NCAA College Football Bowl Game Drinking Game - 2017

NCAA College Football Bowl Game Drinking Game - 2017



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Ah yes it is that time of year again. The regular season has wrapped up, and after a completely un-controversial playoff and bowl game selection process we are diving head-first into bowl season.

Maybe you are fortunate enough to afford the last minute flights and hotel accommodations to cheer on your alma-matter. Perhaps you have plans to party with your friends and family from the comfort of your home. It is also possible you will just be posted up with similarly dressed strangers at your local watering hole. Irregardless of your approach, unless you went to BYU it is overwhelmingly likely that alcohol will be a major part of your bowl game experience.

Assuming that is the case, we invite you to join us in playing our scientifically tested 2017 college football bowl game drinking game. Whether your team is playing in its first football bowl game in years, or you are barely on the outside of the playoffs looking in, we are sure our experiment in fluid dynamics will enhance your viewing experience.

As always, enjoy responsibly and make sure you have a safe ride home.



Questionably Qualified's NCAA College Football Bowl Season Drinking Game

1 Drink Every Time:

  • A team gets a first down
  • A team loses yardage
  • A team completes a pass
  • A penalty flag is thrown
  • The College football playoff is mentioned

2 Drinks Every Time:

  • A team makes a field goal
  • The Quarterback gets sacked
  • A team punts the football
  • An announcer mentions the crowd/location they are in
  • "Walk on Water" by Thirty Seconds to Mars is played
  • An announcer talks about bowl/playoff selection controversy

3 Drinks Every Time:

  • A team gets an interception
  • A team fumbles the football
  • A team misses a field goal
  • A team scores a touchdown
  • The camera/microphone picks up a swear word
  • The announcer mentions a player that opted to not play in a bowl game
  • The announcers go over the history of the bowl game
  • The announcers discuss which conference is winning more bowl games

5 Drinks Every Time:

  • A team scores a defensive/special team touchdown
  • A team misses an extra point
  • A coach is wrong on a challenged call
  • You notice someone in the stands who looks more inebriated than you are

Finish Your Drink If:

  • A team scores a game-winning touchdown on the last play of the game

Bowl Specific Drinking Rules

If you happen to be a glutton for college football bowl games and/or punishment you can also include the following rules for each bowl game.

All rules below are worth two drinks. Play at your own risk.

Dec. 20 - DXL Frisco Bowl - Louisiana Tech vs. SMU

  • An announcer mentions that it is the "inaugural" Frisco Bowl
  • The Miami Beach Bowl is mentioned
  • The glut of Texas bowl games is mentioned

Dec. 21 - Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl - Temple vs. Florida International

  • The lawn mower race is mentioned
  • The St. Petersburg Bowl is mentioned
  • The famed pirate Jose Gaspar is mentioned

Dec. 22 - Bahamas Bowl - UAB vs. Ohio

  • An announcer jokes about the players not wanting to go home after the game
  • An announcer talks about players swimming with dolphins
  • Bill Clark's national coach of the year is mentioned

Dec. 22 - Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Central Michigan vs. Wyoming

  • Antonio Brown is mentioned
  • The buffet meal is mentioned
  • The history of the bowl game being the Big West championship is mentioned

Dec. 23 - Birmingham Bowl - Texas Tech vs. South Florida

  • Poor ticket sales are mentioned
  • The trophy's bare bottom is mentioned
  • The announcers discuss Texas firing Charlie Strong

Dec. 23 - Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - San Diego State vs. Army

  • You feel an excessive swelling of patriotism in your heart
  • Army passes the ball
  • The games history of formerly being the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, or Alltel Wireless bowl is mentioned

Dec. 23 - Dollar General Bowl - Appalachian State vs. Toledo

  • Appalachian state upsetting the University of Michigan in 2007 is mentioned
  • Toledo upsetting the University of Michigan in 2008 is mentioned
  • The stadium's hurricane history is mentioned

Dec. 24 - Hawai'i Bowl - Fresno State vs. Houston

  • An announcer jokes about the players not wanting to go home after the game
  • An announcer says "merry christmas"
  • An announcer says "happy holidays"

Dec. 26 - Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl - Utah vs. West Virginia

  • Doak Walker is mentioend
  • A player that is older than 22 years old is pointed out
  • The "Air Raid" offense is mentioned

Dec. 26 - Quick Lane Bowl - Duke vs. Northern Illinois

  • Duke basketball is mentioned
  • Jordan Huff not playing in the bowl game is pointed out
  • An announcer mentions Detroit's "comeback"

Dec. 26 - Cactus Bowl - Kansas State vs. UCLA

  • The California wildfires are mentioned
  • Chip Kelly is mentioned
  • The new stadium being constructed in Phoenix is mentioned

Dec. 27 - Walk-On's Independence Bowl - Southern Miss vs. Florida State

  • Florida State losing Jimbo Fisher is mentioned
  • Jameis Winston is mentioned
  • Florida state losing to Southern Miss in 1989 is mentioned

Dec. 27 - New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Iowa vs. Boston College

  • Iowa blowing out Ohio State earlier that year is mentioned
  • Josey Jewell is mentioned
  • Matt Ryan is mentioned

Dec. 27 - Foster Farms Bowl - Arizona vs. Purdue

  • The Boilermaker Special is shown
  • Rich Rodriguez's career at Michigan is mentioned
  • Either teams "turnaround" is mentioned

Dec. 27 - Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl - Texas vs. Missouri

  • Every time Bevo is shown on screen
  • Missouri moving out of the Big 12 to the SEC is mentioned
  • Kevin Durant is mentioned

Dec. 28 - Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman - Virginia vs. Navy

  • The triple option is mentioned
  • The military parade is shown or mentioned
  • Virginia's Bowl Game drought is mentioned

Dec. 28 - Camping World Bowl - No. 22 Virginia Tech vs. No. 19 Oklahoma State

  • Coaching ties between Vance Vice and Mike Gundy are mentioned
  • Barry Sanders is mentioned
  • Mike Gundy's mullet is mentioned

Dec. 28 - Valero Alamo Bowl - No. 13 Stanford vs. No. 15 TCU

  • Stanford's Academics are mentioned
  • The Alamo is shown or mentioned
  • Bryce Love being a Heisman Finalist is mentioned

Dec. 28 - San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl - No. 18 Washington State vs. No. 16 Michigan State

  • Michigan State Basketball is mentioned
  • Mark Dantonio's inability to show emotions is brought up
  • Mike Leach's wedding advice is mentioned

Dec. 29 - Belk Bowl - Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M

  • The Wake Forest and Virginia Tech 0 to 0 game is mentioned
  • The announcer mentions Texas A&M the hiring of Jimbo Fisher
  • The announcer mentions Texas A&M leaving the SEC

Dec. 29 - Hyundai Sun Bowl - No. 24 NC State vs. Arizona State

  • Herm Edwards' awkward press conference is mentioned
  • An announcer mentions Arizona State's "home field advantage"
  • You think you saw a porn star in the stands

Dec. 29 - Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - Kentucky vs. No. 21 Northwestern

  • Benny Snell's promise to beat Northwestern is mentioned
  • Northwestern's Academics are mentioned
  • The term "strength vs strength" is used to described the running match-up

Dec. 29 - NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl - Utah State vs. New Mexico State

  • The fact that it is the Aggies vs the Aggies is mentioned
  • A player that is older than 22 years old is pointed out
  • The head coaches crowdfunding program is mentioned

Dec. 29 - Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic - No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State

  • O.J. Simpson is mentioned
  • Ohio State being excluded from the playoffs is mentioned
  • J.T. Barrett's age is mentioned

Dec. 30 - TaxSlayer Bowl - Louisville vs. No. 23 Mississippi State

  • The Light Boat Parade is shown or mentioned
  • Louisville basketball is mentioned
  • Lamar Jackson playing his last game in his home state is mentioned

Dec. 30 - AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Iowa State vs. No. 20 Memphis

  • Iowa State's Bowl Game Drought is mentioned
  • Iowa State's multiple upset victories are mentioned
  • Memphis' "Century Long Journey" to an ACC title is mentioned

Dec. 30 - PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State

  • Joe Paterno is mentioned
  • Penn State is compared to Ohio State in the context of playoff selection controversies
  • An actual Husky is shown on screen

Dec. 30 - Capital One Orange Bowl - No. 10 Miami vs. No. 6 Wisconsin

  • The controversy around Wisconsin not going to the playoffs is mentioned
  • The turnover chain is mentioned or shown
  • The Big 10 not being in the playoffs is mentioned

Jan. 1 - Outback Bowl - Michigan vs. South Carolina

  • An announcer says "Happy New Year"
  • An announcer mentioned Jim Harbaugh's Khakis
  • An announcer mentions Jim Harbaugh's recruiting antics

Jan. 1 - Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn

  • An announcer says "Happy New Year"
  • Auburn beating Alabama is mentioned
  • UCF's ticket sellout is mentioned

Jan. 1 - Citrus Bowl Presented by Overton's - No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU

  • An announcer says "Happy New Year"
  • Notre Dame's "independence" is mentioned
  • LSU's player's injuries are mentioned



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