2006 Fort Worth Bowl Picks

This year the Fort Worth Bowl officially changes it’s name to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl and will feature Tulsa and Utah. The Utes have won five straight post-season appearances, including last year’s 38-10 stomping of Georgia Tech in the Emerald Bowl. The team was playing extremely well and had won 3 straight games before the loss to BYU in the finale. In that contest Utah gave up 19 fourth-quarter points. The defense still has allowed only 8.4 ppg over their last 5, but should face a tougher task in Tulsa.

Tulsa had won 6 straight until running into 3 straight losses against Houston, Rice, and SMU. The season ended well though for the Golden Hurricanes when they posted a 38-3 drubbing of Tulane. Last season Tulsa beat Fresno State in the Liberty Bowl, 31-24. Tulsa is a team that can eat up clock and keep opposing offense’s off of the field, and they are completing 66% of their passes on the year.

With the Utah defense playing well lately and the Tulsa offense keeping great control of the ball, I see this game going UNDER the total. Utah is 10-1 UNDER on the road after 2 or more ATS wins in a row since 1992 and 13-4 UNDER away from home in non-conference games.

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2006 Fort Worth Bowl Best odds:

Utah -1.5 -110 at Bodog
Tulsa +2 +100 at Pinnacle

OVER 48.5 -105 at Pinnacle
UNDER 49 -110 at Bodog