CFB Bowl Picks: Saturdays Are For The Bowls
We went on a little bit of holiday hiatus. I’m going to blog my ass off here in the coming days hopefully and turn it around. I start a new adventure in my personal life so I’m not sure if that’s going to affect my blogging. We’re going to roll with a few blogs in the coming days that should be fun. Here goes my quest to go undefeated in bowl picks.
Las Vegas Bowl: Houston (-4) vs. San Diego State 2:30 pm ABC – Easily, the best game of the day of the bowl slate. These are two very good teams, and don’t be surprised if this is low-scoring. Houston’s defense especially in the run game has been known to show their teeth, and Aztecs are monsters on the defensive side of the ball. Donnel Pumphrey can break Ron Dayne’s record with 107 yards of rushing, and that’s a whole ball of a wax. Going with San Diego here with still too much unknowns with Houston. SDSU 27-23
Carmella Bowl: App State vs. Toledo (EVEN) 4:30 pm ESPN – App State is a more run-first approach, and look for them to try to control the clock with their two-headed attack, Jalin Moore and Marcus Cox. Those guys can rush all day on Toledo’s defense. Logan Whiteside is a hell of a quarterback for Rockets, but he faces a tough defense with Mountaineers. I like App State here. Their defense is significantly underrated, and they get it done today. APSU 20-17
Autonation Cure Bowl: UCF (-6.5) vs. Arkansas State 4:30 pm CBS Sports Network – For the next two picks, these are gambling no-brainers in my mind. UCF gets a home game playing in Orlando, and to me in these low-level bowl games, that’s always favors that team. Golden Knights should roll in what would be an impressive turnaround. UCF 31-13
New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico (-7.5) vs. UT-San Antonio 1:00 pm ESPN – Once again, let’s use some logic here. New Mexico is at home playing a home game against a first-time bowl participant. UTSA is pretty good, and this is a fun story yet the Lobos rushing attack will lay the smackdown. UNM 42-20
New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss (-6) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette 8:00 pm ESPN – Does this logic apply again? Lafayette has won this game a couple times before, and it seems to be a place they feel comfortable. Not sure why Southern Miss is favored by six when they’ve lost five of their last seven, and they haven’t been close. Add to the fact the Cajuns won three of the last four games with their only loss coming to Georgia. I’m taking Cajuns in a bowl upset. ULL 35-31