I honestly didn't know what AdvoCare was until seeing that outfit had naming rights to the old Independence Bowl. Must be some good money in energy drinks and weight-loss products is all I can say.
We are starting to see a little movement to the college football odds for this game after the Wildcats started at -7. That spread is now up to 7.5 at many sports books, and 57.5 is the earliest scoreboard hurdle we have seen set at this point.
Rich Rodriguez's second season in
The thorough demolishing of the Ducks before Thanksgiving
came as 19.5 point underdogs as Ka'Deem Carey and the 'Cats ground game had
control from the outset.
BC Makes Quick Turnaround From 10-Loss Season
A year ago,
Boston College (7-5 SU & ATS) dropped its season finale
at Syracuse, 34-31, snapping a 4-game win streak in the process to end tied
with the Orange for third place in the ACC's Atlantic Division. The Eagles will be looking for their first
bowl victory since topping
Addazio and the Eagles have some question marks on the offensive line where center Paul Gaughan and tackle Win Homer are dealing with a knee injury and concussion, respectively. Plus backup tight end Brian Miller is questionable with knee trouble.
But the good news is tailback Andre Williams should be
available. The Heisman Trophy finalist
suffered a shoulder injury late in the loss to
You can find all sorts of weather conditions in
I'm curious if Rodriguez might turn quarterback BJ Denker loose early to test what was a porous Eagles pass defense. The Wildcat senior is coming off a bad game against ASU, but some early success would open up the ground game a bit.
More than likely, this matchup will be decided by which team establishes its running game first and which of the two talented backs has the better game. I'm not sure any Rich Rodriguez-coached team is worth laying more than a touchdown on, so BC plus the points will be my free college football pick.
Reg. Season: 31-15 (+14.5)