What to watch for: A methodical TCU attack hogs the ball, scores on long, heart-rending drives. A gimpy Wolfe has run his legs dead after a 1,900 yard season, and goes nowhere against TCU’s superbly coached defense. NIU’s backup Dan Nicholson earns a miserable postgame bender by getting sacked a few times, throwing a few picks, and trying to hurl the Huskies back into the game singlehandedly in what could be an excruciating third quarter to watch.
Which you will, you desperate sick person, you, since it’s been sixteen days or so since football-related content last lashed your eyeballs. Damn you, sweet Poinsettia Bowl!!! Your poisonous leaves still taste sweet to our starved tongue! This might actually reveal the sick logic behind the name, after all: it’s bad, it’ll make you sick (allegedly!), but when starving you’ll down it like Doritos.
That's pretty much exactly what happened ... after being in college football withdrawal for a couple of weeks, I had to watch. Yikes. Bring on more bowl games ... we need more satisfying meals than this!