Las Vegas Bowl - Arizona State vs Boise State
This is a true train wreck of a bowl game. You have the Sun Devils who are being coached by lame duck head coach Dennis Erickson and an angry Boise State football team that was snubbed by the BCS. I don't think it will be pretty and neither do the boys in Vegas.
Vegas - Boise State by 14 1/2 - John B Picks - Boise State 43 Arizona State 21
Kraft Fight for Hunger - UCLA vs Illinois
Rick Neuheisel and Ron Zook both were fired so this could definitely be called the interim coaches bowl. UCLA players went over the wall this week continuing a bad tradition of ditching one bowl practice each season. Try doing that next year under Jim Mora Jr..
Vegas - Illinois by 3 - John B Picks - Illinois 38 UCLA 17
Holiday Bowl - California vs Texas
I think California is on the upswing and will pull out a close win over the horns despite the up and down play at QB. Texas isn't playing well and the Bears...pick Cal!
Vegas - Texas by 3 - John B Picks - California 21 Texas 28
Alamo Bowl - Washington vs Baylor
This should be one of the most entertaining games of the bowl season. I am not ready to make my pick yet but I thin the 10 point spread is something to take advantage of.
Vegas - Baylor by 10 - John B Picks - (John will pick this game next week)
Fiesta Bowl - Stanford vs Oklahoma State
Two excellent teams meet in Arizona and I have to favor the Cowboys slightly heading into this one.
Vegas - Oklahoma State by 4 - John B Picks - Okie State 38 - Stanford 35
Rose Bowl - Oregon vs Wisconsin
The Ducks are way too fast for the Badgers.
Vegas - Oregon by 6 - John B Picks - Oregon 38 Wisconsin 24