Friday, December 30, 2011

College Football Bowl Preview- Insight Bowl- Oklahoma vs. Iowa

by John Huffstetler

10:00 PM EST- Oklahoma (9-3) (-14) vs. Iowa (7-5) O/U 58
- This write-up will be short and sweet. Throw out every stat from the regular season, they're meaningless here. This game will be decided on one factor: Iowa is excited to be here and Oklahoma is not. Before the regular season finale against Oklahoma St., Oklahoma had BCS bowl and Big 12 title aspirations. After getting thrashed by the Cowboys, the Sooners must now face a 7-5 team as two td favorites. To add to their issues, Oklahoma has once again this year battled several key injuries, most notably star receiver Ryan Broyles. Iowa, on the other hand, comes into this game highly motivated to win having endured a difficult regular season. In previous bowl season, Kirk Ferentz has willed strong performances out of his Hawkeye squad as substantial underdogs.

Prediction- Iowa hangs tight with the Sooners using a solid rushing attack, but Oklahoma wakes up in the 4th quarter for a tight victory. Score Oklahoma 28 Iowa 25.

Gambling Perspective
- Plays- 10-3 (2-0 on big plays)
Leans- 7-2

Play Iowa +14 and make it a big play (double your standard bet)
. Bowl games are all about motivation and playing the less talented Iowa team here is the savvy play. No lean on the over/under.

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