You would think, after only two days of bowl action, that somebody leading the Anchor of Gold Bowl Pick ‘Em contest would be doing very well with their picks, and you would be wrong.
Instead, leader Hard Wired is 4-5, but with 155 points thanks to betting the house on Fresno State (44 points) and Coastal Carolina (42 points.)
Standings through December 20
|Andrew VU '04||5||4||118|
|Show me your TDs||6||3||52|
|Poker God Lonergan||6||3||34|
|Are we Coulibaly||3||5||21|
|Your Uncle Mike||4||5||17|
On to Monday’s schedule! Today, we get an afternoon game because ESPN is broadcasting Monday Night Football tonight... so you get, well, this.
Myrtle Beach Bowl: Old Dominion vs. Tulsa (1:30 PM CT/ESPN, Brooks Stadium, Conway, South Carolina)
Every year, it seems, there are a couple of teams who meet in a bowl and you say “wait, those teams are bowl eligible?!” Yep, Old Dominion and Tulsa are bowl eligible. Old Dominion started the season 1-6, then won its last five games to get here, capped with a 56-34 blowout of Charlotte, a 5-7 team whose coach a significant portion of Vanderbilt fans think the school should have hired over Clark Lea. Tulsa, meanwhile, opened its season by losing to FCS UC Davis, but won its last three to get bowl eligible; five of its six wins came by a total of 24 points (with a blowout of Temple thrown in there, because as we all know, a Golden Hurricane will lead to hets getting wet.)
Anyway, I expect this one to be fun, and it will be played on teal turf.