First off I don’t do line prediction I don’t gamble for me it’s all about the straight up winner or losers.
I’d like to claim I sat down and deeply thought about each and everyone of these picks I didn’t. I did however review my picks against each teams schedule and stats win loss key players, That all being said I watch just as much College football during a season as anyone in the country and in fact I have watched at least 1 game played by each and everyone of these teams so mostly my picks are base on my personal thoughts of each team compared to the others.
Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Prediction: Louisiana-Lafayette 49, Nevada 42, this one is a shoot out.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Utah State vs. UTEP, Dec. 20 (ESPN, 2:20 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Utah State 42, UTEP 19 Utah State to well coached
No. 22 Utah vs. Colorado State, Dec. 20 (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Utah 31,Colorado State 17 Loss of coach to much to over come a powerful Ute team.
Western Michigan vs. Air Force, Dec. 20 (ESPN, 5:45 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Air Force 24, Western Michigan 10. Air Force will dominate time of possession and the line of scrimmage.
South Alabama vs. Bowling Green, Dec. 20 (ESPN, 9:15 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Bowling Green 31, South Alabama 24 Last Year this time I was down in Maumee ohio doing some work and local TV was pretty high on the team leading up to MAC Championship game where they upset N Ill and the people were pretty high on their team, however this year BG has lost their way into this bowl game and some might not be so high on them now, but so too did S Bama BG bye 7.
BYU vs. Memphis, Dec. 22 (ESPN, 2 p.m. ET)
Prediction: BYU 55, Memphis 3, Sure Memphis gave Nebraska a scare but other then OSU and MSU the B1G just is not that talented over all BYU has to much power too much experience and will blow them out.
Marshall vs. Northern Illinois, Dec. 23 (ESPN, 6 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Northern Illinois 31, Marshall 17 really there is nothing that excites me about this Marshall team nor their conference I mean no disrespect but NIU and the MAC is far superior.
Navy vs. San Diego State, Dec. 23 (ESPN, 9:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: San Diego State 31, Navy 13 Navy is going to regret having to come to SDSU’s home turf to take a beating. Head to head was Air Force Navy lost to Air force SDSU easily handle Air Force.
Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky, Dec. 24 (ESPN, noon ET)
Prediction: Western Kentucky 45, Central Michigan 42 In two games this year WKU showed me some speed not much for D but on the O they have skills . CMU on the other hand has been hot and cold, beat a couple they shouldn’t have a lost the others this is a shoot out and could go either way but I’m going with WKU dispite my above remarks about their conference.
Fresno State vs. Rice, Dec. 24 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Fresno State 28, Rice 14 Fresno has shown some defense this year the O is coming along slowly and I suspect will be improved for this game just enough to win it by 2 TD’s
Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech, Dec. 26 (ESPN, 1 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Louisiana Tech 31, Illinois 20 to say I have Zero respect for the B1G is an overstatement to say I have no respect for Ill is almost true.
Rutgers vs. North Carolina, Dec. 26 (ESPN, 4:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: North Carolina 42, Rutgers 17 ACC vs Bottom dweller could barely beat the meatchickens ;b1g school do I need to say more.
NC State vs. UCF, Dec. 26 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Prediction: UCF 24, NC State 23 Should be a good game I give UCF the upper hand because this year NC State failed to win one big upset that they have been good for in the past.
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, Dec. 27 (ESPN, 1 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Cincinnati 35, Virginia Tech 17 Cinncy’s QB is back and now further healed up. I’m not saying V-Tech can’t put it together for one game they could but if I was to put money on it to bet VT I would need 18.5 points
No. 15 Arizona State vs. Duke, Dec. 27 (CBS, 2 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Arizona State 42, Duke 10 I will not even be watching this game.
Miami vs. South Carolina, Dec. 27 (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: South Carolina 38 Miami 17, SEC vs ACC the only conference that is over all weaker then the B1G.
Boston College vs. Penn State, Dec. 27 (ESPN, 4:40 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Boston College 27 Penn State 13, Penn State got their break this year and Boston isn’t going to let them finish this year on any kind of high note.
Nebraska vs. No. 24 USC, Dec. 27 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Prediction: USC 38 Nebraska 24, USC is under manned but Neb is a one man team
Texas A&M vs. West Virginia, Dec. 29 (ESPN, 2 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Texas A&M 35, West Virginia 31 rumor mill is flying all around it will only get more heated between now and game day WV will be dreaming of a Rich Rod return.
Oklahoma vs. No. 17 Clemson, Dec. 29 (ESPN, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Oklahoma 45, Clemson 17 I have a covet to this one I have good sources that tell me if Jimmy is not signed 1 minute after the clock strikes zero on Dec 28th final NFL game if Jimmy fails to sign with the meatchickens 3 minutes later a plane will depart to pick up Bob Stoops to bring him to Ann Arbor as the highest paid coach in America of any team in any sport. If that indeed happens all bets are off in this game.
Arkansas vs. Texas, Dec. 29 (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Arkansas 24, Texas 0 Arkansas impressed at the end of the season I don’t even know who Texas is?
Notre Dame vs. No. 23 LSU, Dec. 30 (ESPN, 3 p.m. ET)
Prediction: LSU 34, Notre Dame 27 Miles isn’t going anywhere because really the meatchickens won’t look to him until every other coach including some high school coaches before they even think of his name.
No. 13 Georgia vs. No. 21 Louisville, Dec. 30 (ESPN, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Georgia 41, Louisville 27 This is a game to watch I like the Dawgs depth at RB and total team speed and frankly I think their Coach is a gamer.
Maryland vs. Stanford, Dec. 30 (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Stanford 24, Maryland 10 So we have a large Stanford team with an average QB playing another bottom dwelling b1g school I guess thats why it’s on at 10 pm est a good time to watch a movie with the wife.
No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 6 TCU, Dec. 31 (ESPN, 12:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: TCU 44, Ole Miss 38 Here we go folks TCU needs to make a statement but a 6 point win over a 3 loss SEC team is not the one they wanted.
No. 20 Boise State vs. No. 10 Arizona, Dec. 31 (ESPN, 4 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Boise State 50 Arizona 35, Look for the Bronco’s to come out fast and build a big lead re-announcing themselves on the National scene. There is a possibility if things start happening in WV and the Ducks AD does leave for WV with an offer to Rich Rod that may be too much for him not to return home, if that happens then this game becomes a total blow out a repeat of what Boise did to ASU 3 years ago in Vegas.
No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech, Dec. 31 (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Mississippi State 42 Georgia Tech 10, Please Gt is dog meat.
No. 19 Auburn vs. No. 18 Wisconsin, Jan. 1 (ESPN2, Noon ET)
Prediction: Auburn 35, Wisconsin 10 Two running teams with big lines suspect defense AU has a lot more speed, Badgers searching for a new coach enough said.
No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor, Jan. 1 (ESPN, 12:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Michigan State 24 Baylor 13, Sure the B1G stinks but the top two are leap years ahead of the rest of their conference MSU has too much D with experience against the spread. Dantonio with time to prep is one of the better Coaches in the country.
No. 16 Missouri vs. No. 25 Minnesota, Jan. 1 (ABC, 1 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Minnesota 20 Missouri 17, two mid range schools I think Minn is tougher.
No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State, Jan. 1 (ESPN, 5 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Oregon 49, Florida State 24 First off the Ducks know the field and the environment secondly FSU just is not that good.
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State, Jan. 1 (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Ohio State 38 Alabama 17, I hate OSU and I mean I really really hate them and I hate their coach as well but for different reasons. I don’t like a damn thing about the state of Ohio nothing the whole state could burn to the ground and I would not shed a single tear. That being said Bama is over rated this year OSU has better Athletes and Meyer has them playing at a high level this game will not even be as close as the score will indicated and this will but a death blow into the SEC perceived dominance.
Houston vs. Pittsburgh, Jan. 2 (ESPN, Noon ET)
Prediction: Pittsburgh 28, Houston 24 This is one of the games that displays how we can easily get to a 14 team playoff this bowl match up like many more above is nothing more then for filling up hotel rooms and giving a reason to travel to those who would have no other.
Iowa vs. Tennessee, Jan. 2 (ESPN, 3:20 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Tennessee 28, Iowa 17 (cut and paste above comment here)
Valero Alamo Bowl
Prediction: Kansas State 27, UCLA 24 This game will tell us if the Pac 12 or the Big 12 is more dominate.
Washington vs. Oklahoma State, Jan. 2 (ESPN, 10:15 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Washington 28, Oklahoma State 14 both teams get in on the strength of the weakness of their non conference competition U dah is better by two TD’s
East Carolina vs. Florida, Jan. 3 (ESPN, noon)
Prediction: East Carolina 27, Florida 23 Someday I would like to see Boise State schedule a home game with ECU there is some pay back I would like to exact but they got this one a big win for the little guy.
Toledo vs. Arkansas State, Jan. 4 (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET)
Prediction: Arkansas State 38 Toledo 27, I don’t have much respect for Toledo it’s fan base nor it’s city and the Red Wolves will handle them just fine thank you very much.
No. 4 OSU vs. No. 2 Oregon, Jan. 12 (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Prediction: OSU 37, Oregon 28 I’ve gone round and round looking at this match up and frankly I see pain in the future for the ducks for all the hate I have for OSU Criminal U holds a special place in my heart.
So there you have it and as this bowl season plays out I will put up what I propose what a 14 team play off would have looked like lots of work has gone into this much more to do so stay tuned.