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Foster Farms Bowl: Nebraska vs UCLA

UCLA Rosen

The 2015 edition of the Fosters Farms Bowl pits the Nebraska Cornhuskers against the UCLA Bruins at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Huskers are one of three teams that hold the unfortunate distinction of being the first crop to compete in a bowl game with a losing record (5-7 SU). 

<h5>Shark Bites</h5>

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<li>UCLA is 20-7 SU in its last 27 games.</li>
<li>The total has gone UNDER in five of UCLA's last seven games after a loss.</li>
<li>Nebraska is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games after an ATS loss.</li>
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Nebraska handed playoff-bound Michigan State its only loss —a 39-38 thriller in early November—but failed to find any consistency this year. Nebraska’s last game of the season (a 28-20 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes) saw quarterback Tommy Armstrong toss four interceptions in a disappointing effort. This team is better than its losing record indicates, however, and head coach Mike Riley has a good track record in bowl games. Riley owned a 6-2 record in bowls at Oregon State.

UCLA started off the season hot, rising to as high as seventh in the AP Top 25 before injuries brought them back down to earth. Despite that disappointment, the future is bright at UCLA. The Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, quarterback Josh Rosen, was electric in his first year with the Bruins, throwing for 3,351 yards while tallying five separate 300-yard passing games. The Bruins have played well against Big 10 opponents, going 4-1 ATS in their last five vs the conference.

Game ID: 
721274
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Washington State Covering With Ease

Washington state Football

Washington State is known more for their ridiculous passing game more than anything, but they have also been great at covering with the Cougars going 8-1 ATS in their past nine games. Washington State will meet the Miami Hurricanes in the Sun Bowl on December 26.

Washington State finished the season leading the nation in passing yards per game for the second consecutive season on the arm of sophomore Luke Falk. The Cougars signal caller threw for 4,266 passing yards and 36 touchdowns this season, despite missing the team’s regular season closer. Falk is dealing with a concussion so his status will be critical in this game.

Miami has one more game until the Mark Richt era starts, but the Hurricanes would certainly like to introduce him to the team as bowl winners. Quarterback Brad Kaaya has proven adept at protecting the ball this season with just four interceptions, which has led to The U to average 31 points per game.

Game ID: 
721272
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Duke Can’t Get It Done vs the Big Ten

Duke NCAA

The Blue Devils looked like they were on the path to a big game in the bowl season, but Duke lost four of their final five games to finish the season 7-5. Duke now gets the Indiana Hoosiers in the Pinstripe Bowl, which could be bad news as the Blue Devils are 2-12 SU in their last 14 against the Big Ten.

Through their first seven games of the season the Blue Devils were allowing a mere 14.1 points per game, but the defense fell apart and allowed 38 in their final five games of the season. Quarterback Thomas Sirk has been the key to Duke’s offense as he has contributed 21 touchdowns this season.

Indiana may be 6-6, but their record could have looked more impressive. The Hoosiers had a six-game losing streak in the middle of the season that saw them lose by one score or less against Ohio State, Rutgers, Iowa and Michigan. Quarterback Nate Sudfeld has been a stud has he has thrown for five touchdowns and no interceptions in the past three games.

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Game ID: 
721273
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Washington Struggling With Consistency

Washington Football

The Washington Huskies slipped into the Bowl season with a 6-6 record, which reflects their inconsistencies this year. Washington is just 1-3 SU and ATS in their past four games following a win. The Huskies will look to rectify that when they clash with Southern Mississippi in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Extra practice for Jake Browning is not a bad thing for Washington as the freshman is looking to build on his solid season. Browning was the third-highest rated pro-style quarterback coming into college this season and the Huskies offense is going to go as far as his arm will take them over the next few seasons.

Not enough people are talking about Todd Monken this season after he turned a team who has won a combined four games the past two years into a Bowl season team. The Golden Eagles have been good on both sides of the ball and have netted an average scoring margin of +15.8 this season.

Game ID: 
721271
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Marshall A Stellar Bet Late In The Season

Marshall NCAA Football

The St. Petersburg Bowl will feature Marshall looking to continue late season profits for bettors as the Thundering Herd has gone 10-3 ATS in their past 13 games in December. Marshall will take on the UConn Huskies in the first of six games on December 26.

Marshall ended the season on a skid, going 1-2 in their final three games with losses to Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. The Herd is one of those teams that will put up points (32 PPG), but have held opponents to a meagre 18.4 points per game this season. Freshman quarterback Chase Litton stepped into the void left by Rakeem Cato admirably, with 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. 

Most people still see UConn as a whipping boy, but the team has a win over Houston and are in a bowl game. The Huskies will need anything their offense can give them in this game as they average a sad 17.0 points per game this season

Game ID: 
721270
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Holiday Bowl

Holiday Bowl

For the second year in a row the USC Trojans are back in the Holiday Bowl. Last year the Trojans outlasted the Nebraska Cornhuskers 45-42 in a shootout. This time around they're squaring off with the Wisconsin Badgers, a school they haven't faced since 1966.

Kickoff: Wednesday, December 30 @ 10:30pm ET
Location: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
Additional Read: USC vs Wisconsin Betting

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Belk Bowl

Belk Bowl

Dak Prescott, Mississippi State's all-time passing leader, will finish his college career against North Carolina State in the Belk Bowl.

Kickoff: Wednesday, December 30 @ 3:30pm ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Additional Read: North Carolina State vs Mississippi State Betting

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Birmingham Bowl

Birmingham Bowl

Prototype NFL quarterback Paxton Lynch, who could go No. 1 overall in the draft, will lead Memphis against Auburn in an all-Tigers tilt in the Birmingham Bowl.

Kickoff: Wednesday, December 30 @ 12:00pm ET
Location: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Additional Read: Auburn vs Memphis Betting

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Music City Bowl

Music City Bowl

Louisville and Texas A&M are each out to redeem disappointing seasons in an ACC vs. SEC matchup in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

Kickoff: Wednesday, December 30 @ 7:00pm ET
Location: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Additional Read: Texas A&M vs Louisville Betting

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Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Bowl

The Arizona Bowl features a pair of conference opponents, and Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson expressed his deep displeasure with the matchup. Something could and should have been done to avoid this problem, but at least bettors will get a familiar matchup on December 29.

Kickoff: Tuesday, December 29 @ 7:30pm ET
Location: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Additional Read: Nevada vs Colorado State Betting

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