The bowl season keeps on rolling with a huge Thursday of games with a few massive matchups. Here are the final thoughts, predictions and a bit of investment advice for the December 28th bowls – the Military, Camping World, Alamo and Holiday.
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Military, Camping World, Alamo and Holiday Bowls Final Thoughts, Predictions & Investment Advice
The bigger games are coming soon, but after a solid Wednesday of games, the Thursday matchups should be even better.
For all the games, this is all just for spits, giggles, and entertainment purposes only. However, just in case you dabble …
Ohhhhhhh, no you don’t, you military academy, you. I’m not falling for this again.
I still believe that San Diego State could’ve and should’ve beaten Army with ease – everything played out correctly, except for the Knights winning. So now I’m supposed to believe that Virginia is just going to roll over Navy?
Virginia has had a month to prepare for the Midshipman offense, and while the cliche will be true – it’s “impossible to simulate the speed of the offense in practice” – having big-time veteran tacklers in Micah Kiser and Quin Blanding will make the difference.
Georgia Tech was held to 220 yards by the Cavalier D, and lost – the Cavs will handle the option. On the other side, the Midshipmen can’t stop a decent, efficient passing team.
And Virginia is the underdog? This is a belated present you won’t return. As is the under of the 52 total.
– Military Bowl Game Preview
Preparing to get yelled at by the Hokie nation – I just don’t think this Virginia Tech team is all that good.
More than that, as good as the defense might be, the firepower won’t be there to keep up the pace against Mason Rudolph and a Cowboy attack that’s about to make one big final statement.
James Washington is playing, and he’s healthy again. The time off will matter a whole lot for an offense that won’t have an issue giving away 5.5. However …
It’s my job to tell you when to stay away, or at least invest softly. On the 62 point total, stay away, or at least invest softly.
Yeah, the Cowboys can hang up 62 by themselves if they get on a roll, but the Virginia Tech defense really is just that good to keep this close and the score low.
– Camping World Bowl Game Preview
Stanford vs. TCU is about as dead even as it gets. Both teams have amazing coaching staffs. Both teams are great in bowl games. Both teams are able to clamp down with time to prepare.
But TCU doesn’t have a Bryce Love.
With a month off to let the high ankle sprain chill out a little bit, Love will be the difference against a TCU defense that’s just good enough to keep him under wraps for most of the game … and then, boom.
Stanford will look and play too big and too physical. You want to give the Cardinal points? Cool.
David Shaw has won his last three bowls and four of his last five. TCU is about to get hammered on.
– Valero Alamo Bowl Game Preview
When last we saw Washington State in a bowl game, it barely got off the bus in a puzzling Holiday Bowl performance against Minnesota. And now it’s back against a better team.
The problem? Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio is a head-and-shoulders better head coach than Mike Leach, but in this, the Cougars will be stronger on both sides of the ball.
Everyone will focus on the offenses in the shootout, but watch out for the Wazzu D. That defensive front will be nasty against the MSU ground game, and it’ll come up with a few big stops in the second half.
This won’t be the same team that couldn’t wake up against the Gophers.
Once the two teams start winging it around, the Cougars will be better equipped and better prepared to pull off the firefight.
That 46 point total is beyond insane. The two passing games are going to wing it around with both teams putting up big enough numbers blow past the mark.
– San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Game Preview
And Finally …
Looking ahead, it’s dysfunctional, but with Todd Graham coaching Arizona State through the bowl game, watch out for the Sun Devils getting 6.5 vs. NC State in the Sun. Don’t be shocked if this dips down a bit. If you can get in at the 6.5, jump.