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Pick of the Night

Posted by mvetack on January 5, 2010

Iowa +5.5 vs Georgia Tech – Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl has by far been the least hyped game of all the BCS bowls this season. The Iowa Hawkeyes play in a boring Big Ten while the Yellow Jackets play in what could be the weakest BCS conference in the ACC. Iowa scraped through there schedule with no game coming easy. Whether it was Northern Iowa or Michigan, Iowa never looked too impressive in their victories. Never the less they tied with Ohio State as co big ten champs and find themselves taking on the ACC champs in the Orange Bowl. Georgia Tech is a bit more exciting to watch with a great defense and the offensive mind of Paul Johnson, former Navy head coach, running a faster and stronger version of his old teams offense. Iowa has grinded out victories all year and I expect things to stay the same. This will be a low scoring game (although yesterday I said TCU Boise State would be high scoring HA) that will come down to each teams defense. Shutting down the run will be the key in Iowa’s victory. Scratch that, keeping Tech’s running game in check will be the key as they wont be able to completely stop it.

Hawkeyes over Yellow Jackets (11-10)
Last pick, Boise State +7.5 over TCU, resulted in a Win with Boise not needing the points winning the game outright 17-10.

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Pick of the Night

Posted by mvetack on January 4, 2010

TCU -7.5 vs Boise State

Monday night’s Fiesta bowl features the two non BCS conference schools in TCU and Boise State. This match up seems to be made for two reasons. 1… only one of these teams will finish undefeated instead of possibly both if they were playing in two different bowls. This lowers the amount of undefeated teams with an argument for being number one in the nation. 2… the two teams that can possibly flip the BCS system on its head by completely wrecking a team like Florida, Texas, or Alabama, don’t get an opportunity to do so and prove that a playoff is needed. But before I go off on the BCS I am here today just to pick the winner.

These two high octane offenses should make for the most exciting and entertaining BCS bowl game of the season. Everyone appears to be high on TCU this season and has them running circles around Kellen Moore and Boise State. in the words of Lee Corso, “Not so fast, my friend”. Boise State somehow continues to get little respect even as they win year after year after year. Gonzaga in NCAA basketball after a couple surprising seasons legitimatized themselves and is now a main stay in the top 25. Boise for some reason has had a similar story and rise to prominence as the Zags but still gets knocked down a peg going into every season. I think Boise has a chip on their shoulder and truly believe that they could beat both Texas and Alabama. The only chance they have to get some believers is to dominate TCU tonight and that is what they will do.

Boise Broncos over Horned Frogs – Scuttlebutt Record – (10-10)

Last pick, Thunder +10 over Lakers, resulted in a Win with the Lakers only winning by three 111-108.

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