I am at work with a lot of time on my hands today…...
I was looking at the latest lines and all teams except FSU are still underdogs in their bowl games. Just about every team can be beaten given the right circumstances and was wondering how does the ACC teams beat their opponents? A little strategy talk to kill a few minutes…
Duke Vs Cincy (+7):
Weather could be a factor. Duke’s offense can put up points and they need to really play a solid offense game. I hope Duke will have good fan support since it is close for the fans base. I think turnovers and special teams could be big for the Dookies to win…
VT vs Rutgers: (+2.5)
Both teams are known for defense and both have a questionable offense. All the VT really needs to do to win is have Logan Thomas show up an not self destruct. Weather should be good and this is a very winnable game for VT
NC State Vs Vandy (+7)
They lost a HC and struggled at the end of the season. Vandy is a good well coached team and NC State has a new HC. The players on the Wolfpack roster will be playing to impress the fans, Tom Obrien and their New HC and hopefully to beat an SEC team. I think if Glennon plays a good solid game and avoid Int’s, NC State can win this. Vandy I don’t think has the can of offense that can torch State and will try to make this an SEC type game. The weather is cold in Nashville this time of the year.
Gt vs USC (+9.5)
I really want CPJ to go away but for GT to win they have to keep USC’s offense off the field. Matt Barkley is done but USC has a lot of weapons. Which ever’s offense executes the best win’s.
Clemson vs LSU: (+4.5)
I am a little surprise the spread is this close, but that doesn’t really matter. LSU will try to pound the ball and wear out our defense and play keep away in the second half like SCAR did….....For Clemson to win we have to force a shootout. What that means is bring at least 8 men every time. I had rather give up a quick TD on a chunk play than a slow and painful 10-15 play drive. Get our Defense of the field one way or another. The more offense snaps we can get I think LSU’s defense get’s gassed in the second hald and we explode in the late 3rd and 4th quarter.
In the SCAR game, Clemson had something like 49 offense plays in the 1st half while in the second half only 16 (6 in the 3rd and 10 in the 4th)......I think this is the only way to win. We cannot win a smash mouth game. We are a finesse team and need to force that strategy. If we go into the half is 31-28 we will win the game….but if it like 10-7 we are cooked.