Jack Jones knew that the 2009 Fiesta Bowl was going to be closer than the bowl game odds indicated and that’s why he took Ohio State with his bowl picks. Let’s take a look at all of the reasons that Jack thought the Buckeyes would cover over the Longhorns in this one:
20* CFB Steam Roller on Ohio State +9
I don’t think the Texas Longhorns have faced a defense as talented as they will see tonight all year long. The thing about the Longhorns offense is that they are fairly one dimensional with McCoy throwing for over 3,400 yards and also leading the team with 576 rushing yards. Give this talented a defense just one player to key in on like that and they should do a pretty good job of shutting him down. I know that Terrelle Pryor has been pretty inconsistent this year, but given the fact that he has had over a month to prepare for the bowls should help him. Plus, he has a balanced offense to work with as Beanie Wells is going to pound away at this Longhorns defense. This should be a close, high scoring game so we will take the generous amount of points the books are offering.