To kick off Spor Repor’s Twelve Days of Stuff, we introduce you to Part 1 of our 8-part series covering the college football bowl season. 

In an effort mainly to boost our video output, we’ve devised the perfect method for you to figure out who will come away with bowl wins this season: computer marbles. 

The rules of of Spor Repor’s Bowl Race are as followed:

  • 20 Marbles In Total
  • 1 Marble for every 5% of win probability (according to ESPN’s Football Power Index) a team possesses; rounded to the nearest 5.
  • First team to place a marble into the pocket at the end of the course wins the Bowl Race.

Stay tuned to Spor Repor as we reveal our 40 Bowl Races from now until Christmas Eve over the course of 8 5-game installments. Without further ado, here are your first five Bowl Races of the 2016 bowl season.

New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico Lobos vs UTSA Roadrunners

Las Vegas Bowl: Houston Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs

Camellia Bowl: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Toledo Rockets

Cure Bowl: UCF Knights vs Arkansas State Red Wolves

New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns