2005 Bowl Season: Week Three Picks

Dean Legge picks this week's bowl games: Including the BCS Bowl and New Year's Day Classics.

This week's bowl games:

Outback Bowl
Florida (-2.5) vs. Iowa
Winner straight up – Florida
Winner with points – Florida
Comment – Gators could lose this game – I'm not certain how good either of these teams are…
Cotton Bowl
Alabama (+3) vs. Texas Tech
Winner straight up – Alabama
Winner with points – Alabama
Comment – Small upset because Bama's defense is too much…
Gator Bowl
Virginia Tech (-7.5) vs. Louisville
Winner straight up – Virginia Tech
Winner with points – Virginia Tech
Comment – Time to rebound, and the Cards are not at Tech's level…
Capital One Bowl
Auburn (-11) vs. Wisconsin
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – Tigers are much better, but perhaps they have to pull away late…
Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State (-4) vs. Notre Dame
Winner straight up – Notre Dame
Winner with points – Notre Dame
Comment – Good one, but take the Irish in this hard-to-decide spread…
Sugar Bowl
Georgia (-7.5) vs. West Virginia
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – Georgia
Comment – Dome, Dawgs will be too much for WVU…
Orange Bowl
Penn State (-7.5) vs. Florida State
Winner straight up – Penn State
Winner with points – Penn State
Comment – Another good one, take State…
Rose Bowl
Southern Cal (-7) vs. Texas
Winner straight up – Texas
Winner with points – Texas
Comment – Horns will pull the upset…
Sugar Bowl
Georgia (-7.5) vs. West Virginia
Winner with points – Georgia
Comment – Dawgs' D, Dome and D.J. Shockley are too much (and this is not a double-digit cover)…
Year – Lock of the week: 8.5 of 16 or 53%
Year – Straight up: 140 out of 189 or 74%
Year – Points: 87 of 175 or 50%
Bowls – Lock of the week: 1.5 of 2 or 75%
Bowl – Straight up 13 out of 20 or 65%
Bowl – Points: 8.5 of 20 or 43%

Not a great bowl season for me!

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