Bowl Prediction Contest Game #?????- The Orange Bowl Preview and Live-Blog

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Live-Blog starts tonight and two other live-blogs have been planned for the week as well. Tomorrow the Sugar Bowl will be done by Chris at Run Up The Score and our friend C. from Signal to Noise is doing the Chiefs/Indy game this Saturday. His quote, "I have no particular qualifications outside of having a vicious hate directed at both teams as a Bronco fan, and I figure this will be half the fun." Oh it will!

See you tonight for the Orange Bowl....unless someone really wants to take it off my hands....just kidding.

Update: Forgot to mention that I will be switching back and forth over to Iverson's slaughtering of the Sixers at 9pm as well.

The FedEx Orange Bowl
Miami, FL- Dolphin Stadium

Wake Forest (11-2) v. Louisville (11-1)

Weather: Light Rain 74 Degrees

Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Terry Donahue, Pat Haden, and Side-line reporter Laura Okmin (I like this group of folks.....let's see how it plays out)

Past Results (Too many to list.....Bowl Started in 1935): Here's a list of MVPs because you don't care about the past results.

2005Willie Reid, Florida State, WR
2005Matt Leinart, Southern California, QB
2004Jarrett Payton, Miami (Fla.), RB
2003Carson Palmer, USC, QB
2002Taylor Jacobs, Florida, WR
2001Torrance Marshall, Oklahoma, LB
2000David Terrell, Michigan, WR
1999Travis Taylor, Florida, WR
1998Ahman Green, Nebraska, RB
1997Damon Benning, Nebraska, RB

Ken Oxendine, Virginia Tech, RB
1996Andre Cooper, Florida St., WR

Derrick Mayes, Notre Dame, WR
1995Tommie Frazier, Nebraska, QB

Chris T. Jones, Miami (Fla.), CB
1994Tommie Frazier, Nebraska, QB

Charlie Ward, Florida St., QB
1993Charlie Ward, Florida St., QB

Corey Dixon, Nebraska, se
1992Larry Jones, Miami (Fla.), RB

Tyrone Leggett, Nebraska, CB
1991Charles Johnson, Colorado, QB

Chris Zorich, Notre Dame, NG
1990Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame, TB/WR

Darian Hagan, Colorado, QB
1989Steve Walsh, Miami (Fla.), QB

Charles Fryar, Nebraska, CB
1988Bernard Clark, Miami (Fla.), LB

Darrell Reed, Oklahoma, DE
1987Dante Jones, Oklahoma, LB

Spencer Tillman, Oklahoma, HB
1986Sonny Brown, Oklahoma, DB

Tim Lashar, Oklahoma, K
1985Jacque Robinson, Washington, TB

Ron Holmes, Washington, DT
1984Bernie Kosar, Miami (Fla.), QB

Jack Fernandez, Miami (Fla.), LB
1983Turner Gil, Nebraska, QB

Dave Rimington, Nebraska, C
1982Homer Jordan, Clemson, QB

Jeff Davis, Clemson, LB
1981JC Watts, Oklahoma, QB

Jarvis Coursey, Florida St., DE
1980JC Watts, Oklahoma, QB

Bud Hebert, Oklahoma, FS
1979Billy Sims, Oklahoma, RB

Reggie Kinlaw, Oklahoma, NG
1978Roland Sales, Arkansas, RB

Reggie Freeman, Arkansas, NG
1977Rod Gerald, Ohio St., QB

Tom Cousineau, Ohio St., LB
1976Steve Davis, Oklahoma, QB

Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma, DT
1975Wayne Bullock, Notre Dame, FB

Leroy Cook, Alabama, DE
1974Tom Shuman, Penn St., QB

Randy Crowder, Penn St., DT
1973Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska, WB

Rich Glover, Nebraska, DG
1972Jerry Tagge, Nebraska, QB

Rich Glover, Nebraska, DG
1971Jerry Tagge, Nebraska, QB

Willie Harper, Nebraska, DE
1970Chuck Burkhart, Penn St., QB

Mike Reid, Penn St., DT
1969Donnie Shanklin, Kansas, HB
1968Bob Warmack, Oklahoma, QB
1967Larry Smith, Florida, TB
1966Steve Sloan, Alabama, QB
1965Joe Namath, Alabama, QB

Player(s) to Watch: Freshman QB #11- Riley Skinner

Wake's offense is nothing to write home about, but Skinner is the bright spot. Only a freshman, Riley has a very "Rex Grossman" quality of not "losing games" about him. He's only thrown over 200 Yards twice, but game management is his strong suit.

Louisville's WRs #85 and #7- Harry Douglas and Mario Urrutia

Brian Brohm throws the ball everywhere, but sans-Calvin Johnson and Dwayne Jarrett, no two other receivers fit in an offense better. They have two combo 100 yard games against Pitt and WVU. Look for more of that tonight.

Deciding Factor(s): Another one I don't really have an answer for. Could go one of two ways.....either Wake's defense puts some pressure on Brohm and stays in it, or Wake is playing catch-up after Brohm has shredded them. Either way I think Wake can stay in it with their defense.

Spread: Louisville -10, O/U 52.5

AA's Pick and Analysis: Well after getting two in a row right I'm back in the groove of things. This bowl season has taught me one lesson.......when in doubt......take the points.

Prediction Louisville 35-28

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:07 PM


10 is a lot, but I'll take louisville

Jan 2, 2007, 4:05:00 PM  

I had OU -7 last night and Michigan -3 yesterday afternoon. I have a whopping $15 left in my account.

Damn you, offshore sportsbooks. Damn you straight to hell.

Jan 2, 2007, 4:15:00 PM  

fuck it, i'm probably eliminated already

Sam T said...
Jan 2, 2007, 4:30:00 PM  

You know who I'm picking....

BJ said...
Jan 2, 2007, 5:38:00 PM  


Signal to Noise said...
Jan 2, 2007, 6:22:00 PM  

Definitely Louisville in this one. Wake is slumping a little bit heading into conference play and Pitino will definitely have Louisville ready to play.

Wait a minute...this is a FOOTBALL game? Between Louisville and Wake Forest? In JANUARY?

Have I been smoking peyote for six straight days, and could some of this be in my head? Or is this matchup for real?

Brian said...
Jan 2, 2007, 7:51:00 PM  

Live-blog in a new thread. Thanks for stopping by.

Jan 2, 2007, 8:00:00 PM  

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