The bulk of College Football’s bowl season is behind us but there are still a couple of exciting match-ups before the BCS title game next Monday.
Tigers’ defense should have the edge LSU take on Texas A&M in Friday’s Cotton Bowl, a game to cap successful seasons for both programs. Expectations are always high in Baton Rouge but few expected Les Miles to do enough to keep his job. For most of the year his offense played like that of a team destined for mediocrity, only a strange thing happened. The Tigers won, and kept on winning, dropping just two games all year to post a remarkable 10-2 record. There was trickery against Florida, confusion against Tennessee, and grass-chewing against Alabama in a year where LSU’s elite defense carried them to the Cotton Bowl.
The Aggies hadn’t set quite so high a bar for Mike Sherman but he too entered 2010 with uncertainty over his future. For half the season it looked like Texas A&M would post another so-so season but then Ryan Tannehill took over at quarterback. The Aggies beat Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas to secure a share of the Big 12 South and a place in the Cotton Bowl.
As match-ups go the talent level certainly favors LSU. Offensively they have finally found their identity and Patrick Peterson will want to end his career on a high note. Early mock drafts have Peterson pegged as high as second overall and a big game here can only help his stock. Look for LSU to keep Tannehill at bay and emerge victorious as -1.5 favorites with Sports Interaction.
Wolfpack can cap epic season Nevada’s victory over Boise State earned the Wolfpack a share of the WAC title and an appearance in the penultimate game of the post-season. College Football betting fans will see Nevada take on the Boston College Eagles this Sunday night in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. The game may not have the most enticing of titles but one name to watch out for is Colin Kaepernick. This season the Nevada quarterback passed for 2,830 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 1,184 yard and 19 touchdowns.
Operating out of Nevada’s pistol offense, this will be Kaepernick’s last ever game for the Wolfpack and probably the last game he starts at any level. Boston College’s #18 ranked defense will be eager to deny him a chance to go out on a high note. The Wolfpack should prove too good and win comfortably. Bet on Nevada as -7.5 favorites with Sports Interaction.