5* Meineke Car Care Bowl Blue Chip Top Play
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech,
12/28/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 31 - 34
Point Spread: +13½/-105 Minnesota
5* Meineke Car Care Bowl Blue Chip Top Play: Minnesota +13
I don't expect Texas Tech to show up for this game, as they got burned by head coach Tommy Tubberville, who unexpectedly left to take over at Cincinnati. It was a move no one inside the program saw coming and the players were clearly not happy with his decision. Not only did the Red Raiders lose their head coach, offensive coordinator Neal Brown jumped ship to take over the same job at Kentucky. The loss of Tubberville and Neal will have the Red Raiders extremely unprepared for this matchup. Adding even more value is the fact that they are going up against a Minnesota team that went just 2-6 inside the Big Ten. Not exactly the type of a opponent that will have the players taking it upon themselves to make sure they are ready for this game. Minnesota on the other hand will be extremely motivated for this game, as they haven't been to a bowl game since 2009 and are working hard to change the culture under head coach Jerry Kill. BET THE GOLDEN GOPHERS!