2008 Bowl Picks Round 1

Is it December 20th already? Must be time for some Bowl games. Not that anyone cares about these first few games, but I figured I would pick against the spread this year. I will also yet again continue my futile attempt to catch some of every game. WTF is wrong with me?

Here goes nothing …

Eaglebank Bowl: Wake Forest (7-5, 4-4 ACC) vs. Navy (8-4). Three questions. What is an Eaglebank? Where did this Bowl come from? Who cares about watching a rematch? Navy took down Wake Forest 24-17 September 27, but those Demon Deacons are now favored by 3. I will take Wake.

New Mexico Bowl: Colorado St (6-6, 4-4 MWC) vs. Fresno St (7-5, 4-4 WAC). I am going to assume that Fresno St. still has not recovered from their November 28 61-10 ass kicking by Boise St. The 3 that the Bulldogs are getting will not be enough.

Magicjack St. Petersburg Bowl: Memphis (6-6, 4-4 C-USA) vs. South Florida (7-5, 2-5 Big East). Good Grief. Magicjack? Whatever. I am taking the Bulls even if they have to lay 12 to the Tigers.

Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl: (16) Brigham Young (10-2, 6-2 MWC) vs. Arizona (7-5, 5-4 Pac-10). Arizona is favored by 3, and no wonder when you look at their scheduled you will see their 5 loses were by a combined 20 points. Unlike BYU who laid a couple of eggs in their defeats. Arizona is the pick.

Just because I am on a roll, I am going to pick Sunday’s game as well.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss (6-6, 4-4 C-USA) vs. Troy (8-4, 6-1 S. Belt). How can you not go with Troy and the Sun Belt? I am surprised that Southern Miss is only getting 4 in this one because they are more likely going to take it on the chin by 10.

Thank God that is over. Hopefully some better games are on the way.


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