You can bet on the 2006 Fiesta Bowl odds now in the matchup between Boise State and Oklahoma. The Broncos are going to try to earn some respect for their program when they take on the Sooners. Boise is only the second non-BCS conference team to make one of the lucrative bowls, guaranteeing their way in by finishing 8th in the standings. Do they belong with the big boys? Their overall track record seems to indicate they do, they have the best record of all schools since 1999, going 85-16 during that time, but have struggled against bigger opponents. The Broncos played Oregon State this year though and put a beat down on them 42-14.
What makes Boise so tough is their offense, which has put up 30 or more points in 10 of their 12 games and over 40 in 8 of those contests. They have averaged 39.4 ppg and 424 ypg this season. Jared Zabransky has been immersed for a long time in the Bronco scheme and knows how to play football. They should be tough to handle on offense.
Oklahoma knows how to win though, and Bob Stoops is making his eighth straight bowl appearance with the Sooners, with 5 of the last 7 being BCS-caliber. You have to think they are a tad bit disappointed here though since they entered the season with title hopes, only to get screwed at Oregon. The good news is that Adrian Peterson is back, he’s rested, and he’s healthy. For Oklahoma though it’s all about defense, and if they can keep up their average of holding opponents to just 15.3 ppg. They have held every team since Oregon to low yardage, and you might say the likes of Texas, Nebraska, and Texas Tech may have more talent than Boise State.
Boise State is a mid-major type school while Oklahoma is a perennial powerhouse. Which team is going to hold up in the Fiesta? Check out our college football bowl picks and have our experts help you cash.
2006 Fiesta Bowl Odds:
Boise State +7.5 at VIP
Oklahoma -7 -107 at Pinnacle
UNDER 50.5 -105 at Pinnacle
OVER 50.5 -105 at Pinnacle