Its time for bowl picks, my friends, and even though my attention will be focused on the fighting Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears going for the Division II title on Saturday, the best season of the year kicks off as well with four games on the first day.
Its been another strong year for my college prognostications, as I am now 32 games over .500 since the start of the 2012 season, and thats picking almost 400 games against the spread.
Lets get it on. As always, these are for entertainment purposes only.
New Mexico Bowl: Washington State (minus-4) over Colorado State Why is there a New Mexico Bowl again? Mike Leach puts the Rams in the shed in this one.
Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State (plus-7) over USC Its going to be a shootout, and you know who loves shootouts? Derek Carr and pals. Plus USC is on its third coach.
Potato Bowl: San Diego State (plus-3 ) over Buffalo Its going to be cold as hell in Idaho, so why have a bowl there? Buffalo will be better adjusted to the weather, but the Aztecs should be a better team.
New Orleans Bowl: Tulane (pick em) over Louisiana-Lafayette The Green Wave has taken care of me all year, so lets let it ride.
Beef OBradys Bowl: East Carolina (minus-13 ) over Ohio Lot of points to lay, and this bowl in my hometown always ends up being ridiculous. But Ohio shouldnt even be in a bowl.
Hawaii Bowl: Oregon State (plus-3) over Boise State How does Oregon State get a trip to Hawaii for losing five straight games to end the season?
Little Caesars Bowl: Bowling Green (minus-5 ) over Pittsburgh Come on, Pitt really? Youre an underdog to Bowling Green? Why even go?
Poinsettia Bowl: Northern Illinois (minus-1 ) over Utah State Jordan Lynch bounces back before becoming an NFL special teamer.
Military Bowl: Maryland (plus-2) over Marshall I dont take Marshall away from home.
Texas Bowl: Minnesota (minus-4 ) over Syracuse Minnesota has been good to be this year, too.
Fight Hunger Bowl: Washington (minus-3) over BYU Huskies are sans coach, but they should still be tough for up-and-down Cougars to beat.
Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers (plus-17) over Notre Dame I never pick either of these teams games correctly, so err on the side of the points.
Belk Bowl: North Carolina (minus-2) over Cincinnati Guess there werent any spots open in the Zayre or Strawbridges bowls.
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville (minus-3 ) over Miami Teddy Ballgame has one more game to impress the scouts.
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan (plus-3 ) over Kansas State Some of these bowls are getting downright ridiculous.
Armed Forces Bowl: Navy (minus-6 ) over Middle Tennessee Gotta stick with the Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Music City Bowl: Georgia Tech (plus-1 ) over Mississippi Facing the Yellow Jackets is like fighting a left-handed boxer. Their offense confounds some to the point of total collapse.
Alamo Bowl: Oregon (minus-13) over Texas Mack Browns tears wont help him here. Hey that rhymes.
Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech (plus-13) over Arizona State The Sun Devils are definitely the better team, but Thou Shalt Not Lay Double Digits to Kliff Kingsbury in a Bowl, as Player or Coach.
AdvoCare Bowl: Boston College (plus-6 ) over Arizona Andre Williams vs. KaDeem Carey is a showdown worth watching.
Sun Bowl: UCLA (minus-7) over Virginia Tech At times it seemed like the Hokies sleepwalked through this season.
Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State (minus-7) over Rice The Owls have had a nice season, but they shouldnt hang with the SEC.
Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Texas A&M (minus-11 ) over Duke Johnny Football has to be able to light up Duke.
Gator Bowl: Nebraska (plus-10) over Georgia No Aaron Murray could spell trouble for the Dawgs.
Dallas Bowl: North Texas (minus-6) over UNLV You cant marry a college team, and Im already married, so you know, this wont work out. But the affair has been amazing, North Texas.
Capital One Bowl: South Carolina (plus-1) over Wisconsin If Jadeveon Clowney wants to be in Houston next to J.J. Watt, hell dominate.
Outback Bowl: LSU (minus-8) over Iowa This is one of two where Im going against the pool I did with my Pops. Cant see how SEC team wont wear this bunch down.
Rose Bowl: Michigan State (plus-4) over Stanford Sparty!
Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida (plus-17 ) over Baylor Too many points to lay even though I am scared of a beatdown.
Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma (plus-14 ) over Alabama Definitely a chance of Bama Doesnt Care Because They Are Not Playing For The Title Disease.
Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State (plus-3 ) over Missouri Another potential bowl shootout. Why am I not taking the over?
Orange Bowl: Ohio State (plus-3) over Clemson Urban Meyer is tough in bowls.
Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt (minus-1 ) over Houston Because SEC.
GoDaddy Bowl: Ball State (minus-8) over Arkansas State If Danica Patrick isnt there, I have lost interest.
BCS title game: Auburn (plus-7 ) over Florida State Had to go against the Pops on this one too. He loves the Noles.
Matthew Osborne can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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