Monday, December 19, 2011

Oddly confident in the Outback

How confident do you feel about the bowl game?

As I was making my selections for the bowl pool and assigning confidence points, I came to the 2012 Outback Bowl. I guess I wasn't surprised to see many internet casinos had the Dawgs as a favorite, as many 3.5 points. But I'm not sure how confident I am that the team we last saw can hold up to that.

True, Michigan State isn't nearly the behemoths we saw in the Georgia Dome on December 3rd. However they are a solid team by all means. Their defense is stout. They have a stable of running backs and an experienced arm in the pocket. If you beat them you've certainly worked your tail off for 60 minutes.

Still, I think with some solid Christmas time competition at running back we can be the team that eventually pulls away from the opposing defense. The Spartans are faster than the usual Big Ten team, but I doubt they can keep up with Malcolm Mitchell very long should we establish a running game.

With the legalization of sports betting many college football fans are looking at bowl season to line their pockets with some easy money. I just hope those that take the Georgia Bulldogs end up on the right side of the ledger.

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