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Bowl Picks (New Mexico to Poinsettia)

Kadeem Carey, Arizona
New Mexico Bowl: Nevada vs. Arizona
Expect a high-scoring offensive showdown when these two meet in Albuquerque. Both use dual threat quarterbacks as Nevada has Cody Fajardo (981 rushing yards, 24 total TD) who can break open games. The Wildcats had tons of success under Rich Rodriguez because of quarterback Matt Scott's ability to extend plays and Kadeem Carey's rushing ability. Both can easily score 50 which means whoever plays better defense wins this game.
Arizona, 42 Nevada, 37

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State vs. Toledo
The Idaho Potato Bowl might not be a flashy name but this might end up being a great game. The Aggies are underrated winning 10 games even one against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs who spent time in the Top 25. They have a great passer in Chuckie Keeton and know how to win in bowl games. Toledo meanwhile has a bunch of players that can change games including back David Fluellen and dangerous receiver Bernard Reedy (82 receptions, 6 TD). Don't expect either to destroy the other as this game could come down to the last minute.
Utah State, 34 Toledo, 31

St. Petersburg Bowl: UCF vs. Ball State
Expect a ground game battle in this one as both teams feature a thousand yard backs. UCF brings speedy Latavius Murray to the table who can score every time he touches the ball. Ball State, meanwhile brings sophomore Jahwan Edwards who averaged over six yards a carry. Though the Golden Knights powerful pass rushers could push them over Ball State.
UCF, 28 Ball State, 20

Poinsettia Bowl: San Diego State vs. BYU
Two old Mountain West rivals square off once more in the Poinsettia. The Cougars quarterback Riley Nelson has had his fair share of troubles throwing almost as many interceptions as touchdowns so far this season. He has quite a receiver to throw to in Cody Hoffman who hopes to beat Leon McFadden and these great Aztec's defensive backs. Sophomore Adam Muena could have a huge game against a sometimes pedestrian rush defense of BYU. This game is basically a home game for San Diego State which could end up being the difference.
San Diego State, 27 BYU, 21

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