Foolish 2007 College Bowl Picks Results: Shame faces

The results are in. After weeks of preparation and stalking football players and coaches, our records–pitiful as they may be–are set in stone. Here’s how the three of us came out in our predictions:

Jacob: 19-13
Robert: 21-11
Cameron: 11-15

I thought at least one of us would make it through the bowl season with less than 10 wrong calls. I was wrong. In fact, I was wrong 13 times. Right about average around these parts, so I consider that better than last place. *cough* Cameron *cough*

I took some chances on some teams that hurt me (Hawaii) and some that rewarded me (Kansas) based upon my beliefs on their quarterbacks. I still have faith in Colt Brennan, but I guess he needs some more development for the NFL. Typical of this season in college football, plenty of teams surprised us in their bowl games (Oklahoma). At least on the surprises part, I was right.

Robert came out on top by 2 games–luck if you asked me–and Cameron missed the early games that would have padded his score. Maybe Robert will stop gloating enough to share some of his insight for next season. Until then, look forward to the draft talk and start prepping your fantasy drafts cheatsheets.

Foolish 2007 College Bowl Picks

Update: Winners updated. Records in future post.

The holidays have put us a little behind getting our college bowl picks up before the first few games, but hopefully, you had a pretty good idea who was going to win the Bowl.

Check out our picks and see who’s right more often than anyone else–Yup, me. I’ll be facing off against a little known college football aficionado, Robert. Our picks are in chronological order, and if he is right more than me, we may just have to make him contribue to a little more.

Cameron weighs in on our post-Christmas games for some insight from a true college football follower.

San Diego County Credit Union

  • Jacob: Utah
  • Robert: Utah

R+L Carriers New Orleans

  • Jacob: Memphis
  • Robert: Florida Atlantic

  • Jacob: Southern Mississippi
  • Robert: Cincinnati

New Mexico

  • Jacob: New Mexico (I mean, it’s there bowl and all)
  • Robert: New Mexico

Pioneer Las Vegas

  • Jacob: BYU
  • Robert: BYU

Sheraton Hawaii
WINNER: EAST CAROLINA (What happened in this close one?)

  • Jacob: Boise State
  • Robert: Boise State

Now Cameron joins in for the rest of the picks…

Motor City
WINNER: PURDUE (That was close)

  • Jacob: Purdue
  • Robert: Purdue
  • Cameron: Purdue (Mainly because they are not a directional Michigan school)

Pacific Life Holiday

  • Jacob: Texas (Hook ’em)
  • Robert: Texas
  • Cameron: Texas (Please God)

(Disclaimer: All three of us are Longhorn alums)

Champs Sports

  • Jacob: Boston College
  • Robert: Boston College
  • Cameron: Michigan St. (Goin out on a limb. BC lost 3 of their last 5 games)


  • Jacob: TCU (They’re from Texas)
  • Robert: Houston
  • Cameron: TCU (Houston has lost 7 straight to TCU and their last 8 bowl games)


  • Jacob: Maryland
  • Robert: Maryland
  • Cameron: Oregon State (Coming off a win against in-state rival Oregon)

Meineke Car Care

  • Jacob: Wake Forest (When in doubt, don’t doubt the Wake)
  • Robert: Connecticut
  • Cameron: Connecticut (A team I have been high on all season)

AutoZone Liberty

  • Jacob: UCF
  • Robert: Mississippi State
  • Cameron: UCF (With Heisman snub Kevin Smith at the helm, they will run and run)

Valero Alamo

  • Jacob: Penn State
  • Robert: Penn State
  • Cameron: Penn State (After a big win against Texas last year, A&M came out flat. Expect the same)

PetroSun Independence

  • Jacob: Colorado
  • Robert: Alabama
  • Cameron: Colorado (Alabama coming in on a 4-game losing streak)

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces

  • Jacob: Air Force
  • Robert: Air Force
  • Cameron: Air Force (Cal coming in losing 6 of their last 7)

Roady’s Humanitarian

  • Jacob: Georgia Tech
  • Robert: Georgia Tech
  • Cameron: Georgia Tech (Just because)

Brut Sun
WINNER: OREGON (Apparently, Oregon is something without Dixon)

  • Jacob: South Florida
  • Robert: South Florida
  • Cameron: South Florida (Oregon is nothing without Dixon; plus, they have a Leaf brother playing QB)

Gaylord Hotels Music City

  • Jacob: Kentucky
  • Robert: Kentucky
  • Cameron: Kentucky (Because they don’t cheat and lose half of their team)


  • Jacob: Oklahoma State
  • Robert: Oklahoma State
  • Cameron: Indiana (Never know which OK State team is going to show up)


  • Jacob: Clemson
  • Robert: Auburn
  • Cameron: Clemson (Great one two punch at RB with Davis and Spiller)


  • Jacob: Tennessee
  • Robert: Wisconsin
  • Cameron: Tennessee (PJ Hill might not play for Wisconsin, which would mean trouble)

AT&T Cotton

  • Jacob: Missouri
  • Robert: Missouri
  • Cameron: Arkansas (Missouri may be a little flat after the Big XII championship loss and may not have the defense to stop McFadden and Jones)

Konica Minolta Gator

  • Jacob: Texas Tech (I’m a Big 12 man)
  • Robert: Texas Tech
  • Cameron: Virginia (UV actually has the kind of defense that can hurry up Harrell and knock him down, especially with DE Chris Long)

Capital One
WINNER: MICHIGAN (Never bet against a team devoted to sending a great coach off right)

  • Jacob: Florida
  • Robert: Florida
  • Cameron: Florida (Florida played a way tougher schedule than Michigan, and it will show)

Rose Bowl Presented by Citi–they paid us to say that
WINNER: USC (Illinois should have never been in a bowl game. They certainly weren’t in this one.)

  • Jacob: USC
  • Robert: USC
  • Cameron: USC (I will be pulling for Illinois, but their athletes can’t match up to USC)

Allstate Sugar
WINNER: GEORGIA (I guess he is a system QB and/or the Hawaii linemen or worthless sacks of fatty meat.)

  • Jacob: Hawaii (I don’t think he’s just a system QB)
  • Robert: Georgia
  • Cameron: Georgia (I see this being a very close game with Georgia coming out on top because of their running game)

Tostitos Fiesta
WINNER: WEST VIRGINIA (Ouch, Stoops. Has anyone told the OU players lately that the season isn’t over after the Big 12 Championship?)

  • Jacob: Oklahoma
  • Robert: Oklahoma
  • Cameron: Oklahoma (Don’t expect OU to be caught napping again)

FedEx Orange
WINNER: KANSAS ( It was a clutch victory for Kansas and for my predictions!)

  • Jacob: Kansas
  • Robert: Virginia Tech
  • Cameron: Virginia Tech (Their D will hit Kansas in the mouth)

WINNER: RUTGERS (Was there any doubt? Ball State?)

  • Jacob: Rutgers
  • Robert: Rutgers
  • Cameron: Rutgers (Who cares?)

WINNER: TULSA (I’m sorry if you watched this game. REALLY sorry.)

  • Jacob: Tulsa
  • Robert: Tulsa
  • Cameron: Tulsa (I love their offense, especially with Paul Smith running the show)

Allstate BCS Championship Game
WINNER: LSU (Can we just put OU and OSU in the same boat and say, “Stop trying.”)

  • Jacob: LSU
  • Robert: LSU
  • Cameron: Ohio State (Because the BCS wouldn’t allow a two-loss champion, would it?)

Check future post for a complete summary of how the three of us came out on this bowl season.

Who to watch this bowl season

It seems like I am practically syndicating these guys lately, but The 5 Minute Drill is back again with some good stars to watch during your bowl viewing.

These guys might be standout rookies sometime soon for your fantasy football draft, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to scout their bowl performances.

[Note: Fantasy Football College Bowl Preview episode of “The 5 Minute Drill” removed due to ONnetworks going offline. You can view the podcasts on iTunes or find out more about them at the link above.]