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4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Recap)

Well the pick’em season is closed until August but final numbers were Jerry with a 19-16 record where I went 14-21. Thanks for reading and we’ll be back for season two of 4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em before you know it.


Last night the Tide rolled Notre Dame 42-14, I felt Jerry did the same in the bowl pick’em. Photo by Streeter Lecks/Getty

Bowl Record: Mike (14-21), Jerry (19-16)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

2012-13 Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 Kansas State 17
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh 17 Mississippi 38
GoDaddy.com Bowl: Kent State 13 Arkansas State 17
BcS National Championship: Alabama 42 Notre Dame 14

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2013 Posts:  18

4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 7 BcS National Championship)


Tonight is the night for the National Championship a month in the making. Here is the conclusion to the 4Q Bowl Pick’em

Hey I’ve closed the cap to four but will come out short so congrats to Jerry for his bowl pick’em victory. We’ve got one last order of business and that’s the national championship game on Monday night in Miami. So who wins the game of traditional powers that will close the 2012 season? Thanks for following along on our picks and we will continue this next season.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Monday – January 7, 2012
BcS Championship Game (Miami, Florida): 25 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-1, 7-1 SEC) v. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0), 7:30 pm/ESPN
M – Last year I didn’t watch the game because I’m anti-SEC so having two teams in that game meant counter programming. Also I felt that Oklahoma State, Stanford or someone else deserved to be in the game. So here we are two historical college football teams meeting in South Florida. Alabama is going for a third crystal football in three years which hasn’t been done since Nebraska in the late 90’s. Notre Dame hasn’t won a title in 20+ seasons and Brian Kelly trying to be the latest Irish coach to win a championship in year three. Neither team has impressed me this year but that’s a matter for another day but I think ND has more to play for plus teams winning back-to-back in the BcS era haven’t fared well. The Pick: Notre Dame 20 Alabama 13
J – Notre Dame has all the elements of an SEC team: Great coaching, phenomenal defense and just kind of figuring it out as it goes along on offense. Keep in mind all the quarterbacks that have beaten the Tide since their 2008 revivial: The Most Overcovered Backup QB In Football History, Brian Johnson, Steven Garcia, Jordan Jefferson (twice), Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel. What do they have in common? All mobile QBs. What does Notre Dame have in Everett Golson? That’s right. With that said, I can’t go against The Champions in a spot like this until they’ve been beaten, but the Fighting Irish will make them sweat for their 3rd title in 4 seasons.  The Pick: Alabama 23 Notre Dame 17

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (14-20), Jerry (18-16)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 Kansas State 17
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh 17 Mississippi 38
GoDaddy.com Bowl: Kent State 13 Arkansas State 17

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2013 Posts: 14

4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl)

Two bowl games remain which also means the curtain is about to close on the 2012 season. Tonight in Mobile, Alabama the GoDaddy.com will take place. Arkansas State returns after facing Northern Illinois last year in the game. They’ll see MAC runner-up Kent State this year which should lead to a fun meeting of offense versus defense.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Sunday – January 6, 2012
GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, Alabama): 25 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-2, 8-0 MAC) v. Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-3, 7-1 Sun Belt), 8 pm/ESPN
M – Full disclosure I saw Arkansas State in person this season and it was the week after Oregon kicked them to the curb. Sure this isn’t Nebraska for Arkansas State but Kent State will be a worthy foe. However, can the Flashes exist without feasting off turnovers like they’ve done all season? The Red Wolves will have as much team speed and talent as Kent State has seen all year and I understand the “win one” for our coach before he leaves but talent is talent I’m sure someone has said. The Pick: Arkansas State 49 Kent State 31
J – Arkansas State’s offense has been video game quality all year but may take a bit of hit for this game with Gus Malzahn now residing in a different part of Alabama. Both teams are going through coaching transitions with Kent State’s Darrell Hazell set to take the Purdue job, however Hazell will coach this game because he wants to guide Kent State to their first ever bowl win. Something about that couple with their dynamic running tandem of Dri Archer and Trayion Durham makes me think Hazell gets to see his vision come to life in his final game at Kent State.  The Pick: Kent State 37 Arkansas State 34

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (13-20), Jerry (18-15)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 Kansas State 17
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh 17 Mississippi 38

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2013 Posts: 12

4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl)

Jerry will officially be the better bowler but there will be contrast to finish up the pick’em so please stick around for that. Today we’ve got a bowl with a pair of 6-6 teams from power conferences.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Saturday – January 5, 2012
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Alabama): Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6, 3-4 Big East) v. Mississippi Rebels (6-6, 3-5 SEC), Noon/ESPN
M – We’ve got a bowl with .500 teams from BCS conferences doing battle in Birmingham. Both squads are lead by first year coaches who are loving the extra practices. While I could go on that bowls like this should be eliminated I’ll just save it for another day. Give me the fighting Admiral Akbars over Pitt. The Pick: Mississippi 31 Pittsburgh 28
J – 3rd year in a row in Birmingham for the Panthers and I think they come back with a win this time. Hugh Freeze has done a good job getting the Rebels turned in the right direction but the defense remains one of the weakest in the SEC so expect Tino Sunseri and Ray Graham to exploit it all day. Another Big East over SEC #BEATEMDOWN.  The Pick: Pittsburgh 42 Missisippi 17

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (12-20), Jerry (18-14)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 Kansas State 17
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13

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2013 Posts: 10

4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 4 AT&T Cotton Bowl)

Last night’s Fiesta Bowl was the start of a two nights of exciting games so hopefully the Cotton Bowl can match it. This might be labeled Big XII-SEC but let’s not forget that A&M still has Big XII DNA in them even with taking to its new surroundings. Here’s hoping for a exciting game at Jerry World tonight in Arlington.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Friday – January 4, 2012
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas): 9 Texas A&M Aggies (10-2, 6-2 SEC) v. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (11-1, 8-1 Big XII), 7 pm/FOX
M – Teacher versus pupil in this year’s edition of the Cotton Bowl Classic when Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies tangle with Bob Stoop’s Sooners. This game also features Landry Jones versus Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, remember when Jones was thought in that regard? I know OU under stoops struggles in big games, however this is a non-BCS bowl so I think Boomer Sooner will be fine plus they know the opponent well. The Pick: Oklahoma 41 Texas A&M 27
J – We all know about the exploits of Johnny Football so I’ll spare you. This game is defined by 2 questions: 1. Can Oklahoma’s defense stop Johnny Manziel? No 2. Does anyone trust Oklahoma in a big game? HELL NO.  The Pick: Texas A&M 34 Oklahoma 27

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (12-19), Jerry (17-14)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 Kansas State 17

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2013 Posts: 9

4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 3 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl)

Well I think I speak for Jerry where we both were pleasantly surprised with how the Sugar Bowl turned out. Tonight’s Fiesta Bowl is one of the most anticipated games of bowl season when Oregon faces Kansas State.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Thursday – January 3, 2012
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Arizona): 4 Oregon Ducks (11-1, 8-1 PAC-12) v. 5 Kansas State Wildcats (11-1, 8-1 Big XII), 7:30 pm/ESPN
M – Last night’s game in New Orleans is a reminder how anything can happen in a bowl when both teams have a month off. Oregon might not be saying it but Chip Kelly might have his focus elsewhere if you read about those who asked for last minute tickets to the game. Kansas State has the steady hand of Bill Snyder whose team will be ready for this game. While it might be the tortoise versus the hare don’t underestimate the Wildcats sticking around for most of this game. The Pick: Oregon 31 Kansas State 24
J – One of the more intriguing matchups of this bowl season with the duel between Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Colin Klein of Kansas State being the main attraction. While neither team is all that good defensively, Kansas State’s defense cost them a national championship shot with a 55-point letdown against Baylor, whose offense is a poor man’s Oregon. Expect the Ducks to do whatever they want in what may be Chip Kelly’s final game as Oregon coach. The Pick: Oregon 48 Kansas State 28

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (11-19), Jerry (16-14)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23

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2013 Posts: 7

4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 2 Allstate Sugar Bowl)

Jerry pushed his lead up to five games after a perfect 6-0 New Year’s Day pick’em result. Unfortunately for me we both like the same team tonight in the Sugar Bowl so ground will not be made up.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Wednesday – January 2, 2012
Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, Louisiana): 21 Louisville Cardinals (10-2, 5-2 Big East) v. 3 Florida Gators (11-1, 7-1 SEC), 7:30 pm/ESPN
M – Last night we saw a Northern Illinois team that frankly hadn’t seen the level of speed that Florida State had. Tonight at the Superdome we could get a similar game because Louisville hasn’t seen a defense like Florida on its schedule. Teddy Bridgewater will probably see similar things that Jordan Lynch faced against the ‘Noles. I’m not a fan of the Gators but I’ll give credit where credit is due because they do smother opponents with their defense while doing just enough on offense. Charlie Strong’s team has had a good season but he knows how SEC “speed” works especially on a fast track such as the one the dome offers. Expect the Gators to score a defensive touchdown and maybe one on special teams as they wrap-up the number two spot in the polls and high ranking heading into 2013. The Pick: Florida 38 Louisville 14
J – The Gators face the same dilemma that their in-state rivals did last night: they’re supposed to beat a BCS have-not and if they don’t, they’ll hear it for the rest of time. The parallels continue as their ferocious defense faces a Louisville team that needs a monster game from their quarterback to have any chance at the upset. That’s where the comparison ends because 1. To the best of my knowledge, Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t said anything as foolish as Jordan Lynch in the run-up to the game (U MAD, Jordan?) and 2. Bridgewater is recovering from a broken wrist and a sore ankle which caused him to miss the Cardinals last regular season against Rutgers. Even with the time off, I can’t imagine he’s 100%, which he needs to be against one of the nation’s best defenses. It won’t be a blowout because Florida’s offense doesn’t allow for that, but it won’t be close either. The Pick: Florida 23 Louisville 7

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (11-18), Jerry (16-13)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31

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2013 Posts:  5

4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 1 Bowls)

Happy New Year’s Day gang! Yesterday Jerry went 2-2 while I continue to struggle with a 1-3 overall day. Today is the annual tradition of B1G versus SEC bowl games. So I could be sealing my fate on the first day of 2013.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Tuesday – January 1, 2012
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Florida): Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC) v. 20 Northwestern Wildcats (9-3, 5-3 B1G), 11 am/ESPN2
M – Sure Mississippi State plays in the big bad SEC but they took care of business winning games they should’ve in getting to its win total. Northwestern on the other hand gagged wins at Penn State, versus Nebraska and at Michigan in overtime by less than 20 points. The Wildcats haven’t won a bowl in a long long long time and have been close but not yet sealed the deal. Give me Cain Colter and the Willy Wildcat! The Pick: Northwestern 35 Mississippi State 27
J – Once again, I know it’s not wise to pick against the SEC in bowl season but every time the Bulldogs have had any kind of test this year, they’ve fallen flat on their face. Conversely, Northwestern deserved better than their 3rd place finish in the B1G Legends and Pat Fitzgerald is one of the better coaches in the country. The Wildcats’ 62-year bowl win drought ends here. The Pick: Northwestern 31 Mississippi State 21 

Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas, Texas): Purdue Boilermakers (6-6, 3-5 B1G) v. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-5, 5-4 Big XII), 11 am/ESPNU
M – While I picked the Big Ten in the previous game I cannot do so in this one given how potent Oklahoma State is. Purdue has seen balanced attacks like the ‘Pokes have but the speed is what will kill. Mike Gundy and the Cowboys win at the Cotton … errr Heart of Dallas Bowl at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Pick: Oklahoma State 49 Purdue 17
J – While the Cowboys have sputtered to the finish line because of injuries, Purdue is bowl eligible solely because they finished their schedule with Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Even in a diminished state, Mike Gundy’s offense should carry OK State to victory. The Pick: Oklahoma State 38 Purdue 14

CapitalOne Bowl (Orlando, Florida): 7 Georgia Bulldogs (11-2, 7-1 SEC) v. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-3, 7-1 B1G), Noon/ABC
M – I think we’ll know early if Jarvis Jones, Aaron Murray and crew want to be at this game while Taylor Martinez and the artist formally known as the Blackshirts want to show something. These teams come into the game on polar opposite ends. The Bulldogs nearly defeated Alabama for a spot in the BCS title game, while the Huskers allowed a 7-5 Wisconsin team to run wild for 70 points in its conference title game. I’m picking the upset because I believe at the end of the day pride matters for this large senior class for the Big Red (Nebraska), sure I’ve seen every game for NU but they do play better after a loss/being counted out plus they do have a potent offense. Bo-Lieve Husker Nation (even if its hard given the challenge). The Pick: Nebraska 24 Georgia 17
J – I know Boss won’t be happy but hard to think Nebraska will be able to stop Todd Gurley after the debacle in the B1G championship game against Wisconsin. The Bulldogs definitely have more post-championship game hangover potential but they’re also more talented. The Pick: Georgia 35 Nebraska 17

Outback Bowl (Tampa Bay, Florida): 10 South Carolina Gamecocks (10-2, 6-2 SEC) v. 18 Michigan Wolverines (8-4, 6-2 B1G), Noon/ESPN
M – Last year on this day the Gamecocks destroyed another mobile Big Ten quarterback just down the road on I-4. A year later they’ll get another chance to do so with the Maize and Blue the victim. Brady Hoke’s team hasn’t lost in Ann Arbor since he took the job and location/superior are the reasons I’m being “Cocky” with my pick. Go ahead look it up, because it might be the same score as South Carolina’s bowl win last year. The Pick: South Carolina 31 Michigan 13
J – This game will not see either team at full strength as the Gamecocks are without running back Marcus Lattimore following his horrific injury (best wishes from everyone here at 4 Quarters on his pro career) while the Wolverines will not have suspended cornerback J.T. Floyd. Expect a now healthy Conor Shaw to exploit that absence and for Jadeveon Clowney to begin his 2013 Heisman campaign by having Denard Robinson wear him for 3 hours. The Pick: South Carolina 26 Michigan 13

Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio (Pasadena, California): Wisconsin Badgers (8-5, 4-4 B1G) v. 6 Stanford Cardinal (11-2, 8-1 PAC-12), 4 pm/ESPN
M – The Grandaddy of them all has the fourth or fifth best Big Ten team against arguable the hottest team in college football as the season ended. Barry Alvarez (3-0 in the Rose Bowl Game) returns to the sideline as the Badgers former coach went to call the hogs in Fayetteville. David Shaw, Stepfan Taylor plus Kevin Hogan give the Cardinal payback for a loss given on New Year’s Day 2000 by Alvarez and Wisconsin in this game. The Pick: Stanford 38 Wisconsin 24
J – Wisconsin’s got the perfect coach for an interim spot in Barry Alvarez, who is 3 for 3 in Rose Bowl appearances with the Badgers, the last of which was a 17-9 win over Stanford in 2000. I do believe the Badgers will rally around the situation and make this a competitive game but keep in mind, this is a Stanford that if not for some shaky calls in South Bend and a fluky Thursday night loss at Century Link Field could be playing for the national championship. The Pick: Stanford 35 Wisconsin 31

Discover Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida): 15 Northern Illinois Huskies (12-1, 8-0 MAC) v. 12 Florida State Seminoles (11-2, 7-1 ACC), 7:30 pm/ESPN
M – Look I’m sure my colleague is sweating bullets over this game as everyone at Mt. ESPN has been providing locker-room material for Northern Illinois. Jordan Lynch is confident heading into this game and has said as much leading up to the game. Florida State is the more talented team and is playing in their home state in front of what probably will feel like a home game. To quote the judge in Caddyshack “Well we’re waiting” for FSU to show us something that they are in fact back as “power”. The Pick: Northern Illinois 26 Florida State 21
J – As a Seminole fan, this game absolutely petrifies me. For Northern Illinois, this is the biggest game in the history of their program. For Florida State, it might be their 4th most important game this season. If the Seminoles win, great, they’re supposed to win. If Northern Illinois wins, it’s remembered forever. Combine this with the Seminoles lackluster effort on offense the last 2 games and the fact that they are now without Brandon Jenkins AND Tank Carradine along the pass rush and I have serious concerns about this one. FSU should win based on talent, but it won’t come easy. The Pick: Florida State 33 Northern Illinois 28 

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (7-16), Jerry (10-13)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25

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4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Dec. 31 Bowls)

Saturday wasn’t a good day for Jerry and I to go bowling. We both went 0-for-5 and have worse records to show for it. Oddly enough Air Force, Oregon State and TCU gave us false hope for wins with the Beavers and Horned Frogs having double digit leads at one point. Hopefully New Year’s Eve will yield better results.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Monday – December 31, 2012
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tennessee): North Carolina Wolfpack (7-5, 4-4 ACC) v. Vanderbilt Commodores (8-4, 5-3 SEC), 11 am/ESPN
M – Hey look another team playing with an interim head coach! At least for NC State those in those situations have been decent in their bowl games. This game will be difference I feel because James Franklin has Vandy at a level in which they are getting better each year under his watch. The Wolfpack have talent but they are also playing in the ‘Dors hometown which will make this bowl experience feel like a road game (NC State karma for bowl games in Charlotte?). The Pick: Vanderbilt 24 North Carolina State 16
J – NC State has the biggest win of this season between the two teams with a last-second one point win over Florida State on October 6th (swigs 1/5 of Captain) while Vanderbilt has continued their remarkable turnaround under James Franklin. It’s a contrast of styles offensively as the Wolfpack rely on the arm of Mike Glennon while the Commodores strength is in the backfield with Zac Stacy. Vanderbilt has made it this year with a strong defense and they should be up to the task for Glennon as they surrender only 175.8 yards through the air, 3rd best in the SEC behind only Alabama and Georgia. I think the Wolfpack make it tough, but the Commodores will finish with an unexpected 9-win season. The Pick: Vanderbilt 30 North Carolina State 27

Hyundai Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas): Southern California Trojans (7-5, 5-4 PAC-12) v. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-7, 5-3 ACC), 1 pm/CBS
M – Could USC lay an egg in the Sun Bowl? Without a doubt given how cocky/clueless Lane Kiffin can be at times. This won’t be an issue of talent because the Trojans are loaded with NFL draft picks galore. However could Paul Johnson’s triple-option attack be what ails Southern Cal? Intrigue is abound but in the end USC wins this bowl. The Pick: Southern California 42 Georgia Tech 24
J – While the Trojans have had an immensely disappointing season, they appear to have a long-term solution at QB in freshman Max Wittek. After an impressive debut against Notre Dame where he looked sharp and only Lane Kiffin’s goal-line coaching prevented them for a win, he’ll remain under center for this one as Matt Barkley continues to recover from his injury. The Yellow Jackets did a fine job against another high-powered offense in their last game against Florida State in the ACC Championship Game. With that said, they have not seen receivers like Marquise Lee and Robert Woods. The Pick: Southern California 34 Georgia Tech 14

AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tennessee): Iowa State Cyclones (6-6, 3-6 Big XII) v. Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (10-3, 7-1 CUSA), 2:30 pm/ESPN
M – I know Cody Green and Tulsa have had a good season, but when they’ve faced BCS teams they’ve struggled this year. Interesting note here is this bowl is a rematch of a game played in Ames to open both teams seasons in which Iowa State won 38-23. I’d say each school are in different places but the ‘Clones won’t lack motivation with Paul Rhodes leading them. I’m staring the face that the Golden Hurricanes might want revenge. The Pick: Iowa State 31 Tulsa 28
J – On paper this should be a win for the Golden Hurricane as the powerful rushing trio of Trey Watts, Ja’Terian Douglas and Alex Singleton continues to carry them but this is one of the games where the coaching can swing the outcome. That’s not to say that Bill Blankenship isn’t a good coach but I’m a huge believer in Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads and his teams always seem to play up to the competition. It doesn’t make sense but Iowa State finishes with their first winning record since 2009. The Pick: Iowa State 23 Tulsa 21

Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta, Georgia): 8 LSU Tigers (10-2, 6-2 SEC) v. 14 Clemson Tigers (10-2, 7-1 ACC), 6:30 pm/ESPN
M – Clemson has tons of offensive talent, they seem to be in this bowl a lot so they’ve got that going for them. Unfortunately the ACC does little to prep them for Les Miles LSU Tigers of the SEC. The Tigers will make this an ugly game and render Tajh Boyd useless. The Pick: LSU 27 Clemson 23
J – I know its sacrilege to pick against an SEC defense, especially one LSU’s track record, but you can’t name a handful of offenses in the nation who are more explosive than Clemson’s. I just get the feeling that if Dabo Swinney’s squad can get out to an early 10-14 point lead, it’s gonna be very hard for that LSU offense to come back. The Pick: Clemson 34 LSU 20

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (6-13), Jerry (8-11)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17

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4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Dec. 29 Bowls)

Jerry now has a two game lead in our fight for bragging rights as he went 2-1 to my 1-2, thankfully Texas Tech came back to save face for both. I will admit I started rooting for Minnesota despite them not being my pick. Today we’ve got five games on tap and we won’t have any more separation since we both like the same five teams.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Saturday – December 29, 2012
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas): Rice Owls (6-6, 4-4 CUSA) v. Air Force Falcons (6-6, 5-3 MWC), 10:45 am/ESPN
M – Rice is playing in its home state against a service academy. Well I see nothing but average when I look at the Owls record in 2012. I think Air Force will play keep away and frustrate Rice and Troy Calhoun’s team will take home the trophy. The Pick: Air Force 28 Rice 17
J – Both teams run the ball extremely well as Air Force has 5 players who have run for over 400 yards and the Owls have 3 with 500+. Neither team stops the run all that well with the Falcons giving up 4.6 yards per carry and Rice giving up a Conference USA worst 5.1. The game may come down to which team can make those 1 or 2 throws to swing the game. The Pick: Air Force 30 Rice 26

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Bronx, New York): West Virginia Mountaineers (7-5, 4-5 Big XII) v. Syracuse Orange (7-5, 5-2 Big East), 2:15 pm/ESPN
M – The house that George built again hosts a bowl game which I must say doesn’t look out of place in the Bronx. So credit the Yankees for designing the stadium so a football field doesn’t look odd, however it does make the rich richer (even if they are cutting payroll for them). Ok, onto the football game at Yankee Stadium in which an old Big East team plays a soon to be ACC team. Geno Smith and the ‘Neers will do whatever they like against the Orange in this game. The Pick: West Virginia 45 Syracuse 14
J – I’ll leave the Yankee jokes to Mike on this one.  I think fans may be in for a surprise in this renewed Big East rivalry in the Bronx. Syracuse is a little better than their record indicates and I can’t help but think West Virginia is playing out the string after falling from of the top of the poll in mid-October. Both teams can score but Dana Holgorsen’s defense cannot be trusted. The Pick: West Virginia 47 Syracuse 44 

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, California): Navy Midshipmen (8-4) v. Arizona State Sun Devils (7-5, 5-4 PAC-12), 3 pm/ESPN2
M – Todd Graham has survived the current wave of coaching changes and apparently will coach the Sun Devils. Unlike the Pinstripe Bowl this game does look odd at the home of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. I think Navy will get Arizona State, it mainly has to do with coaching because talent wise ASU has that (on and off the field). The Pick: Navy 23 Arizona State 13
J – One thing I’m sure of: everyone is rooting for our Armed Forces against Todd Graham. Each team offensive’s strength is their opponent’s defensive weakness. In college football, always trust the passing game because the secondary play is not as strong. The Pick: Navy 20 Arizona State 14

Valero Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, Texas): 23 Texas Longhorns (8-4, 5-4 Big XII) v. 13 Oregon State Beavers (9-3, 6-3 PAC-12), 5:45 pm/ESPN
M – I really enjoyed the Alamo Bowl when I attended in 2005 when Nebraska faced Michigan in what turned out to be a future Big Ten contest. This bowl celebrates its 20th anniversary with a team from up the road and a newcomer, it’s also one of the few pre-New Year Day games with ranked opponents. The Longhorns are 1-0 in the Alamo Bowl having beat Iowa 26-24 in the 2006 edition. Mike Riley’s had a great bounce back season and no matter the QB I think the Beavers win plus Mack sent two players home Friday. The Pick: Oregon State 27 Texas 14
J – On paper this is an equal matchup, but between the lines it’s a different story. Mike Riley definitely has instilled a great mindset with this group, who has been able to overcome the initial loss of QB Sean Mannion and then backup Cody Vaz, which has brought back the return of Mannion. The Beavers are aiming for a 10-win season while Texas is simply trying to “salvage” their season as the rumors continue to swirl around Mack Brown. This Longhorns team has been playing tight and I get the feeling that playing the bowl game in their home state won’t help. The Pick: Oregon State 33 Texas 21 

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, Arizona): TCU Horned Frogs (7-5, 4-5 Big XII) v. Michigan State Spartans (6-6, 3-5 B1G), 9:15 pm/ESPN
M – Points will be at a premium and hopefully the BWW button is on stand-by should it be needed. I’ve watched both teams play a handful of times on TV and I feel for those who’ll watch because of what I just said. Le’Veon Bell is a hammer but other than that Michigan State doesn’t have much. Same is true for TCU on offense. That’s your Insight for the rebranded Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The Pick: TCU 14 Michigan State 10
J – TCU is another team that has been competitive all year and is better than their record would have you believe while the Spartans have been a huge disappointment all season. Michigan State’s big challenge will be stopping the Horned Frogs duel-threat QB Trevone Boykin while TCU must stop Spartan superback Le’Veon Bell. They appear well-equipped for the challenge, they give up the fewest rushing yards in the Big 12 with just over 100 yards per game. Gary Patterson is 6-2 in bowl games against teams other than Boise State, I think he makes it 7 here and I keep wondering when he moves up the coaching ladder as he deserves. The Pick: TCU 28 Michigan State 20

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (6-8), Jerry (8-6)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34

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