Monday, December 31, 2007
We get another full day of Bowl Games and some pretty good matchups. I'm going to throw up the Post Season Pammy Top 10 after this post and put up the three later matchups after that. There's also going to be a little Mercury Morris video in there as well. Should be a fun day.....hope you can join in.
CAL vs. Air Force
The Armed Forces Bowl
12:30 PM ET, December 31, 2007
Amon Carter Stadium , Fort Worth , TXw
Weather: Sunny with gusty winds. High 59 Degrees
Spread: CAL -4.5, O/U 57
AA's Pick: CAL -4....again, buy the half (Record 9-5-1)
Announcers: Dan Fouts, Tim Brant(ESPN)
California Passing: Longshore- 59.8%, 2544 Yards, 16 TDs, 13 INTs
Air Force Passing: Carney- 62.2%, 1423 Yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTs
California Rushing: Forsett- 282 Carries, 1406 Yards, 5.0 avg, 13 TDs
Air Force Rushing: Hall- 211 Carries, 1415 Yards, 6.7 avg, 14 TDs
California Receiving: Hawkins- 69 Catches, 855 Yards, 12.4 avg, 5 TDs
Air Force Receiving: Hall- 46 Catches, 488 Yards, 10.6 avg, 1 TD
Georgia Tech vs. Fresno State
2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2007
Bronco Stadium , Boise , ID
Weather: 30 Degrees, Sunny
Spread: Georgia Tech -6, O/U 54
AA's Pick: Fresno +6
Announcers: Dave Lamont, James Hasty (ESPN2)
Georgia Tech Passing: Bennnett- 49.0%, 2045 Yards, 6 TDs, 9 INTs
Fresno State Passing: Brandstater- 61.2%, 2369 Yards, 14 TDs, 5 INTs
Georgia Tech Rushing: Choice- 249 Carries, 1310 Yards, 5.3 avg, 10 TDs
Fresno State Rushing: Mathews- 145 Carries, 866 Yards, 6.0 avg, 14 TDs
Georgia Tech Receiving: Smith- 34 Catches, 543 Yards, 16.0 avg, 2 TDs
Fresno State Receiving: Moore- 41 Catches, 614 Yards, 15.0 avg, 5 TDs
#21 South Florida vs. Oregon
The Sun Bowl
2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2007
Sun Bowl , El Paso , TX
Weather: Sunny. High 62 Degrees
Spread: South Florida -7, O/U 52
AA's Pick: Definitely take the under here...and I'm going with the USF -7.
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein (CBS)
South Florida Passing: Grothe- 59.9%, 2473 Yards, 13 TDs, 12 INTs
Oregon Passing: Dixon (out)- 67.7%, 2136 Yards, 20 TDs, 4 INTs
South Florida Rushing: Grothe- 184 Carries, 832 Yards, 4.5 avg, 10 TDs
Oregon Rushing: Stewart- 257 Carries, 1469 Yards, 5.7 avg, 10 TDs
South Florida Receiving: Mitchell- 37 Catches, 537 Yards, 14.5 avg, 4 TDs
Oregon Receiving: Williams- 51 Catches, 804 Yards, 15.8 avg, 7 TDs
"He can find the hole and he explodes through it." - Tim Brant (Via fairplay)
An Oklahoma D-Lineman allegedly stole a coat from a Burlington Coat Factory in Arizona & got sent home from the Fiesta Bowl. Robert Smith's reaction: "Now you know you don't need no coat in Arizona."
Friday, December 29, 2006
Wow.....5 Bowls today. This was the day I dreaded. Let's see what I can put together. We'll go two, two, and one in the previews. The spreads are Clemson -9.5, Oregon St. -3.5, S Carolina -5.5, Texas Tech -6, Purdue -1. Feel free to post your picks in this spread and good luck.
The Gaylord (Focker) Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone
(Longest. Bowl Name. Ever)
Nashville, TN- LP Field
1 PM EST
Kentucky (7-5) v. Clemson (8-4)
Weather: Mostly Cloudy 46 Degrees, 10% chance of Rain
Past Results (8):
|Dec. 30, 2005||Virginia 34, Minnesota 31|
|Dec. 31, 2004||Minnesota 20, Alabama 16|
|Dec. 31, 2003||Auburn 28, Wisconsin 14|
|Dec. 30, 2002||Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14|
|Dec. 28, 2001||Boston College 20, Georgia 16|
|Dec. 28, 2000||West Virginia 49, Ole Miss 38|
|Dec. 29, 1999||Syracuse 20, Kentucky 13|
|Dec. 29, 1998||Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 7|
Player(s) to Watch: Florida State's DT's Broderick Bunkley and/or Clemson's RB #28- CJ Spiller
While Justin Davis has more carries and total yards....CJ has the averages. He averages 7.4 yards per carry, and is one of the most explosive combo backs in the country.
Kentucky's QB #12- Andre Woodson
Woodson has some great numbers, but the problem with him seems to be the "big game". Against better competition Woodson hasn't necessarily floundered, but he hasn't taken over. Best games of the season.....Central Michigan, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State. He only had one good game against a better opponent, but still lost (Louisville)
Deciding Factor(s): This game is all about Clemson's rushing game. I can't even project how many yards they will pick up, but it's going to be a ton.
Interesting Fact: Previous sponsors of the bowl game have included American General Life & Accident (now a subsidiary of AIG) in the inaugural 1998 game, and the now-defunct "homepoint.com" in the 1999 game. (Wikipedia)
Spread: Clemson -9.5, O/U 58
AA's Pick and Analysis: Clemson's rushing game should prove too much for Kentucky who gave up 40 points to Louisiana Monroe. The O/U on Clemson's rushing yards is 245.5, and I think the will crush this as long as Kentucky keeps it close in the beginning of the game.
With that said....I'm still taking the points. Clemson doesn't ever blow any one out of the water.
The Brut Sun Bowl
(Worst. Bowl Sponsor. Ever)
El Paso, TX- Sun Bowl Stadium
2 PM EST
Oregon State (9-4) v. Missouri (8-4)
Weather: Partly Cloudy 30 Degrees, 20% chance of Rain
Past Results (Too many to count....the Bowl started in 1935):
|Dec. 30, 2005||UCLA 50, Northwestern 38|
|Dec. 31, 2004||Arizona State 27, Purdue 23|
|Dec. 31, 2003||Minnesota 31, Oregon 30|
|Dec. 31, 2002||Purdue 34, Washington 24|
|Dec. 31, 2001||Washington State 33, Purdue 27|
|Dec. 29, 2000||Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20|
|Dec. 31, 1999||Oregon 24, Minnesota 20|
|Dec. 30, 1998||TCU 28, Southern Cal 19|
|Dec. 31, 1997||Arizona State 17, Iowa 7|
|Dec. 31, 1996||Stanford 38, Michigan State 0|
Player(s) to Watch: Florida State's DT's Broderick Bunkley and/or Oregon State's RB #26- Yvenson Bernard
Bernard is the main cog for an Oregon State offense that can't thrive without him. When he gets 2o carries they win (all except one game...Boise State).
Missouri's Entire Team
About 20 players have had the flu over the past week. They'll need their energy to keep up with Oregon State.
Deciding Factor(s): Like I said before.....if Bernard gets 20 carries the Beavers win.
Spread: Oregon State -3.5, O/U 53
AA's Pick and Analysis: I'm all over the Beaves in this one. Missouri will come out slow and I don't think an entire team of sickies can last the full game.
Prediction Oregon State 27-14