Following a brief one day break for Christmas, the annual ritual of college bowl games is back in full swing. After starting off with a 2-0 bang, I was on the money the next three games as Troy pounded Rice, 41-17, South Florida held down East Carolina, 24-7, and San Jose State beat New Mexico, 20-12. On the night of the 23rd, however, I tasted my first defeat as Tulsa lost to Utah, 25-13. My record stood at 5-1 and when Hawaii, as expected, beat Arizona State, 41-24, I was 6-1 heading into the 'tweener week. I should have known about Tulsa, though. They let me down all season, losing every big game, and did so again.
Right after Christmas, the Central Michigan Chippewas delivered a timely gift in the form of a 31-14 win over Middle Tennessee State. This boosted my performance to an unreal 7-1 and started off the week with a bang. Central Michigan had been one of the best performing teams down the stretch in the regular season and they finished with a quality win to put their final record at 10-4.
By the way, favorites are 6-2 so far, and 7 of the 8 games have been UNDER the posted number. The only one that went over was the New Orleans Bowl, Troy over Rice, total 58.