Famous. Idaho. Potato. Bowl. One of America's greatest traditions. I think it's impossible to find a better mascot than the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl mascot:
Today, we have Ohio vs. Nevada at 3:35 PM:
Nevada is by far the worst team to make a bowl game. They rank 112th overall in SP+ and 117th in FEI. On the other side, Ohio had a disappointing season, but do rank 54th in SP+ and 58th in FEI. This game is a mismatch. Ohio is a much better team.
Now, this is bowl season and the best team doesn't always win, but I just don't see how Ohio doesn't light up this defense. The Bobcats have a top 30 offense according to both FEI and SP+. Nevada's defense? 101st according to FEI. I think Ohio will expose Nevada, specifically through explosive pass plays. Ohio ranks 40th in that category while Nevada's defense ranks 113th in defending them.
Nevada was outscored by an average of 34.4 points by bowl teams. If you take out the 77-6 Oregon game, they still were outscored by an average of 25.25 points.
Pick: Ohio -10
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