East’s 2009 Outback Bowl Picks

Mr. East has dominated the college football scene all year long and the bowl game lines are looking to be just as easy of victims for him now.  Yet another one of his bowl picks cashed for clients to start off the 2009 campaign when Iowa took down South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.  Let’s see the reasons behind why East liked the Hawkeyes over the Gamecocks with his detailed report below:

Iowa stacks up as a team that averages over 30ppg, but it just shows you how misleading stats can be. It is an Iowa team that reached 30 points in a game just 4 times, and 2 of those were vs Florida International, and Maine, and a 3rd coming vs Indiana and their 108th ranked defense. They had one big scoring game against a good defense and that was 38 vs Wisconsin, but they only gained 375 yards in that one. Their other 7 gams saw thm average just 19.6ppg. South Carolina’s defense carried their season. They allowed 24 or less points to 9 teams, with Clemson, and Florida the only 2 to score more. Both these teams have top 10 defenses, and neither has an offense that is going to run away in this one, and pile the points on their opponent. I like this one to go under the total.