By MYSTICRICH | View all Posts
Posted Tuesday, December 25, 2012 02:53 AM   17 comments
RICE + 2 

12/29 SAT 11:45 am et 

After watching how stinky Fresno state's offense really is in their SMU  bowl game on  Xmas Eve .

This  bulldog's  team put up 49 on Air Force in the last game of the season beating them 49-17.

We saw how SMU dominated Fresno st on both sides of the ball . 

Rice beat SMU 36-14 and SMU has some players on defense that will play at the next level .

I watched  the Rice at Tulsa  game i was impressed with the Owl's offensive talent , QB play and play design , they lost that game 28-24  but to me they looked like the better team that day .

 I had the impression of Rice that they were a horrible defensive team , i changed my mind after watching them at Tulsa . they are capable of making stops .

Rice went on to win the next 4 games scoring 44, 49, 36, 33

Rice is one of the youngest teams in college football maybe that accounts for their slow start . winners of their last 4 games , also 3 of their loses were by 4 points or fewer . 

Rice is  excited to be in this bowl  National TV , last bowl appearance  was 2008 when they beat Western Michigan 38-14

 The venue is 4 hours from  the Rice campus so Owl's should be familiar and  focused here .  

Like this bet  a lot 

Happy Holidays 

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THEBEAST387 says:
12/25/2012 4:21:24 AM
12/25/2012 4:51:09 AM
 One other thing  A big match up edge that Rice has in this game is the the field goal  Kicker 

 he's might be the best in college football 

Chris Boswell 21 out of 26 fg's made 

 50 yd's or over 6 out of 7 fg's made   long of 57 yds 

air force kicker only made 4 fg's all year 
Metallica2467 says:
12/28/2012 2:23:39 PM
Best of luck MYSTICRICH
12/29/2012 3:01:57 AM
 Some  crazy finishes and just some bad football so far hopefully your making money . 

So far i see the QB play being a major factor in these game i do like the Rice QB in the game this morning

 its cold in Texas but don't see any weather factors that should hinder Rice in the passing game and if they can execute the offense like they have this season i like them to put up close to 50 or more here 

12/29/2012 3:13:48 AM
Not into totals so don't want to mislead people that might be playing them,  i can't guarantee that Rice will put up 50  but i like their offense and expect them to score points in this game .
Laroja says:
12/29/2012 3:25:48 AM
Best bet tomorrow in my opinion. Waiting for the line to hit 3.
12/29/2012 3:36:34 AM
it was at 3 for a day now seems to be coming down,   points don't seem to matter in a lot of these game you just need to pick  the winner  .
TRAIN69 says:
12/29/2012 3:45:07 AM

That may work to your disadvantage if AF is going for it on 4th and 1 or 2 instead of attempting a fg.

AF will be very disciplined (as usual), and the were dragging at the end of the year simply because they are always under sized and take some abuse.

The Owls havent seen the option that will come their way, so comparing what SMU did to Fresno and what Rice did to SMU is leading you down a dark path. A+B doesnt always = C

The Over 61 is the best play on the board tomorrow.

bol Rich
badgerboy says:
12/29/2012 3:54:18 AM
thanks for write up mystic. hit big in my big ten team minn tonite and will take rice after writeup. writeups like this help us midwest guy who dont know where rice is. JJust dont forget my badgers in rose with alvarez coaching. He has never lost a big game
12/29/2012 4:16:38 AM
i don't know train we always hear how tough it is to face the option but the teams that use it like Army and now  Air force don't win many games.

 a lack of talent at the skill positions is the main reason these  teams use it .

so Air force runs the option,  last 4 games are  averaging 16 points on offense  maybe their not very good at it .
TRAIN69 says:
12/29/2012 4:25:49 AM

3 of those 4 were on the road, and like I said, AF was worn down. Theyve had well over a month to rest/heal, and they should have very fresh legs....

Rice rush defense is 91st in the nation while AF is 2nd running the ball, so you know they are gonna get their yards. Rice has wins over Kansas, Tulane, So Miss, Tex San Ant, SMu and Utep...not exactly a resume builder. They gave up at least 24 points in 8 out of 12 games and 35+ 5 times.

Not trying to trow you off your pick bro, just talkin some football.
12/29/2012 4:34:54 AM
that's ok i don't get mad if anyone likes the other side Train 

Swervee says:
12/30/2012 3:08:07 AM
Good Hit Rich, who you got on 12/30?  BOL and look forward to seeing who else you like
Macwestie1 says:
12/30/2012 3:31:19 AM
12/30/2012 4:00:05 AM
 hey thanks guys 

 Rice won despite horrible coaching,  they had such a big advantage in the vertical passing game.  yet this coach almost blew this game by running option plays and horizontal passes,  against a defense that practices against this all the time  really stupid .

 it was a good day  i had Syracuse  i knew WV is a soft team and would play like they were cold   Geno Smith will be a big flop in the NFL can't imagine anyone would Draft him .

, i changed my mind on TCU and bet Michigan State after watching Texas Tech Minn   it,was a  very frustrating game , but this one worked out for me a little luck here ,

Unlike Oregon State mo luck here  i bet in live in progress at -3 when it was 3- 3     horrible  coaching and QB play 

 and i had Duke +8.5  it tough when you feel you had the right side and they get away , .i forget most of  these games , but this one ill remember. 

looking at NFL now  don't usually like week 17 but there are a couple teams that i think  will play hard   today .

TRAIN69 says:
12/30/2012 3:34:17 PM
Sweet call Rich
12/30/2012 5:27:39 PM
thanks guys  but not such a gr8 day today in the NFL  i always hate week 17 

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