My bowl picks got off to a poor start, with Cincy losing by a half point not helping. Despite starting 0-3, I won my next 4 to get me over .500 going into the Independence Bowl.
Michigan (+10.5) Florida
Michigan/Florida (over 59)
Georgia (-7.5) Hawaii
Georgia/Hawaii (over 68.5)
Arkansas (+3.5) Missouri
Wisconsin (+3) Tennessee
Illinois (+14) USC
Virginia Tech (-3) Kansas 4-star Bowl Selection of the Year
Ball St. (+10) Rutgers
Bowling Green (+4.5) Tulsa
Ohio St. (+4) LSU
Ohio St./LSU (under 49)
Lloyd Carr has been abysmal in big games, but I think the Gators defense is weak enough to cover the large spread in a shootout. See the over.
Can’t see where Hawaii can stop the Dawgs offense, but both teams will score over 30. Let’s try 52-35.
I think the Big 12 North was overrated, so I will go against both Missouri and Kansas. Love the Hokies.
While the Vols are a more talented team, I will take the major coaching edge and go with the Badgers to pull another bowl game upset.
I have little doubt that the Trojans will win the game, but I think they will be a little flat and the run offense of the Illini will keep under the side.
The Scarlet Knights shouldn’t be 10 point favorites over any team in the bowl picture.
It has been a healthy formula to bet on MAC in bowl games or March Madness, so I’m going with Dave Letterman U.
LSU has just not impressed me this year. Ohio State has a lot to prove after getting slammed by the Gators in the BCS Championship. The Buckeyes defense is the best in the nation. Buckeyes 22-19.