cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
12/20/2013 06:22 PM

Saturday's Bowl Action

December 20, 2013


Las Vegas Bowl

Matchup: Fresno State vs. Southern California
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Time/TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

-- As of Friday afternoon, most books had USC (9-4 straight up, 6-7 against the spread) installed as a six-point favorite with a total of 62. Gamblers can back the Bulldogs on the money line for a +210 return (risk $100 to win $210). For first-half bets, USC is favored by 3 ½ with a total of 31 ½.

-- Fresno St. (11-1 SU, 5-7 ATS) is in its first underdog situation of the season. Any disappointment of not getting to a BCS bowl was most likely forgotten by the Bulldogs when they saw their name next to that of USC’s. I would expect FSU to play with a chip on its shoulder due to the fact that most of its players were bypassed by the Trojans in the recruiting process.

-- Fresno St. went unbeaten until suffering a 62-52 loss at San Jose St. on Nov. 29. The Bulldogs recovered the following week to win the Mountain West Conference title game by a 24-17 count over Utah St. They hooked up their betting supporters as 2.5-point home ‘chalk.’ Derek Carr threw for 404 yards and three touchdowns against the Aggies.

-- Carr has enjoyed a sensational senior campaign and will have NFL scouts galore on hand to watch him in Vegas. He has completed 70.1 percent of his throws for 4,866 yards with a 48/7 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Carr’s favorite target is Davante Adams, who has hauled in 122 receptions for 1,654 yards and 23 TDs. Josh Harper, who missed the MWC title game with a groin injury, has 79 catches for 1,011 yards and 13 TDs.

-- USC has hired a new coach in former assistant Steve Sarkisian, but it will be without Ed Orgeron after he led the team to six wins in its last eight games. Oregeron bolted town after not getting the head job. Therefore, you have to wonder what the mindset is for this team going into the postseason. Remember, USC completely no-showed the Sun Bowl last year by losing 21-7 to a seven-loss Ga. Tech squad.

-- USC had won five consecutive games before getting thumped 35-14 by UCLA in its regular-season finale. Brett Hundley paced the Bruins with 80 rushing yards and a pair of TD scampers. Javorious Allen ran for 123 yards and one TD. Allen, a product of Tallahassee Lincoln High School that has produced the likes of former Florida OT Zach Pillar, former UF defensive end Kevin Carter and former FSU cornerback Antonio Cromartie, has 10 rushing scores in USC’s last five games.

-- Southern Cal has been a single-digit favorite four times this year, going 2-2 ATS.

-- USC will be without two starting offensive linemen. OT Aundrey Walker and center Marcus Martin are both out after sustaining knee injuries.

-- The ‘under’ is 9-4 overall for the Trojans. Meanwhile, totals have been an overall wash for the Bulldogs (6-6).

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Matchup: Buffalo vs. San Diego State
Venue: Bronco Stadium
Location: Boise, Idaho
Time/TV: 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

-- These teams will meet in the Idaho Potato Bowl on the smurf turf in Boise. Buffalo will have to venture across country, but it will be familiar with the cold conditions in Idaho. San Diego St. won’t have to travel as far, but the weather won’t be to its liking.

-- As of Friday afternoon, most spots had San Diego St. (7-5 SU, 6-6 ATS) listed as a 1 ½-point favorite with a total of 51.

-- Before laying an egg in a 45-19 loss at UNLV in its regular-season finale, Rocky Long’s squad had won seven of its eight previous games. The lone defeat during that span came to Fresno State in overtime.

-- San Diego St. is by RB Adam Muema, who rushed for 1,015 yards and 12 TDs during the regular season. QB Quinn Kaehler threw for 2,796 yards with a 17/9 TD-INT ratio.

-- Buffalo (8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS) has one of the nation’s premier players in LB Khalil Mack, who won the Lambert Award for the country’s top linebacker. Mack has 94 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and three interceptions this season. He returned two of those picks for TDs and he has 15 career forced fumbles.

-- Buffalo produced a seven-game winning streak before dropping two of its last three games. The Bulls lost a 24-7 decision at home to eventual MAC champ Bowling Green in their regular-season finale.

-- Buffalo QB Joe Licata had a solid season, throwing 2,628 yards with a 21/7 TD-INT ratio. Brandon Oliver ran for a team-high 1,421 yards and 15 TDs.

-- San Diego St. compiled a 3-1 spread record in four games as a single-digit favorite.

-- Buffalo went 2-3 ATS in five games as an underdog.

-- ESPN will have the telecast at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

-- Three SEC quarterbacks won’t play in the postseason – Georgia’s Aaron Murray, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger and Vandy’s Austyn Carta-Samuels.

-- In Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN, Washington St. is favored by 5 ½ vs. Colorado St. The ‘over’ is 8-3 for the Rams, who have gone 3-2 ATS in five games as underdogs.

-- Tulane is favored by 1 ½ or two vs. UL-Lafayette in Saturday night’s New Orleans Bowl at the Superdome. The Ragin’ Cajuns will most likely be without starting QB Terrance Broadway, who has an injured wrist. Without Broadway, UL-Lafayette got smashed 30-8 at South Alabama in its regular-season finale.

-- Tulane has covered the number at a 7-1 clip in its last eight games. On the flip side, the Ragin’ Cajuns are in the midst of a 0-5 ATS slide.

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cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
12/21/2013 12:31 AM

Here are some Bowl Systems that over the years are proven winners...mostly because you are going against the $$$ in these games. If someone wants to please determine what teams fit these systems it would be a great help to everyone involved...Thanks...BTW some of these systems will have plays on both sides...usually when a teams fits several systems it hits at a very high rate
Bet the dog if the teams have exactly the same won lost record

Bet the team with the worst season record if a dog

Bet on Lower Ranked Teams as a dog to higher Ranked Teams

Bet on Lower Ranked Teams as a favorite vs Higher Ranked Teams
Bet on A team not Ranked as a dog to a Ranked Team

Bet on A team not Ranked that is a favorite over a Ranked Team

Play underdogs with higher Sagarin strength-of-schedule ratings than their opponents

Play underdogs of 7.5 or more points in December Bowls

Play on Dogs of 4-11 pts from 12/25 to 12/31

Play UNDER, 2 teams in Non-BCS conf

Bowls from 12/15 to 12/24:

PLAY ON Favs of 3.5 or less

PLAY THE OVER with Totals of 63.5 or higher

Bowls from 12/25 to 12/31:

PLAY ON Double Digit dogs

Bowls from 1/1 to 1/10:

PLAY ON Favs in LOWER TIER Bowl games
PLAY AGAINST MAC teams....they are 1-9-1 ATS L11
PLAY ON: Dogs in bowl games that won the previous year vs. an opponent that won 8 or less games last year
Play on a non-New Year's Day bowl team that are 15' point + dogs.
Of the top 60 Sagarin-rated teams, FADE EVERY team ATS whose strength of schedule rating is 60 or worse unless they are facing a team whose SOS rating is even lower than theirs

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cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
12/21/2013 12:36 AM

Play on Dogs in bowl games that won prior year - playing team that won 8 or less games last year UL Lafayette
Ohio
Syracuse
BYU
Cincinnati
Georgia Tech
Texas Tech
Rice
South Carolina
Central Florida
Oklahoma St.

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Play on Higher ranked Sagarin teams that are dogs....
UtahSt.
Georgia Tech
Houston

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Play UNDER, 2 teams in Non-BCS conf (under went 8-2 last year)
Buffalo-SJState
Tulane-ULLafayette
EastCarolina-Ohio
NIllinois-UtahSt
Navy-MidTennSt
NorthTexas-UNLV
BallSt-ArkansasSt

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cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
12/21/2013 12:02 PM

70 betting notes for 70 college football bowl teams

Bowl season is here, with 35 games in 17 days to highlight your holiday. But with shopping, shoveling and family eating up your time, you may not have a moment to cap the college football board.

Don’t worry. We have you covered, with 70 need-to-know betting notes for all 70 bowl teams in action this postseason.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl - Saturday Dec. 21, 2 p.m. ET

Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado State Rams (+4.5, 65)

Washington State, despite an impressive 9-3 ATS mark this season, has never won a bowl game by more than eight points in its history (5-3 SU since 1981). The Cougars are making their first bowl appearance since 2003.

Can history repeat itself for Colorado State? The last time the Rams made a bowl appearance, they defeated Fresno State 40-35 in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl.


Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl - Saturday Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m. ET

Fresno State Bulldogs vs. USC Trojans (-6.5, 62)

Southern Cal can only hope good things come in threes, as offensive coordinator Clay Helton takes over on the sidelines to become the third coach this season for the Trojans. USC finished the year 0-2 ATS, including a blowout 35-14 loss at home to UCLA as a 4.5-point favorite.

Fresno State’s 11-1 record might look impressive upon first glance, but the Mountain West champion finished the season 5-7 ATS and only faced one BCS conference opponent all season, defeating Rutgers 52-51 way back in Week 1.


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Saturday Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m. ET

Buffalo Bulls vs. San Diego State Aztecs (-1, 53)

Making only its second-ever bowl appearance in school history, MAC runner-up Buffalo finished tied for fifth in the nation in turnovers allowed, committing only 12 all season.

San Diego State recovered from a 0-3 start to win seven of its last nine (6-6 ATS record this season), including a 34-31 victory over Boise State on Nov. 23.


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Saturday Dec. 21, 9 p.m. ET

Tulane Green Wave vs. UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (+2.5, 49)

Tulane, playing at its home stadium – the Superdome – for the final time before moving to a new stadium next year, is 21-5 SU all-time vs. the Ragin’ Cajuns.

UL Lafayette, which finished the regular season 0-5 ATS, makes its third consecutive appearance in the New Orleans Bowl, where it is 2-0 SU/ATS.


Beef O’Brady’s Bowl - Monday Dec. 23, 2 p.m. ET

East Carolina Pirates vs. Ohio Bobcats (+14, 61.5)

East Carolina opened as a 13.5-point favorite over Ohio, despite its 0-4 SU/1-3 ATS over its past four bowl games.

The Bobcats, making their fifth consecutive bowl appearance, are 2-2 SU/ATS under head coach Frank Solich. Last season, Ohio finished 1-4 SU/ATS down the stretch, before defeating UL Monroe handily 45-14 in the Independence Bowl as a 6-point dog. This year, the Bobcats finished the regular season 2-3 SU/1-4 ATS.


Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - Tuesday Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ET

Oregon State Beavers vs. Boise State Broncos (+3, 63.5)

Boise State will have linebackers coach Bob Gregory serve as interim head coach for this game after Chris Peterson jumped ship to take the Washington job. The Broncos are 3-2 SU and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five vs. the Beavers, including a 37-24 win in their last meeting in 2010.

Head coach Mike Riley’s job may be on the line in Honolulu. After starting the season 6-1, Oregon State dropped each of its final five games of the regular season (2-3 ATS) to finish at .500.


Little Caesar’s Bowl - Thursday Dec. 26, 6 p.m. ET

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (+5, 50)

At 10-3, Bowling Green owns one of the best ATS records in the entire country. The Falcons recorded a perfect 5-0 SU/ATS mark to end the regular season, highlighted by their 47-27 upset win over previously unbeaten Northern Illinois in the MAC championship game. A win could secure BGSU its first-ever Top 25 finish, but it’ll have to do it without head coach Dave Clawson, who recently left to take over the job at Wake Forest.

Pitt DT Aaron Donald, awarded the 2013 Nagurski Trophy as the best defensive player in college football, will try to lock down BGSU’s offense, which has averaged 44.6 ppg during its five-game win streak.


Poinsettia Bowl - Thursday Dec. 26, 9:30 p.m. ET

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Utah State Aggies (+1.5, 58)

Arguably the best mid-major in the country, Northern Illinois and the nation’s fifth-ranked offense will have to find a way to regroup after losing the MAC championship and a shot at a BCS bowl game. QB Jordan Lynch, a Heisman finalist, is just the man to lead the turnaround in his final college game.

Utah State ranks seventh in the FBS in points allowed, averaging only 17.3 points per game against. The Aggies haven’t allowed more than 24 points in any game since Week 1.


Military Bowl - Friday Dec. 27, 2013, 2:30 p.m. ET

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Maryland Terrapins (+2.5, 62.5)

After a 4-0 start to the season, Maryland suffered a rash of injuries on both sides of the football, causing the Terps to limp to the finish line in the ACC Atlantic with a 3-5 SU/ATS record.

Marshall showed earlier this year they can hang with the ACC. The Thundering Herd lost a 29-21 heartbreaker on the road at Virginia Tech (8-4) in triple-overtime back in September.


Texas Bowl - Friday Dec. 27, 6 p.m. ET

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Syracuse Orange (+4, 47.5)

Following a leave of absence due to epileptic seizures, head coach Jerry Kill leads Minnesota to the Texas Bowl for a second straight year (lost to Texas Tech 34-31), ending the season on a 6-0 ATS run.

Prior to its offense breaking out in a 34-31 win vs. Boston College to end the regular season, Syracuse averaged just 12.8 ppg in its previous seven contests (3-4 SU/ATS). The Orange are ranked 100th nationally in points scored (22.8).


Fight Hunger Bowl – Friday Dec. 27, 9:30 p.m. ET

Washington Huskies vs. BYU Cougars (+3, 60)

BYU is 3-0 SU/2-1 ATS in its last three games vs. Washington, including a 23-17 win most recently in 2010.

The Huskies will be without head coach Steve Sarkisian, who left to take the vacant USC job. Incoming head coach Chris Peterson (from Boise State) will watch from the stands, leaving the team in the hands of unproven interim coach Marques Tuiasosopo.


New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Saturday Dec. 28, 12:00 p.m. ET

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+14.5, 52.5)

New Jersey-based Rutgers earned its pinstripes based far more on geography than football success. The Bronx-bound Scarlet Knights were a woeful 2-5 SU/ATS down the stretch, leading to the firing of their defensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach this week.

With Rutgers reeling, Notre Dame opened as high as a 17-point favorite before being bet down. The Irish are an impressive 15-0 SU dating back to Oct. 2011 when favored by 10 or more points, but are just 6-9 ATS over that span.


Belk Bowl - Saturday Dec. 28, 3:20 p.m. ET

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (+3, 56.5)

North Carolina may have overcome a 1-5 start to earn a bowl bid, but beware UNC playing on state soil in the postseason. The favored Tar Heels are 0-3 lifetime in bowl games played in Carolina.

Cincinnati returns to the Belk Bowl for the second straight year, defeating Duke 48-34 in last season’s game. The Bearcats only have one victory versus a team with a winning record this season.


Russell Athletic Bowl - Saturday Dec. 28, 6:45 p.m. ET

Louisville Cardinals vs. Miami Hurricanes (+3, 57)

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t picked as a Heisman finalist after managing only five TD passes over his last four games. He threw for 24 touchdowns in the Cardinals’ first eight games.

Miami started the season 7-0 SU and finished it 1-6 ATS.


Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl - Saturday Dec. 28, 10:15 p.m. ET

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Michigan Wolverines (+3.5, 55)

Slow start, solid finish. K-State opened the season 2-4, before winning five of its last six and ending the year on a 6-2 ATS run.

Solid start, bad finish. Michigan started 6-1, before losing four of its last five to close out the regular season. The Wolverines did finish, however, on a 3-0 ATS run, including their highly-publicized one-point loss to Ohio State at the Big House.


Armed Forces Bowl - Monday Dec. 30, 11:45 a.m. ET

Navy Midshipmen vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (+6, 55)

Middle Tennessee won its final five games (3-2 ATS), averaging 523.4 yards and 42.6 points.

Navy boasts the third-ranked rushing attack in the nation (320.1 yards per game), led by option QB Keenan Reynolds, who scored seven touchdowns in the Midshipmen’s 58-52 win over San Jose State to close out the regular season.


Music City Bowl - Monday Dec. 30, 3:15 p.m. ET

Mississippi Rebels vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (+3, 56.5)

Georgia Tech is sixth in the nation running the ball, averaging 312.1 yards per game, while ranking ninth in the country in rushing yards allowed, surrendering just 107 yards an outing.

Ole Miss is 8-1 SU and 7-1-1 ATS in its past nine bowl games, dating back to 1997. The Rebels only SU/ATS loss came the last time they played in the Music City Bowl, a 49-38 loss to West Virginia in Eli Manning’s freshman season.


Valero Alamo Bowl - Monday Dec. 30, 6:45 p.m. ET

Oregon Ducks vs. Texas Longhorns (+13.5, 67)

Texas struggled to keep pace with Baylor’s high-octane offense in a 30-10 loss and it certainly won’t have an easier time against QB Marcus Mariota and the potent Ducks offense, which averages 46.8 points per game.

Oregon is 4-4 SU/ATS over its last eight bowl games, alternating between winning/covering two games, then losing two, then winning two, then losing two over that span. Should the trend continue, it’s worth noting the Ducks have won/covered their past two bowl games.


Holiday Bowl - Monday Dec. 30, 10:15 p.m. ET

Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (+14, 70)

It’s been a tale of two seasons for Texas Tech, which opened the season 7-0 before dropping its final five games to fall to sixth in the Big 12. The Red Raiders defense allowed a whopping 48.6 points per game during their losing streak.

Arizona State, meanwhile, is ranked ninth in the nation in scoring, averaging 41 points per game. It’s no surprise the Sun Devils opened as 13-point favorites.


AdvoCare V100 Bowl - Tuesday Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m. ET

Arizona Wildcats vs. Boston College Eagles (+7.5, 57)

Boston College RB Andre Williams led the FBS with 2,102 yards rushing, en route to becoming a Heisman finalist. The Eagles are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS when Williams runs for 150 yards or more. Arizona ranks 71st against the run, allowing 169.8 yards on the ground per game.

Arizona RB Ka’Deem Carey finished fifth in the FBS with 1,716 yards. The Wildcats are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS when Carey runs for 150 yards or more. Boston College ranks 53rd against the run, allowing an average of 155 yards per game.


Hyundai Sun Bowl - Tuesday Dec. 31, 2 p.m. ET

UCLA Bruins vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (+7, 47)

Despite a strong 8-4 ATS record this season, UCLA is just 5-8 ATS (4-9 SU) over its past 13 bowl games dating back to 1995. The Bruins opened as touchdown favorites over the Hokies.

Despite a weak 4-7-1 ATS record this year, Virginia Tech is 4-1-1 ATS (4-2 SU) over its past six bowl appearances since 2008.


AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Tuesday Dec. 31, 4 p.m. ET

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Rice Owls (+7, 50.5)

Rice defeated Marshall 41-24 in the C-USA Championship - its first outright title since 1957. A win would give the Owls a school-record 11 wins and consecutive bowl victories for the first time in school history.

Mississippi State won its last two games in overtime, including a dramatic 17-10 win over Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl, to get to the necessary six-win plateau to qualify for a bowl game. How tough is the SEC? All six of the Bulldogs’ losses came against teams ranked in the Top 20.


Chick-fil-A Bowl - Tuesday Dec. 31, 8 p.m. ET

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Duke Blue Devils (+11.5, 74.5)

Duke, playing in back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history, had its seven-game ATS win streak snapped by Florida State in the ACC championship game.

Texas A&M, which enters as a 11.5-point favorite, finished the season 0-4 SU/1-3 ATS versus ranked teams.


TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl - Wednesday Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m. ET

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (+9, 60.5)

Nebraska looks for revenge in the rematch of last year’s Capital One Bowl, which Georgia won 45-31. The Cornhuskers are 0-3 SU/ATS in their past three bowl appearances.

Georgia will be without the services of starting QB Aaron Murray, who is out with a knee injury. Murray lit up Nebraska for five TDs and 427 yards passing in last year’s bowl win. Junior Hutson Mason, who has made one career start for the Bulldogs, is Murray’s replacement.


Heart of Dallas Bowl - Wednesday Jan. 1, 12:00 p.m. ET

North Texas Mean Green vs. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (+6.5, 54.5)

UNLV, which opened as a 7-point underdog to North Texas, went 5-1 ATS as a dog in its last six games – winning three of them outright – to qualify for its first bowl game since 2000.

North Texas finished its season 6-1 SU/ATS, including a convincing 28-16 win over Rice.


Capital One Bowl - Wednesday Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET

Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (Pick, 51)

Wisconsin’s defense proved itself to be BCS-worthy, ranking sixth nationally in yards allowed (294.4), rushing yards allowed (101.8) and points allowed (14.8). Unfortunately for the Badgers, an upset loss to Penn State as 25-point home favorites in their final regular season game sealed their bowl fate. Wisconsin went 9-0-1 ATS in its first 10 games before finishing 0-2 ATS.

Over the past five years, the Gamecocks are 1-4 ATS in bowl games. Over its past five games, South Carolina is 4-1 ATS (5-0 SU).


Outback Bowl - Wednesday Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET

LSU Tigers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (+7, 49)

Louisiana State opened as a heavy favorite (-8.5) vs. Iowa, despite losing senior QB Zach Mettenberger to a season-ending knee injury in its season finale. Freshman backup Anthony Jennings, who manufactured the game-winning 99-yard touchdown drive to defeat the Razorbacks 31-27, will get the start.

The last – and only – time these two teams faced off was back in 2005 in the Capital One Bowl, won 30-25 by Iowa as a 6-point dog on a 56-yard touchdown by Warren Holloway on the last play of the game. Iowa’s four losses this season came against teams that finished with a combined record of 45-6.


Rose Bowl - Wednesday Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ET

Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans (+4.5, 42.5)

Michigan State makes its first trip to Pasadena in 25 years on the strength of a defense that ranks No. 1 in the nation in total yards allowed (247.8) and rushing yards allowed (80.5). The Spartans, fresh off their big 34-24 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, are 14-1 SU and 9-1-1 ATS in their past 11 as underdogs.

Stanford, making its second straight Rose Bowl appearance, also boasts a stingy defense that ranked third nationally in rushing yards allowed (91.7) and 10th in scoring defense (18.6). The Cardinal finished the season 1-7 O/U, while MSU went 2-5 O/U in its last seven games. The total opened at 41.


Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Wednesday Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ET

Baylor Bears vs. Central Florida Knights (+16.5, 68.5)

Baylor is making its first-ever BCS bowl appearance after winning the Big 12 title for the first time since 1980. The Bears finished 8-0 ATS at home this season, but just 1-3 ATS away from Floyd Casey Stadium.

Central Florida also makes its first BCS appearance after winning the American Athletic Conference. The Knights are 3-0 ATS as underdogs this season, which includes a 3-point loss at home to SEC-power South Carolina and an outright win at Louisville.


Allstate Sugar Bowl - Thursday Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oklahoma Sooner (+15, 51.5)

Alabama lost out on its chance for a third consecutive national championship after losing a heartbreaker to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Could this be a letdown spot for Bama? This season is starting to feel eerily similar to 2008, when then-undefeated Alabama lost to Florida 31-20 in the SEC Championship before getting blasted by Utah 31-17 in – you guessed it – the Sugar Bowl.

Surprisingly, this year’s Sugar Bowl marks only the fifth time in college football history that these two storied programs have met on the gridiron. Oklahoma leads the series 2-1-1 SU, winning most recently 20-13 at Tuscaloosa in 2003.


AT&T Cotton Bowl - Friday Jan. 3, 8 p.m. ET

Missouri Tigers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (+1, 60.5)

Missouri finished with an impressive 10-2-1 ATS record this season, but is 0-3 SU/ATS in its past three matchups vs. Oklahoma State, dating back to its days in the Big 12.

Prior to last week’s 33-24 loss to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State was 6-0 SU/ATS down the stretch, including notable wins vs. bowl-bound Baylor, Texas and Texas Tech. The Cowboys are 3-0 SU in their past three bowl games.


Discover Orange Bowl - Thursday Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Clemson Tigers (+2.5, 68)

Ohio State and Clemson have only met once before in the 1978 Gator Bowl - best remembered for Buckeyes coach Woody Hayes punching out a Clemson linebacker for intercepting a pass in the Tigers’ 17-15 win.

Is the Under the play here? The Under is 6-1 over the past seven Orange Bowls, 6-2 in OSU’s last eight bowl games and 8-3 in the past 11 when the Tigers are a dog. The total opened at 68.


BBVA Compass Bowl - Saturday Jan. 4, 1 p.m. ET

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Houston Cougars (+2.5, 53)

Vanderbilt is in search of its second consecutive nine-win season under head coach James Franklin. Since last year, when Franklin took over, the Commodores are 13-1 SU and 11-2 ATS in the second half of the season, including a 38-24 win over North Carolina State in the 2012 Music City Bowl.

Despite losing three of its last four games, the Cougars finished the year with an impressive 10-2 ATS record, making Houston one of only five FBS schools with a 10 ATS-win season.


GoDaddy Bowl - Sunday Jan. 5, 9 p.m. ET

Ball State Cardinals vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves (+9, 64.5)

Ball State is 0-6 SU/ATS lifetime in bowl competition dating back to 1989.

Arkansas State makes its third consecutive appearance in Mobile, defeating Kent State 17-13 last year after losing to Northern Illinois 38-20 in 2011 (1-1 ATS).


BCS National Championship - Monday Jan. 6, 8:30 p.m. ET

Florida State Seminoles vs. Auburn Tigers (+8.5, 67)

The SEC has won seven consecutive BCS national championships, including Cam Newton and Auburn’s title captured in 2010 with a 22-19 win over Oregon. Auburn has five wins over ranked teams this season.

Florida State – the nation’s only unbeaten team – finished the season 11-2 ATS, one of only two FBS teams to boast 11 ATS wins. The other? Auburn.

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cnotes Posts:24232 Followers:32
12/21/2013 12:03 PM

Where the action is: Saturday's bowl game line moves

College football bowl season kicks off Saturday with four postseason matchups available for betting. We talk to Mike Perry of Sportsbook.ag about the action coming in on these games and where the odds could end up come kickoff:

New Mexico Bowl: Washington State at Colorado State – Open: +3.5, Move: +5.5

Washington State is back in bowl season after an extended drought and bettors expect the Cougars to make the most of it, pumping them up as many as two points at some markets. With 86 percent of the action on WSU, this could be the biggest decision of Saturday’s bowl action.

“On December 10, we got sharp play buying a half point on WSU to -3, so we moved to -4,” says Perry. “On Monday, we moved to -5 because of heavy action on WSU. Earlier today moved to -5.5.”


Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. USC Trojans – Open: -5.5, Move: -6.5

This line has remained relatively steady at most books, however, some have tacked on an extra points with early money on the Trojans. Books keeping this one under the key number of seven has kept balanced action on the Las Vegas Bowl but injury concerns on both sides have bettors on watch.

“Fresno WR Josh Harper is questionable and USC RB Silas Redd will miss the game,” says Perry. “About 64 percent of the cash is backing the Trojans.”

Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo Bulls vs. San Diego State Aztecs – Open: +3.5, Move: -1

This spread is one of the bigger moves of the entire bowl season board, with wiseguy action moving this spread as many as 4.5 points. Sharp money has sided with SDSU since opening and has books worried about this outcome in Idaho due to the frantic pace of the line adjustments.

“Could be a game where the shop loses a good chunk of action because of all the middling opportunities some players have,” says Perry. “Almost split down middle on this game, as 52 percent of money is backing the Aztecs.”


New Orleans Bowl: Tulane vs. UL Lafayette – Open: +1.5, Move: +2.5

With UL Lafayette QB Terrance Broadway expected to miss the New Orleans Bowl, action has picked up on the Green Wave. According to Perry, that announcement and the upgraded statuses of many key Tulane players have money moving this spread.

“Tulane QB Nick Montana, son of the infamous Joe, is probable for game. Green Wave’s leading wideout Ryan Grant is also listed as probable,” he says. “Sixty-three percent of cash is riding the Green Wave.”

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12/21/2013 12:15 PM

Saturday, December 21

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Washington State - 2:00 PM ET Colorado State +5.5 500
Colorado State - Under 66 500 *****

Fresno State - 3:30 PM ET Fresno State +6 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Southern California - Under 64 500 *****

Buffalo - 5:30 PM ET Buffalo +2 500 DOUBLE PLAY
San Diego State - Over 49.5 500 *****

Tulane - 9:00 PM ET Tulane -2.5 500 *****
UL Lafayette - Over 48 500 TRIPLE PLAY

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12/24/2013 02:09 AM

2012-13 Bowl Betting Results

January 8, 2013



Bowl Conference Standings

Conference (Eligible Teams) Straight up Against the Spread

ACC (6) 4-2 4-2

Big East (5) 3-2 3-2

Big 10 (7) 2-4 3-3

Big 12 (9) 4-5 3-6

CUSA (5) 4-1 4-1

Independent (3) 1-2 1-2

Mid-American (7) 3-3 3-3

Mountain West (5) 1-4 1-4

Pac-12 (8) 4-4 4-4

SEC (9) 6-3 6-3

Sun Belt (4) 1-2 1-2

WAC (2) 2-0 2-0

Overall Game Results
Wager SU Win SU Loss ATS Win ATS Loss
Favorite 24 11 20 15
Underdog 11 24 15 20
Over Under
15 19


2012-13 Bowl Schedule - Results

Date Bowl Matchup Line, Total Score ATS

Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Arizona Wildcats 8.5, 80 49-48 Underdog-Over

Saturday, Dec. 15 Idaho Potato Bowl Toledo Rockets vs. Utah State Aggies 10, 60 41-15 Favorite-Under

Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl Brigham Young Cougars vs. San Diego State Aztecs 3, 46 23-6 Favorite-Under

Friday, Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Ball State Cardinals vs. Central Florida Golden Knights 7, 60 38-17 Favorite-Under

Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl East Carolina Pirates vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns 6.5, 70 43-34 Favorite-Over

Saturday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl Washington Huskies vs. Boise State Broncos 4, 44.5 28-26 Underdog-Over

Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs 13.5, 63 43-10 Underdog-Under

Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Bowl Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 6, 56 24-21 Underdog-Under

Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Bowling Green State Falcons vs. San Jose State Spartans 7, 46 29-20 Favorite-Over

Thursday, Dec. 27 Belk Bowl Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Duke Blue Devils 9.5, 62.5 48-34 Favorite-Over

Thursday, Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl Baylor Bears vs. UCLA Bruins 3, 81.5 49-26 Underdog-Under

Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl Ohio Bobcats vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 7, 59 45-14 Underdog-Push

Friday, Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Virginia Tech Hokies 1, 42 13-10 Favorite-Under

Friday, Dec. 28 Meineke Car Care Bowl Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders 13, 55 34-31 Underdog-Over

Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl Air Force Falcons vs. Rice Owls 1, 61 33-14 Favorite-Under

Saturday, Dec. 29 Fight Hunger Bowl Navy Midshipmen vs. Arizona State Sun Devils 13, 55 62-28 Favorite-Over

Saturday, Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange 4, 70.5 38-14 Underdog-Under

Saturday, Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Oregon State Beavers vs. Texas Longhorns 3, 57.5 31-27 Underdog-Over

Saturday, Dec. 29 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Texas Christian Horned Frogs vs. Michigan State Spartans 1.5, 40 17-16 Underdog-Under

Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Vanderbilt Commodores 7.5, 54 38-24 Favorite-Over

Monday, Dec. 31 Sun Bowl Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Southern California Trojans 7.5, 63 21-7 Underdog-Under

Monday, Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl Iowa State Cyclones vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane 2, 51 31-17 Favorite-Under

Monday, Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl Clemson Tigers vs. Louisiana State Tigers 5.5, 58 25-24 Underdog-Under

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl Purdue Boilermakers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys 17.5, 69 58-14 Favorite-Over

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Northwestern Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs 1.5, 55 34-20 Favorite-Under

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Bulldogs 9.5, 62.5 45-31 Favorite-Over

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Michigan Wolverines vs. South Carolina Gamecocks 5.5, 47.5 33-28 Underdog-Over

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Wisconsin Badgers vs. Stanford Cardinal 4.5, 47 20-14 Favorite-Under

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Orange Bowl Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Florida State Seminoles 14, 58.5 31-10 Favorite-Under

Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida Gators 14.5, 47.5 33-21 Underdog-Over

Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks 8, 74 35-17 Favorite-Under

Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M Aggies vs. Oklahoma Sooners 3, 72.5 41-13 Favorite-Under

Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Mississippi Rebels 4, 54.5 38-17 Favorite-Over

Sunday, Jan. 6 GoDaddy.Com Bowl Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Kent State Golden Flashes 2.5, 64 17-13 Favorite-Under

Monday, Jan. 7 BCS Championship Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9.5, 40 41-14 Favorite-Over

**Winner listed in Red



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12/24/2013 02:14 AM

2013-14 Bowl Betting Results

December 23, 2013


Bowl Conference Standings

Conference Straight Up (SU) Against the Spread (ATS)

ACC - -

American (AAC) - -

Big 10 - -

Big 12 - -

CUSA 0-1 0-1

Independent 1-0 1-0

Mid-American 0-2 0-2

Mountain West 2-1 2-1

Pac-12 1-1 1-1

SEC - -

Sun Belt 1-0 1-0

WAC - -


Overall Game Results

Wager SU Win SU Loss ATS Win ATS Loss

Favorite 2 3 2 3

Underdog 3 2 3 2

Over Under
2 3


2013-14 Bowl Schedule - Results

Date Bowl Matchup Line, Total Score ATS

Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl Washington State vs. Colorado State +4, 64 ½ 48-45 Underdog-Over

Saturday, Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State vs. USC -4 ½, 66 45-20 Favorite-Under

Saturday, Dec. 21 Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. San Diego State +1, 49 ½ 49-24 Underdog-Over

Saturday, Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette +1, 50 24-21 Underdog-Under

Monday, Dec. 23 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl East Carolina vs. Ohio -14, 63 37-20 Favorite-Under

Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Boise State vs. Oregon State - - -

Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Bowl Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green - - -

Thursday, Dec. 26 Poinsettia Bowl Utah State vs. Northern Illinois - - -

Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Marshall vs. Maryland - - -

Friday, Dec. 27 Texas Bowl Syracuse vs. Minnesota - - -

Friday, Dec. 27 Fight Hunger Bowl Brigham Young vs. Washington - - -

Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers vs. Notre Dame - - -

Saturday, Dec. 28 Belk Bowl Cincinnati vs. North Carolina - - -

Saturday, Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl Miami, Fl. vs. Louisville - - -

Saturday, Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan vs. Kansas State - - -

Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee vs. Navy - - -

Monday, Dec. 30 Music City Bowl Mississippi vs. Georgia Tech - - -

Monday, Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Oregon vs. Texas - - -

Monday, Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl Arizona State vs. Texas Tech - - -

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Independence Bowl Arizona vs. Boston College - - -

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Sun Bowl Virginia Tech vs. UCLA - - -

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl Rice vs. Mississippi State - - -

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl Duke vs. Texas A&M - - -

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Nebraska vs. Georgia - - -

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV vs. North Texas - - -

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Wisconsin vs. South Carolina - - -

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Iowa vs. LSU - - -

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Stanford vs. Michigan State - - -

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl Central Florida vs. Baylor - - -

Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma vs. Alabama - - -

Friday, Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Missouri - - -

Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Ohio State - - -

Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt vs. Houston - - -

Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.Com Bowl Arkansas State vs. Ball State - - -

Monday, Jan. 6 BCS Championship Florida State vs. Auburn - - -

**Winner listed in Red

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12/24/2013 02:15 AM

Hawaii Bowl

December 23, 2013


Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Matchup: Oregon State vs. Boise State
Venue: Aloha Stadium
Location: Honolulu, HI
Time/TV: 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN

The handicap for this year’s Hawaii Bowl in Honolulu could be a tough one. For starters, Boise State is going through a coaching change.

And this isn’t just any coaching change. For eight seasons, Boise St. (8-4 straight up, 6-6 against the spread) has been extremely fortunate to have one of the top coaches in all of college football.

While leading BSU to 92 wins in eight years, including a pair of BCS bowl-game victories, Chris Petersen turned down at least a dozen job offers at bigger schools in more marquee conferences.

Until a few weeks ago, every suitor had been denied by Petersen, who finally got the job offer to pull him away from the smurf turf. He is now the new head coach at the University of Washington, while linebackers coach Bob Gregory is the interim head coach for one game. BSU plucked former assistant and Arkansas St. head coach Bryan Harsin to replace Petersen on a permanent basis.

When these transitions occur, you have to question how a team will respond. Drama unfolded on the first night the Broncos got to town, as senior QB Joe Southwick was sent home for disciplinary reasons.

Back in Boise, Southwick has told the media that he was sent home for urinating off of a balcony. But he claims it was a different teammate that did so and, in hopes of clearing his name, Southwick is taking a lie-detector test.

Whatever the case, Southwick hasn’t played much since breaking his ankle in October so his absence isn’t that big of a deal. Grant Hedrick is playing well and it will be his game against Oregon State.

As of Monday afternoon, most betting shops had Oregon St. (6-6 straight up, 6-6 against the spread) installed as a three-point favorite with a total of 64. The money-line price for the Beavers is -150, while gamblers can bring home a +130 payout if the Broncos win outright (risk $100 to win $130).

For first-half wagers, OSU is favored by 1.5 with a total of 32.5.

After a shocking season-opening loss to Eastern Washington at home, Mike Riley’s team won six consecutive games. However, Oregon St. ended the regular season on a five-game losing streak.

The slump can be directly related to the play of junior QB Sean Mannion, who started the season by throwing for 30 touchdown passes compared to only three interceptions. Those were incredible numbers through eight games when the Beavers’ only defeats came against Eastern Washington and Stanford in nail-biters.

Since then, however, Mannion has been intercepted 11 times in four games. All that said, Oregon St. and Mannion played extremely well in the regular-season finale.

OSU went into Eugene and fought valiantly in an epic edition of the Civil War. After four lead changes in the fourth quarter, Oregon won a 36-35 decision thanks to Josh Huff’s 12-yard TD catch from Marcus Mariota with 29 ticks remaining.

But Oregon St. easily took the cash as a 24-point road underdog. The 71 combined points slipped ‘over’ the 69.5-point total thanks to 27 points scored in the final stanza.

Mannion threw for 314 yards and a pair of scores against the Ducks. He finished fourth in the nation in passing yards (4,404) and tied for third in the NCAA in TD passes (36).

Mannion’s favorite target is Brandin Cooks, who enjoyed another monster campaign. Cooks made 120 receptions for an NCAA-best 1,670 yards and 15 TDs.

Boise St. won’t reach a double-digit win total for the first time since 2005. The Broncos haven’t lost five games in a season since 1998, but they dropped four this year – at Washington (38-6), at Fresno St. (41-40), at BYU (37-20) and at San Diego St. (34-31 in overtime).

BSU beat only two bowl-bound teams with its victories at Colorado St. and at Utah St. Since becoming the starter in October, Hedrick has produced a 15/5 TD-INT ratio and also run for six scores. His passing has been equally effective compared to Southwick, and Hedrick provides another dimension with his scrambling skills.

BSU has a much more balanced offense compared to OSU’s pass-heavy attack. Jay Ajayi has led the Broncos with 1,328 rushing yards and 17 TDs. Matt Miller leads the team in receiving with 77 catches for 934 yards and 11 TDs.

These schools last met in 2010 with BSU winning by a 37-24 count as a 17.5-point home favorite. The Broncos have won three of the last four head-to-head encounters going back to 2004.

Both schools have seen the ‘over’ go 7-5 overall. However, both teams have seen the ‘under’ go 4-2 in their last six games.

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

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12/24/2013 02:17 AM

NCAAF
Armadillo's Write-Up

Bowl Season

Hawai'i Bowl 12/24
Boise State suspended two QBs during week; reinstated backup but sent former starter Southwick home, bad news for team with an interim coach after Peterson left for Washington. Broncos won six of last eight games after a 2-2 start- they allowed 34+ points in all four losses. Oregon State lost last five games, allowing 37.2 ppg; not sure how they got to a bowl- plus they lost season opener 49-46 to I-AA team. Beavers allowed 30+ points in seven of 12 games, but won 34-30 (-8) at San Diego State, its only game vs Mountain West team this year. Boise lost 38-6 in opener at Washington, its only Pac-12 foe. Underdogs covered four in row and seven of last ten Hawai'i Bowls, with winning side scoring 41+ points in nine of those ten; underdog won SU four of last six years. Boise won last four bowls, beating Pac-12 schools in last two. Oregon State lost its last two bowls, despite being favored in both- their last bowl win was in '08.




NCAAF

Bowl Season

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Hawaii Bowl betting: What bettors need to know
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Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon State Beavers (-3, 63.5)

SHERATON HAWAII BOWL STORYLINES:

1. After turning Boise State into a BCS buster, Chris Petersen left to become the new coach in Washington. Although the school announced the hiring of former Broncos assistant and Arkansas State coach Bryan Harsin to replace Petersen next season, linebackers coach Bob Gregory will lead the team in Honolulu on Dec. 24 against Oregon State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Boise State went 92-12 and won a pair of BCS bowl games in eight seasons under Peterson.

2. Sean Mannion (4,403 passing yards, 2nd nationally) and Brandin Cooks (Pac-12 record 120 receptions for an FBS-high 1,670 receiving yards) make the Beavers exciting to watch. Oregon State averaged 43.8 points during a six-game win streak, but has seen that mark fall to 21 per game during its five-game skid.

3. Boise State has won four straight bowl games, but failed to reach the 10-win mark for the first time since 2005 – the year before Petersen took over. Oregon State is 5-2 in the postseason under coach Mike Riley, but has dropped two straight since defeating Pittsburgh in the 2008 Sun Bowl.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN.

LINE: The line opened with Oregon State as 2.5-point faves and they have been bet to -3. The total has dropped from 65 to 63.5.

WEATHER: There is a 45 percent chance of rain with an 18 mph wind blowing towards the South end zone.

ABOUT BOISE STATE (8-4, 6-6 ATS): Quarterback Joe Southwick, who missed four games with a broken ankle, returned to start in the regular-season finale but was pulled after throwing for a touchdown on the opening drive. Grant Hedrick, who stepped up with 15 TD passes and five interceptions in Southwick’s absence, went the rest of the way for Boise State – leaving the identity of the starting quarterback in some doubt. The Broncos rank 93rd in pass defense, making the Beavers a less-than-ideal matchup.

ABOUT OREGON STATE (6-6, 6-6 ATS): Mannion averaged 427.4 yards passing and 4.1 touchdowns during the Beavers’ 6-1 start, but has seen those numbers drop to 282.2 and 1.4 during the losing streak. One positive to come out of the team’s Nov. 29 setback against Oregon was the success of the FBS’ 120th-ranked rushing attack, which generated 231 yards – nearly double the team’s previous season high. “It’s a picture of who we want to be and what we’re going to shoot for, both in a bowl game and next year,” Riley said about his team’s balanced 545-yard effort.

TRENDS:

* Boise State is 4-1 ATS in its past five bowl games.
* Oregon State is 1-4 ATS in its last five versus the MWC.
* Over is 4-1 in Boise State's last five neutral site games.
* Over is 4-1 in Oregon State's last five non-conference games.

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