CFB Bowl Picks – 12/29/21

4-0 Day yesterday, trying to keep the hot streak alive with these 3 today. Let’s get it.

Virginia Tech/Maryland, Maryland -4

Maryland is an ok school and an ok football team, they are bowl eligible with Taulia Tagovailoa leading the charge. Only real significance to speak of is that Virginia Tech is missing 5 starters and both their first and second string quarterbacks. Their head coach has agreed to part ways with the team as well leaving them with an interim coach for the bowl game. All is against VTech so I am taking Maryland.

Clemson/Iowa State, Clemson -2.5

While Clemson hasn’t been able to score much this year, they certainly have been playing solid defense. They have won their last 5 to close out the season and Dabo surely is trying to win a 10th game. Iowa State is a much lesser team at 7-5 that struggled down the stretch losing 4 of their last 6. There was a bright spot at running back but Breece Hall has opted out so they will have to find a new unique attack. Taking Clemson to finish the season off in style.

Oklahoma/Oregon, Oregon +7

This game is different. Both coaches are gone. Oregon has the potential #1 overall pick opting out and Oklahoma is missing some guys who have entered the transfer portal to follow Riley. Overall I think 7 points is too many and the Sooners will struggle more without Riley than the Ducks without Cristobal. They have a more solid defense and an offense with more identity. Lincoln Riley was the quarterbacks coach and primary play caller, I think with the way the offense struggled down the stretch, adding that in the mix won’t suit well.


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