"Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel"

My new book, "Offsetting Penalties - A PK Frazier Novel" is the follow-up to "Illegal Procedure" and "Roughing the Passer" and is now available in print and in e-formats at amazon.com, smashwords.com and iBooks. Follow me on twitter @kevinkrest.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NEW YEAR'S EVE EVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL PICKS

Birmingham Bowl:

Auburn (6 - 6) 27 vs. Memphis (9 - 3) 30: The Tigers from the state of Alabama had a disappointing season and will try to end the year on a positive note by defeating the other Tigers, the ones that defeated Ole Miss earlier in the season. This is a tough one to call, considering that Memphis lost their head coach following the regular season. / But with or without Justin Fuente, they can throw the ball and Auburn has struggled on defense all year.

Belk Bowl:

NC State (7 - 5) 31 vs. Mississippi State (8 - 4) 30: These teams are pretty closely matched. The question is whether the Bulldogs will be able to throw the ball against N.C. State's pretty tough pass defense. I'm going to go with a big upset by picking the Wolfpack to keep Mississippi State's Dak Prescott under control.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl:

Texas A&M (8 - 4) 27 vs. Louisville (7 - 5) 26: Bobby Petrino's Cardinals came into the season with high hopes, but struggled to finish above .500. Defensively, Louisville is pretty good, but I look for the Aggies to be able to spread it out and pass effectively enough to pull out a victory.

National Funding Holiday Bowl:

(20) USC (8 - 5) 20 vs. Wisconsin (9 - 3) 24: Wisconsin finished the season on a bit of a roll after a slow start. They are outstanding on defense and USC will need to make some big plays to win the game. I like the Badgers to shut down the Trojans and get a rare Big Ten win on the west coast.

Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl:

(18) Houston (12 - 1) 23 vs. (9) Florida State (10 - 2) 27: I'm betting on the fact that Jimbo Fisher will have his Seminole team ready for this game. Houston had a terrific season to qualify for this big clash, but I like the defense of Florida State to prevail.

Don't forget to check out my new book, "Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel" and my first, "Illegal Procedure - A PK Frazier Novel", available in print and e-formats at Amazon.com, iBooks and Smashwords. The third installment, "Offsetting Penalties" is due out in January.