College Football

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Rutgers Scarlett Knights and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Saturday In the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Fighting Irish are -14 point favorites over the Scarlet Knights with an over/under point total set at 52.5. The Rutgers Scarlett Knights won their final game of the season over South Florida to get their sixth win and become bowl eligible but it has been a rough season for the RU. Rutgers started the season with one point loss against Fresno State and it went downhill from there. The Scarlet Knights lost five of their last seven games and in most of those games, particularly against the bowl teams they just weren’t competitive. Chas Dodd is serviceable at QB at best as to throw high percentage short passes to be effective as it was Gary Nova at QB the bulk of the season Read More

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

The Cincinnati Bearcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday in the Belk Bowl. The Tar Heels are -2 point favorites over the Bearcats with an over/under point total set at 57. The Cincinnati Bearcats quietly went 9-3 and despite the impressive record some of the losses were tough to swallow. UC was belted by Illinois early in the year, lost to South Florida who were one of the worst teams in the Nation, and then let one get away that they looked to have won against rival Louisville to close out the season. Brendon Kay three for over 3,100 yards with 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Hosey Williams has 609 rushing yards and four touchdowns and Ralph Abernathy has 451 yards on the ground. Shaq Washington has 75 receptions, Anthony McClung has 68 receptions and five touchdowns, and Chris Moore has 43 receptions and nine touchdowns. Read More

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. Tulane Green Wave

The Tulane Green Wave and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns face off in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The Ragin’ Cajuns are -1 point favorites over the Green Wave with an over/under point total set at 65. The Tulane Green Wave are going bowling and they get to do so in their home city after going 7-5 this season. Curtis Johnson has done a solid job to bring a program to a bowl we don’t see in the post season too often. Nick Montana has completed 53.1 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Orleans Darkwa has gained 780 yards with nine touchdowns. Ryan Grant has been the Tulane air attack with 70 receptions and nine touchdowns and Justyn Shackelford has 34 catches and five touchdowns. Sam Scofield has 94 tackles, Darion Monroe has 83 tackles and 3.5 sacks, and Nico Marley has 59 tackles. Tulane Read More

Colorado St. Rams vs. Washington St. Cougars

The Washington State Cougars and the Colorado State Rams kick off College Football Bowl season as they face off on Saturday in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The Cougars are -4.5 point favorites over the Rams with an over/under point total set at 65. The Washington State Cougars didn’t take advantage of all of their opportunities this season but still they took advantage of enough of them to land in a bowl game. WSU won two of their last three games but the loss to Washington in the Apple Cup dropped Wazzu to 4-5 in the Pac-12 for the season. Connor Halliday has completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 4,187 yards with 28 touchdowns and 21 interceptions . Marcus Mason has rushed for 424 rushing yards and 49 receptions as WSU is a pass first offense. Gabe Marks has 69 catches and six touchdowns and Kristoff Williams has 44 Read More

Buffalo Bulls vs. San Diego St. Aztecs

The Buffalo Bulls and the San Diego State Aztecs face off on Saturday in the Idaho Famous Potato Bowl. The Aztecs are -1 point favorites over the Bulls with an over/under point total set at 53. The Buffalo Bulls had a solid season but they fell just short of the MAC Championship Game after they lost to Bowling Green. Joe Licata completed 59.1 percent of his passes for 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Branden Oliver has rushed for 1,421 yards with 15 touchdowns and he has 22 receptions. Alex Neutz has 58 receptions and 11 touchdowns and Fred Lee has 54 receptions and four touchdowns. Kahlil Mack has 94 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and three interceptions, Lee Skinner has 75 tackles, and Okoye Houston has 59 tackles. Buffalo is averaging 30.8 points and 401.8 yards per game while defensively they are allowing 22.3 points and their opponents are averaging 376.3 yards Read More

Louisville Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Louisville Cardinals face off on Thursday in the Keg of Nails College Football rivalry game. The Cardinals are -3.5 point favorites over the Bearcats. The Cincinnati Bearcats quietly are 9-2 this season and they have a chance to finish the season off in a big way knocking off their rivals Louisville in this one. Both of the Bearcats losses have been upsets losing to Illinois in week two and then to an awful South Florida team. Brendan Kay has completed 70.3 percent of his passes with 22 touchdown passes and nine interceptions and he has also run for four touchdowns. Hosey Williams is averaging 5.9 yards per carry rushing the football with four touchdowns and Ed Abernathy is averaging 3.8 yards per carry as the Bearcats have options in the running game. Shaq Washington has 74 receptions to lead UC while Anthony McClung has 61 Read More

Missouri Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers

The Auburn Tigers and the Missouri Tigers face off on Saturday in the Georgia Dome in college football’s SEC Championship Game. The Missouri Tigers are -3 point favorites over the Auburn Tigers with an over/under of 58.5. The Auburn Tigers lost just once this season and they are one of the biggest turnaround stories in college football winning the SEC West and playing for the SEC Title. Auburn had a few “miracle” wins this season including last Saturday’s stunner against defending National Champion Alabama. Nick Marshall leads the Auburn offense completing 59.2 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions and he has rushed for 922 yards and 10 touchdowns. Tre Mason leads the Auburn ground attack rushing for 1,317 yards and 18 touchdowns and he has just been tough to bring down. Sammie Coates leads Auburn is receiving wit 32 catches and six touchdowns and Ricardo Louis Read More

Houston Cougars vs. SMU Mustangs

The Houston Cougars and the SMU Mustangs face off on Saturday in college football action. The Cougars are -9.5 point favorites over the Cougars with an over/under point total set at 64. The Houston Cougars have had a solid season and with a win in this game they could have an eight-win season. UH has lost their last three games in a row as they entered that stretch at 7-1. John O’Korn has completed 59.8 percent of his passes for 24 touchdowns and six interceptions. Ryan Jackson has rushed for 593 yards and five touchdowns and Kenneth Farrow has rushed for 459 yards and five touchdowns. Deontay Greenberry has 76 receptions and 10 touchdowns to lead the Houston receivers and Daniel Spencer has 43 catches and five touchdowns. Efrem Oliphant has 111 tackles and three sacks, Derick Mathews has 99 tackles and six sacks, and Trevon Stewart and Adrian McDonald Read More

Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Vanderbilt Commodores and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons face off on Saturday in Nashville as they close out their 2013 college football regular seasons. The Commodores are -14 point favorites over the Demon Deacons. The Vanderbilt Commodores are going to a bowl game once again as they look for an eight win season with a win over Wake. James Franklin’s Commodores have taken advantage of their opportunities and turned them into victories all season long. Austyn Carta-Samuels has been taking the bulk of the snaps but last week we saw a QB rotation with Patton Robinette playing mostly on third downs. Jerron Seymour has rushed for 627 yards and 13 touchdowns and Wesley Tate has rushed for 319 yards and four touchdowns. Jordan Mathews has 96 catches and five touchdowns and Jonathan Krause has 25 catches and three touchdowns. Kenny Ladler is Vandy’s top defender with 84 tackles and Read More

Washington Huskies vs. Washington St. Cougars

The Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars face off on Friday in their college football rivalry game for the Apple Cup. The Huskies are -14.5 point favorites over the Cougars with an over/under point total set at 65. The Washington Huskies have lost the Apple Cup the past two seasons and they are looking to get it back this week. UW is coming off of a blowout win pasting Oregon State in their last game 69-27. Washington is averaging 39.5 points and 524.3 yards per game. Keith Price missed last week’s game and Cyler Miles led the Huskies to victory and Price is questionable again this week. Bishop Sankey is having a big year rushing for 1,575 yards and 17 touchdowns. Jaydon Mickens has 60 catches and five touchdowns and Kevin Smith has 41 catches and four touchdowns. The Washington defense allows 24 points and 387 yards per game. Read More