By Bob Gaughan, Buffalo Sports Page
Record by week 8-7-1 overall 36-35-8
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Oklahoma -2.5 over Georgia
Lincoln Riley took over for Bob Stoops and the Sooners offense hasn’t lost a step. In fact the Sooners offense is number one in the nation behind Riley and Heisman Winner Baker Mayfield. Wrong team the favorite in this one.
Alabama-Clemson Under the Total 47
Two best defenses in the country square off in this one. Both coaches and teams have been here before the last two years. Both teams have good bowl records against the spread. Northcoast likes the under 47
Bills -2.5 over Miami
Northcoast won their game of the year on the Bills over the Dolphins two weeks ago. Last week they took the Patriots to cover over the Bills. Chris has been on the Bills as of late. Miami only 1-7 against the spread in season finales.
Baltimore -10 over Cincinnati
Ravens won 20-0 earlier this year. Cincy only 2-7-1 as an away dog. Ravens make the playoffs and break Buffalo’s heart.
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Bills -2.5 over Miami
Bills do their best to end the drought by doing their part. Win one for Kyle Williams maybe the battle cry. Bills will be able to run over the Dolphins defense. The Dolphins have been horrible in home finales.
Bengals +10 over Ravens
Win one for Marvin Lewis. Looks like this is Lewis’ last game at the helm of the Bengals. Slick thinks this will be a close game. The Ravens aren’t that good, and looked bad last week against the Colts. This will be a close game.
Memphis -3.5 over Iowa State
Memphis has never played in a Liberty Bowl in Memphis. This should be a wild crowd. Riley Ferguson has thrown 36 TD’s this year. His favorite target is NFL prospect Anthony Miller. Memphis is 8th in the nation in passing. Memphis’ only two loses were to UCF.
Louisville -6.5 over Mississippi State
Teams with interim coaches have been horrible in bowls this year. Look at Oregon, SMU and UCLA as examples. Mississippi State not only doesn’t have their head coach Dan Mullen (Florida Gators, but are also without their starting QB and both offensive and defensive coordinators. Lamar Jackson has been fantastic this year. He goes out with a bang and a big win.