Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Wake Forest (+7) vs. Wisconsin (o/u 51)
Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman might be quietly positioning himself to be a first round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The RS Sophomore has 10/1 TD/INT ratio this season and 1,906 yards in just 8 games. Kenneth Walker III is an absolute bulldozer at RB with 13 TDs including a 3 TD performance against Virginia. Defensively the Demon Deacons have struggled, giving up 45 and 59 points in their last two games against Louisville and North Carolina.
For Wisconsin it’s been a tale of two Chase Mertz’s. In their first two games he was lights out with 7 TDs and 0 INTs but in their last 4 games Mertz has only thrown 1 TD and 5 INTs. In Typical Wisconsin fashion the Badgers have run the ball almost twice as much as they have thrown with their top two running backs Jalen Berger and Garett Groshek averaging around 5 yards per carry. Defensively the Badgers have been incredible only giving up more than 17 points once all year.
Prediction: Wake Forest (+7) Over 51 points
Cotton Bowl Classic
Florida (+7) vs. Oklahoma (o/u 64)
Florida opened this game as a 1 point favorite but with 4 of Kyle Trask’s main targets out because of NFL opt outs or Covid protocol the line shifted severely. With all his weapons gone this is a huge opportunity for Trask to prove that he’s the real deal. The Heisman hopeful has thrown 43 TDs and ran for 3. The former high school back up has lead the Gators to the number one pass offense in the country. It will also be a huge opportunity for Penn State transfer Justin Shorter to show he can be a WR1.
Trask and the Florida JV team will be locked in a shoot out against Spencer Rattler and a Sooners offense that is first in the Big 12 with 475.8 yards per game. On defense the Sooners’ Nik Bonitto was just named a second team All-American but will be without cornerback Tre Brown.
Prediction: Florida +7, Over 61