College Football Betting
This New Years Eve those that Bet on College football will have the pleasure December 31st 2013 to enjoy the Hyundai Sun Bowl which takes place at 2 pm ET with the Virginia Tech HOKIES (8-4, 5-3 ACC) playing the UCLA BRUINS (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) and the game will be played at the Sun Bowl Stadium (50,526) in El Paso, Texas.
At the Online Sportsbooks this game may not be at the top of your list, however in past years the Sun Bowl game has brought many fans a lot of entertainment. In this game the Hokies of Virginia Tech will face the toughest challenge they have had all season since, as the Bruins whose offense is so-so, but the defense is very strong and may be the best that the Hokies have faced this 2013 season. Tech has had problems developing deep threats but they have managed to success in the middle. Thus the Hokies QB Thomas will have to pick on UCLA’s inexperienced young secondary. The Hokies have three receivers (Knowles, Stanford and Byrn) who have developed excellent skill running pattern 10 to 15 yards down the field and in the middle, so expect to see a lot of mid-range routes run against the Bruins. The Hokies have had 26 bowl appearances of which the first was in the Sun Bowl in 1947.
This Monday evening, December 30th at 6:45 pm ET we will have the opportunity to watch the Alamo Bowl which many say it’s the consolation bowl with the Texas LONGHORNS (8-4, 7-2 Big 12) playing the #10 Oregon DUCKS (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) with the game being played at the Alamodome (65,000) in San Antonio, Texas with the game on ESPN TV and the weather not a factor.
According to one Sportbook the Texas Longhorns had the opportunity to win the Bing 12 Title but in their final week lost to Baylor which put them out of the BCS Bowls. Oregon was presented for the final BCS bowl but was passed over as Oklahoma was given the spot. Thus this bowl, some are calling the consolation bowl if you Bet on College football.