Widow’s 2008 Texas Bowl Picks

It’s the same old situation night in and night out of the college football post-season.  The Black Widow has done a great job of beating the bowl game lines to this point and he’ll continue on into the bigger January games.  Just take a look at one of his bowl picks from yesterday, when he pinpointed Rice over Western Michigan in the 2008 Texas Bowl:

4* on Rice -2.5

We have Rice coming through down in the Texas Bowl in Houston as this game is basically played in their back yard.  There is a new-found excitement for this football program as they’ve captured their first 9-win season in years.  The Owls are one of the most prolific offenses in the country, scoring 41.6 points per game on the season.  Western Michigan is only scoring 29.8 points per game which isn’t bad, but the Broncos will not be able to keep up with Rice in this one.  Rice is 17-6 ATS after playing a conference game over the last 3 seasons.  Rice is 17-6 ATS off an upset win over a conference rival as an underdog since 1992.  Rice is 18-7 ATS after the first month of the season over the last 3 seasons.  The Owls have been a second half team over the last 3 years, and that was evident this season as Rice reeled off 6 consecutive victories to end the season.  Take Rice and lay the points.