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2007-2008 Staff Bowl Picks with Confidence
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Posted Dec 12, 2007


Who's going to win each bowl game? According to the CFN Confidence Picks (picks with 1 for the least confident selection and 32 for the most confident), Chase Ortiz and TCU should have the easiest time getting past Houston in the Texas Bowl. Check out all the CFN expert picks for the bowls.


Here are the picks from the CFN writers along with Clucko the Chicken. 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. (Really, the pick is a coin flip. Don't laugh; Clucko won the 2000 Bowl Pool among 24 entrants.) You can get to the Expert Picks in the above dropdown under Predictions.

Fiu is Pete Fiutak, RC is Richard Cirminiello, JH is John Harris, MZ is Matthew Zemek, Cl is Clucko the Chicken
* means team will win, but won't cover   

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Here's the drill for the bowls. Everyone makes their picks, and then assigns a number from most to least confident against the spread. A 32 means most confident with the pick, 1 is least confident (Clucko's confidence picks were taken out of a hat to represent the element of random chance). The number next to the final pick is an overall confidence score of the picks added up (for example, Memphis 22-13+17-21-19+26 = MU 12). The higher the number, the more confident the overall pick.

This year we're also adding the picks from WhatIfSports.com. WIS runs a computer simulation of every game 101 times to come up with its winner and predicted spread. Interested in running your own college football program, from recruiting and gameplanning to scheduling and living up to the expectations of the fans and administration? WhatIfSports.com’s Gridiron Dynasty lets you do all this and more

- 2007-2008 CFN Staff Bowl Picks, Part 2

 Thursday, December 20th 9 pm ESPN

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Navy vs. Utah -9

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

UT* (11) UT (24) UT (13) UT* (11) UT* (2)  NV (10) UT (3)

 Friday, December 21st  8 pm ESPN2

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic -2.5

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

MU (22) FA (13) MU (17) FA (21) FA (19) MU (26) MU (12)

 Saturday, December 22nd  1 pm ESPN2

PapaJohns.com Bowl
Southern Miss vs. Cincinnati -11

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

Cin (21) Cin (5) Cin (14) Cin (11) Cin (32) Cin (17) Cin (100)

 Saturday, December 22nd  4:30 pm ESPN

New Mexico Bowl
Nevada vs. New Mexico -3

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

NM (27) NM (1) NM (16) NM (25) NV (14)  NM (16) NM (71)

 Saturday, December 22nd  8 pm ESPN

Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl
UCLA vs. BYU -6.5

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

BYU (18) BYU (31) BYU (6) BYU (23) BYU (24) UCLA (1) BYU (101)

 Sunday, December 23rd  8 pm ESPN

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
East Carolina vs. Boise State -11

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

BS (17) BS (2) BS (26) BS (26) BS (29) BS (11) BS (111)

 Wednesday, December 26th  7:30 pm ESPN

Motor City
Central Michigan vs. Purdue -9

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

Pur (26) Pur* (20) Pur* (25) Pur (24) Pur* (17) CM (2) PU* (14)

 Thursday, December 27th  8 pm ESPN

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
Arizona State vs. Texas -1

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

Tex (13) Tex (22) Tex (5) AS (1) AS (7) AS (18) Tex (14)

 Friday, December 28th 5 pm ESPN

Champs Sports Bowl
Michigan State vs. Boston College -3.5

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

BC (25) BC (16) BC (27) BC (17) BC (10) MS (15) BC (80)

 Friday, December 28th 8 pm NFL Network

Texas Bowl
Houston vs. TCU -4

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

TCU (24) TCU (9) TCU (28) TCU (27) TCU (15) TCU (27) TCU (130)

 Friday, December 28th 8:30 pm ESPN

Emerald Bowl
Maryland vs. Oregon State -4.5

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

OSU (12) UM (25) OSU (20) OSU (18) OSU* (1) UM (29) OSU* (5)

 Saturday, December 29th 1 pm ESPN

Meineke Car Care Bowl
Connecticut vs. Wake Forest -3

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

WF (31) WF (28) WF (21) WF (12) UC (6) WF (19) WF (105)

 Saturday, December 29th 4:30 pm ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Mississippi State vs. UCF -3

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

MS (20) UCF (29) UCF (18) MS (19) UCF (20) MS (30) MS (2)

 Saturday, December 29th 8 pm ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Penn State -4.5

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

PS (23) PS (17) AM (9) PS (10) PS (22) AM (9) PS (54)

 Sunday, December 30th 8 pm ESPN

PetroSun Independence Bowl
Colorado vs. Alabama -3.5

FIU

RC

JH

MZ

WIS

Cl

Pick

CO (1) CO (3) AL* (2) AL(28) AL* (5) CO (14) AL (3)

- 2007-2008 CFN Staff Bowl Picks, Part 2