Thursday, December 20th
Utah (-9.5) by 15.48 over Navy - Navy's defense is non-existent. Utah's defense ranks 4th nationally and allowed just 130 yards per game on the ground.
Utah won 35-32. The computer won SU, lost ATS.
Friday, December 21st
NEW ORLEANS BOWL
FAU (-2) by 7.36 over Memphis - Howard Schnellenberger coaches the Owls and - make no mistake - that's why they are here. Schnellenberger was the head coach at Miami when the 'Canes won their first national title in 1983. Both schools enter this game with momentum. The Tigers have won five of their last six games. FAU has won four of its last six with one of the losses coming at Florida.
FAU won 44-27. The computer won SU, won ATS.
Saturday, December 21st
Cincinnati (-10.5) by 11.20 over Southern Miss - I typically don't like higher-spread games in bowl season, and I usually do like Southern Miss to keep games close. But the Bearcats appear to have moved up a rung on the ladder while the Golden Eagles have slid backwards.
Cincinnati won 31-21. The computer won SU, lost ATS.
Sunday, December 23rd
Boise State (-11) by 16.93 over East Carolina - Opposing offensives averaged 436 yards and 30 points a game against the East Carolina defense. The Broncos' offense averaged 475 yards and 43 points per game.
East Carolina won 41-38. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.
Wednesday, December 26th
MOTOR CITY BOWL
Purdue (-9) by 9.51 over Central Michigan - One of the worst, and dumbest, bowl matchups of the postseason. This is a rematch of a regular season game won easily by Purdue, 45-22.
Purdue won 51-48. The computer won SU, lost ATS.
Saturday, December 29th
UCF (-2.5) by 4.97 over Mississippi State - Kevin Smith should have been in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation. I don't care what conference you play in - when you challenge Barry Sanders' rushing record, you deserve more respect and attention. Smith needs just 181 yards to break Sanders' single-season rushing mark of 2,628 yards.
Mississippi State won 10-3. The computer lost SU, lost ATS.