For the last week of the regular season, I finished with an 11-7-1 record bringing my final regular season tally to 302-271-18. I tried to wait until the last minute so I could get the most accurate spreads possible. Truth be told, they havent changed much in the past few days, so these should be good. Off we go!
New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, NM. UTEP vs. BYU(-12): This line seems a tad high, but BYU has been solid since mid October. I will take BYU in their last hurrah before testing the waters of the independents.
Humanitarian Bowl, Boise, ID. Northern Illinois(-3) vs. Fresno State: I dont buy this one. UNI lost a game they were double digit favorites in. Fresno beat a BCS school. Give me Fresno.
New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans, LA. Ohio vs. Troy(-1): Troy hasnt been cruising through the Sun Belt like they usually do. Ohio is simply the better team. Im surprised they werent favored. Give me Ohio.
Beef O Brady Bowl, St Petersburg, FL. Louisville(-3.5) vs. Southern Mississippi: I dont buy this either. Southern Miss has been the more consistent team all season long. They win straight up.
MAACO Bowl, Las Vegas, NV. Utah vs. Boise State(-16.5): I know this game is a disappointment for Boise. They planned on playing in January. That said, they might win by double this line. Utah isnt as good as they have been in recent years.
Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, CA. San Diego State(-4.5) vs. Navy. I like San Diego in a home game. Yeah, its not really fair, but what can you do?
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, HI. Hawaii(-12.5) vs. Tulsa: Another home game, another home win. Hawaii will win by way more than two TDs.
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Detroit, MI. Toledo(-1.5) vs. Florida International: This line looks a bit low. Toledo has had a solid season. Dont expect FIU to hang around the whole game.
Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA. Georgia Tech vs. Air Force(-2.5): GT is damn lucky to be in a bowl. Air Force wins easily.
Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, FL. North Carolina State vs. West Virginia(-2): I actually like the team with the better QB, which would be......North Carolina State.
Insight Bowl, Tempe, AZ. Missouri vs. Iowa(-1): I just cant get my head around Iowa losing to Minnesota. Im going with Missouri.
Military Bowl, Washington, DC. East Carolina vs. Maryland(-7.5): I dont really like the half, but ECU hasnt had a very strong season. Maryland has been consistent all year. Give me the Terps.
Texas Bowl, Houston, TX. Baylor(-3) vs. Illinois: Laugher of the bowls! This line should be MUCH larger. Baylor by at least ten!
Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX. Arizona vs. Oklahoma State(-5.5): This line looks way low as well. Okie State's offense is going to steamroll Arizona. It will be much like Arizona's bowl last year.....
Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, TX. SMU(-7.5) vs. Army: This is a home game for SMU as well. Not like they needed the help. I would take this line on any field.
Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NY. Syracuse vs. Kansas State(-3): I like what Syracuse has done this year, but they havent been able to come through for me in the last month. Give me K State.
Music City Bowl, Nashville, TN. North Carolina(-2) vs. Tennessee: I dont buy this either. Tennessee will own the stadium. Not to mention Carolina's season was torpedoed early on. Dont get me wrong......they showed heart, but there is just too much going against them here.
Holiday Bowl, San Diego, CA. Nebraska(-13) vs. Washington: Well, lets see.....Nebraska destroyed Washington in Seattle. This line is low. Even without Crick, Nebraska covers easily. Washington is worse now than they were earlier this year.
Meineke Bowl, Charlotte, NC. Clemson(-4.5) vs. South Florida: Call me crazy, but I think USF is the better team. Give me the Bulls.
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX. Notre Dame vs. Miami(FL)(-3): I fail to see how Miami is still favored in this. Notre Dame has been a much better team since they changed QBs. Miami has been tanking since October.....
Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN. Georgia(-7) vs. Central Florida: I know Georgia plays in the rough and tumble SEC, but Im not sure they are seven points better than UCF. Actually, I dont think they are. Give me UCF.
Chick Fil A Peach Bowl, Atlanta, GA. South Carolina(-3) vs. Florida State: This line is way low. I dont care that SC got exposed by Auburn. FSU did by Virginia Tech as well. The Cocks are just the better team. They win by 2TDs or more.....
TicketCity Bowl, Dallas, TX. Northwestern vs. Texas Tech(-9.5): This line is backwards. TT just isnt that good. They lost to Texas!! Okay, that isnt enough of a justification. Northwestern has beaten much better teams that Texas Tech. They win by ten!
Capital One Bowl, Orlando, FL. Michigan State vs. Alabama(-10.5): I dont like the half, but Bama is still a much better team. Will they show up for a game that probably doesnt mean much? Who knows. Give me Sparty because I dont like the half.
Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL. Florida(-7) vs. Penn State: The line looks a bit low. Florida is going to want to win this - big time - for Urban Meyer. I think they do.
Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL. Michigan vs. Mississippi State(-6): This seems about right. Michigan will have all kinds of trouble moving the ball against this defense. Give me Mississippi State.
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. TCU(-3) vs. Wisconsin: I honestly think this could be the best game of the bowl season. I picked TCU to win in our bowl pool, so I will stick with it. It will be a great game though!
Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ. Connecticut vs. Oklahoma(-16.5): I know Oklahoma doesnt play well in that stadium, but Im still taking the Sooners here. UConn doesnt belong anywhere near a BCS game. You and your damn conference affiliations can go fuck yourselves, BCS!
Orange Bowl, Miami, FL. Stanford(-3) vs. Virginia Tech: This seems about right. I like Stanford to win, so the three isnt much of a deterrent.
Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, LA. Ohio State(-3) vs. Arkansas: When will Arkansas get some respect? All of the other SEC teams did from the oddsmakers. Im not sure Ohio State is as strong as the oddsmakers think. Give me Arkie straight up.
Godaddy.com Bowl, Mobile, AL. Miami(OH)(-2) vs. Middle Tennessee State: Miami just got a huge win over Northern Illinois. MTSU will be no more than a flea......
Cotton Bowl, Arlington, TX. Texas A&M vs. LSU(-1): LSU has been lucky all year. Im taking A&M in this one. Since Tannehill became the starting QB, A&M has been a very good team.
BBVA Compass Bowl, Birmingham, AL. Pittsburgh(-3) vs. Kentucky: This line seems a little low with Hartline out. Pitt by a TD or better.
Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco, CA. Boston College vs. Nevada(-9.5): Too low. BC is lucky to be in a bowl. Nevada will blow them out. Think by 17 or more.
BCS National Championship, Glendale, AZ. Auburn(-3) vs. Oregon: I think the wrong team is favored. Forget the Heisman curse. Oregon has looked unbeatable. I say the Ducks by three, and maybe a bit more.