Bowl Prediction Contest Games 13 & 14- The Liberty and Insight Bowls

The Auto Zone Liberty Bowl
(Get in the ZONE!…..The boring ass matchup Zone!)
Memphis, TN- Memorial Stadium

Houston (10-3) v. South Carolina (7-5)


Weather: Mostly Cloudy 64 Degrees, 30% Chance of Rain

Past Results (A ton….Bowl began in 1959):

Last 10…..

Dec. 31, 2005 Tulsa 31, Fresno State 24
Dec. 31, 2004 Louisville 44, Boise State 40
Dec. 31, 2003 Utah 17, Southern Mississippi 0
Dec. 31, 2002 TCU 17, Colorado State 3
Dec. 31, 2001 Louisville 28, BYU 10
Dec. 29, 2000 Colorado State 22, Louisville 17
Dec. 31, 1999 Southern Mississippi 23, Colorado State 17
Dec. 30, 1998 Tulane 41, BYU 27
Dec. 31, 1997 Southern Mississippi 41, Pittsburgh 7
Dec. 27, 1996 Syracuse 30, Houston 17

Player(s) to Watch: Houston’s QB #4- Danny Kevin Kolb

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One of those “guy’s you should have heard of, but probably haven’t heard of” guys. Only has 3 picks on the year to 27 TDs…..and is arguably more accurate than Colt Brennan (67.7%).

South Carolina’s Sophomore Wide Receiver #4- Sidney Rice

The dude is just a man-child. It seemed too obvious to pick him, but screw it. No one else on SC can hold his jock. If he only had a good QB he’d be tops in the nation.

Deciding Factor(s): The Cocks lost some flexibility when they went back to Blake Mitchell. Houston’s defense isn’t that bad…….USC’s is bad against the run…….Houston runs the ball well……yada yada yada

Spread: South Carolina -5.5, O/U 56

AA’s Pick and Analysis: Taking yet another underdog in this one. I can’t for the life of me understand why USC is favored in this one. Must be the SEC bias. Houston will run the ball all over a young USC defense, and end this one early.

Prediction Houston 24-14.
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The Insight, Insight Bowl

Tempe, AZ- Sun Devil Stadium

Texas Tech (7-5) v. Minnesota (6-6)

Weather: Mostly Cloudy 52 Degrees, 10% Chance of Rain


Past Results (17):


Dec. 27, 2005 Arizona State 45, Rutgers 40
Dec. 28, 2004 Oregon State 38, Notre Dame 21
Dec. 26, 2003 California 52, Virginia Tech 49
Dec. 26, 2002 Pittsburgh 38, Oregon State 13
Dec. 29, 2001 Syracuse 26, Kansas State 3
Dec. 28, 2000 Iowa State 37, Pittsburgh 29
Dec. 31, 1999 Colorado 62, Boston College 28
Dec. 26, 1998 Missouri 34, West Virginia 31
Dec. 27, 1997 Arizona 20, New Mexico 14
Dec. 27, 1996 Wisconsin 38, Utah 10
Dec. 27, 1995 Texas Tech 55, Air Force 41
Dec. 29, 1994 BYU 31, Oklahoma 6
Dec. 29, 1993 Kansas State 52, Wyoming 17
Dec. 31, 1992 Washington State 31, Utah 28
Dec. 31, 1991 Indiana 24, Baylor 0
Dec. 31, 1990 California 17, Wyoming 15
Dec. 31, 1989 Arizona 17, North Carolina State 10


Player(s) to Watch: Texas Tech’s WR #8- Joel Filani

One of the Nation’s top receivers that benefits from the Run N’ Gun Texas offense. He got held in check his last two games against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Look for him to get hot early.

Minnesota’s Sophomore RB #4- Amir Pinnix

Everyone is usually on QB Bryan Cupito’s jock, but I personally think he’s very overrated. Minnesota is going to have to run the football if they want to keep up.

Deciding Factor(s): Stopping the Red Raiders once they get momentum.

When Texas Tech scores they score in bunches. If Minnesota can weather the storm early they might be able to pull off the victory.

With that said…….it’s not happening. Red Raiders Roll (alliteration baby!).

Spread: Texas Tech -6, O/U 63

AA’s Pick and Analysis: Red Raiders offense will be too much for an up and down Minny team.

Prediction Texas Tech 31-23

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