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Free Picks: Bowl Games 12/28/21 – 12/30/21
The Oklahoman

Free Picks: Bowl Games 12/28/21 – 12/30/21

We went 13-7 last weekend picking the NFL games and several bowl games. That brings our record to 413-144 (74%) for the season. As of now, the College Football bowl season will have 12 games through this time period We hit our Lock of the Week as the Packers failed to cover against Cleveland and we are 11-6 for the year in that category. We went 1-1 on the Upset Specials, correctly picking UCF over Florida, and narrowly missing the North Texas-Miami game. That leaves our record at 15-10 in that category. Here are our win predictions for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday bowl games. Keep in mind, these are straight up wins, not involving the point spreads.

TUESDAY 12/28:

BIRMINGHAM BOWL at BIRMINGHAM, AL: No.20 Houston 11-2 vs. Auburn 6-6 The Tigers are favored but we are picking the Cougars. *Upset Special* Houston 27 Auburn 21

FIRST RESPONDER BOWL at DALLAS, TX: Air Force 9-3 vs. Louisville 6-6 The Falcons offense will prevail in this one. Air Force 28 Louisville 24

LIBERTY BOWL at MEMPHIS, TN: Mississippi State 7-5 vs. Texas Tech 6-6 Mike Leach gets some revenge against Tech. Mississippi State 41 Texas Tech 21

HOLIDAY BOWL at SAN DIEGO, CA: UCLA 8-4 vs. NC STATE 9-3 This should be a good one. UCLA 37 NC State 31

GUARANTEED RATE BOWL at PHOENIX, AZ: West Virginia 6-6 vs. Minnesota 8-4 Gophers all the way. Minnesota 27 West Virginia 21


PINSTRIPE BOWL at NEW YORK CITY: Maryland 6-6 vs. Virginia Tech 6-6 Two teams who are bad. Maryland 34 Va Tech 20

CHEEZ-IT BOWL at ORLANDO, FL: Iowa State 7-5 vs. No.19 Clemson 9-3 The Tigers keep rolling. Clemson 27 Iowa State 24

ALAMO BOWL at SAN ANTONIO, TX: No.14 Oregon 10-3 vs. No.16 Oklahoma 10-2 This should be a good one. Oklahoma 31 Oregon 24


MAYO BOWL at CHARLOTTE, NC: North Carolina 6-6 vs. South Carolina 6-6 The battle of the Carolinas. North Carolina 37 South Carolina 27

MUSIC CITY BOWL at NASHVILLE, TN: Tennessee 7-5 vs. Purdue 8-4 Two teams who have had very good seasons. Tennessee 35 Purdue 27

PEACH BOWL at ATLANTA, GA: No.10 Michigan State 10-2 vs. No.12 Pittsburgh 11-2 The Panthers are without their quarterback. Michigan State 41 Pittsburgh 24

LAS VEGAS BOWL at LAS VEGAS, NV: No.24 Wisconsin 8-4 vs. Arizona State 8-4 Badgers defense gets it done. Wisconsin 27 ASU 21

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