College Football

Ball State vs. Tulsa (GMAC Bowl)

GMAC BowlGMAC BowlBall State was looking good coming into the MAC Championship game a few weeks ago.  They were ranked #12 in the country, were 12-0, and facing a 7-6 Buffalo team.  What could go wrong right?  Well, everything.  With 4 Turnovers and a mess on defense, Ball St. gave up 42 points and lost for the first time all season.  In the GMAC Bowl, they get to face Tulsa, who is second in the nation with 565.0 yards a contest and is led
by QB David Johnson. The senior is second in the nation with a 179.6 passer rating,
completing 64.8 percent of his attempts for 3,866 yards and 43 TDs against 11
INTs in his first season as a starter.  Geez, sounds like Big 12 type of numbers, and we all know how they did ATS this Bowl Season.

Texas vs. Ohio State Pick (Fiesta Bowl)

2008 Fiesta Bowl2008 Fiesta BowlTexas and Ohio State square off in the fourth of the BCS games, and in what some consider will be a blowout.  However, if the Utes proved anything in the Sugar Bowl, it's that anyone can win, no matter the odds.  The Big 12 comes into this game reeling from a stunning loss by Texas Tech to Ole Miss.  The mightiness of these top Big 12 teams has fallen by the wayside in the bowls as Missouri had to go to OT to beat Northwestern, and Texas Tech just got handled.  So, what will happen to the Longhorns?  Will they be stymied by a slower Big 10 team like Northwestern did to Mizzou, or will they play like USC and just dominate.  Some speculate that USC didn't dominate throughout, but when you are up 31-7 at the half, it's hard to keep motivated.  9 points are sitting out there on the table, and it's a tough call.

Utah vs. Alabama Pick (Sugar Bowl)

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2008 Sugar Bowl2008 Sugar BowlWelcome to the BCS party Utah!  It wasn't but a few years ago that Boise State shocked the world with an upset of Oklahoma in what could have been the best college football game ever played.  I'm not quite certain that Utah will be able to measure up to that Boise State and upset Alabama, but with 10 points sitting out there, it's a tempting offer.  The Sugar Bowl actually has the best combined record of its two teams (24-1) than any other bowl, and as much I normally don't care for mid-conference teams, I am looking forward to seeing this game and how the Utes can do against the mighty SEC.

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