The full 40-game college football bowl schedule was released Sunday and it’s time to break down which contests you should be avoiding at all costs. What follows is a ranking of the five worst games of this year’s bowl season.
5. Cure Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State
Broadcast info: Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. EST, CBSSN
Gross. Just gross. This is a matchup between two terrible teams and is one of a number of examples that proves there are too many bowls. Western Kentucky (6-6) is a bad team and Georgia State (6-5) is probably worse. Yet they’ll get to play in a bowl game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando that’s sponsored by AutoNation. Seriously, who cares?
WKU finished fourth in Conference USA’s East Division. Fourth. The Hilltoppers suffered losses at Illinois, Vanderbilt, Marshall and FIU, and suffered home defeats against Louisiana Tech and Florida Atlantic.
Georgia State finished fourth in the Sun Belt and lost to Penn State (56-0), Tennessee State (not in FBS), Troy, Appalachian State and Idaho. All but the Penn State loss came at home.
If you’re maybe hoping for some random, bowl-magic fireworks in this one, stop. Western Kentucky ranks 65th nationally in total offense (400 yards per game), while Georgia State ranks 87th (385 yards per game).
This is a game that should not exist. Ever.
What I’d rather do than watch this game: Literally anything.