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BOWL VERSION #1
UTAH ST. -7.5 vs. N. Texas
NT did beat Arkansas & SMU earlier in the year. But both of those teams stink. Utah St. just hired its new head coach…hiring from within. That should inspire the Aggies who finished 10-2 SU & 9-3 ATS. NT meanwhile finished the season on a dismal 1-7 ATS run. UGHH. They were actually 5-3 SU in those games so that means after the Arkansas & SMU wins they were over rated the rest of the season. MTW is the 6th best conference in the land….5th best this year as they were better than the awful ACC. Tough laying more than a TD in a bowl game, but UST will play inspired FB & win this one going away.
OPPOSITE PICK: NORTH TEXAS +7.5
FRESNO ST. -6 vs. Arizona St.
Right back on the MWT Fresno St. Bulldogs. I’m playing all MTN West teams. Pac 12 is only 4-11 SU & 2-13 ATS their last two bowl seasons. Ariz. St.is a brutal money burning, empty out the brinks truck on Route 3 4-9 SU & ATS their last 13 bowls. Now you throw in a 1st year head coach in Herm Edwards who won’t be able to handle all the distractions a bowl game brings. And the Sun Devils best WR isn’t playing Throw in FST h/c Jeff Tedford is an amazing, computer crashing, telephone ringing, website down 21-6 SU & 19-6-1 ATS in his 2+yrs @ Fresno. LOVE Fresno St. OPPOSITE PICK: ARIZONA ST. +6
SAN DIEGO ST. +3 vs. Ohio
Double winner here as far as my system’s go. I get to play ON a Mountain West team in San Diego St. & go against a MAC team in Ohio. MAC & Pac 12 have been by far the two worst conferences in Bowl games over the past couple of seasons. Mountain West is a nifty (80’s term) 6-1 SU & ATS vs. the MAC in bowl games the last few years….MAC bowl teams are a $$ burning 7-16 ATS when they give up 26+pts in the regular season. SDST closed out the regular season with 3 disappointing loses. BUT, Rocky Long is too good of a h/c to not get his boys up for this game. And get this nugget. The Underdog is 13-0-1 ATS in SDST games. LOVE getting 3pts w/ SDST.
OPPOSITE PICK: OHIO -3
ARMY -3 vs. Houston
The prevailing thought would be to play Houston here. BUT don’t. Keep in mind the prevailing thought last year was to play San Diego St. vs. Army and the Cadets put 42 on the board in a 7pt win. Same will happen here. Houston’s star QB is out and his replacement stinks. Their best defensive player is skipping the game to prep for the pros. Houston finished the season losing 3 of 4. Army meanwhile is sky high after beating Navy last weekend. They’ve won 8 in a row…10-2 on the season. Their goofy option offense will cause Houston’s run defense which is ranked 98th out of the 130 1-A real teams fits all game….125th overall.
OPPOSITE PICK: HOUSTON +3
BOISE ST. – 3 vs. Boston College
Boise St. is only a 3pt favorite over lousy BC? Are you kidding me? BC has ONE decent win all year. They finished 7-5 but that includes wins over cupcakes UMASS, Holy Cross, Louisville & Wake Forest. Topeka High could be 7-5 with their schedule. Outside of a decent wins against Temple & Miami, they lost to every good team they’ve played. Boise St. messed up against Oklahoma St. on the road and somehow lost at home to SDST., but they finished up winning 7 of their last 8. They lost in the MTW title game, but they still relish any chance they get to play one of the “Big Boys.” So this will be like a title game to them, while it will be meaningless for BC. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Boise St.
OPPOSITE PICK: BOSTON COLLEGE +3
GEORGIA TECH -5.5 vs. Minnesota
Longtime GT head coach Paul Johnson is retiring after this game. He’s been at Tech for 11 years. So these kids are going to be sky high for this game. I always look for incentives in these meaningless early bowls. Clearly GT has it and Minnesota doesn’t. Tech isn’t bad either. They finished 6-2 down the stretch hitting the 30pt mark in 7 of their 12 games this year. Their option offense will give Minnesota’s mediocre run defense (ranked 76th) fits all game much like Army w/ Houston. Gophers lost 6 of 9 after starting the season 3-0. If not for rigged win at Wisconsin to close out the regular season they wouldn’t even have been bowl eligible. GT rolls.
OPPOSITE PICK: MINNESOTA + 5.5
HAWAII – 1.5 vs. La Tech
Hawaii Bowl. Do you think a bunch of mopes from Louisiana are going to be able stay concentrated in Hawaii—land of BB…Boobs & Broads? No way. Teams that regularly make the trip to the Islands struggle. Can you imagine a bunch of redneck, swamp people wannabe’s handling a bunch of near naked broads asking them if they want to get “Lia-d.” Uggh, this has disaster for LT written all over it. They have won 4 straight bowl games. BUT they were all close to home. Their farthest road trip this year was a 1 hour flight to Alabama. Good Luck flying 15 hours to Hawaii. Which they’ve done 5 times by the way…0-5 SU & ATS. And this is a Tech team that lost 3 of 4. You have to be the biggest bird brain, butt-head, pin-head, meat-head, moron, mutton-mouth, dope, ding-bat, dirt-bag, duntz, dork, idiot, kook, knucklehead, cretin, simpleton, slacky, imbecile, ignoramus, jerk, jackass in the world to put American $$ on La Tech. OPPOSITE PICK: LA TECH + 1.5
MY COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL OFFICIAL ENTRY:
MIDD TENN ST.
SAN DIEGO ST.
TITLE GAME: FAVORITE
MOST POINTS: HAWAII
LEAST POINTS: IOWA
SPECIAL/DEF TD: ALABAMA
2PT CONVERSION: OKLAHOMA
LOCK: BOISE ST.
BIGGEST DOG WIN: NOTRE DAME
FAV/NO COVER: VANDY
OT GAME: UTAH/NORTHWESTERN
MOST POINTS: BAMA/OKLA
LEAST POINTS: MISS ST/IOWA
QUICKEST TD: BAMA/OKLA
60PTS IN TITLE GAME
OPPOSITE PICKS ENTRY
N. CAROLINA A&t
MICHIGAN S. CAROLINA
TITLE GAME: DOG
MOST POINTS: ALABAMA
LEAST POINTS: MISS ST.
SPECIAL/DEF TD: MISSOURI
LOCK: BOSTON COLLEGE
DOG WIN: OKLAHOMA
FAV/NO COVER: TEMPLE
OT GAME: BUFFALO/TROY
MOST POINTS: MARSHALL/S. FLORIDA
LEAST POINTS: TCU/CAL
QUICKEST TD: GEORGIA/TEXAS
54PTS IN TITLE GAME
BIG NFL FAVORITES DON'T LOSE...thru week #14
6pt Favs or more: this week: 3-2 SU & 1-4 ATS
This year: 63-17 SU & 41-39 ATS
Last Year: 86-20 SU & 56-48-2 ATS
2 Years ago: 63-16-1 SU & 53-32-4 ATS
3 years ago: 87-24-1 SU & 52-57-3 ATS
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5. Bobby K....(NJ)....Texas Tech
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MR.VEGAS CFB SUPER 7
1. ALABAMA 13-0...Only ND can beat them
2. NOTRE DAME 12-0...Irish is the best
3. CLEMSON 13-0...Easy run
4. C. FLA 12-0..should,but won't be in playoffs
5. OKLAHOMA 12-1...Will be he #4 team
6. OHIO ST. 12-1...too little, too late
7. GEORGIA 11-2...Can't blow a d/d lead & brag
1. UCONN 1-11...worst of the worst
2. UTEP 1-11....at least went 5-7 ATS
3. SAN JOSE ST. 1-11...8 loses by d/d
4. CENTRAL MICH 1-11...Worst of the MAC
5.OREGON ST. 2-10..stop protecting child molesters
6. GEORGIA ST. 2-10...GA's 2nd stringer is better
7. RUTGERS 2-10...HAS to be on this list
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