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2018-19 Bowl Season: #BOWLMANIA picks with Greg McElroy!

We have officially entered Bowl Season, and in the tradition of our Bowl Mania forefathers (Jesse Palmer, Todd McShay, Danny Kanell), we are starting things off with the official BOWL MANIA BIG BOARD featuring Greg McElroy this year.  Below you will see the official picks from Greg McElroy with his confidence points.

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Greg McElroy’s picks in chronological order:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Alabama  over  Clemson
1/1/19 Central Florida  over  LSU
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Mississippi State  over  Iowa
1/1/19 Penn State  over  Kentucky
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington
12/31/18 Cincinnati  over  Virginia Tech
12/31/18 Michigan State  over  Oregon
12/31/18 Missouri  over  Oklahoma State
12/31/18 Texas A&M  over  North Carolina State
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/31/18 Stanford  over  Pittsburgh
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Nevada  over  Arkansas State
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/29/18 South Carolina  over  Virginia
12/28/18 Purdue  over  Auburn
12/28/18 Iowa State  over  Washington State
12/28/18 Syracuse  over  West Virginia
12/27/18 Vanderbilt  over  Baylor
12/27/18 Duke  over  Temple
12/27/18 Miami (FL)  over  Wisconsin
12/26/18 Boise State  over  Boston College
12/26/18 TCU  over  California
12/26/18 Georgia Tech  over  Minnesota
12/22/18 Army  over  Houston
12/22/18 Troy  over  Buffalo
12/22/18 Louisiana Tech  over  Hawaii
12/22/18 Wake Forest  over  Memphis
12/21/18 BYU  over  Western Michigan
12/21/18 FIU  over  Toledo
12/20/18 Marshall  over  South Florida
12/19/18 Ohio  over  San Diego State
12/18/18 Alabama-Birmingham  over  Northern Illinois
12/15/18 Appalachian State  over  MTSU
12/15/18 Fresno State  over  Arizona State
12/15/18 Georgia Southern  over  Eastern Michigan
12/15/18 UL Lafayette  over  Tulane
12/15/18 Utah State  over  North Texas
12/15/18 North Carolina A&T  over  Alcorn State

Along with McElroy, we got to enjoy newcomers Emmanuel Acho and Dan Orlovsky with some of their picks:

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Emmanuel Acho:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Clemson  over  TBD
1/1/19 LSU  over  Central Florida
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Mississippi State  over  Iowa
1/1/19 Penn State  over  Kentucky
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington
12/31/18 Oregon  over  Michigan State
12/31/18 Missouri  over  Oklahoma State
12/31/18 Texas A&M  over  North Carolina State
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/28/18 Purdue  over  Auburn
12/28/18 Washington State  over  Iowa State
12/28/18 Syracuse  over  West Virginia
12/27/18 Wisconsin  over  Miami (FL)

Dan Orlovsky:

Date Picks
1/7/19 Alabama  over  TBD
1/1/19 Central Florida  over  LSU
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Mississippi State  over  Iowa
1/1/19 Penn State  over  Kentucky
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington
12/31/18 Michigan State  over  Oregon
12/31/18 Missouri  over  Oklahoma State
12/31/18 Utah  over  Northwestern
12/29/18 Alabama  over  Oklahoma
12/29/18 Clemson  over  Notre Dame
12/29/18 Michigan  over  Florida
12/28/18 Purdue  over  Auburn
12/28/18 Iowa State  over  Washington State
12/28/18 West Virginia  over  Syracuse
12/27/18 Wisconsin  over  Miami (FL)

 

2017-18 Bowl Season: #BOWLMANIA Picks from Greg McElroy!

Welcome back everyone.  It is the most wonderful time of the year, which of course means bowl season.  We will be bringing you more bowl coverage than ever this year, and there’s no better way to get started than the official BIG BOARD PICKS from ESPN’S Bowl Mania Special.  I think it started with Jesse Palmer about a decade ago, then Todd McShay took over for many years, only to be followed by Danny Kanell.  This year the responsibility has fallen to up-and-coming star Greg McElroy and here are the official picks.  Please note pick 17 is from Chris Cotter because McElroy will be calling that game, and thus not making a pick.  Enjoy.

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Clemson over Oklahoma in championship
FSU over S.Miss (40)
NW over Kentucky (39)
FAU over Akron (38)
NC A&T over Grambling St (37)
Troy over UNT (36)
Duke over NIU (35)
Michigan over S.Carolina (34)
Wisconsin over Miami FL (33)
Louisville over Miss St (32)
Toledo over App St (31)
Oregon over Boise St (30)
SDSU over Army (29)
CSU over Marshall (28)
Temple over FIU (27)
NC State over Ariz St (26)
Utah over WVU (25)
Ark St over MTSU (24)
Navy over UVA (23)
Wash St over Mich St (22)
Ohio over UAB (21)
Memphis over Iowa St (20)
KState over UCLA (19)
Ohio St over USC (18)
Penn St/Washington – NO PICK – CALLING GAME (17)
TCU over Stanford (16)
Houston over Fresno St (15)
SMU over LT (14)
C.Michigan over Wyoming (13)
Iowa over BC (12)
WKU over Georgia St (11)
ND over LSU (10)
Auburn over UCF (9)
Arizona over Purdue (8)
Mizzou over Texas (7)
NM St over Utah St (6)
Wake Forest over TAMU (5)
OU over Georgia (4)
VT over Okla St (3)
Clemson over Alabama (2)
TTU over USF (1)

2016-17 Bowl Season: Assorted #BowlMania picks!

Here’s some probably-too-early bowl picks from last week right after the bowl games were announced.  Do with these what you will.  We will be updating with individual posts for all of the big names over bowl season so check back for the latest picks!

Danny Kanell’s BOWL MANIA BIG BOARD:
40. Pitt over NW
39. AF over S.Alabama
38. Stanford over UNC
37. Utah over Indiana
36. Boise St over Baylor
35. Tulsa over C.Michigan
34. BYU over Wyoming
33. Wisconsin over W.Michigan
32. Army over UNT
31. Houston over SDSU
30. Vanderbilt over NC St
29. CSU over Idaho
28. WVU over Miami FL
27. UCF over Ark St
26. Miss St over Mia OH
25. Colorado over Ok St
24. Temple over Wake Forest
23. USC over Penn St
22. USF over S.Carolina
21. Memphis over WKU
20. Alabama over Washington
19. MTSU over Hawaii
18. Ohio over Troy
17. LSU over Louisville
16. New Mexico over UTSA
15. E.Michigan over Old Dom
14. Tennessee over Nebraska
13. Georgia over TCU
12. FSU over Michigan
11. GT over Kentucky
10. Wash St over Minnesota
9. Auburn over OU
8. Clemson over Ohio St
7. App St over Toledo
6. KState over TAMU
5. LaTech over Navy
4. Southern Miss over UL-Lafayette
3. Iowa over Florida
2. BC over Maryland
1. Arkansas over VT

Jennifer’s BIG BOWL BOARD:
LSU over Louisville
Houston over SDSU
WVU over Miami FL
Colorado over Ok St
Stanford over UNC
GT over Kentucky
UTSA over UNM
App St over Toledo
Florida over Iowa
Michigan over FSU
Wash St over Minnesota
UCF over Ark St
UL-La over S.Miss
Tulsa over C.Michigan
Boise St over Baylor
Memphis over WKU
BYU over Wyoming
CSU over Idaho
Old Dom over E.Michigan
Pitt over NW
Army over UNT
OU over Auburn
KState over TAMU
Vanderbilt over NC St
VT over Arkansas
Wake Forest over Temple
Wisconsin over W.Michigan (Close)
Penn St over USC
Clemson over Ohio St
Georgia over TCU
LaTech over Navy
Ohio over Troy
MTSU over Hawaii
Miss St over Mia OH
Nebraska over Tennessee
Alabama over Washington
USF over S.Carolina
Utah over Indiana
BC over Maryland
AF over S.Alabama

Charles Arbuckle:
Nebraska over Tennessee
Michigan over FSU
Florida over Iowa
Wisconsin over W.Michigan
USC over Penn St

Mack Brown: (Championship Drive 12/4)
Ok St over Colorado
Arkansas over VT
TAMU over KState
Miami FL over WVU
Alabama over Washington
Clemson over Ohio St
Alabama over Clemson in championship

Lee Corso:
Michigan over FSU (Gameday 12/10)

Stanford Steve Coughlin: (Behind the Bets podcast 12/14)
Houston over SDSU
Memphis over WKU 55-51
Miss St over Miami OH
Boise St over Baylor
USF over S.Carolina
KState over TAMU
Arkansas over VT
Houston-3.5 vs SDSU
UTSA+7 vs UNM
Memphis+5 vs WKU
Miss St-12 vs Miami OH
Boise St-7.5 vs Baylor
WVU+3 vs Miami FL
S.Carolina+12 vs USF
KState ML vs TAMU
KState+2.5 vs TAMU
Arkansas+7 vs VT
Arkansas vs VT over 61.5
Washington+16 vs Alabama

Ed Cunningham:
40. LSU over Louisville
39. Stanford over UNC
36. Wisconsin over W.Michigan
35. Alabama over Washington
33. Pitt over NW
26. USC over Penn St
25. Boise St over Baylor
23. TCU over Georgia
17. Ohio St over Clemson
16. TAMU over KState
15. SDSU over Houston
14. OU over Auburn
13. Michigan over FSU
11. Tennessee over Nebraska
8. WVU over Miami FL
4. Ok St over Colorado

Chris Doering: (SEC Network 12/4)
Alabama over Washington
KState over TAMU
Arkansas over VT
LSU over Louisville
Auburn over OU
Miss St over Maryland

Dusty Dvoracek: (CFB Daily 12/7)
Nebraska over Tennessee
Michigan over FSU
Florida over Iowa
Wisconsin over W.Michigan
USC over Penn St

Chris Fallica:
FSU over Michigan
Old Dominion over E.Michigan
Vanderbilt over NC St
Boise St over Baylor
KState over TAMU
Clemson over Ohio St
UTSA+7 vs UNM (Bear’s Bank)
KState+2 vs TAMU (Bear’s Bank)
FSU+7 vs Michigan (Bear’s Bank)
Old Dominion-1 vs E.Michigan
Vanderbilt+4.5 vs NC St
Boise St-7.5 vs Baylor
Wake Forest+13.5 vs Temple
Miami FL-3 vs WVU
KState+2.5 vs TAMU
KState ML vs TAMU
UNT+10 vs Army
Clemson+3.5 vs Ohio St

Paul Finebaum:
OU over Auburn (Championship Drive 12/4)
Michigan over FSU (CFB Live 12/6)
Ohio St over Clemson
Alabama over Washington

Mike Golic:
Alabama over Washington (M&M 12/7)

Mike Greenberg:
Alabama over Washington (M&M 12/7)

Danny Kanell:
Alabama over Washington (Championship Drive 12/4)
Clemson over Ohio St (Championship Drive 12/4)
Clemson over Alabama in championsihp (Championship Drive 12/4)

Joel Klatt:
Alabama undefeated to win championship

Mark May: (12/4)
Colorado over Ok St
Arkansas over VT
KState over TAMU
WVU over Miami FL
Clemson over Ohio St
Alabama over Washington
Alabama over Clemson in championship
Houston over SDSU 38-34 (Twitter 12/13)

Greg McElroy: (SEC Network 12/4)
Alabama over Washington
Vanderbilt over NC St
USF over S.Carolina
TCU over Georgia
Tennessee over Nebraska
Kentucky over GT
Florida over Iowa

Booger McFarland: (SEC Network 12/4)
Alabama over Washington
TAMU over KState
VT over Arkansas
LSU over Louisville
OU over Auburn
Miss St over Maryland

Todd McShay:
Alabama over Washington (Championship Drive 12/4)
Ohio St over Clemson (Championship Drive 12/4)
Alabama over Clemson in championship (Championship Drive 12/4)

Dari Nowkhah: (SEC Network 12/4)
Vanderbilt over NC St
USF over S.Carolina
Georgia over TCU
Nebraska over Tennessee
Kentucky over GT
Florida over Iowa

Jonathan Vilma:
40. Alabama over Washington
39. Wisconsin over W.Michigan
38. Georgia over TCU
37. Pitt over NW
36. KState over TAMU
35. Boise St over Baylor
34. Florida over Iowa
33. VT over Arkansas
30. SDSU over Houston
38. Tennessee over Nebraska
27. UNC over Stanford
24. OU over Auburn
21. Miami FL over WVU
20. Colorado over Ok St
19. FSU over Michigan
18. LSU over Louisville
11. USC over Penn St
10. Clemson over Ohio St