2012-2013 Bowl Confidence Picks - Results
Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas
Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas
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Posted Jan 8, 2013


Who's going to win each bowl game? According to the CFN Confidence Picks (picks with 1 for the least confident selection and 35 for the most confident).



2012-2013 Bowls

Confidence Picks 
 

Here's the drill for the bowls. Everyone makes their picks, and then assigns a number from most to least confident both against the spread and straight up. A 35 means most confident with the pick, 1 is least confident. The number next to the final pick is an overall confidence score of the picks added up. The higher the number, the more confident the overall pick.

Here are the picks from the CFN writers, along with the Chicken. Clucko's confidence picks were taken out of a hat to represent the element of random chance. Put down two feed dishes, one representing one team and one representing another and whichever dish the chicken goes to first is the team that's going to win. You'll do just as well. Don't laugh; Clucko won a 2000 Bowl Pool among 24 entrants.
Standings Straight Up
1. Fiu 426
2. Smith 411
3. Russ 410
4. Matt 406
5. Rich 404
6. STAFF 397
7. Phil 374
8. Bart 349
9. Terry 341
10. Clucko 256
Standings ATS
1. Phil 399
2. Fiu 339
3. Rich 302
4. STAFF 290
5. Clucko 287
6. Russ 286
7. Bart 284
8. Terry 271
10. Matt 224
10. Smith 200

Saturday, December 15 - Gildan New Mexico 
1:00 - Arizona -9.5 vs. Nevada 76 
CFN PICK: Arizona 44-32   FINAL: Arizona 49, Nevada 48
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU AZ (25) AZ (30) AZ (35) AZ (17) AZ (28) AZ (11) NV (27) AZ (17) AZ (23) AZ (25)
ATS AZ (13) AZ (20) AZ (25) AZ (17) AZ (35) AZ (4) NV (27) AZ (10) NV (19) AZ (23)
Saturday, December 15 - Famous Idaho Potato  
4:30 - Utah State -10 vs. Toledo 58.5 
CFN PICK: Utah State 34-30  FINAL: Utah State 41, Toledo 15
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU US (20) US (28) US (30) US (25) US (18) US (35) TO (18) US (27) US (19) US (28)
ATS TO (4) TO (13) US (20) US (6) US (15) US (35) TO (17) US (2)  TO (29) US (6)
Thursday, December 20 - San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia  
8:00 - BYU -2.5 vs. San Diego State 49 
CFN PICK: BYU 24-17   FINAL: BYU 23, San Diego State 6
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU BY (21) SD (5) BY (5) SD (2) BY (4) BY (10) SD (15) BY (16) BY (8) BY (6)
ATS BY (30) SD (6) BY (8) SD (5) BY (34) BY (10) SD (7) BY (15) BY (3) BY (26)
Friday, December 21 - Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg 
7:30 - UCF -7 vs. Ball State 61.5 
CFN PICK: UCF 37-27  FINAL: UCF 34, Ball State 17
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko Bart Smith PICK
SU CF (19) CF (8) BS (1) BS (3) CF (19) BS (4) BS (1) CF (15) CF (1) CF (9)
ATS CF (34) BS (10) BS (19) BS (8) CF (16) BS (6) BS (26) BS (16) BS (34) BS (22)
Saturday, December 22 - R+L Carriers New Orleans 
12:00 - East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette -5.5 65 
CFN PICK: ULL 37-31  FINAL: Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU LL (18) LL(18) EC (2) LL (10) LL (5) EC (6) LL (12) LL (29) LL (25) LL (21)
ATS LL (21) EC (7) EC (18) LL (4) LL (3) EC (11) EC (20) LL (3) LL (16) LL (2)
Saturday, December 22 - MAACO Las Vegas  
3:30 - Washington vs. Boise State -5 46 
CFN PICK: Boise State 26-23  FINAL: Boise State 28-26
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU BS (14) BS (9) BS (13) BS (6) WA (6) BS (2) WA (13) BS (18) BS (5) BS (8)
ATS BS (20) WA (4) BS (9) BS (3) WA (17) WA (2) WA (18) WA (17) WA (32) WA (21)
Monday, December 24 - Sheraton Hawai'i 
8:00 - Fresno State -12 vs. SMU 59   
CFN PICK: Fresno State 41-21  FINAL: SMU 43-10
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU FS (31) FS (34) FS (34) FS (4) FS (20) FS (24) FS (23) FS (35) FS (32) FS (33)
ATS FS (11) FS (30) FS (10) SM (15) SM (18) FS (24) SM (9) FS (30) SM (5) FS (20)
Wednesday, December 26 - Little Caesars Pizza  
7:30 - Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky -5.5 60
CFN PICK: WKU 31-24  FINAL: CMU 24-21
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU CM (6) WK (16) WK (10) WK (9) WK (7) WK (9) CM (14) WK (18) WK (11) WK (11)
ATS CM (6) WK (11) WK (27) CM (1) CM (14) WK (9) CM (2) WK (6) CM (13) WK (7)
Thursday, December 27 - Military 
3:00 Bowling Green vs. San Jose State -7.5 46.5 
CFN PICK: SJSU 30-24  FINAL: SJSU 29-20
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU BG (4) SJ (24) SJ (7) SJ (13) SJ (21) SJ (13) BG (26) SJ (14) SJ (20) SJ (15)
ATS BG (3) SJ (23) SJ (11) SJ (2) SJ (19) SJ (13) BG (30) SJ (4) BG (17) SJ (11)
Thursday, December 27 - Belk 
6:30 - Duke vs. Cincinnati -7.5 60 
CFN PICK: Cincinnati 34-21 FINAL: Cincinnati 48-34
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU DU (3) UC (15) UC (3) UC (30) UC (22) UC (21) UC (20) UC (28) UC (29) UC (26)
ATS DU (29) UC (14) DU (12) UC (30) DU (13) UC (21) DU (1) DU (5) UC (14) UC (9)
Thursday, December 27 - Bridgepoint Education Holiday
9:45 - UCLA -1 vs. Baylor 79.5 
CFN PICK: UCLA 44-38  FINAL: Baylor 49-26
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU UC (13) UC (19) UC (4) UC (11) UC (3) UC (14) BU (17) UC (13) UC (12) UC (13)
ATS UC (28) UC (18) UC (6) UC (11) UC (20) UC (14) BU (10) UC (8) UC (28) UC (33)
Friday, December 28 - AdvoCare V100 Independence 
2:00 - Ohio vs. ULM -7 60
CFN PICK: ULM 38-27 FINAL: Ohio 45-14
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU LM (15) LM (12) LM (33) UL (18) LM (27) LM (15) LM (6) OH (20) LM (16) LM (16)
ATS OH (5) OH (21) LM (23) UL (7) LM (12) LM (15) OH (32) OH (9) OH (20) OH (14)
Friday, December 28 - Russell Athletic  
5:30 - Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech -2 41
CFN PICK: Rutgers 23-16 FINAL: Virginia Tech 13-10 OT
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU RU (5) VT (7) VT (6) RU (8) VT (26) RU (16) RU (2) VT (19) RU (17) VT (1)
ATS RU (1) VT (8) VT (1) RU (27) VT (21) RU (16) RU (29) VT (29) RU (31) RU (17)
Friday, December 28 - Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas 
9:00 - Texas Tech -12.5 vs. Minnesota 57
CFN PICK: Minnesota 27-24  FINAL: Texas Tech 34-31
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU MN (1) TT (25) TT (32) TT (20) TT (29) TT (17) TT (28) MN (1) TT (31) TT (27)
ATS MN (35) TT (12) TT (31) TT (13) MN (22) TT (17) MN (21) MN (35) MN (11) MN (18)
Saturday, December 29 - Bell Helicopter Armed Forces 
11:45 - Rice vs. Air Force -1 61
CFN PICK: Air Force 34-27  FINAL: Rice 33-14
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU AF (12) AF (22) AF (31) AF (16) AF (8) AF (18) RI (25) AF (12) AF (3) AF (19)
ATS AF (32) AF (22) AF (35) AF (16) AF (11) AF (18) RI (31) AF (11) RI (10) AF (30)
Saturday, December 29 - Kraft Fight Hunger 
3:15 - Navy vs. Arizona State -14.5 45 
CFN PICK: Arizona State 38-20  FINAL: Arizona State 62-28
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU AS (26) AS (31) AS (22) AS (23) AS (25) AS (20) AS (19) AS (26) AS (27) AS (29)
ATS NV (13) NV (5) AS (2) NV (10) NV (23) NV (20) NV (19) AS (12) NV (25) NV (29)
Saturday, December 29 - New Era Pinstripe  
3:15 - West Virginia -4 vs. Syracuse 74
CFN PICK: West Virginia 45-40 FINAL: Syracuse 38-14
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU WV (16)  WV (17) WV (8) WV (14) WV (24) WV (19) SU (11) WV (34) WV (7) WV (22)
ATS WV (12) WV (15) WV (3) SY (23) WV (24) WV (19) SU (16) WV (34) SU (15) WV (19)
Saturday, December 29 - Valero Alamo 
6:45 - Oregon State -2 vs. Texas 57
CFN PICK: Oregon State 30-26  FINAL: Texas 31-27
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU TX (17)  OS (11) TX (9) TX (7) OS (9) OS (22) TX (24) OS (33) OS (15) OS (5)
ATS TX (18) OS (9) TX (4) TX (9) OS (25) OS (22) TX (35) OS (28) OS (23) OS (16)
Saturday, December 29 - Buffalo Wild Wings  
10:15 - TCU -2.5 vs. Michigan State 41
CFN PICK: Michigan State 20-16  FINAL: Michigan State 17-16
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU MS (11) MS (26) TC (11) TC (19) MS (30) TC (12) TC (7) MS (3) TC (9) MS (2)
ATS MS (19) MS (24) TC (5) TC (16) MS (26) TC (12) MS (11) MS (26) TC (1) MS (24)
Monday, December 31 - Franklin American Mortgage Music City
12:00 - Vanderbilt -6.5 vs. NC State 52
CFN PICK: Vanderbilt 27-20  FINAL: Vanderbilt 38-24
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU VA (24) VA (23) VA (12) VA (22) VA (10) VA (23) NC (33) VA (32) VA (28) VA (23)
ATS VA (15) VA (16) VA (13) VA (21) VA (10) VA (23) NC (6) VA (7) VA (24) VA (32)
Monday, December 31 - Hyundai Sun   
2:00 - Georgia Tech vs. USC -10.5 63.5
CFN PICK: USC 38-24  FINAL: Georgia Tech 21-7
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU SC (23) SC (20) SC (29) SC (33) SC (34) SC (30) SC (29) SC (31) SC (30) SC (35)
ATS GT (16) GT  (3) SC (34) SC (33) SC (27) SC (30) GT (8) SC (25) GT (7) SC (31)
Monday, December 31 - AutoZone Liberty 
3:30 - Tulsa vs. Iowa State PICK 51
CFN PICK: Tulsa 28-24  FINAL: Tulsa: 31-17
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU TU (7) IS (14) IS (14) TU (12) IS (17) TU (8) TU (21) TU (21) IS (6) TU (3)
ATS TU (9) IS (17) IS (14) TU (12) IS (1) TU (8) TU (24) TU (24) IS (27) TU (8)
Monday, December 31 - Chick-fil-A 
7:30 - Clemson vs. LSU -4 58.5
CFN PICK: LSU 31-23 FINAL: Clemson 25-24
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU LS (33) LS (13) LS (15) LS (21) LS (11) LS (32) CL (34) CL (11) LS (14) LS (18)
ATS LS (33) LS (19) LS (15) LS (20) LS (9) LS (32) CL (15) CL (23) CL (6) LS (27)
Tuesday, January 1 - Heart of Dallas 
12:00 - Oklahoma State -17 vs. Purdue 70.5
CFN PICK: OSU 41-20  FINAL: OSU 58-14
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU OS (35) OS (35) OS (28) OS (32) OS (33) OS (33) PU (10) OS (25) OS (34) OS (34)
ATS OS (22) PU (25) OS (33) OS (28) PU (28) OS (33) PU (28) PU (22) OS (12) OS (12)
Tuesday, January 1 - TaxSlayer.com Gator 
12:00 - Northwestern vs. Mississippi State -2 53
CFN PICK: MSU 31-27 FINAL: NU 34-20
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU NW (9) MS (10) MS (16) MS (5) NW (16) MS (31) MS (5) NW (9) MS (10) MS (7)
ATS NW (7) MS (2) MS (16) NW (26) NW (8) MS (31) NW (25) NW (14) NW (2) NW (15)
Tuesday, January 1 - Capital One
1:00 - Georgia -10 vs. Nebraska 59.5
CFN PICK: Georgia 27-20  FINAL: Georgia 45-31
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU GA (28) GA (21) GA (17) GA (26) GA (31) GA (28) GA (30) GA (10) GA (33) GA (31)
ATS NE (31) GA (26) GA (17) NE (32) NE (29) GA (28) NE (4) GA (13) GA (21) GA (4)
Tuesday, January 1 - Outback 
1:00 - Michigan vs. South Carolina -5.5 47.5
CFN PICK: South Carolina 27-20  FINAL: South Carolina 33-28
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU SC (27) MI (3) SC (18) SC (27) MI (2) SC (29) MI (8) MI (8) SC (24) SC (20)
ATS SC (26) MI (33) SC (21) MI (22) MI (2) SC (29) MI (14) MI (21) SC (18) SC (1)
Friday, January 4 - AT&T Cotton 
8:00 - Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M -4.5 72.5
CFN PICK: Oklahoma 38-34  FINAL: Texas A&M 41-13
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU OU (10) AM (29) AM (19) AM (24) AM (15) AM (3) OU (32) OU (30) AM (13) AM (4)
ATS OU (10) AM (28) AM (22) AM (24) AM (7) AM (3) OU (3) OU (33) OU (9) AM (13)
Saturday, January 5 - BBVA Compass 
1:00 - Ole Miss -3.5 vs. Pitt 53
CFN PICK: Ole Miss 27-20  FINAL: Ole Miss 38-17
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU OM (22) OM (32) OM (20) OM (29) OM (23) OM (26) PT (16) OM (4) OM (4) OM (24)
ATS OM (24) OM  (29) OM (24) OM (29) OM (6) OM (26) PT (12) PT (20) PT (26) OM (25)
Sunday, January 6 - GoDaddy.com 
9:00 - Arkansas State -4 vs. Kent State  62
CFN PICK: ASU 38-30  FINAL: ASU 17-13
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU KS (2) KS (4) KS (21) AS (1) AS (12) AS (27) KS (35) AS (23) AS (2) KS (12)
ATS KS (2) KS (1) KS (25) AS (14) AS (30) AS (27) KS (5) AS (17) KS (33) AS (10)
Tuesday, January 1 - Rose Bowl
5:00 - Wisconsin vs. Stanford -6.5 47.5
CFN PICK: Wisconsin 20-17  FINAL: Stanford 20-14
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU WI (8) ST (6) ST (27) ST (31) WI (1) WI (5) ST (4) WI (7) ST (21) ST (10)
ATS WI (17) WI (31) ST (32) ST (31) WI (31) WI (5) WI (33) WI (31) WI (8) WI (34)
Tuesday, January 1 - Discover Orange 
8:30 - Florida State -13.5 vs. Northern Illinois 58.5
CFN PICK: FSU 37-17  FINAL: FSU 31-10
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU FS (32) FS (33) FS (26) FS (35) FS (35) FS (34) FS (9) NI (2) FS (18) FS (30)
ATS NI (8) NI (32) FS (26) FS (35) FS (33) FS (34) NI (22) NI (19) NI (35) FS (5)
Wednesday, January 2 - Allstate Sugar  
8:30 - Florida -14 vs. Louisville 45
CFN PICK: Florida 34-17   FINAL: Louisville: 33-23
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU FL (29) FL (27) FL (23) FL (34) FL (32) FL (25) UL (3) UF (24) FL (35) FL (32)
ATS FL (23) FL (27) UL (7) FL (34) UL (5) UL (1) UL (13) UF (1) FL (27) FL (28)
Thursday, January 3 - Tostitos Fiesta 
8:30 - Kansas State at Oregon -8.5 75.5
CFN PICK: Oregon 41-30  FINAL: Oregon 35-17
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU OR (30) OR (2) OR (25) OR (28) OR (14) KS (7) KS (31) OR (6) OR (26) OR (17)
ATS OR (27)  KS (34) OR (29) OR (19) OR (32) KS (25) KS (23) KS (18) KS (4) OS (3)
Monday, January 7 - Discover BCS National Championship 
8:30  - Notre Dame vs. Alabama -9.5 41.5
CFN PICK: Alabama 26-13
Fiu Rich Matt Russ Phil Terry Clucko  Bart Smith PICK
SU AL (34) ND (1) AL (24) AL (15) AL (13) ND (1) ND (22)  ND (5) AL (22) AL (14)
ATS AL (25) ND (35) ND (28) ND (25) ND (4) ND (7) ND (34)  ND (32) ND (30) ND (35)