Got bowls?

Got bowls?

By Stephanie Cochrane and Mary Granath Posted December 17, 2008


Mr. Shaun Murgel, a Special Ed. Teacher at Lowry began playing football at Helena High School. He continued playing during his college years at Western Montana College. His love of the game carried over into his teaching and he has been coaching football for thirteen years.

Rose Bowl-USC over Penn State because Penn state is not a true championship team like the Trojans are.

Shaun Murgel./Courtesy • Winnada
Shaun Murgel./Courtesy • Winnada

Sugar Bowl-Alabama will beat Utah because Nick Saban gets a month to prepare and give that guy a month and he’ll beat anybody.

Fiesta Bowl-Texas will roll Ohio State because Ohio State is weak.

Orange Bowl-Virginia Tech will beat Cincinnati because Cincinnati plays in the Big East at least Virginia tech plays a halfway decent conference.

BCS Champs-Oklahoma will beat Florida because it’s time for the big boys to go down.

Eagle Bank Bowl- Navy over Wake Forest
New Mexico- Fresno over Colorado State
magicJack St. Petersburg- South Florida over Memphis
Pioneer Las Vegas- BYU over Arizona
R+L Carriers New Orleans-Troy over South Mississippi 
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia-TCU over Boise
Sheraton Hawaii- Hawaii over Notre Dame
Motor City-Florida Atlantic over Central Michigan
Meineke Car Care- North Carolina over Virginia
Champs Sports- Florida State over Wisconsin
Emerald-Miami over California
Independence-North Illinois over Louisiana Tech over NC State
Valero Alamo-Missouri over North Western
Roady’s Humanitarian-Maryland over Nevada
Texas -Oregon over Oklahoma
Pacific Life Holiday-Rice over Western Michigan
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces-Houston over Air force
Brut Sun-Oregon over Pittsburg
Gaylord Hotels Music City-Boston over Vanderbilt
Insight-Minnesota over Kansas
Chick-fil-A-LSU over Georgia Tech
Outback-South Carolina over Iowa
Capital One-Georgia over Michigan State
Konica Minolta Gator-Clemson over Nebraska
AT&T Cotton-Texas Tech over Mississippi
AutoZone Liberty -East Carolina over Kentucky
International-Buffalo over Connecticut
GMAC-Tulsa over Ball State


Taua Cabatbat./Courtesy • Winnada
Taua Cabatbat./Courtesy • Winnada

Mr. Taua Cabatbat, a PE teacher at Lowry, had an early love of sports. He played football all four years of high school, two years at a junior college, then two years at an NIAA college in Montana where he was coached by Lowry teacher and coach, Mr. Murgel.

Rose Bowl-USC over Penn State; if you look at it statistically, USC has won 69% of its Rose Bowl games. USC owns that game. They are [playing] in California, so it’s their home field. Penn State [is used to the cold], they are going to be coming down for surf sun and fun, their minds aren’t going to be on the game.

Sugar Bowl-Alabama over Utah; they aren’t going to be able to handle Alabama offensively or defensively. Utah is going to have problems moving the ball. Coach Saben has done a good job all season so Alabama is going to take it.

Fiesta Bowl-Texas over Ohio State; Texas defense is on a roll, they are going to win big. They are 9th in rushing defense and Ohio doesn’t have what it takes offensively to move against Texas’ defense. Texas QB Colt McCoy is going to run wild. That game is going to be big.

Florida QB Tim Tebow sets up to pass against Alabama during the SEC Championship./Al Diaz/Miami Herald/ MCT
Florida QB Tim Tebow sets up to pass against Alabama during the SEC Championship./Al Diaz/Miami Herald/ MCT

Orange Bowl-Virginia Tech over Cincinnati; I don’t like the match-up at all. Virginia Tech is starting to turn it on right when they need to be. Besides the two previous Orange Bowl appearances, Virginia Tech has made three trips to the Sugar Bowl. Frank Beamer’s Special Teams are going to win this game.

BCS Champs-Florida over Oklahoma; Florida is going to take it, but it’s going to be a close game. Oklahoma’s Head Coach Bob Stoops is going to do well, but Florida’s Urban Meyer is going to do a better job. It’s going to be sick.

Poinsettia Bowl: BYU over Arizona
Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl: Nevada over Maryland

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