Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bowl Games 12/27/2012 and "Golden Domers vs Mobile Homers".

First, let me address the new Notre Dame T-Shirt available.  The "Golden Domers vs. Mobile Homers" shirt that has been circulating.

Ok,'s kind of funny.  But let's not pretend that there are no "mobile homers" that live in Indiana, or that are ND supporters!!  It's kind of contradictory if you ask me!  But, I'm sure it's all in good fun.  I tried to do some research on what % of US residents actually live in mobile homes.  The best I could find was this map with %'s on it.  I have NO idea how accurate it is.  If it is accurate, OK, Bama has more, but Indiana still has it's fair share!!  (6.5% for IN, 14.7% for AL)

Interesting map.

OK, now onto to today's bowl games!!  I won't bother to dwell on last night's game, as CMU just had more offense than WKU, and outplayed/outcoached them.  A loss is a loss.

First up is the Military Bowl in Washington DC that has San Jose State making the cross-county trek to take on Bowling Green.  BGSU had stout defensive numbers all year, but for the most part, played a lot of really crummy offenses.  Everyone is touting the under on this one, as only 1 of BGSU's 11 games went over the posted total on the year.  It was bet down from the 48 opening number to 43, and is back up to 45 in some places.  Personally, I think both teams will score, and it goes over 44.5 (which is where I got it).  I think it will be a hard fought close game that San Jose State wins 31-24.

One side note on this game.  Even though Central Michigan might take the cake for ugliest uniforms, this could be the worst uni matchup of the bowl season, as both are pretty gross to look at!
Ok, I guess BGSU's aren't THAT bad, but I just don't like the brown look.

Next up....
The Belk Bowl!! Whatever that is.

Cincinnati and Duke square off in Charlotte, NC.  Cincy opened up as about a 7pt favorite, but it's climbed up to 9.5 by now.  I think Duke is pretty bad, and even a Big East team like Cincy should have no issue winning this game.  The line movement scares me though, as I'm sure Cincy is getting a lot of public action, so it's a no play for me.  Cincy 34 Duke 21.

Last, we have the Holiday Bowl from San Diego that features two high scoring offenses, Baylor and UCLA. I was impressed with Baylor down the stretch, and think they can get the win here today.  However, they do have some tackling issues, so UCLA will score.  I am not sure it can hit the total which is currently at 82.5, so my lean is to take the under.  But I will be on Baylor +3 for sure.  

Hoping these games go a little better than last night!!!  

Happy Bowl Watching, and thanks for stopping by!



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