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2019-20 Bowl Season: Bowl picks from Pat Forde!

As he has done for 10+ years, Pat Forde released his picks on every single bowl game in his Forde Yard Dash column.  Here’s the picks for your enjoyment.

Week Date Picks
B 1/13/20 Clemson  over  LSU
B 1/6/20 Louisiana  over  Miami (OH)
B 1/4/20 Tulane  over  Southern Miss
B 1/3/20 Ohio  over  Nevada
B 1/2/20 Cincinnati  over  Boston College
B 1/2/20 Tennessee  over  Indiana
B 1/1/20 Alabama  over  Michigan
B 1/1/20 Auburn  over  Minnesota
B 1/1/20 Georgia  over  Baylor
B 1/1/20 Oregon  over  Wisconsin
B 12/31/19 Arizona State  over  Florida State
B 12/31/19 Wyoming  over  Georgia State
B 12/31/19 Navy  over  Kansas State
B 12/31/19 Virginia Tech  over  Kentucky
B 12/31/19 Utah  over  Texas
B 12/30/19 California  over  Illinois
B 12/30/19 Florida  over  Virginia
B 12/30/19 Mississippi State  over  Louisville
B 12/30/19 Western Kentucky  over  Western Michigan
B 12/28/19 Clemson  over  Ohio State
B 12/28/19 Notre Dame  over  Iowa State
B 12/28/19 LSU  over  Oklahoma
B 12/28/19 Penn State  over  Memphis
B 12/27/19 Air Force  over  Washington State
B 12/27/19 Southern Cal  over  Iowa
B 12/27/19 Michigan State  over  Wake Forest
B 12/27/19 North Carolina  over  Temple
B 12/27/19 Oklahoma State  over  Texas A&M
B 12/26/19 Pittsburgh  over  Eastern Michigan
B 12/26/19 Louisiana Tech  over  Miami (FL)
B 12/24/19 Hawaii  over  BYU
B 12/23/19 UCF  over  Marshall
B 12/21/19 Appalachian State  over  UAB
B 12/21/19 FIU  over  Arkansas State
B 12/21/19 Boise State  over  Washington
B 12/21/19 San Diego State  over  Central Michigan
B 12/21/19 SMU  over  Florida Atlantic
B 12/21/19 Georgia Southern  over  Liberty
B 12/21/19 North Carolina A&T  over  Alcorn State
B 12/20/19 Buffalo  over  Charlotte
B 12/20/19 Utah State  over  Kent State

2018-19 Bowl Season: Picks are graded; results are in!

The 2018-19 college football season is in the books.  Here are the bowl grades to tie you over until we determine our yearly champion.  Obviously not everyone qualifies for our made-up bowl competition, so our panel of scientists has made the following determinations.

Our 2018-19 bowl season will award a straight-up champion and a gambling champion since it is hard to separate the two.  Our straight-up picking champion for this bowl season is actually a tie.  @GamedayJen and Mark Schlabach both went 26-15 on the bowl picks this year and topped all of our experts who picked a full slate of games.  Our ATS gambling champion is going to be Dusty Dvoracek at 9-3 ATS.  Nobody picked the full slate of games ATS, but nobody really had a good bowl season picking ATS, so he wins.

Congratulations to all of our competitors this year.

Straight up grades:

percent.correct n.correct n.wrong
Corso.Headgear 100% 3 0
Charles.Arbuckle 100% 1 0
Danny.Kanell 100% 1 0
Matt.Leinart 100% 2 0
Brett.McMurphy 100% 2 0
Houston.Nutt 100% 2 0
Dusty.Dvoracek 80% 4 1
Jake.Trotter 75% 3 1
David.Pollack 71.43% 5 2
Mark.May 70% 7 3
Lee.Corso 66.67% 16 8
Andrea.Adelson 66.67% 2 1
Colin.Cowherd 66.67% 2 1
Tim.Cowlishaw 66.67% 4 2
Heather.Dinich 66.67% 2 1
Mike.Greenberg 66.67% 2 1
Lou.Holtz 66.67% 6 3
Chris.Low 66.67% 2 1
Ivan.Maisel 66.67% 2 1
Ryan.McGee 66.67% 2 1
Marcus.Spears 66.67% 6 3
Tim.Tebow 66.67% 4 2
Randy.Cross 63.64% 7 4
Aaron.Taylor 63.64% 7 4
Jennifer 63.41% 26 15
Mark.Schlabach 63.41% 26 15
Paul.Finebaum 62.50% 5 3
Pete.Thamel 60% 21 14
Emmanuel.Acho 58.82% 10 7
Greg.McElroy 58.54% 24 17
Jonathan.Vilma 58.33% 7 5
Phil.Steele 57.50% 23 17
Joel.Klatt 57.14% 4 3
Rick.Neuheisel 57.14% 4 3
Stewart.Mandel 55% 22 18
Adam.Rittenberg 53.66% 22 19
Kirk.Herbstreit 52.38% 11 10
Pat.Forde 51.22% 21 20
Desmond.Howard 50% 12 12
Skip.Bayless 50% 1 1
Steve.Coughlin 50% 6 6
Chris.Fallica 50% 8 8
Bruce.Feldman 50% 20 20
Joey.Galloway 50% 2 2
Tom.Luginbill 50% 1 1
Booger.McFarland 50% 1 1
Todd.McShay 50% 1 1
Dari.Nowkhah 50% 1 1
Jesse.Palmer 50% 2 2
Robert.Smith 50% 1 1
Dave.Wannstedt 50% 1 1
Celebrity.Guest 47.37% 9 10
Andy.Staples 46.34% 19 22
Brian.Jones 45.45% 5 6
Jim.Mora.Jr 42.86% 3 4
Trevor.Matich 40% 2 3
Dan.Orlovsky 29.41% 5 12
Jordan.Rodgers 25% 1 3
Gene.Chizik 0% 0 1
Chris.Doering 0% 0 1
Mike.Golic 0% 0 1
Chip.Kelly 0% 0 1
Stephen.A.Smith 0% 0 1
Dan.Wetzel 0% 0 1
Trey.Wingo 0% 0 1

ATS grades:

% Correct n.correct n.wrong n.tie
danny.kanell.ats 100% 3 0 0
dari.nowkhah.ats 100% 1 0 0
dusty.dvoracek.ats 75% 9 3 0
dave.portnoy.ats 72.22% 13 5 0
adam.kramer.ats 71.43% 5 2 0
dan.katz.ats 64.71% 11 6 0
steve.coughlin.ats 61.54% 8 5 0
jake.trotter.ats 60% 3 2 0
todd.fuhrman.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
rufus.peabody.ats 53.85% 7 6 0
chris.fallica.ats 52.63% 10 9 0
colin.cowherd.ats 50% 1 1 0
will.harris.ats 50% 1 1 0
doug.kezirian.ats 50% 4 4 0
scott.spreitzer.ats 50% 7 7 0
phil.steele.ats 50% 11 11 0
pete.thamel.ats 46.15% 18 21 0
jeff.ma.ats 42.86% 3 4 0
rico.bosco.ats 40% 6 9 0
pat.forde.ats 30.77% 12 27 0
tim.cowlishaw.ats 30% 3 7 0
scott.van.pelt.ats 0% 0 2 0

2018-19 Season: New Year’s day college football picks!

Here are the picks from this morning’s edition of College Gameday/Championship drive.

Corso’s Headgear: Ohio State over Washington

Lee Corso:

Date Picks
1/1/19 Central Florida  over  LSU
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Kentucky  over  Penn State
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington

Kirk Herbstreit:

Date Picks
1/1/19 LSU  over  Central Florida
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Iowa  over  Mississippi State
1/1/19 Penn State  over  Kentucky

Desmond Howard:

Date Picks
1/1/19 LSU  over  Central Florida
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Mississippi State  over  Iowa
1/1/19 Kentucky  over  Penn State
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington

Bear’s Bank:

Date Pick
1/1/19 LSU  -7 vs Central Florida
1/1/19 Mississippi State  -7 vs Iowa
1/1/19 Washington + 7 vs Ohio State

David Pollack:

Date Picks
1/1/19 Georgia  over  Texas
1/1/19 Mississippi State  over  Iowa
1/1/19 Ohio State  over  Washington

Jim Mora Jr.:

Date Picks
1/1/19 Washington  over  Ohio State