Viewers Guide: Today, we are back for the third and final batch of college bowl picks. We will pick the next 16 games from this Saturday through next Jan. 1.In the first batch of bowls, I was 6-2 straight-up and 3-5 against-the-spread for bowl picks.
In the second set, so far I am 5-8 straight-up and 4-9 ATS with one game still pending. (I have Washington State, a 3-1/2 point favorite, defeating Iowa State 42-31 in the Alamo Bowl tonight.)For the year, I am now 287-108 straight-up and 186-199-3 ATS.Here is the third set of bowl picks through Jan. 1
Michigan will be without several NFL-bound players, including RB Karan Higdon and DL Rashan Gary. UM had its 10-game winning streak snapped with its season-ending loss at Ohio State. Florida closed with three wins, including a rout of Florida State. This is the teams’ third meeting in four seasons. Michigan won the 2016 Citrus Bowl 41-7 and the 2017 opener 33-17. Michigan was the lone Big Ten bowl loser last year. Despite playing without those key players, the Wolverines get it done this time around. Michigan 27-23.
Purdue quarterback David Blough and wide receiver Rondale Moore have helped the Boilermakers to a No. 10 ranking nationally in yards passing (317.8) a game. Moore, a freshman, leads the nation with 103 catches, good for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns. Auburn is No. 58 in the nation in defending the pass, but No. 26 in holding opponents to a 55.2% completion percentage. Tigers quarterback Jarrett Stidham has said he’s giving up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Stidham has thrown for 2,421 yards this season, down from his total of 3,158 last season.