Originally posted on The Sports Headquarters  |  Last updated 1/1/13
HEY HEY WE BEAT AN SEC TEAM. Clemson won and actually gives us SOMETHING to be excited about after this season. Anyways this is Part 2 of the Bowl Extravaganza and we’re six games into a 15 game slate. I would love to spend the whole intro talking about Clemson but frankly I’m in a state of shock. I imagine this is what seeing someone next to you killed feels like. My fingers are moving right now putting words on this page but I’m not really sure what is even coming across my screen. Long story short? We have nine games left. K.M and I have been betting ATS in the Sexy Six all season and are working on closing out the year. We’re aiming for a profitable year and you should listen because history has shown we’re pretty good especially K.M in bowl season. Here’s where we stand: Bryan: 49-40-1 ATS, +$710 K.M: 50-39-1 ATS, -$520 Hot Hook Ups: 28-17 ATS, +690 Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs Northwestern (-1) Bryan: Mississippi State sucks. This team’s won for me all year with their ineptitude. You think I’m backing off them now? SEC vs Big Ten games generally go the SEC’s way but Northwestern isn’t as bad as their record suggests. This is probably a sucker’s play but as long as I stay around .500% each slate I’m going to profit so I just can’t tank down the stretch here. Prediction: Northwestern 27 Mississippi State 21 (1 unit) K.M: Northwestern isn’t too bad for what they are. But they arn’t SEC. Mississippi State is SEC. So they win. Prediction: Mississippi State 34, Northwestern 21 (1 unit) Coley: Mississippi State? Isn’t that where Eli went to school? P.S funny story I played AAU with Renardo Sidney’s cousin Tyrell. We were the blackest backcourt ever. I recorded a few tracks with him as well. What’s that have to do with this game? Well not much. I know Wilbon went to Northwestern but he’s a cornball brother anyways. I’m blacker than him. Northwestern has far too many white guys to be a quality football team. Give me the Bulldogs. Yesh: Northwestern is a good team this year. There, I said it. Northwestern has three close losses to good teams. They don’t have any wins to really write home about, but it’s been a solid season with some good games and overall, I’ve been quite impressed. Mississippi State, on the other hand, has a similar resume but has elicited the exact opposite feelings in me. They feel like a bad team who earned a high ranking due to a pathetically weak front-loaded schedule. Their loss to Ole Miss is probably responsible (along with a lot of other teams losing bad games that second-to-last week of the season) for NIU reaching the BCS. I just think they are a bad team who got to 8 wins by beating 8 even worse teams. They did not beat a single bowl team all year (though to be fair, MTSU should be a bowl team and Mississippi State won that game impressively). Still, I think Northwestern finally breaks the curse and wins their first bowl game since the 1948 Rose Bowl. Seth: Why is there no Southwestern college? I live in the Southwest. I cheer for the Cardinals. They won 5 whole damn football games. In retrospect, nobody knows how. At one point my fellow Cards fans starting talking to K.M., a Niners fan, like Arizona was on San Francisco’s level. That was ill advised. Just like the decision to cheer for the Arizona Cardinals.  Or have so many kids Nick Saban would have to oversign to get them all. Not that he’d care. Outback Bowl: Michigan vs South Carolina (-5.5) K.M: Michigan is a bad football team. South Carolina is in the SEC. Even though South Carolina’s first unit on both sides of the ball is all injured and Steve Spurrier probably has a tee time for kickoff in this one, South Carolina still wins with superior athletes. CLOWNEY RULEZ #1. Prediction: South Carolina 23, Michigan 13 (1 unit) Bryan: My BOY Clowney is going to tear the Wolverines apart. As long as South Carolina doesn’t get stupid on offense and turn the ball over I think the Gamecocks cover this relatively easily. Then again Steve Spurrier may have spent the last month in Tijuana preparing for this game so maybe I’m running into a wall. Either way the gap between the SEC’s best and most other teams is wider this year than most. Plus I was on the “Michigan is overrated train” back when they started the year #8. I’m not getting off now. Prediction: South Carolina 24 Michigan 13 (1 unit) Hot Hook Up:  Gamecocks laying the points (1 unit)  Yesh: I’m honestly intrigued by this game between the Gamecocks and the Wolverines. Michigan might not have any wins to write home about, but the 4 teams they lost to lost a combined 4 games. Their offense has looked iffy at times, though, but their defense has been greatly improved. Luckily for them, though, South Carolina without Lattimore doesn’t really have an offense. Honestly, I expect this to be an ugly game filled with mistakes. And I might honestly think that Michigan could win. But as a proud Buckeyes fan, I’d never pick that school up north to win any game. Seth: Bryan went to school in South Carolina. But not the school named South Carolina. That reminds me a lot of me. I went to school in Arizona, but not to Arizona. I cheer for an NBA team, but not for any NBA players, because it’s the Suns and they are devoid of NBA talent. I am the CEO of a website, but I am not a chief, exec, or officer, and I don’t really do anything with the website, assuming dropping NFL ATS losers is still not a thing in the traditional usage of the word. And I took sex ed, but I never did use a condom. These are all similar facts. Coley: Doherty needs to fall back. Clowney is MY BOY. You know why? Because he made Tajh “Swag” Boyd his ***** for four quarters in the fake Death Valley. I didn’t even watch most of that game because I knew what was coming since you know…Clemson chokes every big game. Point being I don’t know anyone on either team except Clowney, Lattimore and Denard Robinson, coincidentally all of whom will be Pro Bowlers for the Patriots. Not to mention I play for the Gamecocks with @Matt_Lee26. You really think I’m going against my own squad? Gamecocks all day. Outback Bowl: Nebraska vs Georgia (-8.5) Bryan: Nebraska and Georgia both are maybes to show up for this one. UGA was five yards from the national title and now aren’t even in the BCS. Are they up for this game or are they just going to go through the motions? Nebraska gave up 70 in the Big Ten title game they were favored to win. You’d THINK they’d be excited to get back out there and redeem themselves but was that a gut punch they don’t recover from. Nebraska’s defense just isn’t that good. Georgia should be able to score repeatedly on them. On the flip side I’ll believe Taylor Martinez can use his legs on UGA when I see it and I don’t think he’ll throw on them. UGA should win by about 14. Prediction: Georgia 41 Nebraska 20 (1 unit) K.M: Man, this is a tricky one. Let’s see here. Georgia plays in the SEC. And they nearly beat Alabama. And Nebraska is a fraud team coming off a terrible loss with T-Magic pretending he is a quarterback. Wait, did I say this was tricky? I meant obvious. Prediction: Georgia 42, Nebraska 30 because Georgia can’t help themselves and has to make it almost close (1 unit) Hot Hook Up: Bulldogs laying the points (1 unit) Seth: Many people ask me what the secret to running a successful website is. And I don’t know, because I don’t do anything here, as previously discussed. But really, the big question is, why does this website even exist? I mean, it’s a high quality website. It appeals to all demographics, we got everything covered, all the major sports, we are bilingual because Coley posts things in his own made up language that only him and K.M. actually understand, it’s got high quality opinions, analysis, Cole cheats at prediction contests so there’s scandals, people like those, something for everyone. But most of all Bryan and K.M. do this and just give away thousands of dollars a year. And I get all kinds of government assistance because the feds think I’m running an orphanage with all the little kids running around. You would think I’d have taken that free money and retired from my job of (nobody here actually cares enough to know what I do for a living), right? What can I say? Bingo addictions don’t pay for themselves. Yesh: Before the Big Ten and SEC championship games, I would have been excited to watch this game. Now, though, not a chance. The only possible way this game is close is if Georgia comes out disappointed in not making the NCG and Nebraska is looking out to make up for their previous embarrassment. But I see it quite simple: Nebraska can’t stop Georgia’s offense and Georgia should get a bunch of stops against T-Magic and Nebraska. I think Nebraska might keep it respectable if they get lucky, but a blowout win by the Dawgs is more likely. Coley: Georgia plays in the SEC. That’s enough for me. Nebraska, didn’t they have that Terry Francis guy at QB a few years back? Dude was nasty. I was watching some Youtube clips of him the other night. Definitely my type of player. Georgia is the home of Matthew Stafford aka the guy with an overrated girlfriend who Doherty thinks is hot automatically because she has a semi-decent rack and is blond from the south. You wonder why this kid is a trainwreck with women. On top of that this game is in Florida and from what I recall from high school, Georgia is near Florida? Is that correct? Anyways, that means more UGA fans. Maybe @AndersonRains will show up. That kid is something else. Hey bro, how’s the “next Pedro” working out? Suck one. Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs Stanford (-6)  K.M: Stanford beat Notre Dame. You can’t tell me otherwise. Wisconsin lost to Utah State. Also, you can’t tell me otherwise. Stanford is WORLD’S better. I wish Barry Alvarez wasn’t involved here. He gives me a bit of pause, because his life’s mission is to win the Rose Bowl. I would think he has some clause in his AD job that credits him with every Rose Bowl win Wisconsin gets until he dies, and probably 10 years afterwards. Alvarez will have Wisconsin ready. But Stanford is far superior. Prediction: Stanford 31, Wisconsin 21 (1 unit) Bryan: Yea well I’m locked into Wisconsin straight up because of the confidence challenge. Thought I’d be getting 10-11 and yet here I am getting 6. YOU DO KNOW WISCONSIN LOST FIVE GAMES???? Seriously, WTF is that? 6 points is all I’m getting? Montee Ball likely will struggle so Wisconsin needs to make some plays in the ground game. I’m hoping the Badgers getting Barry Alvarez will spark them up because talent wise they have their work cut out for them in this one. Prediction: Wisconsin 27 Stanford 24 ( 1 unit) (Really thinking 35-14 Stanford) Yesh: Because of this newfound idea of conference championship games and Ohio State’s bowl ban, this year’s Rose Bowl is an embarrassment. Wisconsin has 5 losses.Even though none of them were such bad losses, no 5-loss team should ever be in the Rose Bowl. It’s an embarrassment to the game. This year the Granddaddy of them All is old and senile. Stanford is one of the best teams in the country and would probably be in a 4-team playoff if it already existed this year (sorry, Oregon). They had a tight loss to Notre Dame and played 1 poor early game against Washington that cost them. The Cardinal don’t really look like anything special when you look at them (kind of like Notre Dame), but they are just solid in every facet of the game and get things done. Wisconsin will be able to move the ball and if they can control the tempo of the game might make things interesting, but Stanford is just way too solid overall. Coley: THE WHITEST FOOTBALL GAME EVER. It’s New Years Day and I have work at 5. I’ll be on the Security Desk spitting game at Ashley. I’ll have no time for this game, but I totally have Stanford. I’m all about the trees. Seth: FUN FACT: After drinking happy hour Aristocrat margs from 4 until the crack of 6, don’t come home and mistake your children’s macaroni art for a pasta salad. I’m still picking construction paper out of my teeth. And my teeth now look like a game of Tetris broke out in my mouth. Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois vs Florida State (-13) Bryan: I’m not going to say anything about FSU other than America is counting on you. The rest is all about Northern Illinois. You must be counting your blessings Iowa isn’t here waiting for you. After that juggernaut Hawkeyes team handed you an L, you smartly beat a whole bunch of crappy football teams to get to 12-1 and sneak into the BCS and I admire you for that. It was smart. Fact is you are frauds. Jordan Lynch’s overrated ass popping off about the Seminoles defense was comedy to me. Who is the best defense you saw all year Mr. Lynch? Honestly was it Iowa? It might have been. In a terrible conference you ran wild and put up super numbers. But even the ACC, as crappy a league as it was, is the big leagues compared to what you face every week. The Noles have looked like **** all year outside Tally, but the majority of their road games came against teams better than you, yes even the ones with 4-5-6 losses. Time to expose some frauds. Prediction: Florida State 100 Northern Illinois 3 (1 unit) K.M: SO YOU’RE ALLLLLLLLLLL ON THE SEMINOLES? NIU straight up because GET UP GET UP GET GET DOWN. FLORIDA STATE’S A JOKE IN YOUR TOWN. I’m dead serious. Florida State will lose this game, because it’s the most Florida State thing ever to lose this game. Remember when Bobby Bowden struggled to put away what I think was an 11 loss Penn State team in the Orange Bowl? NIU is better than that Penn State team, and FSU was better back in those days. I don’t know if I have a point anymore. Jimbo Fisher sucks at coaching. There, that’s a point. Go Miami! Prediction: NIU 44, Florida State 41 (1 unit) Coley: NIU STANDS FOR NOT IMPORTANT UNIVERSITY, AMIRITE? Listen here TSHQ, NIU sucks. I don’t know a damn thing about this team except Michael Burner Turner went there and his boys are about to go one and done. As for FSU? The Noles stomped Clemson which is like beating up your little sister. Just no respect for the Tigers. Hell I do wish I went there so I could steal money from @Alex_731 like Doherty did. Point is NIU has no shot no matter how much Yesh will tell you they do. Team is a joke. Noles all day. Seth: I used to be a Florida State fan. I used to be athletic, too. Strangly enough, I’ve always had children. THAT’S 5 STRAIGHT KID JOKES. KID BINGO! Yesh: I would love, LOVE, to say that I think Northern Illinois will win this game. And I don’t think it’s impossible that they do. But they would need a heck of a lot of luck and for Florida State to be uninspired about being in the game. I don’t see Jimbo Fisher letting that happen. Northern Illinois has a strong defense by MAC standards but their defensive line just doesn’t have the brute strength to stop the Florida State offense. There is no reason that the Seminoles can’t run it up the gut all game long. Northern Illinois has a very good offense, and it is based behind a very good scrambling option quarterback in Jordan Lynch. Now, Lynch might just be one of the most versatile quarterbacks in the country. But Florida State has the speed on the lines and the edges that is required to shut down this quick Northern Illinois offense. Northern Illinois would have been short on talent against most teams in BCS games (well, maybe not against Wisconsin and Louisville), but Florida State is a bad matchup for them on top of that. As long as the Seminoles come to play, they should win this game without too much trouble. Confidence Challenge: Points After First Slate: T1. K.M 17 points T1. Steele 17 points 3. Harris 13 points 4. Bryan 8 points T5. Seth 5 points T5. McShay 5 points T7. Yesh 4 points T7. Coley 4 points Bryan: 15-  Florida 14- LSU 13- Florida State 12- South Carolina 11- Georgia 10- UCLA 9- Northwestern 8- Oregon State 7- Virginia Tech 6- Alabama 5- Oregon 4- TCU 3- Texas A&M 2- Wisconsin 1- Georgia Tech K.M: 15- Alabama 14- Georgia GO DAWGS ARP ARP ARP 13- LSU 12- Florida 11- Stanford 10- South Carolina 9- Texas A&M 8- Mississippi State 7- Virginia Tech 6- Oregon State 5- Baylor 4- Fighting Bill Snyders 3- Sparty 2- Georgia Tech 1- NIU OH I MUST BE CRAZY Seth: 15- Alabama 14- LSU 13- Georgia 12- Texas A&M 11- Florida State 10- UCLA 9- Stanford 8- Oregon 7- Florida 6- South Carolina 5- Georgia Tech 4- TCU 3- Oregon State 2- Rutgers 1- Northwestern Coley: 15- Florida State 14- Georgia 13- LSU 12- A&M 11- Stanford 10- Florida 9- South Carolina 8- TCU 7- Oregon State 6- Oregon 5- Alabama 4- Mississippi State 3- Virginia Tech 2- UCLA 1- Georgia Tech Yesh: 15- Oregon 14- Florida 13- Southern Cal 12- Oregon State 11- Northwestern 10- Georgia 9- Oklahoma 8- Stanford 7- Florida State 6- TCU 5- Rutgers 4- Notre Dame 3- Clemson 2- South Carolina 1- Baylor Will Harris (ESPN): 15- Florida 14- Alabama 13- Florida State 12- Northwestern 11- Southern Cal 10- Oregon State 9- Michigan 8- Clemson 7- Georgia 6- Texas A&M 5- Virginia Tech 4- UCLA 3- Kansas State 2- Wisconsin 1- TCU Todd McShay (ESPN): 15- Oregon 14- Stanford 13- South Carolina 12- Florida 11- Florida State 10- Alabama 9- Texas A&M 8- Georgia 7- Southern Cal 6- LSU 5- Baylor 4- TCU 3- Oregon State 2- Rutgers 1- Northwestern  Phil Steele: 15- Florida State 14- Florida 13- LSU 12- Southern Cal 11- UCLA 10- Virginia Tech 9- Northwestern 8- Georgia 7- Oklahoma 6- Texas 5- Alabama 4- Stanford 3- Oregon 2- South Carolina 1-  Michigan State
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