 NMSU NMSU Bowling Green NMSU NMSU NMSU
Dec 27 First Responder Utah State Memphis -7 Memphis Memphis Memphis Memphis Utah State Utah State
Dec 27 Birmingham Coastal Carolina East Carolina -9 Coastal East Carolina East Carolina East Carolina East Carolina ECU
Dec 27 Camellia Buffalo Georgia Southern -3.5 Ga. Southern Ga. Southern Buffalo Ga. Southern Georgia Southern GA Southern
Dec 27 Guaranteed Rate Oklahoma State Wisconsin -3 Ga. Southern Ga. Southern Oklahoma St. Wisconsin Oklahoma State OK State
Dec 28 Military C. Florida Duke -1 Duke Duke UCF Duke Duke Duke
Dec 28 Liberty Kansas Arkansas -3 Kansas Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Kansas Kansas
Dec 28 Holiday North Carolina Oregon -13.5 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina Oregon North Carolina
Dec 28 Texas Texas Tech Mississippi -3 Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss Texas Tech Ole Miss
Dec 29 Pinstripe Syracuse Minnesota -7 Syracuse Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Syracuse Syracuse
Dec 29 Cheez-It Oklahoma Florida State -7.5 Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State Oklahoma
Dec 29 Alamo Washington Texas -5.5 Texas Washington Texas Washington Texas Texas
Dec 30 Mayo NC State Maryland -1.5 NC State Maryland Maryland Maryland NC State NC State
Dec 30 Sun Pitt UCLA -6.5 UCLA Pitt UCLA UCLA UCLA UCLA
Dec 30 Gator South Carolina Notre Dame -2.5 South Carolina South Carolina Notre Dame South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
Dec 30 Arizona Wyoming Ohio -1.5 Ohio Wyoming Wyoming Ohio Ohio Wyoming
Dec 30 Orange Tennessee Clemson -6.5 Clemson Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee Clemson Clemson
Dec 31 Peach Ohio State Georgia -6.5 Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia
Dec 31 Fiesta TCU Michigan -8 TCU Michigan TCU TCU TCU Michigan
Dec 31 Music City Kentucky Iowa -2.5 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Iowa Kentucky
Dec 31 Sugar Kansas State Alabama -3.5 Alabama Kansas State Alabama Kansas State Alabama Alabama
Jan 2 ReliaQuest Mississippi State Illinois -2 Mississippi State Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Miss St.
Jan 2 Cotton Tulane USC -1.5 Tulane Tulane USC Tulane USC USC
Jan 2 Citrus Purdue LSU -10.5 LSU Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue
Jan 2 Rose Penn State Utah -2.5 Utah Utah Utah Utah Penn State Utah