Bowl Prediction Contest Game #20- The MPC Computers Bowl

The MPC Computers Bowl
Boise, Idaho- Bronco Stadium

Nevada (8-4) v. Miami (6-6)


Weather: Cloudy 35 Degrees, 10% Chance of Rain

Past Results (9):

Dec. 28, 2005
Boston College 27, Boise State 21
Dec. 27, 2004
Fresno State 37, Virginia 34 (OT)
Jan. 3, 2004
Georgia Tech 52, Tulsa 10
Dec. 31, 2002
Boise State 34, Iowa State 16
Dec. 31, 2001
Clemson 49, Louisiana Tech 24
Dec. 28, 2000
Boise State 38, Texas El Paso 23
Dec. 30, 1999
Boise State 34, Louisville 31
Dec. 30, 1998
Idaho 42, Southern Miss 35
Dec. 29, 1997
Cincinnati 35, Utah State 19

Player(s) to Watch: Senior RB #19- Robert Hubbard
Nevada has a very basic offense. It’s straight ahead running, and when Hubbard isn’t injured he’s pretty explosive. He put up 105 yards on a good Boise State defense the last game of the season.
Miami’s Freshman RB #5- Javarris James
James is only a freshman, but is the only consistent player Miami has on offense. He’s only 71 yards away from breaking Clinton Portis’ first-season yardage record.

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Deciding Factor(s): This one boils down to whether an inconsistent Miami offense can move the ball. It all depends on which team shows up.

Another factor is Miami playing outdoors in the cold-ass weather of Boise. I’m sure a good number of those players have never even left the East Coast.

Spread: Miami -3.5, O/U 43

AA’s Pick and Analysis: Well you should pay zero attention to this after an 0-3 day, but here goes. The weather is going to slow Miami down. You just have to go with the WAC team and take the points.

This is going to be a home game for Nevada.

Prediction Wolfpack 26-20

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