It was a very rough week for my picks, no two ways about it. The favorites went 4-1 and I picked four dogs. Even worse, none of the games were even close. No game this week was closer than three scores. The average margin of victory was 34.2 points.
Luckily, we’re only a quarter of the way through bowl season. There’s still time to turn this ship around. And this week reminded me that favorites are favored for a reason. Just like March Madness, you need to pick a few upsets but you can’t pick three 14 seeds to win in the first round. I won’t be afraid to go with the chalk more frequently the rest of the way.
With three games scheduled for Saturday and one for Sunday night, here are my picks for the remaining games through Christmas.
Record in Round 2 (0-5) / Overall (2-8)
BIRMINGHAM BOWL – Texas Tech vs. South Florida – Dec. 23, 12 p.m. ET on
I’ll go with one of the highest scoring offenses in the country here. USF -2
ARMED FORCES BOWL – Army vs. San Diego State – Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m. ET
No line on this game but I’ll pick the Aztecs to win. SDSU
DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL – Appalachian State vs. Toledo – Dec. 23, 7 p.m. ET
Appalachian State lost to UMass this year. TOLEDO -8
HAWAI’I BOWL – Fresno State vs. Houston – Dec. 24, 8:30 p.m. ET
Boise State proved me right, so I’ll show some more love to the Mountain West.
FRESNO STATE +2