Konica Minolta Gator Bowl betting has West Virginia favored against Florida State even though the game is in the state of Florida and it will be the last game for FSU head coach Bobby Bowden.
The Mountaineers are 2.5 point favorites in college football betting with a total of 60. Konica Minolta Gator Bowl betting is definitely going to be dominated by the hoopla surrounding Bowden. Florida State really doesn’t belong in a New Year’s Day bowl game but Bowden pulled some strings and got his 6-6 team into the Gator Bowl. Florida State was just an average team this year and that has been the case with Bowden’s teams for the past few years. The Seminoles will be turning things over to offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher after this game is over.
The Seminoles have had a lot of success in Konica Minolta Gator Bowl betting under Bowden as they have won their four previous Gator Bowls. They will try and make it five wins as they face West Virginia who is coached by Bill Stewart. "He’s one of my heroes," Stewart said about Bowden. "He’s an icon to college football. It’s going to be a real, real challenge because I know they’re going to want to go out with a real bang for coach Bowden.”
West Virginia finished the season at 9-3 and tied Pittsburgh for second in the Big East behind unbeaten Cincinnati. "After some of those tough losses, we could have easily shut it down," said safety Sidney Glover, "Especially losing to teams we felt we should have beat it’s easy to shut down. But we didn’t." West Virginia is led in Konica Minolta Gator Bowl betting by running back Noel Devine, who had 1,372 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl betting indicates that Florida State is going with backup quarterback EJ Manuel since Christian Ponder separated his shoulder and missed the last three games. Manuel has not been very good throwing two TDs but six interceptions.
Florida State has been a good team in college football betting bowl games of late. The Seminoles are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 bowl games. The problem is that Florida State is just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl betting shows that the Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 bowl games. They are 3-11 in college football betting in their last 14 vs. the ACC.
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl betting has seen the last five Florida State bowl games go over in college football betting. West Virginia has also gone over the total in their last five bowl games.