|Margus Hunt was all smiles after forcing two fumbles and recording a safety in SMU's Hawaii Bowl win. (US Presswire)|
Why did anyone doubt June Jones in Hawaii? What happened to Ball State against UCF? Is a delayed Christmas gift for your spouse forgiven when he/she also has your gift en route because of a late online order? The Eye On College Football Podcast has all those answers and more in this pre-New Year's edition of the show.
Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) and Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) join me again to reflect on the long weekend of holiday games, debating the biggest surprises and highlighting the best performances. SMU's defense, led by 6-foot-8 senior Margus Hunt, stole the show by sacking Derek Carr seven times. Hunt also forced two fumbles and registered a safety in one of the biggest surprises of the bowl season to date.
Tune in as I get Tom and Jerry to break down their most and least confident against-the-spread picks leading up to New Year's Eve. The stretch -- which features 11 bowl games in three days -- is loaded with head-scratching matchups as well as some of the most enticing bowl games of the entire 2012-13 postseason.
In a hurry? Check the contents below for specific game picks and topics
0:00 -- Happy Holidays from the Eye On College Football Podcast
3:15 -- Summarizing a surprising string of bowl results through Christmas
3:45 -- Tom picks the Hawaii Bowl as his most surprising result
5:45 -- UCF's effortless beatdown of Ball State in the Beef 'O' Brady's bowl is Jerry's surprise of the week
7:15 -- Bonus Surprise Pick! Boise State making a game-winning field goal
9:30 -- Quick summary of the pre-New Year's bowl slate
10:15 -- Jerry's Must-See Pick before New Year's: The Holiday Bowl
11:30 -- Tom's Must-See Pick before New Year's: The Belk Bowl
12:00 -- Virginia Tech and Rutgers: What's your read on this game?
13:30 -- Give Me a Reason to Watch: Air Force vs. Rice
16:30 -- Tom's most confident ATS pick: Arizona State (-14.5) vs. Navy
17:10 -- Jerry's most confident ATS pick: ULM (-7.5) vs. Ohio
19:00 -- Tom's least confident ATS pick: Texas (+2.5) vs. Oregon State
20:00 -- Jerry's least confident ATS pick: Rice (+1.5) vs. Air Force
22:00 -- More faith in Ryan Nassib or lack of West Virginia defense in Pinstripe Bowl?
25:15 -- Why would an entire Buffalo Wild Wings bar want the game to go to overtime? Shouldn't some/half of them want their team to win? We discuss.
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