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Two more random bowl games before the BCS national title on Monday.

Compass Bowl: Mississippi vs Pittsburgh.

Two 6-6 teams face off right before the Wildcard games begin tomorrow. Really, who cares about this game, other then people in Pittsburgh and Mississippi? Ole Miss enters on a high note in whipping in-state rival Mississippi State, while Pittsburgh also won to end the season. The Panthers defeated South Florida, 27-3. Senior quarterback Tino Sunseri and running back Ray Graham lead the way for the Panthers. Sunseri has passed for 19 touchdowns, while Graham just eclipsed the 1000 yard mark on the ground. Mississippi is led by Bo Wallace, who has thrown for 19 touchdowns.


Mississippi, riding a wave of success will defeat Pittsburgh here. The Panther have a senior laden group of guys, who have been so inconsistent this year. Mississippi, is grooming for the future and take the win.

Go.Daddy.com bowl: Kent State vs Arkansas State.

Kent State is 11-2 on the year, while Arkansas State is 9-3. Arkansas State has won eight straight games, while Kent State before falling to Northern Illinois in the MAC title game, won 10 straight games and were vying for a BCS game berth. Kent State has two running backs who went over the 1000 yard mark in Dri Archer and Traiyon Durham. Both Golden Flashes are major reasons why this team has enjoyed so much success. Arkansas State lost to Oregon, and Nebraska both teams who enjoyed great bowl games earlier this week. Quarterback Ryan Aplin is the heart and soul of the team. Aplin has thrown for 23 touchdowns this season.

This game has the potential to be a classic. Two very good teams who came along quite a ways during the season, squaring off. I doubt that Arkansas State can stop Durham and Archer. Don't see it happening, putting more pressure on Aplin. Kent State wins.
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Wildcard NFL Games Predicted

January 5th 2013 04:24
Cincinnati at Houston: A rematch of last season's wild card matchup between the same two teams. Houston is coming into this game on a down-turn, losing three out of their final four games, while Cincinnati enters just the opposite. The Bengals have won seven out of their final eight games. Look for another great matchup between these two teams, though with the Texans defense once again coming up strong in forcing Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to do things he doesn't want to do in winning the game.

Minnesota at Green Bay: A rematch from last week. The Vikings beat Green Bay to earn a playoff spot. Now with running back Adrian Peterson running at full steam, the Vikings have a great shot at pulling off another win tomorrow. Don't see it happening, though as Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will get their defense back in order.


Indianapolis at Baltimore: Another game with sidetones on the side. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is a former defensive coordinator from the Ravens, while Baltimore idol Ray Lewis is calling it quits after this season. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has enjoyed immense success this season, but the Ravens have the Lewis factor with them here. Ray Rice does just enough to key the Ravens attack. Baltimore wins.

Seattle at Washington: This is an interesting game. One that many experts all around are writing off the Redskins, and picking the Seahawks. I feel that the Redskins with a hungry group of fans behind them, gain a spirited effort from rookie quarterback Robert Griffith and crew in getting the win. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and their defense has been huge for the team. Griffith along with running back Alfred Morris will work this unit. The Redskins win.
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Fiesta Bowl Preview

January 2nd 2013 22:32
On Thursday, the next BCS game takes place. The Fiesta Bowl with Oregon taking on Kansas State.


Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs Kansas State. Both teams enter the game at 11-1 on the season, as the Ducks are 4th-ranked and Wildcats enter right behind in the rankings.


The Ducks lone defeat came to Rose Bowl Champion, Stanford. Oregon has one of the nation's most explosive players in quarterback Marcus Mariota. On they year, Mariota has thrown 30 touchdown passes and passed for 2,511 yards. Mariota doubles as a top rusher in picking up 690 yards on the ground. Kenyon Barner has rushed for 1,624 yards and 21 touchdowns. The Ducks average just under 51 points per game, second in the nation.

Kansas State had a near perfect season except for a bad loss to Baylor on Nov. 17th. Though the Bears proved to be a worthy opponent in the end this year. Kansas State is led by quarterback Collin Klein who placed third in the Heisman Trophy award ballot. Klein has thrown for 2,490 yards, and 15 touchdowns. Klein, like Mariota is a top rusher in addition to his prowess through the air. Klein, has rushed for 890 yards, and 22 touchdowns. John Hubert leads the team in rushing at 892 yards, and 15 touchdowns. Kansas State averages 41 points per game, eighth in the nation.

This game boils down to a big question. Can the Kansas State defense slow down the Oregon offense? Only Stanford has been able to do this on the year. The Wildcats offense can score points in bunches like the Ducks, but they aren't as explosive as Oregon, and don't have as many weapons. Klein will need to have a huge game, just to keep the score close. It will be close, don't see the Ducks pulling away in a large way. Oregon does win the game.

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Sugar Bowl Preview

January 1st 2013 19:08
The next BCS bowl game on the schedule is the Sugar Bowl scheduled for Wednesday.


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Jan. 1st Bowl Games

January 1st 2013 00:04
Here is a brief run-down of the six bowl games on tap for New Years Day.


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Dec: 31st College Bowl Games Previewed

December 30th 2012 21:55
Music City Bowl:

North Carolina State vs Vanderbilt. 8-4 Vanderbilt vs 7-5 North Carolina State


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Armed Forces Bowl:

Air Force vs Rice. Both teams enter this game, 6-6 on the season. Air Force as always, is known for its strong rushing game. The Falcons average 328 yards per game on the ground, second in the nation. Senior back Cody Getz leads the way, with 1,213 yards. Quarterback Connor Dietz, is second on the team in rushing yards and has passed for 1,127 yards. Rice counters with a team that is also strong on the rushing front, yet struggles to play defense. Rice quarterback Taylor McHargue has thrown for 2,178 yards and 11 touchdowns. McHargue, like Getz is second on the team in rushing yards


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Friday Dec. 28th Bowl Games Previewed

December 27th 2012 16:58
There are three more bowl games to be played on Friday. It all starts with the Advocare Independence Bowl:

Ohio vs Louisiana Monroe. Both teams enter the game at 8-4 on the season, after campaigns marred by many ups and downs


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Thursday Dec 27th Bowl Games Preview

December 27th 2012 03:52
Check out my other writings at Through the Phog.com.

Here is a run-down of the college bowl game action for Thursday, Dec. 27th


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NBA on Christmas Day Preview

December 24th 2012 16:38
Here is a brief rundown of the NBA's slate of games for Christmas Day.


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