Saturday, December 29, 2007

Bowl preview, part 9

11 games out of the way, and I'm 9-2 so far.I'm feeling pretty good about it so far, but there's some tough games coming up. Let's get back into it, but I have to be quick to get Saturday's games previewed;

Mississippi State vs. Central Florida
Liberty Bowl
Saturday, December 29th - 430pm

Mississippi State wasn't supposed to play in a bowl game. They had too tough of a schedule and they weren't going to get enough wins to be eligible. Then, late in the season, they knocked off Kentucky and Alabama - both were ranked at the time. They surprised a few teams in the SEC, and they earned their spot in the Liberty Bowl.

Central Florida has won 7 in a row and ran away with the Conference USA Championship, beating 9-4 Tulsa along the way twice. Their best game, one which they will brag about, was a loss. Facing #6 Texas, they had the ball with a chance to win late before falling 35-32. Central Florida is no cupcake.

The difference in this game will be the best running back in college football, Kevin Smith. The guy has over 2,200 yards....THIS YEAR. He'll be huge.

Central Florida 37
Mississippi State 31
Actual score
Miss State 10
C. Florida 3
The BBC - 10-3

Texas A&M vs. Penn State
Alamo Bowl
Saturday, December 29th - 8pm

The battle of the two schools filled with the biggest assholes on the planet. From PSUs students whipping full beer cans at people's heads (and celebrating it online) to students dressing up like dead Virginia Tech students (and celebrating it online) to A&M cheerleaders referring to Joe Paterno going home "in a coffin", how the hell do you cheer for either school here?

A&M slipped into this bowl by NOT losing their last four games. After allowing the three best Big 12 schools beat them in weeks 9, 10, and 11, they managed to squeak by Texas in week 12. Plus, these guys lost to Miami. I'm literally laughing out loud at this moment.

Penn State started out strong and has some quality wins, but they couldn't handle the top of the Big Ten, losing to Ohio State, Illinois, and Michigan. MSU put them down in the finale in the waning moments.

I think the intangibles will be huge in this game, and that's all about Paterno. He's coaching his 500th game, and I'm calling the upset.

Penn State 31
Texas A&M 30
Actual score
Penn State 24
Texas A&M 17
The BBC - 11-3

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That wouldn't be an upset. Penn State's favored by 5 points...