AoG Bowl Pick ‘Em Standings
|A SCORE TOO SHART||11-7||257||855|
|Questionable Scott Farley||10-8||243||811|
|Andrew VU '04||13-5||142||902|
|Yer Uncle Mike||14-4||127||902|
|Sportsboi Dave 993||7-11||80||855|
Not much change in the pick ‘em standings from yesterday; aside from there being only one game played yesterday, it seems the majority of you were on Bowling Green — and those of us who correctly picked New Mexico State, including myself, didn’t seem to have much confidence in that outcome (in fact, I put the minimum one point on it.)
The slow bowl season ends, though, and today features four bowl games.
Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern (6-6) vs. Buffalo (6-6) (11:00 AM CT, ESPN): On the other hand, this, a matchup of a 6-6 Sun Belt team and a 6-6 MAC team, just feels like it should have been last Thursday or something. Still, this is football, and these teams are at least somewhat interesting.
First Responder Bowl: Memphis (6-6) vs. Utah State (6-6) (2:15 PM CT, ESPN): And then there’s this. Memphis is 6-6, but aside from a 49-23 loss at Mississippi State in the season opener, the Tigers’ other five losses were by a total of 23 points. Utah State got off to a 1-4 start including a 35-7 loss to FCS Weber State, and then recovered to get bowl eligible. Memphis is pretty clearly the better team here, but then if this is close, Memphis seems to have a penchant for losing those.
Birmingham Bowl: Coastal Carolina (9-3) vs. East Carolina (7-5) (5:45 PM CT, ESPN): This is the game of the day almost by default, though Coastal Carolina no longer has its coach (Jamey Chadwell took the Liberty job.) And East Carolina seems like a fun team.
Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Wisconsin (6-6) vs. Oklahoma State (7-5) (9:15 PM CT, ESPN): The nightcap is two teams that are disappointed in their seasons; Wisconsin started the season in the Top 25, dropped out after losing to Washington State, fired their coach after a 2-3 start — and then limped to the finish under the interim coach. Oklahoma State was ranked as high as #8 in the polls, lost 48-0 to Kansas State, and finished 7-5 and playing in a bowl game in a baseball stadium. Yeah, that’s right, this one is at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, which is weird because Phoenix has actual football stadiums available for use.