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Added January 2nd, 2011 by Brad

2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Picks: Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Boston College Eagles

2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Location: San Francisco, CA

Nevada Wolf Pack (12-1) vs. Boston College Eagles (7-5)

Date: Sunday January 9th, 2011

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Nevada Wolf Pack -7

Over/Under Line: 55

Preview: In San Francisco, California, the final bowl game before the National title game will be the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. The game will feature the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Boston College Eagles.

The Wolf Pack finished the regular season with a 12-1 record; with their lone loss coming on October 16th at Hawaii. The Wolf Pack won the Western Athletic Conference title after upsetting the Boise State Broncos 34-31 in overtime. Nevada, Boise State and Hawaii all finished with 7-1 conference records. The Wolf Pack set a school record with 75 touchdowns and 544 total points scored on the season. Colin Kaepernick tied a NCAA record with 59 rushing touchdowns. This is the sixth straight bowl game for the Wolf Pack. It is estimated, that since Reno to San Francisco is just four hours, the Wolf Pack will send close to 10,000 fans.

The Eagles of Boston College finished with a 7-5 record. After starting the season 2-5, the Eagles won their final five games; including wins over Clemson and Syracuse. The Eagles were the best defensive team against the run; allowing just 80.2 yards per game. Boston College boasts a dynamic duo of linebackers in Mark Herzlich and Luke Kuechly. Kuechly was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, as he led the nation with 171 tackles. This is the first time these two teams have played.

My Betting Picks: Nevada’s offense is way too good. Wolf Pack win 38-14.

 
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