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The Weekly Scoreboard: Duke Gonna Duke

Recapping the second week of bowl games.

Streeter Lecka


The second week is in the books.

Congratulations to Concrete Charlie for the top record of the week at 8-2.

Two others joined me with solid 7-3 records this week as well.

Savannah_Domer once again heads to the top of the pack overall and is tied with IrishColts17.


1) East Carolina 34 at Louisiana-Lafayette 43

Winner: Louisiana-Lafayette (-5.5)

93% picked correctly

The Ragin' Cajuns raced out to a 28-7 lead, but the game got real close in the second half before ULL put it away with a couple field goals in the fourth quarter.

2) Washington 26 at Boise State 28

Winner: Washington (+5.5)

41% picked correctly

No player disappointed this season quite like Keith Price, as his interception on Washington's final possession was the nail in the coffin of a 7-6 season for the Huskies.

Bishop Sankey (great name) did run for 205 yards though. I thought UW's defense would do a little better but they gave up 407 yards to a pretty pedestrian Boise State offense.

3) Fresno State 10 at SMU 43

Winner: SMU (+12.5)

62% picked correctly

The first real surprise of the bowl season in the ever-wacky Hawaii Bowl.

After a scoreless 1st quarter, SMU scored 22 unanswered in the 2nd quarter and cruised to victory in a boring game the rest of the way.

4) Western Kentucky 21 at Central Michigan 24

Winner: Central Michigan (+5.5)

52% picked correctly

A small upset as the Chippewas sneak past the Hill Toppers.

5) San Jose State 29 at Bowling Green 20

Winner: San Jose State (-7.5)

59% picked correctly

Bowling Green put up a fight but just didn't have the offense to stay with the Spartans down the stretch.

A blocked punt resulting in a safety for San Jose State really turned the Tide. SJSU finishes the season at an impressive 11-2.

6) Cincinnati 48 at Duke 34

Winner: Cincinnati (-7.5)

90% picked correctly

Duke had it all wrapped up! Then a 99-yard touchdown drive and a pick six later and Cincinnati went from an embarrassing loss to a cover.

One of the best back door covers of the season!

7) Baylor 49 at UCLA 26

Winner: Baylor (PK)

38% picked correctly

Called it!

And what an up and down year for both of these teams. Baylor finished strong and climbed out of an early season hole to finish 8-5, and UCLA ends up at 9-5.

Decent job by Jim Mora but that's now the 6th straight season with at least 5 losses for UCLA---and 9 out of the last 10 seasons.

8) Ohio 45 at Louisiana-Monroe 14

Winner: Ohio (+7.5)

41% picked correctly

Ohio romped in this one with a +242 total yard advantage and a 24-7 halftime lead.

The Bobcats were a good team that never should have gone 4-4 in MAC play this year.

9) Rutgers 10 at Virginia Tech 13

Winner: Virginia Tech (-2.5)

21% picked correctly

196 total yards for each team---and this one went to overtime!

Just an ugly, ugly game and I'm super pissed Va Tech was able to cover too.

These teams were a combined 8 for 40 on third downs.

10) Minnesota 31 at Texas Tech 34

Winner: Minnesota (+12.5)

24% picked correctly

I incorrectly thought Kingsbury would be coaching this game. Whoops!

Remember when Kansas State's schedule was getting a huge boost for a win over highly ranked Texas Tech? Now the Red Raiders end their season at 8-5 by scraping by a 7-loss awful Minnesota team.