Walk-On’s Independence Bowl: Miami vs. Louisiana Tech
Part One of Power Five Snobbery Run Amok.
You see what Washington did to Boise State? Sometimes, when Power Five programs want to turn it on, the talent comes through. With that said …
You see what FIU did to Miami – a 30-24 win – in late November?
Miami is WAY too flaky to do anything with this too big, however, after a weird 6-6 season with two bad losses – the Canes dropped a date to Duke by ten in the regular season finale – and considering how bad the program has been in bowls lately, expect this veteran defense to show up.
Louisiana Tech was good enough to rock FIU 43-31 – don’t get into that too much.
The Miami D will show up even if the O line won’t – the under on the 50 isn’t a horrible though – but in this, try to limit the unknowns.
Bowl games are strange creatures. You can nail all of the analysis dead-on right, have all the facts, figures, and inside info possible, and sometimes it just doesn’t make a lick of difference.
What can you control? Power Five over Group of Five.
In bowl games, stick with that over the long haul and you’ll be fine. The world is only asking you to give up six points
Quick Lane Bowl: Pitt vs. Eastern Michigan
Part Two of Power Five Snobbery Run Amok
Even if you’re wrong on this, it’s the right call.
This is supposed to be a Big Ten vs. ACC game, but Penn State got the call for the Cotton, and that changed up the pecking order. So we get Eastern Michigan.
Yes, EMU beat Illinois, and yes, it’ll bring enough fans to make a little bit of noise, but this isn’t just Power Five vs. a Group of Five team.
This is Power Five vs. a MAC team.
Pitt doesn’t really blow teams out, though. Even so, the line went up from 9.5 early on to 11 at BetMGM.
If Eastern Michigan shows up and Pitt just assumes it can win without waking up, then tip your cap and go on about your life but …
It’s a Power Five team vs. a MAC team.
In a bowl.
But you knew that already.