NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > 2010 Bowl Pick'em challenge
December 12, 2010, 12:48 PM
Here it is-will have 2 winners 1 winner for picking the most right and one winner for the old school system of:
1 point for picking a winner
1 point for picking winner ATS (anything 2 or less I will make a pick'em)
1 point for calling an upset, picking an underdog outright.

New Mexico Bowl
BYU vs. UTEP
Dec. 18- Spread BYU by 12

Humanitarian Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State
Dec. 18 - Spread pick'em

New Orleans Bowl
Ohio vs. Troy
Dec. 18 - Spread pick'em

St. Petersburg Bowl
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisville
Dec. 21 - Spread Louisville by 3

Las Vegas Bowl
Utah vs. Boise State
Dec. 22 - Spread BSU by 17

Poinsettia Bowl
Navy vs. San Diego State
Dec. 23 - Spread Pick'em

Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii vs. Tulsa
Dec. 24 - Spread Hawaii by 11

Little Caesars Bowl
Florida International vs. Toledo
Dec. 26 - Spread Pick'em

Independence Bowl
Air Force vs. Georgia Tech
Dec. 27 - Spread AFA by 3

Champs Sports Bowl
West Virginia vs. NC State
Dec. 28 - Spread WVU by 3

Insight Bowl
Missouri vs. Iowa
Dec. 28 - Spread Pick'em

Military Bowl
East Carolina vs. Maryland
Dec. 29 - Spread Terps by 7

Texas Bowl
Illinois vs. Baylor
Dec. 29 - Spread Pick'em

Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Arizona
Dec. 29 - Spread OkSU by 6

Armed Forces Bowl
Army vs. SMU
Dec. 30 - Spread Pick'em

Pinstripe Bowl
Kansas St. vs. Syracuse
Dec. 30 - Spread Pick'em

Music City Bowl
North Carolina vs. Tennessee
Dec. 30 - Spread UNC by 2 1/2

Holiday Bowl
Nebraska vs. Washington
Dec. 30 - Spread NEB by 14

Meineke Car Care Bowl
South Florida vs. Clemson
Dec. 31 - Spread Clemson by 4 1/2

Sun Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Miami
Dec. 31 - Spread Miami by 3

Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. UCF
Dec. 31 - Spread UGA by 7

Chick-fil-A Bowl
South Carolina vs. Florida State
Dec. 31 - Spread USCe by 3

TicketCity Bowl
Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Jan. 1 - Spread TT by 10

Outback Bowl
Florida vs. Penn State
Jan. 1 - Spread UF by 7

Capital One Bowl
Alabama vs. Michigan State
Jan. 1 - Spread Bama by 10

Gator Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Michigan
Jan. 1 - Spread MSU by 5

Rose Bowl
Wisconsin vs. TCU
Jan. 1 - Spread TCU by 2 1/2

Fiesta Bowl
Connecticut vs. Oklahoma
Jan. 1 - Spread OU by 17

Orange Bowl
Stanford vs. Virginia Tech
Jan. 3 - Spread Stanford by 3

Sugar Bowl
Ohio State vs. Arkansas
Jan. 4 - Spread tOSU by 3 1/2

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Miami Redhawks
Jan. 6 - Spread Pick'em

Cotton Bowl
LSU vs. Texas A&M
Jan. 7 - Spread pick'em

Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky
Jan. 8 - Spread Pitt by 3

Hunger Bowl
Nevada vs. Boston College
Jan. 9 - Spread Nevada by 10

BCS National Championship Game
Auburn vs. Oregon
Jan. 10 - Spread AU by 3
December 12, 2010  12:49 PM ET

From TIN MAN:

No points, no nonsense. Straight up. Being under the influence of Belgian ales, I go on the record with completely irrational picks.

1. BCS National Championship Game (Jan. 10): Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0). Every fiber of my being tells me Auburn will win. I'm picking the Ducks.
2. Rose (Jan. 1): TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1). SEC teams have proven time and again that fast defenses beat powerful Obese 11 offensive lines. I'm picking Wisconsin.
3. Sugar (Jan. 4): Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2). I truly admire The Vest and believe that tOSU is overdue for a resounding victory over an SEC team. Arky could care less. Razorbacks.
4. Orange (Jan. 3): Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2). VT is on a roll. Beamer's Boys love a good bowl game. Stanford's crossing the continent. Time zone and a lack of fans should wither their will to win. Harbaugh won't let that happen. The Cardinal wins.
5. Capital One (Jan. 1): Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama (9-3). Plain and simple, Bama should win. MSU's overachieved this year. Their luck should've run out. The 1st half should be all Tide. Having taken note of Auburn's success, the Spartans will come out in the 2nd half and win it.
6. Cotton (Jan. 7): LSU (10-2) vs. Texas A&M (9-3). LSU should lose. TAMU should rule. Won't happen that way. LSU happens into a win.
7. Las Vegas (Dec. 22): Boise State (11-1) vs. Utah (10-2). Normally, my sympathies would be with the Utes. This will be one of the best bowl games played. The Broncos spend all of their wrath upon their opponents and claim vicotry in the end.
8. Alamo (Dec. 29): Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. Arizona (7-5). Like an Australian game of two-up, who knows until they hit the ground. Two heads say OK State.
9. Chick-fil-A (Dec. 31): Florida State (9-4) vs. South Carolina (9-4). I'm not fond of the Ol' Visor Tosser, but that won't affect my pick. Jimbo's hot, but Sterger's gone. Mojo's with the Gamecocks.
10. Insight (Dec. 28): Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5). Mizzou has more victories, but the State of Iowa has RAGBRAI. Hawkeyes.
11. Fiesta (Jan. 1): Oklahoma (11-2) vs. Connecticut (8-4). The Sooners will overrun the Huskies. No question. I'm picking Connecticut. They'll struggle back from a seemingly insurmountable deficit. Turnovers will help them steal victory.
12. Gator (Jan. 1): Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Michigan (7-5). Conventional wisdom says the bowl scene is so foreign to Miss State, the team will succumb to every distraction and make all of the mistakes that can be made. Shoelace-o-philes seriously doubt that Miss State's D can cope with Dennard. Not even RichRod can derail this train - Michigan victory. Bulldogs come out winners. Let the cowbells ring.
13. Champs Sports (Dec. 28): West Virginia (9-3) vs. N.C. State (8-4). Despite the almost universally held opinion that Stewart shouldn't be coaching above the D-III level, Dubya Virginie triumphs.
14. Sun (Dec. 31): Miami (7-5) vs. Notre Dame (7-5). ND fans will travel. Miami fans never really did, even during the halcyon days. Irish, by Kelly!
15. Kraft Fight Hunger (Jan. 9): Nevada (12-1) vs. Boston College (7-5). Wolfpack. 'Nuff said.

December 12, 2010  12:49 PM ET

TIN MAN PART II
Sine FN wouldn't let me post the entire string, here's the rest.

16. Poinsettia (Dec. 23): San Diego State (8-4) vs. Navy (8-3*). Other than sailors and veterans, who is going to pick the Midshipmen over the red hot Aztecs? I will. Go Navy!
17. Liberty (Dec. 31): UCF (10-3) vs. Georgia (6-6). I'm not particularly fond of the Dawgs, but "the daughter" went to UGA. Trembling Chihuahuas unhorse the Knights.
18. Hawaii (Dec. 24): Hawaii (10-3) vs. Tulsa (9-3). When in doubt, go with the home team. Rainbow Warriors.
19. Independence (Dec. 27): Air Force (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (6-6). I don't like picking against the military academies, but, sting 'em, Jackets!
20. Holiday (Dec. 30): Nebraska (10-3) vs. Washington (6-6). I was searching for a sign about this one. My wife enjoys 'Weeds,' thinks Celia's a bad mother, sympathizes with Isabel, and laughed heartily at Huskeroos. Their Nebs to win, please.
21. Texas (Dec. 29): Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6). Da Bears.
22. Outback (Jan. 1): Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5). JoePa! JoePa! Oy! Oy! Oy! Nittany Lions.
23. Humanitarian (Dec. 18): Northern Illinois (10-3) vs. Fresno State (8-4). Ooooo... memories of of true freshman QB and Wyoming's unlikely victory are suddenly "fresh" in my mind. Bulldogs don't frack it up this time.
24. Music City (Dec. 30): North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6). Go Vols!
25. TicketCity (Jan. 1): Texas Tech (7-5) vs. Northwestern (7-5). Huh? Um, TT.
26. Military (Dec. 29): Maryland (8-4) vs. East Carolina (6-6). I want to pick ECU, I really, really do. Terps.
27. BBVA Compass (Jan. 8): Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6). Relieved of the burden of Wannstedt, do the Panthers romp? Nah. Wildcats.
28. Pinstripe (Dec. 30): Kansas State (7-5) vs. Syracuse (7-5). An Orange victory will be better for college football.
29. Meineke Car Care (Dec. 31): USF (7-5) vs. Clemson (6-6). I don't know what to make of the Bulls or Clemson. Tigers.
30. Armed Forces (Dec. 30): SMU (7-6) vs. Army (6-5*): I feel unclean for picking against the military academies, but the Mustangs should prevail.
32. Little Caesars (Dec. 26) Toledo (8-4) vs. Florida International (6-6). Dumbfounded, I'll go with Toledo.
33. New Mexico (Dec. 18): BYU (6-6) vs. UTEP (6-6). Yiminee! Too many bowl games! Miners, because it seems an unwise pick.
34. GoDaddy.com (Jan. 6): Miami of Ohio (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6). The question is, who will be falling out of her blouse during the commercials? Redhawks. Just because.
35. New Orleans (Dec. 18): Ohio (8-4) vs. Troy (7-5). Ugh. Troy, because we are compelled to want them to do better.

December 12, 2010  12:50 PM ET

From GRUE:

Totally off the wall picks. I wish i had enough time to do the HCP parking.

New Mexico, BYU
Humanitarian, Fresno St.
New Orleans, Ohio
Beef 'O'Brady's, Louisville
MAACO, 10??Boise St.
Poinsettia, Navy
Hawaii, 24??Hawaii
Little Caesars, Toledo
Independence, Air Force
Champs Sports, N.C. State
Insight, 14??Missouri
Military, East Carolina
Texas, Baylor
Alamo, Arizona
Armed Forces, SMU
Pinstripe, Kansas St.
Music City, North Carolina
Holiday, Washington
Meineke, Clemson
Sun, Notre Dame
Liberty, Georgia
Chick-fil-A, 23??Florida St.
TicketCity, Texas Tech
Outback, Penn St.
Capital One, 15??Alabama
Gator, 21??Mississippi St.
Rose Bowl, 4??Wisconsin
Fiesta, 9??Oklahoma
Orange, 5??Stanford
Sugar, 6??Ohio St.
GoDaddy.Com, Miami (OH)
Cotton, 11??LSU
BBVA Compass, Kentucky
Fight Hunger, 13??Nevada
BCS Championship, 2??Oregon

December 12, 2010  12:54 PM ET

From Norka:

BYU
NIU
Ohio
Louisville
Utah
Navy
Hawaii
Toledo
AFA
WVU
Iowa
Maryland
Illinois
OkSU
SMU
KSU
UNC
NEB
Clemson
ND
UGA
FSUe
NW
PSU
Mich State
Mich
WISC
OU
VT
tOSU
Miami _MAC
LSU
PITT
Nevada
AU

December 12, 2010  01:06 PM ET

My Picks:
New Mexico Bowl
BYU vs. UTEP
Dec. 18- Spread BYU by 12
BYU covers the spread

Humanitarian Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State
Dec. 18 - Spread pick'em
FSUw wins

New Orleans Bowl
Ohio vs. Troy
Dec. 18 - Spread pick'em
Troy wins

St. Petersburg Bowl
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisville
Dec. 21 - Spread Louisville by 3
Louisville covers

Las Vegas Bowl
Utah vs. Boise State
Dec. 22 - Spread BSU by 17
BSU wins but doesn't cover the spread

Poinsettia Bowl
Navy vs. San Diego State
Dec. 23 - Spread Pick'em
SDSU wins

Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii vs. Tulsa
Dec. 24 - Spread Hawaii by 11
Hawaii covers the spread

Little Caesars Bowl
Florida International vs. Toledo
Dec. 26 - Spread Pick'em
Toledo wins

Independence Bowl
Air Force vs. Georgia Tech
Dec. 27 - Spread AFA by 3
AFA covers the spread

Champs Sports Bowl
West Virginia vs. NC State
Dec. 28 - Spread WVU by 3
NC State wins

Insight Bowl
Missouri vs. Iowa
Dec. 28 - Spread Pick'em
Missouri wins

Military Bowl
East Carolina vs. Maryland
Dec. 29 - Spread Terps by 7
Terps win and cover the spread

Texas Bowl
Illinois vs. Baylor
Dec. 29 - Spread Pick'em
Baylor wins

Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Arizona
Dec. 29 - Spread OkSU by 6
OkSU wins and covers

Armed Forces Bowl
Army vs. SMU
Dec. 30 - Spread Pick'em
SMU wins

Pinstripe Bowl
Kansas St. vs. Syracuse
Dec. 30 - Spread Pick'em
KSU wins

Music City Bowl
North Carolina vs. Tennessee
Dec. 30 - Spread UNC by 2 1/2
Tennessee wins

Holiday Bowl
Nebraska vs. Washington
Dec. 30 - Spread NEB by 14
NEB wins but UW covers the spread

Meineke Car Care Bowl
South Florida vs. Clemson
Dec. 31 - Spread Clemson by 4 1/2
USF wins

Sun Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Miami
Dec. 31 - Spread Miami by 3
ND wins

Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. UCF
Dec. 31 - Spread UGA by 7
UGA wins and covers

Chick-fil-A Bowl
South Carolina vs. Florida State
Dec. 31 - Spread USCe by 3
USCe wins and covers

TicketCity Bowl
Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Jan. 1 - Spread TT by 10
NW wins

Outback Bowl
Florida vs. Penn State
Jan. 1 - Spread UF by 7
UF wins but PSU covers

Capital One Bowl
Alabama vs. Michigan State
Jan. 1 - Spread Bama by 10
Bama wins and covers

Gator Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Michigan
Jan. 1 - Spread MSU by 5
Michigan wins

Rose Bowl
Wisconsin vs. TCU
Jan. 1 - Spread TCU by 2 1/2
TCU wins and covers

Fiesta Bowl
Connecticut vs. Oklahoma
Jan. 1 - Spread OU by 17
OU wins but does not cover

Orange Bowl
Stanford vs. Virginia Tech
Jan. 3 - Spread Stanford by 3
VT wins

Sugar Bowl
Ohio State vs. Arkansas
Jan. 4 - Spread tOSU by 3 1/2
ARK wins

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Miami Redhawks
Jan. 6 - Spread Pick'em
Miami wins

Cotton Bowl
LSU vs. Texas A&M
Jan. 7 - Spread pick'em
LSU wins

Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky
Jan. 8 - Spread Pitt by 3
Kentucky wins

Hunger Bowl
Nevada vs. Boston College
Jan. 9 - Spread Nevada by 10
Nevada wins and covers

BCS National Championship Game
Auburn vs. Oregon
Jan. 10 - Spread AU by 3
Auburn wins and covers for about 9 months until vacated...

December 13, 2010  01:59 AM ET

BTW, folks are free to make pick changes up until the day of the game. For instance, some people may wish to now pick Miami now that they will have a HC.

December 13, 2010  06:00 AM ET

Nice work Armpit.

I hope you paid your R&D team double overtime for all their hard work.

December 13, 2010  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Nice work Armpit. I hope you paid your R&D team double overtime for all their hard work.

Double overtime? All they get is less frequent beatings....

December 15, 2010  08:09 PM ET

BTW, for this or any other pick challenge you only have a few shopping days left until the first bowl game...

December 15, 2010  09:10 PM ET

My Picks:
New Mexico Bowl
BYU vs. UTEP
Dec. 18- BYU

Humanitarian Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State
Dec. 18 - Northern Ill....gotta do a makeup

New Orleans Bowl
Ohio vs. Troy
Dec. 18 - Troy name is more familiar...TROY

St. Petersburg Bowl
Southern Mississippi vs. Louisville
Dec. 21 -Eagles baby

Las Vegas Bowl
Utah vs. Boise State
Dec. 22 - BSU

Poinsettia Bowl
Navy vs. San Diego State
Dec. 23 - Service guys...NAVY

Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii vs. Tulsa
Dec. 24 - Hawaii

Little Caesars Bowl
Florida International vs. Toledo
Dec. 26 - Toledo...represent MASH

Independence Bowl
Air Force vs. Georgia Tech
Dec. 27 - In honor of GT.....GT

Champs Sports Bowl
West Virginia vs. NC State
Dec. 28 - NC State WOLFPACKS

Insight Bowl
Missouri vs. Iowa
Dec. 28 - IOWA has got to win...my Navy friend will not be happy otherwise

Military Bowl
East Carolina vs. Maryland
Dec. 29 -Pirates baby

Texas Bowl
Illinois vs. Baylor
Dec. 29 - Illini

Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Arizona
Dec. 29 - OSU wins

Armed Forces Bowl
Army vs. SMU
Dec. 30 - ARMY!!!!

Pinstripe Bowl
Kansas St. vs. Syracuse
Dec. 30 - KSU

Music City Bowl
North Carolina vs. Tennessee
Dec. 30 - [UTennessee[/b]

Holiday Bowl
Nebraska vs. Washington
Dec. 30 - Neb BY A LOT

Meineke Car Care Bowl
South Florida vs. Clemson
Dec. 31 - Clemson will win

Sun Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Miami
Dec. 31 - [U of M[/b]

Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. UCF
Dec. 31 - [DAWGS!!!!![/b]

Chick-fil-A Bowl
South Carolina vs. Florida State
Dec. 31 - Sorry guys...USCe wins

TicketCity Bowl
Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Jan. 1 - TTU wins

Outback Bowl
Florida vs. Penn State
Jan. 1 - FL wins and saves the day

Capital One Bowl
Alabama vs. Michigan State
Jan. 1 - BAMA baby

Gator Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Michigan
Jan. 1 - DAWGS again..

Rose Bowl
Wisconsin vs. TCU
Jan. 1 - TCU proves it belongs

Fiesta Bowl
Connecticut vs. Oklahoma
Jan. 1 - OU easy

Orange Bowl
Stanford vs. Virginia Tech
Jan. 3 - Stanford without a doubt

Sugar Bowl
Ohio State vs. Arkansas
Jan. 4 - Continuing the woes...Arky

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Miami Redhawks
Jan. 6 - Redhawks

Cotton Bowl
LSU vs. Texas A&M
Jan. 7 - LUS

Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky
Jan. 8 - KU

Hunger Bowl
Nevada vs. Boston College
Jan. 9 - Nevada leaves without any hunger

BCS National Championship Game
Auburn vs. Oregon
Jan. 10 - Auburn all the way

December 15, 2010  09:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Fixed...I think

Sun Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Miami
Dec. 31 - <b>U of M</b>

Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. UCF
Dec. 31 - <b>DAWGS!!!!!</b>

December 15, 2010  09:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sun BowlNotre Dame vs. MiamiDec. 31 - <b>U of M</b>Liberty BowlGeorgia vs. UCFDec. 31 - <b>DAWGS!!!!!</b>

Eff it....

Sun Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Miami
Dec. 31 - U of M

Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. UCF
Dec. 31 - DAWGS!!!!!

See what beer does? Lesson learned

December 15, 2010  09:19 PM ET

FREAKING QUAD!!!

December 16, 2010  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

FREAKING QUAD!!!

Going with the MAC daddy approach. Interesting picks over all, esp the Miami over ND one. Coaching shift effects are very hard to call.

December 16, 2010  10:49 AM ET

This should be fun! Thanks AP.

BYU
Fresno St.
Ohio
South Mississippi
Boise St.
San Diego St.
Hawaii (Tulsa with points)
Florida Int.
Air Force
West Virginia
Missouri
Maryland
Illinois
Oklahoma St.
SMU
Kansas St.
Tennessee
Nebraska (Washington with points)
Clemson
Miami
Georgia (UCF with points)
Florida St.
Texas Tech
Penn St.
Alabama (Mich St with points)
Michigan
TCU
Oklahoma
Virginia Tech
Ohio St (Arkansas with points)
Miami (O)
LSU
Pittsburgh
Nevada (Boston Coll with points)
Oregon

December 16, 2010  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

BTW, folks are free to make pick changes up until the day of the game.

Hmmm... To do that will require a number of Belgian ales.

December 16, 2010  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

This should be fun!

C'mon, Glee. Put up an avatar pic (my suggestion still stands).

December 16, 2010  10:59 AM ET

My errant pick (straight up; frack point spreads) for the Beef O'Brady's Bowl is Louisville, because we want to encourage their new coach.

Please, keep in mind that my picks for this bowl season have NO LOGIC/REASONING WHATSOEVER. The influence of copious Belgian summer ales is not acknowledged (publically).

December 16, 2010  01:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

C'mon, Glee. Put up an avatar pic (my suggestion still stands).

Bah, Glee should use Sue, the cheerio coach as the avatar. Would be the scariest Avatar on the board.

 
December 16, 2010  06:55 PM ET

Grrr, anti-spam bump.

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