Bowl Prediction Contest Games 18 & 19- The Alamo and Peach Bowls

Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Non-Sponsored Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, TX- Alamo Dome

Iowa (6-6) v. Texas (9-3)

Weather: Cloudy 60 Degrees, 20% Chance of Rain

Past Results (13):

Dec. 28, 2005 Nebraska 32, Michigan 28
Dec. 29, 2004 Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7
Dec. 29, 2003 Nebraska 17, Michigan State 3
Dec. 28, 2002 Wisconsin 31, Colorado 28
Dec. 29, 2001 Iowa 19, Texas Tech 16
Dec. 30, 2000 Nebraska 66, Northwestern 17
Dec. 29, 1999 Penn State 24, Texas A&M 0
Dec. 29, 1998 Purdue 37, Kansas State 34
Dec. 30, 1997 Purdue 33, Oklahoma St 20
Dec. 29, 1996 Iowa 27, Texas Tech 0
Dec. 28, 1995 Texas A&M 22, Michigan 20
Dec. 31, 1994 Washington State 10, Baylor 3
Dec. 31, 1993 California 37, Iowa 3

Player(s) to Watch: Texas' RB #25- Jamaal Charles

With Colt McCoy ailing the Longhorns look to get going with the running game. Charles only has 805 yards on the season, but look for him to add a good bit to that total today.

Iowa's Wide Receiver #88- Dominique Douglas

Drew Tate would be the obvious choice, but I hate picking QB's as players to watch. That's no fun. I don't think Iowa is going to be able to run against Texas, so they're going to have to have a hell of a passing game and Douglas is Tate's go to guy.

Deciding Factor(s): Iowa's defense. Period. They have to slow Texas down and keep it low scoring.

Spread: Texas -8.5, O/U 54

AA's Pick and Analysis: Interesting stat.....when Iowa scores over 17 points they are 6-0, but when they score under they are 0-6. I think this special little statistic ends today though as Texas proves to be WAY too much for Iowa.

Prediction Texas 35-20

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Atlanta, GA- Georgia Dome

Georgia (8-4)
v. Virginia Tech (10-2)

Weather: Indoors

Past Results (A ton.....Bowl started in 1968):

Last 10.....

Dec. 30, 2005 LSU 40, Miami (Fla.) 3
Dec. 31, 2004 Miami (Fla.) 27, Florida 10
Jan. 2, 2004 Clemson 27, Tennessee 14
Dec. 31, 2002 Maryland 30, Tennessee 3
Dec. 31, 2001 North Carolina 16, Auburn 10
Dec. 29, 2000 LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14
Dec. 30, 1999 Mississippi State 17, Clemson 7
Dec. 30, 1998 Georgia 35, Virginia 33
Jan. 2, 1998 Auburn 21, Clemson 17
Dec. 28, 1996 LSU 10, Clemson 7

Player(s) to Watch: Virginia Tech's RB #28- Branden Ore

Is over 1,000 yards on the season, but was injured against Wake Forest. He's had a month to recover and Tech will need him against a good Georgia D.

Georgia's RB #6- Gregg Lumpkin

Just like Ore.....Lumpkin is the key to Georgia's offense. He had one 20 carry game this season.....a win over Auburn.

Deciding Factor(s): Establishing the run on both sides of the ball. Both QBs are shaky at best, and need a good bit of time to throw the ball. Look for a low scoring first quarter with both teams trying to open it up in the second.

Spread: Virginia Tech -3, O/U 37.5

AA's Pick and Analysis: Being from Virginia there isn't a team that's shoved down your throat than the Hokies. I hate the Hokies. I hate them with a passion. I love to watch them lose because their fans freak out like it's the end of the world. Good times really.

Well I don't think I'm going to get that feeling of joy today. Tech just has faster, bigger, and more athletic players than Georgia.

Prediction Virginia Tech 20-13

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:15 PM


I never bet on the Hawkeyes to cover; credit four years of going to college at a Div III school near the U of Iowa and taking money from the Hawkeye faithful.

Drew Tate's a good quarterback -- he just has NO help.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 30, 2006, 3:44:00 PM  

Go Tigers crush the irish!!!

Edward Ott said...
Dec 31, 2006, 2:54:00 PM  

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