When it comes to beating the bowl game odds, you can’t go wrong if you sign up for the bowl picks offered by Matt Fargo. Lets’ take a look at why he was all over Nebraska to beat Clemson in the 2009 Gator Bowl and you can see what we mean:
I’m going to start this out similar to South Carolina. I think Clemson being in a New Years Day bowl is a joke. With the exception of maybe LSU, the Tigers had to have been the biggest dud this season. They were blown out against Alabama to start the year, although that loss isn’t looking as bad now, and at one point they were sitting with a 3-4 record and then later a 4-5 record. Tommy Bowden got shown the door and Clemson picked it up after that as it won its last three games but two of those were against non-bowl teams Duke and Virginia and the other against a below average South Carolina team. Nebraska meanwhile got off to a good start but suffered three straight losses. The Huskers responded by winning five of their last six games with the only setback coming at Oklahoma. The Nebraska offense is a powerful unit as it scored 35 or more points seven times while averaging 36.2 ppg, 18th in the nation. The Huskers averaged 8.6 ypa which was 8th in the nation while their 69.5 percent completion rate trailed only Texas, Missouri and Texas Tech. While three of Nebraska’s non-conference wins came against some cupcakes, two of Clemson’s came against teams that do not even compete at this level. Nebraska opened as the favorite and Clemson was quickly bet to that role which is fine as the more public money on the overrated Tigers the better. Nebraska pulls off the minor upset.