Champs Sports Bowl: Michigan State Spartans vs Boston College Live Thread
Just a little pumped for this one. Disappointed I can't be in attendance, but I'll take joy in knowing I bought 4 tickets for homeless kids in Orlando to cheer on the Spartans in my place. FanIQ says its Boston College all the way with 91% picking the Eagles despite the 5-point spread. The homer in me wants to believe that Michigan State is a much better team than their record (lost all 5 games by 7 points or less, 2 in OT) but the rational thinker says Matt Ryan will torch the green and white secondary. Guess which wins out ...
Why I'm picking Michigan State: Drank too much kool-aid. The 'want to win' factor. Boston College doesn't think they should be on the same field as the Spartans and may be disinterested. There's also the fact this will seem like a home game for Michigan State who has brought over 20,000 to the game. Devin Thomas and Kellen Davis pose a mismatch and should be exploited. I also believe Jehuu Caulcrick will carve out some tough yards in the second half.
Why I might be wrong: Boston College is the better football team if both bring their 'A' game. Matt Ryan vs the Spartan secondary is a HUGE mismatch and the loss of Jonal Saint-Dic will play a significant factor in the pass rush.
My Pick: Michigan State 35, Boston College 31