Thursday, January 10, 2008


the Texas Bowl
Friday, December 28th, 8:00pm
Houston, Texas
(7-5)_____Mtn West____152.78
(8-4)_____Conf USA____111.86
WeekOpponentoPtsRes, ScoreWeekOpponentoPtsRes, Score
10New Mexico154.27W, 37-04Colorado State-109.69W, 38-27
7@ Stanford-46.40W, 38-369@ Texas-El Paso-110.58W, 34-31
13@ San Diego State-84.17W, 45-333@ Tulane-144.98W, 34-10
5Colorado State-109.69W, 24-1212Marshall-158.83W, 35-28
1Baylor-139.20W, 27-07Rice-221.20W, 56-48
12Nevada-Las Vegas-178.30W, 34-108@ Alabama-Birmingham-232.53W, 49-10
4Southern Methodist-292.91W, 21-710Southern Methodist-292.91W, 38-28
11@ Brigham Young341.36L, 22-2713Texas Southern-W, 59-6
2@ Texas275.96L, 13-341@ Oregon251.78L, 27-48
3@ Air Force233.04L, 17-206@ Alabama183.77L, 24-30
8Utah213.09L, 20-2711@ Tulsa164.04L, 7-56
6@ Wyoming-10.46L, 21-245East Carolina89.72L, 35-37

A battle of decent state-of-Texas teams. Record & schedule is a push - though the Cougars didn't have a really bad loss, they didn't have a single decent win on their slate. The Horned Frogs blanked New Mexico but took a bad loss at Wyoming.

Season progress is a push too - both teams have worked their way up from slow starts.

Intangibles: The game is in Houston, which should give the Cougars a bit of an edge. but they're in between coaches after Art Briles left for Baylor a few weeks ago.

The Line: Houston +6.5

The Story: TCU put up no less than 20 points in each of their games this year, but Houston can put up some gaudy numbers too. Just a feeling, but this one could come down to whoever has the ball at the end.

The Call: TCU by 7

The Result: TCU 20-13 = Yet another exciting finish, and another prediction right on the money.

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