Stewart Mandel’s bowl picks. He think the Horns top Arizona State 35-32, but I think the winner will have to score more than 35.


Posted February 3rd, 2007 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Super Bowl XLI

I know you have been eagerly waiting our expert opinions (yeah right) on who will win and who will cover in Super Bowl XLI.

I think this is actually a pretty interesting match-up, with Peyton’s offense going up against the great Bear’s defense. I think for the Bear’s to win they need to jump out to a fast start. With their offense, I really don’t see them being able to come back against the Colts. The Colts have proven they can recover from a slow start with their win against the Patriots, where they were down by 18 in the first half.

I see a close game in the first half with the Colts pulling away in the end. Feel free to add your own predictions.

  Brian Matt
Straight Spread Straight Spread
Super Bowl XLI
Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts
Feb 4 @ 6:25pm (CBS)
Spread: Colts -7
Bears Bears Colts Colts

Posted December 31st, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Bowls, Football

Happy New Year’s! Texas finished out 2006 a winner of 10 games for a nation’s best sixth straight year and 2007 will begin with a great slate of New Year’s Day games. Make sure you wake up early Monday and don’t sleep too late to catch the Outback and Cotton Bowls. The week finishes up in Glendale, Arizona as Florida will try to upset Ohio State for the national title.

Here’s our picks for the final set of bowl games and the BCS Championship Game:

  Brian Matt
Straight Spread Straight Spread
Outback Bowl
Penn St vs. Tennessee
Jan 1 @ 10am (ESPN)
Spread: Tenn -4.5
Tenn Tenn Tenn Tenn
Cotton Bowl
Nebraska vs. Auburn
Jan 1 @ 10:30am (Fox)
Spread: Auburn -2.5
Nebraska Nebraska Auburn Auburn
Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Arkansas
Jan 1 @ 12pm (ABC)
Spread: Ark -2.5
Arky Arky Wisky Wisky
Gator Bowl
Ga Tech vs. West Virginia
Jan 1 @ 12pm (CBS)
Spread: WVU -11
WVU Ga Tech WVU Ga Tech
Rose Bowl
Michigan vs. USC
Jan 1 @ 4pm (ABC)
Spread: USC +1
USC USC Mich Mich
Fiesta Bowl
Boise St vs. Oklahoma
Jan 1 @ 7pm (Fox)
Spread: OU -7.5
Orange Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Louisville
Jan 2 @ 7pm (Fox)
Spread: Louisville -10.5
Louisville Wake Forest Louisville Louisville
Sugar Bowl
Notre Dame vs. LSU
Jan 3 @ 7pm (Fox)
Spread: LSU -10
International Bowl
W. Michigan vs. Cincinatti
Jan 6 @ 11am (ESPN)
Spread: Cincy -7.5
WMU WMU Cincy Cincy
Ohio vs. Southern Miss
Jan 7 @ 7pm (ESPN)
Spread: USM -6
BCS Championship Game
Florida vs. Ohio State
Jan 8 @ 7pm (Fox)
Spread: OSU -8
Ohio St Ohio St Ohio St Ohio St

Posted December 28th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Bowls, Football

Finally some decent games. Week one of the bowl season was boring and ugly, a bunch of bowls you’ve never heard of featuring two teams you couldn’t care less about.

Here’s this week’s bowl games both straight up and against the spread:

  Brian Matt
Straight Spread Straight Spread
Independence Bowl
Okie St. vs. Alabama
Dec. 28 @ 3:30pm (ESPN)
Spread: Bama +2.5
OSU OSU Alabama Alabama
Holiday Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Cal
Dec. 28 @ 7pm (ESPN)
Spread: Cal -3
Cal Cal Cal Cal
Texas Bowl
Kansas St. vs. Rutgers
Dec. 28 @ 7pm (NFL)
Spread: Rutgers -8.5
Rutgers KSU Rutgers Rutgers
Music City Bowl
Kentucky vs. Clemson
Dec. 29 @ 12pm (ESPN)
Spread: Clemson -10
Clemson Clemson Clemson Clemson
Sun Bowl
Missouri vs. Oregon St.
Dec. 29 @ 1pm (CBS)
Spread: OSU -4
Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou
Liberty Bowl
Houston vs. S. Carolina
Dec. 29 @ 3:30pm (ESPN)
Spread: USC -6
Insight Bowl
Minn. vs. Texas Tech
Dec. 29 @ 6:30pm (NFL)
Spread: Tech -6.5
Tech Minn Tech Tech
Champs Sports Bowl
Purdue vs. Maryland
Dec. 29 @ 7pm (ESPN)
Spread: Maryland +1
Maryland Maryland Maryland Maryland
Meineke Car Care Bowl
Navy vs. Boston College
Dec. 30 @ 12pm (ESPN2)
Spread: BC -6.5
Alamo Bowl
Iowa vs. Texas
Dec. 30 @ 3:30pm (ESPN)
Spread: Texas -9
Texas Texas Texas Texas
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Va Tech vs. Georgia
Dec. 30 @ 7pm (ESPN)
Spread: Georgia +3
MPC Computers Bowl
Nevada vs. Miami
Dec. 30 @ 6:30pm (ESPN)
Spread: Miami -3.5
Miami Miami Miami Miami

Posted December 19th, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Bowls, Football

The 2006-2007 NCAA bowl season kicks of tonight in sunny San Diego, where TCU faces Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl. Nothing too exciting for the first week of bowl games, at least until Florida State faces off against UCLA. It will be interesting to see how UCLA bounces back after their big win against USC, and we could possibly be watching Bobby Bowden’s last game as the FSU head coach. And hey, maybe we will get to see those hideous Oregon helments.

Here’s our picks for the coming week’s bowl games both straight up and against the spread:

  Brian Matt
Straight Spread Straight Spread
Poinsettia Bowl
TCU vs. Northern Illinois
Dec. 19 @ 8pm (ESPN2)
Spread: NIU +12.5
Las Vegas Bowl
BYU vs. Oregon
Dec. 21 @ 8pm (ESPN)
Spread: Oregon +3
Oregon Oregon BYU BYU
New Orleans Bowl
Troy vs. Rice
Dec. 22 @ 8pm (ESPN2)
Spread: Rice -4
Rice Rice Rice Rice
PapaJohn’s.Com Bowl
South Florida vs. East Carolina
Dec. 23 @ 1pm (ESPN2)
Spread: ECU +4.5
New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico vs. San Jose St.
Dec. 23 @ 4:30pm (ESPN)
Spread: SJSU +3.5
Armed Forces Bowl
Tulsa vs. Utah
Dec. 23 @ 8pm (ESPN)
Spread: Utah -1
Utah Utah Tulsa Tulsa
Hawaii Bowl
Arizona St. vs. Hawaii
Dec. 24 @ 8pm (ESPN)
Spread: Hawaii -7
Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii ASU
Motor City Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Middle Tenn. St.
Dec. 26 @ 7:30pm (ESPN)
Spread: MTSU +9.5
Emerald Bowl
Florida St. vs. UCLA
Dec. 27 @ 8pm (ESPN)
Spread: UCLA -4.5

Posted December 2nd, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Well after the Texas loss to Aggy, it almost felt like the college football season was over. But… there are actually some good football games this weekend. I am really looking forward to seeing the Arkansas/Florida match-up to see if Florida can shake up the BCS Championship picture. Rutgers is playing West Virginia in a match-up that looked interesting a few weeks ago but now just seems kind of boring.

Nebraska is playing Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship, both of whom Texas beat earlier in the season. Doesn’t that just make you sick?

Here’s our picks for the games this weekend:

Last week: 11 – 3
YTD: 121 – 41
Last week: 12 – 2
YTD: 139 – 23
Connecticut @ (6) Louisville Louisville Louisville
(16) Wake F. @ (23) G. Tech Ga Tech Wake Forest
(8) Arkansas @ (4) Florida Arkansas Arkansas
(13) Rutgers @ (15) W. Virginia Rutgers W. Virginia
(19) Nebraska @ (8) Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma

Posted November 24th, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Rivalry week in college football is a great time of the year. Everyone gets to stuff their faces for Thanksgiving on Thursday, and then on Friday and Saturday you are treated to some great college football games.

I am really looking forward to seeing how the USC / Notre Dame game shakes everything up in the BSC. Should be fun to watch. Go Horns!!

Here’s our picks for the games this weekend:

Last week: 10 – 4
YTD: 110 – 38
Last week: 10 – 4
YTD: 127 – 21
(9) LSU @ (5) Arkansas LSU LSU
South Florida @ (7) West Virginia W. Virginia W. Virginia
(4) Florida @ Florida St Florida Florida
(8) Louisville @ Pittsburgh Louisville Louisville
(6) Notre Dame @ (3) USC USC USC
Texas A&M @ (11) Texas Texas Texas
Colorado @ (23) Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
Kansas @ Missouri Missouri Missouri
(13) Oklahoma @ Oklahoma St Oklahoma Oklahoma
South Carolina @ (24) Clemson Clemson South Carolina
Virginia @ (17) Virginia Tech Va Tech Va Tech
Kentucky @ (19) Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
(16) Georgia Tech @ Georgia Georgia Georgia
(21) BYU @ Utah BYU BYU

Posted November 17th, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Texas gets a bye week at a much needed time for them, since Colt McCoy is still recovering from the stinger he suffered against Kansas St. There is some big action this week as #1 Ohio State hosts #2 Michigan, in what should be one of the biggest games of the year. As a college football fan you have to love these match-ups, and I am sure most of you will be tuned in to ABC at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday.

Some interesting games in the Big 12 this weekend. Will A&M’s biggest rival Baylor pull the upset on OU? Will Kansas St have a letdown game against Kansas. We will see.

Here’s our picks for the games this weekend:

Last week: 8 – 5
YTD: 100 – 34
Last week: 10 – 3
YTD: 117 – 17
W Carolina @ (3) Florida Florida Florida
(21) Maryland @ (20) B.C. B.C. Maryland
Army @ (6) Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame
(5) Arkansas @ Miss St Arkansas Arkansas
(2) Michigan @ (1) Ohio St Ohio St Ohio St
(19) Va Tech @ (14) Wake Forest Va Tech Wake Forest
South Florida @ (10) Louisville Louisville Louisville
(7) Rutgers @ Cincinnati Rutgers Cincinnati
Ole Miss @ (9) LSU LSU LSU
(17) Cal @ (4) USC USC USC
(16) Oklahoma @ Baylor Oklahoma Oklahoma
Missouri @ Iowa St Missouri Missouri
Oklahoma St @ Texas Tech Oklahoma St Texas Tech
Kansas St @ Kansas Kansas St Kansas St

Posted November 9th, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Football

A match-up all Texas fans will probably be watching is Louisville at Rutgers. If Rutgers can pull off the upset, Texas will sitting in a nice position to get a spot in the BCS National Championship game. Another big game this week is in the SEC, where Tennessee tries to bounce back after their LSU loss and goes heads up against Arkansas. Arkansas controls their own destiny in the SEC and will have to lose twice relinquish their lead over Auburn.

Texas travels to Kansas St and can clinch a spot in the Big 12 Championship with a win. And Texas Tech travels to OU. You remember what happened last time they played right?

Here’s our picks for the games this weekend:

Last week: 11 – 1
YTD: 92 – 29
Last week: 12 – 0
YTD: 107 – 14
(3) Louisville @ (15) Rutgers Louisville Rutgers
Cincinnati @ (10) West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia
Georgia @ (5) Auburn Auburn Auburn
(1) Ohio State @ Northwestern Ohio State Ohio State
South Carolina @ (6) Florida Florida Florida
(2) Michigan @ Indiana Michigan Michigan
(8) California @ Arizona California California
(9) Notre Dame @ Air Force Notre Dame Notre Dame
(13) Tenn. @ (11) Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
(4) Texas @ Kansas St Texas Texas
(21) Oregon @ (7) USC Oregon USC
Nebraska @ (24) Texas A&M Nebraska Nebraska
Texas Tech @ (17) Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma

Posted November 2nd, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Finally we get some good match-ups this week. West Virginia and Louisville face off in what has been a pretty anticipated battle. The winner of this game will probably get to determine their own destiny when it comes to the BCS National Championship.

There are some solid Big 12 match-ups as well. Texas of course plays Okie Lite, on TBS, which could spell trouble if you remember the last 2 games against them. Aggy is going heads up with Oklahoma, their second biggest rival to Baylor. And finally Missouri and Nebraska square off in a battle for the Big 12 North.

Here’s our picks for the games this weekend:

Last week: 5 – 7
Year to date: 81 – 28
Last week: 8 – 4
Year to date: 95 – 14
(3) W. Virginia @ (5) Louisville W. Virginia Louisville
Ball State @ (2) Michigan Michigan Michigan
(7) Florida @ Vanderbilt Florida Florida
Arkansas State @ (6) Auburn Auburn Auburn
(1) Ohio State @ Illinois Ohio State Ohio State
(13) LSU @ (8) Tennessee LSU LSU
(9) USC @ Stanford USC USC
Oklahoma State @ (4) Texas Texas Texas
UCLA @ (10) California California California
Missouri @ Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
Baylor @ Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech
(18) Oklahoma @ (21) A&M Oklahoma Oklahoma
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