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Jan 5 '12

NDEddieMac’s 2k11 Bowl Pick Extravangaza: Score Update

Hello and Happy New Year friends. I hope you all survived the NYE weekend, I did, but not by much. In fact, I ended up in Dallas until late Monday, hence no score update right after the 1st round ended. I’m sure you were all waiting w/ baited breath, but BLeez was nice enough to add the first round points up. I assumed he was right, but just in case, here’s a full breakdown of all the games up to this date. I’ll start w/ the 1st round after the jump and give the score there, and then go on to the 2nd & 3rd round games w/ a full score breakdown at the end. Essentially, if you don’t really care, go to the bottom.

Temple (-7) @ Wyoming
New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)
Pick: Wyoming
Result: 37-15 Temple, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: Nope, via day job
Things I know about this game: Apparently Bill Cosby had a good time.

Utah State (-1) @ Ohio
Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, ID)
Pick Ohio
Result: 24-23 Ohio, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: Yah buddy
Things I know about this game: Ohio ran a late drive to take the lead like I was still leading them in NCAA 12. Get some Bobcats

UL Lafyette @ San Diego State (-5)
New Orleans Bowl (where the hell do you think)
Pick: SDSU
Result: 32-30 ULL, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: Bits and pieces in a bar
Things I know about this game: One of the teams had an assistant coach bleeding from his head the entire game and he refused to clean it off ever. He looked terrifying.

12/20

Florida Int’l (-4)@ Marshall
St. Petersburg Bowl (Not the Commie one)
Pick: FIU
Result: 20-10 Marshall, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: Yes, but I don’t recall much of it.
Things I know about this game:This was pretty boring, I know it was tied and then Marshall opened it up in the 4th, but I honestly don’t remember a damn thing about this one.

12/21

Louisiana Tech @ TCU (-10.5)
Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, CA)
Pick: TCU
Result: 31-24 TCU, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: Yep
Things I know about this game:I’m an idiot. LT played a damn good game. TCU needed a comeback in the 4th quarter to pull this one out. Guess I was wrong about the letdown not being enough to make up the talent differential.

12/22

Arizona State @ Boise State (-14)
Las Vegas Bowl (yep)
Pick: Boise
Result: 56-24 Boise, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: Yep
Things I know about this game: This went just about as planned. Boise just dropped bombs all day. This could’ve been way worse.

12/24

Nevada @ Southern Mississippi (-6.5)
Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
Pick: SoMISS
Result: 24-17 SoMiss, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: Yup
Things I know about this game: Sexyyyyyyyyy mystery cover!!! USM Scored with 6 minutes left and the D locked down to hold on. This game also featured a brawl in the endzone, which is always a good time.

12/26

North Carolina @ Missouri (-5)
Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
Pick: Mizzou
Result: 41-24 Mizzou, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: Nope, not really
Things I know about this game: Mizzou jumped out early and then coasted. Not much else to it. 513 -353 total yardage will typically tell you what you need to know.

12/27

Western Michigan @ Purdue (-2)
Little Caesar’s Bowl (Detroit, MI)
Pick: WMU

Result: 37-32 Purdue, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: Very little
Things I know about this game: Purdid…wampwamp. This game had 11 turnovers, WMU with 7 of them. Yah.

Louisville @ North Carolina St. (-3)
Belk Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
Pick: NCSt
Result: 31-24 NCSt, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: I think so?
Things I know about this game:NCSt and Lousiville played in a football game, which the Wolfpack won 31-24.

12/28

Toledo (-3) @ Air Force
Military Bowl (Washington DC)
Pick: Air Force
Result: Toledo 42-41, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: YOU DAMN RIGHT! AMERICA!
Things I know about this game:This was one the most hilarious covers I’ve ever hit. This game was tons of fun, points all around. Air Force coming up with a huge score to bring them within 1 w/ :52 left on the clock. I got cute:

It totally happened. It was awesome. AF tried to go for 2, but was dumb, and did a fake XP as opposed to just going for it. A botched option led to the end of the game.

California @ Texas (-3)
Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
Pick: Cal
Result: 21-10 Texas, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: 1st 5 minutes or so
Things I know about this game:This game was uggggggly early, so I quit watching. It was not fun. It got better apparently.

12/29

Notre Dame @ Florida State (-3)
Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)
Pick: ND
Result: 18-14 FSU, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: Sadly
Things I know about this game: Fuck this game/team/season/year. If you follow me on twitter, you got to watch another sad spiral during this game. If not, we are horrible. Michael Floyd is awesome, but got hurt and had to miss the last 8 minutes.

Washington @ Baylor (-9)
Alamo Bowl (Remember where this should be)
Pick: Baylor
Result: 67-56 Baylor, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: OH DEAR GOD YES
Things I know about this game: This was amazing and beautiful and what dreams are made of. I needed a game like this after yet another horrendous ND showing. If you didn’t watch this game, I’m sorry. It was phenomenal. You should find this and watch it. I wish I had thought to hit record when I was watching it, but that didn’t happen.

12/30

Tulsa @ BYU (-3)
Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas)
Pick: Tulsa
Result: 24-21 BYU, PUSH

Did I watch any of this game: No
Things I know about this game: Nothing, nothing at all.

Rutgers @ Iowa St (-2)
Pinstripe Bowl (NYC)
Pick: ISU
Result: 27-13 Rutgers, LOSS

Did I watch any of this game: 0
Things I know about this game: 0

Wake Forest @ Miss. St. (-7)
Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
Pick: WF
Result: 23-17 MSU, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: nada
Things I know about this game: MSU had 4 turnovers to WF’s 0 but still won…weird.

Iowa @ OU (-14)
Insight Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
Pick: OU
Result: 31-14, WIN

Did I watch any of this game: nope
Things I know about this game: This should not have been this close.

Now, for the scores after 1 round:

David: 11 points
Matt: 11 points
Me: 9 points
NDTex: 9 points
Kristin: 9 points
Brett: 7 points
Don: 6 points
Brian: 5 points

Now for the round 2 games to this point:

ROUND 2 GAMES: 2 POINTS EACH

12/31 Bowls

Texas A&M (-10) @ Northwestern
Texas Bowl (Houston)
Pick: Northwestern
Result:  33-22 A&M, LOSS

Did I watch this game: Nope
Things I know about this game: The Aggies tried to blow it again, giving up 15 in the 4th, but they were able to survive.

Georgia Tech (-3) @ Utah
Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
Pick: GT
Result: 30-27 (OT) Utah, LOSS

Did I watch this game: Kinda? It was on when I woke up hungover
Things I know about this game: It took overtime to finish off a comeback for Utah, but after holding GT to a FG, they scored a touchdown.

Cincinnati @ Vanderbilt (-1.5)
Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
Pick: Cinci
Result: 31-24 Cinci, WIN

Did I watch this game: Dear God no
Things I know about this game: It should not have happened

Illinois (-3) @ UCLA
Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
Pick: Ill
Result: 20-14 Illinois, WIN

Did I watch this game: Dear God no
Things I know about this game: See above

Virginia @ Auburn (-3)
Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
Pick: Auburn
Result: 43-24 Auburn, WIN

Did I watch this game: Bits and pieces
Things I know about this game: It started close, but then Auburn went on a 21 point run in the 2nd to put the game out of reach.

1/2 Bowls

Houston (-6) @ Penn St.
Ticketcity Bowl (Dallas)
Pick: Houston
Result: 30-14 Houston, WIN

Did I watch this game: Nope
Things I know about this game: Some dude showed up in a Pedobear costume w/ a sign that read “Keep Quiet and Don’t tell anyone.” He got on the jumbotron. (via)


Michigan St. @ Georgia (-3.5)
Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
Pick: Georgia
Result: 33-30 MSU (3 OT), LOSS

Did I watch this game: I listened to it driving back to Austin
Things I know about this game: This game was nuts. What started as a defensive struggle got crazy in the 4th quarter. It was a real fun one to listen to, I can only guess it was better watching.


Nebraska @ South Carolina (-3)
Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
Pick: Nebraska
Result 30-13 SCAR, LOSS

Did I watch this game: No
Things I know about this game: Alshon Jeffery is super good at football (4 rec, 148 yds, 1TD). The game was close until the 4th quarter when the Cocks decided to go 14-0 in the final frame to close out.


Ohio St @ Florida (-2)
TAXSLAYER.COM Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
Pick: Florida
Result: 24-17 UF, WIN

Did I watch this game: No
Things I know about this game: Special teams won this ballgame for the gators w/ a block punt TD and a 99 yard KR TD.

So here are your full point totals thus far through round 2, with the round 2 score itself in parenthesis

Matt: 21 points (10)
David: 19 points (8)
Me: 19 points (10)
NDTex: 15 points (6)
Kristin: 15points (6)
Don: 16 points (10)
Brian: 11 points (6)
Brett: 11 points (4)

Now, for the BCS games:

3 POINT BOWLS

Wisconsin @ Oregon (-6)
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) 1/2
Pick: Oregon
Result: 45-38 Oregon, WIN

Wooo boy, this was just points on points on points. This was a back and forth game from the get go, but Oregon came on late, winning the 4th 10-0 to seal a BCS win for the Ducks. The two teams combined for over 1100 yards of offense in this one, but it was a late Wisco fumble that sealed the deal. If anyone was worried that Oregon would drop off w/ LaMichael James leaving after this one, De’Anthony Thomas’ 2 carries for 155 yards…yah, should make you not worry about that.

Stanford @ Oklahoma State (-4)
Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ) 1/2
Pick: Okie St
Result: 41-38 OSU, LOSS

This was a painful cover, but I was due for a loss like this given some of the ones I saved earlier in the bowl season. This game once again was not hurting for points. OSU supporters were worried as All-Universe WR Justin Blackmon was a little shaky before the game and there were reports of an “inner thigh infection.” This of course led to many VD jokes from terrible people like me. Anyway, if that’s how you play w/ a jacked leg, I’ll take it, as Blackmon went off for 186 yards and 3 TDs. This game came down to Stanford deciding at the end of the game, with all 3 time outs, to run down the clock and try a field goal with a redshirt Freshman Kicker, as opposed to arguably the most surefire QB prospect of the last 10 years. That’s what happens when you play like a wuss. You get got. #bitchasstrees
 

Michigan (-3) @ Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA) 1/3
Pick: VT
Result: 23-20 (OT) Michigan, PUSH

VT got robbed of what seemed like an amazing touchdown catch in the closing moments of regulation to secure overtime. Sadly this left VT, who was on their 3rd kicker, in the position of relying on the 3rd stringer. He had hit 4 in regulation though, but sadly couldn’t get it in OT when they needed it.

West Virginia @ Clemson (-3)
Orange Bowl (Miami, FL) 1/4
Pick: WVU
Result: 70-33 WVU, WIN

Hoooooooooooooooo boy, what a curbstomp. WVU hit mass subs w/ about 5 minutes left…in the 3rd quarter. They could have hung 100 without question had they wanted to. This was violent.

HERE WE GO, YOUR SCORES TO DATE WITH ONLY 4 GAMES LEFT ALONG W/ REMAINING PICKS:

Me: 25 points (6) -Arky, Pitt, NIU, LSU (38 tiebreak)
Matt: 24 points (3)
- KSt, Pitt, ASU, LSU (48 tiebreak)
David: 22 points (3)
- KSt, SMU, ASU, Bama (45 tiebreak)
Don: 22 points (6)- Arky, SMU, NIU, LSU (34 tiebreak)
Kristin: 21 points (6)- Arky, Pitt, ASU, LSU (27 tiebreak)
NDTex: 18 points (3)- KSt, SMU, NIU, LSU (27 tiebreak)
Brett: 17 points (6) - Arky, Pitt, ASU, LSU (33 tiebreak)
Brian: 14 points (3)- Arky, SMU, ASU,LSU (1 tiebreak)

So there it is kids. This thing is far from over. I didn’t realize until now that all but one had LSU. DLaw’s gotta love that.

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