We are now ten games into the 2014-15 bowl season, approximately a quarter of the way through the schedule, and the fortunes of the participants in the MBBPS have changed dramatically. After a slow start, Matt came on strong over the last five games, posting a 4-1 record to surge into the lead. Drawing on his vast knowledge of Conference USA, as well as FBS independants, to correctly predict wins by Memphis, Western Kentucky, Navy, and Rice.
I, on the other hand, had a rough patch. I picked just one of five over the last few days (thanks a lot Fresno State). Never again will I hitch my wagon to such teams as San Diego State and BYU. My lone win came via Marshall, as the Thundering Herd took down Northern Illinois 56-23. Current standings: Matt 6, Keith 4.
On to the live look-in update. Once again, I managed to take in at least a quarter of each of the five games played since the last update, making me a perfect 10 for 10 so far (at least something is going well for me!). I watched middle of the game action in the Boca Raton Bowl and the Hawaii Bowl, the beginning of the Poinsettia Bowl, and the final quarter of the Miami Beach Bowl, which featured a fourth down, game tying touchdown, two overtimes, and an ugly post game brawl.
I also caught the fourth quarter of the game of the week: the Bahamas Bowl: a game that had everything (except defense): Nearly 1,000 passing yards, twelve touchdown passes, and a comeback from 49-14 deficit, including one of the wildest plays I’ve ever seen. Central Michigan’s pass and lateral filled final play pulled the Chippewas to within a point, but a two-point conversion play failed, giving Western Kentucky a 49-48 win.
That’s it for now. Check out the chart for our current standings, and stay turned for more updates in the days ahead.
Merry Christmas to all!
|Bowl||Date||Team 1||Team 2||Keith pick||Matt pick||Winner|
|New Orleans Bowl||12/20/2014||Nevada||Lousiana-Lafayette||Nevada||Nevada||Lousiana-Lafayette|
|New Mexico Bowl||12/20/2014||Utah State||UTEP||Utah State||UTEP||Utah State|
|Las Vegas Bowl||12/20/2014||Utah||Colorado State||Colorado State||Utah||Utah|
|Idaho Potato Bowl||12/20/2014||Western Michigan||Air Force||Air Force||Western Michigan||Air Force|
|Camellias Bowl||12/20/2014||South Alabama||Bowling Green||Bowling Green||Bowling Green||Bowling Green|
|Miami Beach Bowl||12/22/2014||BYU||Memphis||BYU||Memphis||Memphis|
|Boca Raton Bowl||12/23/2014||Marshall||Northern Illinois||Marshall||Nothern Illinois||Marshall|
|Poinsettia Bowl||12/23/2014||Navy||San Dieo State||San Diego State||Navy||Navy|
|Bahamas Bowl||12/24/2014||Central Michigan||Western Kentucky||Central Michigan||Western Kentucky||Western Kentucky|
|Hawaii Bowl||12/24/2014||Fresno State||Rice||Fresno State||Rice||Rice|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl||12/26/2014||Illinois||Lousiana Tech||Louisiana Tech||Illinois|
|Quick Lane Bowl||12/26/2014||Rutgers||North Carolina||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|St. Petersburg Bowl||12/26/2014||North Carolina State||Central Florida||North Carolina State||North Carolina State|
|Military Bowl||12/26/2014||Cincinnati||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech||Cincinnati|
|Sun Bowl||12/27/2014||Arizona State||Duke||Arizona State||Duke|
|Independence Bowl||12/27/2014||Miami||South Carolina||South Carolina||South Carolina|
|Pinstripe Bowl||12/27/2014||Boston College||Penn State||Penn State||Penn State|
|Liberty Bowl||12/29/2014||Texas A&M||West Virginia||West Virginia||West Virginia|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||12/29/2014||Oklahoma||Clemson||Oklahoma||Clemson|
|Music City Bowl||12/30/2014||Notre Dame||LSU||LSU||Notre Dame|
|Foster Farms Bowl||12/30/2014||Maryland||Stanford||Stanford||Stanford|
|Fiesta Bowl||12/31/2014||Boise State||Arizona||Arizona||Boise State|
|Orange Bowl||12/31/2014||Mississippi State||Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech||Mississippi State|
|Cotton Bowl||1/1/2015||Michigan State||Baylor||Baylor||Baylor|
|Rose Bowl (semifinal)||1/1/2015||Oregon||Florida State||Oregon||Florida State|
|Sugar Bowl (semifinal)||1/1/2015||Alabama||Ohio State||Alabama||Alabama|
|Armed Forces Bowl||1/2/2015||Houston||Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh||Houston|
|Taxslayer (Gator) Bowl||1/2/2015||Iowa||Tennessee||Tennessee||Iowa|
|Alamo Bowl||1/2/2015||Kansas State||UCLA||UCLA||Kansas St.|
|Cactus Bowl||1/2/2015||Washington||Oklahoma State||Oklahoma State||Washingon|
|Birmingham Bowl||1/3/2015||East Carolina||Florida||Florida||Florida|
|GoDaddy Bowl||1/4/2015||Toledo||Arkansas State||Arkansas State||Toledo|