Southern Football Predictions

ATHENS - Dean Legge makes his weekly picks for the 23 schools in the South.

This week's games:

NOTE: These are early lines; some may have moved

Emerald Bowl
UCLA (-5) vs. Florida State
Winner straight up – UCLA
Winner with points – Florida State
Comment – Noles probably fight against the bears…
Independence Bowl
Oklahoma State (-2.5) vs. Alabama
Winner straight up – Oklahoma State
Winner with points – Oklahoma State
Comment – Cowboys should beat beat-up Bama…
Music City Bowl
Clemson (-10.5) vs. Kentucky
Winner straight up – Clemson
Winner with points – Kentucky
Comment – Cats may have more fans in the seats, but they won't be able to spring the upset…
Liberty Bowl
South Carolina (-6.5) vs. Houston
Winner straight up – South Carolina
Winner with points – South Carolina
Comment – Carolina shouldn't play poorly in two bowls in a row…
Champs Sports Bowl
Maryland (-2) vs. Purdue
Winner straight up – Maryland
Winner with points – Maryland
Comment – Boring…
Meineke Car Care Bowl
Boston College (-6.5) vs. Navy
Winner straight up – Boston College
Winner with points – Navy
Comment – Tighter than Vegas thinks…
Chik-fil-A Bowl
Virginia Tech (-2.5) vs. Georgia
Winner straight up – Georgia
Winner with points – Georgia
Comment – Which Georgia team shows up - the one that beat Tech and Auburn
MPC Computers Bowl
Miami (-3.5) vs. Nevada
Winner straight up – Miami
Winner with points – Nevada
Comment – The U Boise bound - nice…
Outback Bowl
Tennessee (-4.5) vs. Penn State
Winner straight up – Tennessee
Winner with points – Tennessee
Comment – Not the most-interesting bowl on Earth…
Cotton Bowl
Auburn (-3.5) vs. Nebraska
Winner straight up – Auburn
Winner with points – Auburn
Comment – Take the Tigers and pray they don't have to pass the ball…
Gator Bowl
West Virginia (-6.5) vs. Georgia Tech
Winner straight up – West Virginia
Winner with points – West Virginia
Comment – No way Tech plays well - no way…
Capital One Bowl
Arkansas (-1.5) vs. Wisconsin
Winner straight up – Arkansas
Winner with points – Arkansas
Comment – Toss up - take the Hogs, I guess…
Sugar Bowl
LSU (-8.5) vs. Notre Dame
Winner straight up – LSU
Winner with points – LSU
Comment – Just how good are the Irish? Not that good...
National Title Game
Ohio State (-7.5) vs. Florida
Winner straight up – Ohio State
Winner with points – Ohio State
Comment – Gators will fight, but they won't score…
West Virginia (-6.5) vs. Georgia Tech
Winner with points – West Virginia
Comment – It is possible that Tech could play better without Ball? Possible, but West Virginia should roll..

Year – Lock of the week: 6 of 13 or 46%

Year – Straight up: 147 out of 182 or 81%

Year – Points: 92 of 164 or 56%

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