Friday, January 04, 2013

Bowl Season Predictions, Part 13

The Cotton Bowl will be airing on FOX at 8:00 PM Friday night. The Texas A&M Aggies (10-2) will face the Oklahoma Sooners (10-2).  Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel leads the Aggies who are 3 ½ point favorites.

Johnny Manziel has completed 68.3% of his passes for 3,429 yards and 24 TDs vs 8 INTs. He’s also rushed for 1.181 yards and 19 TDs. Manziel and company will face a Sooner defense that is 25th against the pass and 70th against the run.

The Sooners are 4th in the nation in passing offense. They’re 60th in the nation in rushing, however so their overall offense is “just” 10th in the nation. Compare that to the Aggies who are 14th in passing and 13th in rushing for an overall ranking of 3rd in the nation on offense.

Landry Jones has thrown for 3,989 yards and 29 TDs for the Sooners. He’s also tossed 10 INTs. Damien Williams has rushed for 905 yards and 11 TDs.

My pick: Texas A&M

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