CF Experts Pick'Em: Bowl Edition

Chris Williams

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CURRENT STANDINGS

Chris Hassel, 54-40
Bret Culbertson, 52-42
Adam Carper, 50-44
Jack Whitver, 49-45
Dave Zawilinski, 49-45
Andrew Downs, 47-47
Brent Blum, 45-49
Austen Arnaud, 44-50
Kirk Haaland, 43-51
Trevor Enerson, 43-51
Adam Gray, 42-52
Chris Williams, 42-52
Brett McIntyre, 39-55

ESPN'S CHRIS HASSEL

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5): Utah State hands NIU another loss

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5): Miami can cover

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl:Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5): Michigan is a mess. K-State covers

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14): UT has lost two of its last 3 by 20+ so I'll take the Ducks

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14): Blowout city. ASU

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5): Dukies can't hang with aTm

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9): Would be surprised if the Huskers can stay within 10

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK): SC

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5): Iowa can cover the points

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1): Okie State wins it

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5): MSU wins outright

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5): UCF comes to play and keeps it close

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15): OU stays within two TD's

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5): Clemson wants to be there. OSU does not. Tigers win.

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5): Auburn covers and may just pull off the upset

FORMER IOWA STATE KICKER BRET CULBERTSON

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) - NIU

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Louisville

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) - Kansas State

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - Texas

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - ASU

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - Aggies

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - Georgia

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - SC

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - LSU no doubt

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - Mizzou

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - Michigan State, but Stanford wins

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - Baylor

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) - Sooners

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) - Clemson

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) - Gus and the boys get it done!

FORMER IOWA STATE LINEBACKER ADAM CARPER

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) - Northern Illinois

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Louisville

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) - Michigan

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - Oregon

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - Texas Tech

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - Texas A&M

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - Nebraska

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - Wisconsin

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - LSU

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - Missouri

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - Stanford

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - Central Florida

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) - Bama

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) - Ohio State

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) - Auburn

FORMER IOWA STATE WIDE RECEIVER JACK WHITVER

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) - NIU

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Louisville

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) - KSU

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - UT

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - ASU

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - A&M

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - UG

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - SC

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - Iowa

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - OSU

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - MSU

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - Baylor

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) - OU

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) - OSU

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) - FSU

ABC 5 SPORTS DIRECTOR DAVE ZAWILINSKI

Going with the anti gut...

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) - Utah st

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Miami

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) - Michigan

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - Texas

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - Texas tech

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - Duke

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - Nebraska

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - Wisconsin

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - Iowa

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - Osu

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - MSU

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - UCF

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) - Bama

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) - Clemson

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) - Fsu

1460 KXNO'S ANDREW DOWNS

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) - NIU. Jordan Lynch is really good and he's got one more chance to showcase it.  

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Louisville. They're favored, so they must be better. Right?

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) - Michigan. The Wolverines are better than they played this season.

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - Texas. Win one last game for Mack (or at least keep it within the margin). 

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - Tech. Too many points.

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - Duke. One team wants to be there, one team (and quarterback) doesn't. 

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - Georgia. I just hope it isn't enough to end the Pelini era. Too much fun. 

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - South Carolina. You'll never catch me picking Wisconsin. 

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - Iowa. Homer pick here, but I was at the Cap One Bowl in '05 and hope to see another epic finish. 

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - Mizzou. The Tigers became a force in the SEC this season, I hope they are here to stay.

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - Michigan State. Not sure who will win, but this will be a low scoring, defensive game so I think this is too many points.

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - Baylor. Biggest bowl blowout ever? Maybe so.

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) - Bama. Best team in the country runs away with this one.

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) - Ohio State. The Big 10 may be down, but the ACC isn't anything special either. 

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) - Auburn. The Tigers pull the upset with another magical performance. SEC reigns again.

CYCLONE FANATIC COLUMNIST BRENT BLUM

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5). NIU beat Iowa and Iowa is playing in a January bowl game; not sure if you've heard that. So they win by 40 of course. Northern Illinois 30 Utah State 27.

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5). Teddy Bridgewater will be discussed. Louisville 34 Miami 25.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5). Does the Vampire like wings? The answer is no. Only Taco Bell. Michigan 30 K-State 24.

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14). Does Oregon want to be there or do they have a uniform to design?  Oregon 35 Texas 27.

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14). The swag wagon fell apart at the end of the year. Beware of the ASU co'ed's Klifford. Arizona State 40 Texas Tech 21.

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5). Duke! just for fun. Texas A&M 34 Duke 30. 

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9). Nebraska covers in a weird game. Georgia 27 Nebraska 21.

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK). Wisconsin 27 South Carolina 21. Targeting this game as my new year's hangover nap special.

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5). LSU 27 Iowa 14. 

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1). Welcome back to the Big 12 friends. Oklahoma State 35 Missouri 20.

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5). This game lasts 65 minutes. Stanford 7 Michigan State 2.

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5). Fun fact: UCF is the 3rd largest school in the country because they accept EVERYONE. Baylor 41 UCF 24.

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15). Saban vs Stoops. Ego wins. Alabama 31 Oklahoma 17.

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5). Ohio State 35 Clemson 30. 

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5). That seems like a lot of points to me. Florida State 34 Auburn 28. 

FORMER IOWA STATE QUARTERBACK AUSTEN ARNAUD

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) -- I like Utah St in this one, NIU doesn't have a lot to play for.. BCS havngover.

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Is Charlie Strong going to be the next Texas head FB coach, is Teddy Bridgewater going to the NFL? A bit of uncertainty here. Young hungry Miami team wins this one.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) - Kansas State is always well prepared, they find a way to down the Wildcats. 

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - Oregon all day here, there will be some motivation to play for Coach Brown... but if I had to guess a lot of the Longhorns wish this year was over already with the constant media attention following the whole situation.

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - This is an interesting one, two very good offenses.. I like Tech to cover, AZ State wins. 

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - Johnny Manziel's final dance as an Aggie, they win BIG... Real BIG A&M 45-DUKE 21.

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - Unfortunately, Nebraska runs into another good defense and facing a decimated OLine the Bulldogs front seven will have a hay day against the Cornhuskers. UGA wins in a low scoring affair.

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - I have to think South Carolina is the overall better team, but who's going to show up and play.  Connor Shaw scores on a late TD run giving the Gamecocks the win.

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - Out goes Mettenberger, in enters Anthong Jennings a very capable dual-threat QB.  The Hawks have to be able to stop the run.  However, I don't see them doing so.. LSU by at least 10.

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - Missouri was torched by Auburns rushing attack, look for Ok State to exploit that. Both teams had opportunities to make BCS games but fell short. Toss up here, I'll take Ok State.

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - Game of old school football at its finest, two very good defenses here. I like Stanford because they play great in big games.

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - I think Baylor is poised for this exact moment, Art Briles will have this team ready. Baylor rolls. 

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) - Battle of coaching elite in this one, Stoops and the Sooners in recent history have been bad in BCS games. Roll Tide. 

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) - Not too many are better than Urban Meyer preparing for bowl games, he is 7-1 in his career. First bowl game since the suspension, I like the Buckeyes here by a FG. 

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) - Auburn will not be able to run the ball as effectively against the Noles. Can Nick Marshall convert on key 3rd downs? We know Jameis can and will. The dream season ends perfect for Jimbo and the Noles. 37-27 Florida State.

enCYCLONEpedia's KIRK HAALAND

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) – Fighting Jordan Lynches.

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) – The ‘Ville.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) – Old Man Snyder.

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) – Quack, Quack, Quack.

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) – Kliff.

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) – Manziel.

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) – Dawgs.

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - Badgers

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) – Iowa…probably won’t win but should cover.

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) – Cowboys.

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) – Cardinal.

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) – Bears…Lots of Bears.

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) – Sooners…won’t win but 15 is a lot, right?

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) – Buckeyes.

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) – “Ooooohhhhhhhh oh ohhhhhhhhh, ohhhhhhhhh oh ohhhhhhhh” (Seminoles)

THE VOICE OF THE FAN TREVOR ENERSON

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) - Jordan Lynch should have won the Heisman. NIU 

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Bridgewater rolls

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5)- Depends on if Gardner plays. Give me Snyder to cover because their coaching is quite superior

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - Oregon doesn't want to be there. Texas covers. 

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - The ASU defense is good but not that good. TTU covers.

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - Seems small. Still, Duke covers.

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - Georgia. They have the best QB that no one talks about.

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK )- Give me SC 

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - Iowa covers. They are built for this game.

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - Have to take the B12 here. That's just in tune with my media bias argument.

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - MSU wins outright. Pat Narduzzi is good. 

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - Uh, Baylor covers I guess. 

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15)- Bama rolls.

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5)- OSU. Similar teams. One has Carlos Hyde.

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5)- FSU stomps a hole in Auburn. 

I would like to add that this has just made me realize how truly awful the bowl lineups are. There are maybe two games that are even remotely interesting. 

CYCLONE FANATIC SALES DIRECTOR ADAM GRAY

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois (-1.5) -  I'll take the team with the dynamic QB.  NIU

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. Louisville (-3.5) - Remember what Louisville did last bowl season?  Louisville

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan vs. Kansas State (-3.5) - Michigan simply isn't any good.  KSU

Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon (-14) - Everything says Oregon here but Texas rallies around Mack. Also Texas was my Big 12 pick!  : )

Holiday Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State (-14) - To big of a line in this one.  Tech covers

Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke vs. Texas A&M (-12.5) - Duke doesn't have the overall talent to keep this close.  A&M

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia (-9) - Both teams have had some key loses.  Nebraska loses but covers

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina (PK) - When in doubt, always go SEC over BIG.  S. Carolina.

Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. LSU (-7.5) - I think Iowa can slow down LSU offense but can't score.  LSU wins but Iowa covers.

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-1) - Give me OSU in the game.

Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (-4.5) - Two teams that are both very physical.  Give me the team playing in it's home state.  Stanford.

Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. Baylor (-16.5) - Huge line in this game but I think Baylor score 70 and covers

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Alabama (-15) - Can Stoops back up his smack talk?  Doubt it.  Bama.

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State (-2.5) - Don't know why but I like Clemson to outscore OSU.

BCS Title Game: Auburn vs. Florida State (-8.5) - FSU by 20.  Best offense and defense Auburn has seen all year.

CYCLONE FANATIC PUBLISHER CHRIS WILLIAMS

Utah State
Louisville
Kansas State
Oregon
Texas Tech
Texas A&M
Georgia
South Carolina
Iowa
Oklahoma State
Stanford
Baylor
Oklahoma
Ohio State
Auburn

WHO-TV 13 METEOROLOGIST BRETT MCINTYRE

NIU
Louisville
Michigan
Oregon
Arizona State
A&M
Georgia
South Carolina
Iowa
Oklahoma State
Stanford
Baylor
Alabama
Ohio State
FSU

 

 

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