AoG Bowl Pick ‘Em Standings
|A SCORE TOO SHART||11-6||257||858|
|Questionable Scott Farley||10-7||243||822|
|Andrew VU '04||12-5||140||902|
|Yer Uncle Mike||14-3||127||920|
|Sportsboi Dave 993||7-10||80||873|
As far as bowl season goes, today’s the calm before the storm, the last day with one bowl game (and it’s an afternoon one) before 20 bowl games from Tuesday through Saturday.
During that time, the AoG Bowl Pick ‘Em will be settled. For now, the standings are a clusterfuck. Cole leads, mostly because he’s already used a bunch of his high confidence picks — and missed on some of them, hence having the third-lowest max points total. Your Uncle Mike is 14-3 on his picks, the best record of anyone in the contest, but is currently in 18th place because his picks so far have all been low-confidence.
Today’s one bowl game probably won’t make too big of a dent in the standings. Come back tomorrow for that.
Quick Lane Bowl: New Mexico State (6-6) vs. Bowling Green (6-6) (1:30 PM CT, ESPN): On one side, New Mexico State, which started the season 1-5 but managed to turn things around and get bowl eligible by beating ... New Mexico (2-10), UMass (1-11), Lamar (FCS), Liberty (coach checked out), and Valparaiso (FCS), and also getting a waiver from the NCAA to play in a bowl game with two wins over FCS teams.
On the other side, Bowling Green, which scored an average of 23.8 ppg (97th in FBS) and gave up an average of 33.2 ppg (117th in FBS), lost to FCS Eastern Kentucky, and then managed to get bowl eligible by going 4-2 down the stretch. Bowling Green is 122nd of 131 FBS teams in SP+, three spots behind 1-11 South Florida; New Mexico State ranks 111th, or one spot behind 1-11 Northwestern.
This might be the worst bowl matchup in history.