Daily Blog •December 18, 2012


Last year I released a free downloadable bowl guide complete with information on all 35 bowl games including individual stat leaders, past meetings between the two bowl opponents, bowl records, game-by-game stats for all the games played for that season for both teams, previous bowl game results and a computer projected box score for the game.

This year I have included all of that information and also added a new feature as well. For each of the 35 games, I have included a checklist for each position along with special teams, coaching edges, matchups, crowd/turf edge, intangibles and also which team played the tougher schedule.

The checkmarks represent which team according to me has the edge for that particular position or matchup. The more checkmarks equals the larger the edge. Overall, you can then see which team I give the overall advantage too, but naturally there are more factors to consider as the gametime nears.

Below is an image preview of the National Championship game. As you can see overall, I give the Crimson Tide an edge by 8 checkmarks but several of the positions are close. Naturally Nick Saban’s national championship experience gives him an edge over Brian Kelly but overall it should be a great title game. You can download my complete guide absolutely free by clicking the link below. The download time is approximately 5 minutes since it is such a large file but I promise you it is worth the time to become an expert on all of the remaining bowl games!

Download Phil Steele's 2012-13 Bowl Guide for Free!