Bowled over: Unlucky 51 left home for the holidays

Updated: December 9, 2008, 6:22 PM ET
Associated Press

It's almost hard to do in college football these days -- not make it to a bowl.

From Shreveport to Boise, there's a place for almost everyone. Of the 119 teams eligible in the top division, 68 are going to a game somewhere, somehow.

So that leaves 51 teams back on campus, home for the holidays. Tennessee vs. Temple in the No-Go Bowl? Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan in the Missed-Out Classic?

"It's definitely odd," Tennessee wide receiver Josh Briscoe said recently.

Michigan ...

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