Tony George has been known as a Big 12 expert for years and with his bowl picks he retains his focus on this conference. That is why when he looks at the bowl game odds the first games he goes to are ones featuring Big 12 teams. It paid off again for bettors last night as he correctly called Northwestern to cover against Missouri. Let’s take a look at his reasonings for zoning in on the 2008 Alamo Bowl and the Wildcats:
The Wildcats offense will score points on Mizzou, who cannot stop a spread offense with a throwing / running QB, like Oklahoma State who pounded them in Columbia this year. Northwestern has a solid QB in Bacher who is mobile and will buy plenty of time to throw the ball against a weak pass rush. Mizzou’s defense has been their demise all season against teams who are capable, and while I respect the scoring power of Mizzzou with QB Daniel and all word WR Macklin, I have serious doubts they can blowout a decent Wildcats team in this one, as this Bowl Game is always tight between Big 12 and Big 10 schools and this is an interesting matchup.
Play 1 Unit on Northwestern.