Free Sun Bowl Prediction: Hurricanes vs Cougars Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Sun Bowl sees the Miami Hurricanes taking on the Washington State Cougars Saturday December 26th at Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
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Miami Hurricanes (8-4) vs. Washington State Cougars (8-4)
Date:Saturday, December 26th
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Washington State -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 62.5
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Miami will look for it’s first bowl victory since 2006 when they take on the pass attack of Washington State in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 26th.
Miami has endured an up and down season, but finished strong after Al Golden was fired.
The Cougars have endured their best season since 2003. Their 8-4 record marks the best since their 10-3 season that ended with a Holiday Bowl victory.
The Hurricanes were the laughing stock of the CFB world after they were obliterated at home to Clemson 55-0.
They promptly let head coach Al Golden go and the players seemed to respond to the firing. Miami finished the season winning four of their last five contests.
Now, they’ll try to grab their first bowl victory since they knocked off Nevada 21-20 in the MPC Computers Bowl back in 2006.
QB Brad Kaaya had another successful season and Miami wouldn’t even be close to where they are right now without him. Kaaya has thrown for over 3000 yards for 2 straight seasons and has 41 touchdowns in his Miami career.
The reason for Miami’s struggles this year were put on the rushing attack. The Hurricanes ground game ranks 116th in the nation. Joseph Yearby is close to a 1000 yard season, but hasn’t been as productive on a consistent basis.
Having no run game doesn’t concern the Washington State Cougars.
Washington passes whether it is first down or third down and short. QB Luke Falk had a solid year, but did miss the final game against Washington due to a concussion. He has returned to practice and is expected to play.
Falk still completed 71% of his passes and accumulated 4266 yards to go along with 36 TDS.
Falk is the definition of the QB who makes his receivers better. Washington State had 6 WRs with at least 200 yards on the season.
However, the Cougars will be without top WR Gabe Marks in this one. Marks sustained an ankle injury and has not practiced. Look for WR Dom Williams to be the main target for Falk as he needs just 3 yards to reach the 1000 yard plateau.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Hurricanes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in December.
- Hurricanes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
- Hurricanes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Bowl games.
- Cougars are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss
Free Sun Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
This will be one of the low key good matchups of bowl season. Both teams are similar in term of talent level and we should get a very entertaining game here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over
Both teams QBs in Falk and Kaaya should be able to pass deep down field. Both secondaries are rather weak and will struggle in this one.
2015 Sun Bowl Free Score Prediction: Miami 40- Washington State 34
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