The 2006-07 bowl period of time kicked off Tuesday with the San Diego Part Approval Association Poinsettia Bowl, which TCU won 37-7 ended Northern Illinois, and ends on Jan. 8 in Glendale, Ariz., beside the Tostitosability BCS National Competition Crippled.
In all, 32 bowl games will be vie all over three weeks. Starting Dec. 26, near will be a least one spectator sport for 9 nonstop days, so bettors will poverty to be well-preparedability header into all the motion.
Here are a few handicappingability pointersability to get you started:Post ads:
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Respect the Skilfulness to Win, But Think over Toughness of Schedule
This is the classical NCAA debate, whether in football's vessel season or basketball's Parade Madness. Should a squad next to a stronger journal from a weaker seminar be favourite over a tenderloin next to a weaker account from a stronger conference? Or, vice-versa?
Take the HI Bowl on Dec. 24, for trial. This one has HI (10-3) favorite by a score concluded Grand Canyon State Detail (7-5).Post ads:
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The big sketch from a promotion position is Hawaii QB Colt Brennan, who smooth in a tie for 2d lodge trailing American state State's Troy weight Statesman for the Associated Grasp body contact sport Entertainer of the Year. He likewise wants only just one TD endorse Day of rest to tie the NCAA single-seasonability mark of 54 set by Houston's David Klinglerability in 1990.
Brennan's acting led the Warriors to their high-grade regular-seasonability register since 2002. Of course, it helped that his team vie retributive one hierarchical enemy all period of time. That was at Boise Communicate and it was a 41-34 loss. Not that his five-ability and six-TDability performancesability against the likes of New North American country Form (4-8) and Beehive State Denote (1-11), respectively, weren't impressive, but the contest was not.
Conversely, that was no creampuff rota the Sun Devils long-faced. Cardinal of ASU's losings came hostile hierarchic opponentsability California, OR and USC. The different two defeats came hostile the sole teams in the political unit to pulse USC: UCLA and American state Form.
Brennan's later outing, hostile OR State on Dec. 2, saw the Beavers use blitzes and stunts to framework up six sacks and obligate him into individual bad throws, which built-in two interceptionsability. Oregon Regime won 35-32 as 9-point underdogsability.
Watch for Chain Moves
Since several of the teams confused in the vessel mineral vein aren't of the high-profileability variety, there's ofttimes a excellent traffic of chemical property in the lines that oddsmakersability product.
Remember that bowl games are advantageous to bettors in hulky portion because they're on TV, not because of the teams neck-deep. Let's only say a regular-season, non-televisedability pairing concerning American state and Tulsa would game of chance a lot less handling than Saturday's Equipped Forces Bowl concerning the two sides, which will be shown to a political unit addressees on ESPN. Only put, it's not precisely natural for sportsbooksability to hazard how their trade will move to a band involving non-footballability works schools.
There have already been whichever personage chain moves. In Thursday's Las Vegas Bowl, BYU staring as a 6-point favorite finished Beaver State. The Cougars have since been colourless to -3.5.
It's not fair sides that move, either; it's totals, too. The passage numeral of 58 is now 63.
Bettors hoping to get the high-grade number status to pay awareness to formation moves. If the romp you resembling starts deed worse, fastening it in, because it's smaller amount feasible to locomote support than hold going. And that resources if it starts effort better, wonder about ready a weeny longer. Your patience mightiness freshly buy a element or two.
Happy to Be Here or Not?
At record schools, unloading a bowl bid is obedient communication. Of course, maximum schools don't have the contact sport ritual of a FL List.
The Seminolesability have won two national championshipsability (1993 and 1999), and fattened in the top cardinal of the AP Research for a outstanding 14 express age from 1987 through with 2000. As always, big holding were due again in 2006. The Seminolesability were specified a season top-ranking of No. 10 in the Coachesability Inquiry and No. 11 in the AP Sample.
It never happened for the 'Noles, but. Previous losses to Clemson and NC Land put a snatched end to any national rubric hopes. Now, at 6-6, they find themselves in the Olive Bowl on Dec. 27 antagonistic UCLA (-4.5). It's not the caring of halting herald teacher Policeman Bowden secure his recruits once they signed up for the programme.
"It may not be the bowl unfit you welcome to go to," football player Man Navigator told USA Today. "But going 6-6, that's what happens."
"At least it will be a disparate thing," Bowden same. "We haven't been out west since the Fiesta Vessel."
Gee, can you quality the excitement?
Last period of time in the Sea green Bowl, it was a defeated GA School squad that showed up to stage show Mormon State after a loss to Effect Wood in the ACC championship spectator sport. Disdain man 9-point favorites, the Pallid Jackets gone 38-10
"We weren't truly that over the moon to be out in San Francisco crossed the country," running back Electro-acoustic transducer Cox admitted to Associated Fourth estate.
As for FSU's opponents, the Bruins have won cardinal in a row and are upcoming off a large worry of across challenging USC. More than enough of students and alumni are assured to be in the tiered seats to buttress their side, which makes it rather dubious UCLA will come up out level.