Originally written on Throw The Flag  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Normally speaking, making college football picks in the bowl season is some tough work. The games are generally tight, and comparing the conferences is often impossible. This year though, at least picking winners seems to be relatively cut and dry in a number of the bowl games, as we have more massive point spreads to analyze this year than normal. Part of the problem is the fact that there are four AQ schools – Penn State, Ohio State, North Carolina, and Miami – that aren’t going to be playing in bowl games this year. That has opened the door for teams out of the MAC and Sun Belt to fill bowl slots. Right off the bat, both Arizona and Utah State are favored by 10 points in the New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl respectively, but they are two of the 10 teams that are favored by double digits of the 35 bowl games. The biggest favorites are the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who are laying 17 to the Purdue Boilermakers in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The BCS bowl games aren’t even...
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