College Football Bowl Season Predictions and Games To Watch – PART ONE

ATS Best Bets

Week One: 3-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 200$)
Week Two: 8-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 700$)
Week Three: 6-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 500$)
Week Four: 3-5 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve lost 200$)
Week Five: 4-3 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 100$)
Week Six: 3-2 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 100$)
Week Seven: 4-2 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 200$)
Week Eight: 2-4 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve lost 200$)
Week Nine: 4-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 300$)
Week Ten: 1-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve canceled out)
Week Eleven: 2-2-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve canceled out)
Week Twelve: 2-4 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve lost 200$)
Week Thirteen: 2-2 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve canceled out)
Week Fourteen: 1-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve canceled out)
Army vs Navy: 1-0 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 100$)
Season: 45-29-1 (100 dollar bet on each would’ve won 1,600$)

Note: Normally we have five tier one games, ten tier two games, and twenty tier three games, but there are not 35 games this week (and every future week ) so everything is going to change a little bit.

Tier One Games (Must Watch)

#25  Boise State (10-3) vs  Oregon (7-5) – 3:30PM ET, ABC (Sat, 12/16) – Las Vegas Bowl

One of my favorite parts of the New Year’s Six is the group of five game every year, but UCF-Auburn isn’t the only chance we’ll have to see a top-flight team from the group of five take on one of the big boys. Along with USF-Texas Tech and Iowa State-Memphis, Boise State-Oregon is one of three games where a group of five team ranked in my top 30 takes on an unranked power-five squad. Even though this matchup is just days away, we still have plenty of unknown variables. Boise State’s 1,000-yard rusher Alexander Mattison is a game-time decision, and while Mario Cristobal seems to be a popular hire with players, it is always an unknown when a new coach is hired going into the bowl game. Oregon’s defense has gotten a lot better, and with Mattison either hurting or completely out, I’d put my money on Jim Leavitt taking charge of the defense, and holding Boise to under 30 points. As for the Oregon offense, QB Justin Herbert and RB Royce Freeman, who have both dealt with injuries this year, should both be all ready to go after three weeks rest (one more than Boise). Give me Freeman, who has rushed for triple digits in six straight games, and Oregon to win in a close one.

Prediction: Oregon 31, Boise State 27

Tier Two Games (Maybe Watch)

 Troy (10-2) vs  North Texas (9-4) – 1PM ET, ESPN (Sat, 12/16) – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Prediction: Troy 38, North Texas 27

 Western Kentucky (6-6) vs  Georgia State (6-5) – 2:30PM ET, CBS Sports Network (Sat, 12/16) – Autonation Cure Bowl

Prediction: Western Kentucky 30, Georgia State 21

 Marshall (7-5) vs  Colorado State (7-5) – 4:30PM ET, ESPN (Sat, 12/16) – Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Prediction: Colorado State 35, Marshall 30

 Middle Tennessee (6-6) vs  Arkansas State (7-4) – 8PM ET, ESPN (Sat, 12/16) – Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Prediction: Arkansas State 40, Middle Tennessee 28

 Louisiana Tech (6-6) vs  SMU (7-5) –8PM ET, ESPN (Wed, 12/20) – DXL Frisco Bowl

Prediction: SMU 37, Louisiana Tech 31

 UAB (8-4) vs  Ohio (8-4) – 12:30PM ET, ESPN (Fri, 12/22) – Bahamas Bowl

Prediction: Ohio 31, UAB 24

 Central Michigan (8-4) vs  Wyoming (7-5) – 4PM ET, ESPN (Fri, 12/22) – Famous Idaho Potatoes Bowl

Prediction: Wyoming 23, Central Michigan 21

Tier Three (For the Die Hards)

 Akron (7-6) vs  Florida Atlantic (10-3) – 7PM ET, ESPN (Tue, 12/19) – Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

Prediction: Florida Atlantic 44, Akron 20

 Temple (6-6) vs  Florida International (8-4) – 8PM ET, ESPN (Thu, 12/21) – Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Prediction: Temple 34, Florida International 28

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