East’s 2008 New Mexico Bowl Picks

Finish off your college football season with the expert bowl picks offered by Mr. East.  He was one of our best college football handicappers all season long and he’s not going to let up on his hard work and dedication to beating the bowl game odds this postseason.  Take a look at his detailed writeup as to why he took Colorado State over Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl:

I think the more motivated team to be here has to be Colorado St. Fresno St. entered this season thinking they could wind up in a BCS Bowl if everything turned up aces. This certainly isn’t where they thought they’d be. Colorado St. on the otherhand is thrilled to be in this one, as they needed wins in each of their last 2 games to get here. The defense has not performed all year for Fresno St. Here is an amazing stat to show the defensive short-comings of Fresno St. There was 4 teams on their schedule this season that scored more points against Fresno St. than anyone else on their schedule. Those teams were Boise St. 61 (no more than 49 against anyone else), Idaho 32 (no more than 28 against anyone else), Toledo 54 ( no more than 41 against anyone else), and UCLA 31 (no more than 28 against anyone else, not even Washington St.). They had 2 other games where the opponent came within 1 possession of their highest offensive output of the year. The defense finished with a rank of 89 out of 120 teams, which is generous, because their first 2 games they held teams to a total of 20 points, from that point on it has been 34.4ppg. Colorado St. is one of the worst teams in the country getting to the QB. They have recorded just 6 sacks on the season to rank dead last of 120 NCAA teams. They are als #119 in tackles for a loss. Both these teams have kickers with big legs, as Colorado St has connected from 52, and Fresno from 58. Fresno St is one of the best teams in the country returning punts and kickoffs, and Colorado St. has done well there to. This one has the potential to be a shootout, and I’m backing the over here.