Thursday, January 10, 2008


the Independence Bowl
Sunday, December 30th, 8:00pm
Shreveport, Louisiana
(6-6)______Big 12_____93.37
WeekOpponentoPtsRes, ScoreWeekOpponentoPtsRes, Score
5Oklahoma409.00W, 27-248Tennessee349.37W, 41-17
9@ Texas Tech195.22W, 31-263Arkansas294.50W, 41-38
13Nebraska29.14W, 65-516Houston111.86W, 30-24
4Miami (Ohio)-62.84W, 42-02@ Vanderbilt81.36W, 24-10
1Colorado State-109.69W, 31-287@ Mississippi-39.22W, 27-24
6@ Baylor-139.20W, 43-231Western Carolina-W, 52-6
10Missouri331.01L, 10-5510Louisiana State460.13L, 34-41
8Kansas322.17L, 14-194Georgia412.72L, 23-26
2Arizona State241.74L, 14-3313@ Auburn294.68L, 10-17
3Florida State200.76L, 6-165Florida State200.76L, 14-21
7@ Kansas State43.11L, 20-4711@ Mississippi State191.93L, 12-17
11@ Iowa State-155.31L, 28-3112Louisiana-Monroe-29.37L, 14-21

This matchup looks good in name recognition, but it's been a real down year for both these teams. Well, Colorado improved on their 2-10 season from last year. I guess that's something. Losses to Iowa State and Louisiana-Monroe, respectively, are pathetic.

Don't let that even red line in the last few weeks of the season fool you - the Crimson Tide dropped their last 4 games of the season. (The reason they didn't drop more is because the teams they played earlier in the season kept winning and the SEC as a whole won games.)

Intangibles: Saban. Back in Louisiana. This should be good.

The Line: Colorado +3.5

The Story: Can the Buffs pull together the magic that helped them beat Oklahoma? Or will Bama set up a solid start to next season?

The Call: Alabama by 7

The Result: Alabama 30-24 = Right on the money.

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