This article is part of our College Capper series.
Wednesday's action put me on the plus side of .500 for the first bowl week, and I could probably argue two wins in the UF-OU contest with the over, but favoring OU in anticipation of huge line movement that actually happened. Hopefully, that momentum carries over into our final column of the year. Full disclosure, I don't love a lot of the options for the second half of the bowl season. Some compelling matchups, just don't like the numbers Vegas is giving us.
San Jose State (-7.5) vs. Ball State
The Cardinals want to throw, and that's the Spartans' weakest piece defensively, but San Jose State has served me well throughout the season, and I'm a firm believer that Ball State hasn't seen a defense like this in during its MAC schedule. San Jose State hasn't allowed more than 24 points in a game all season and has scored at least 28 in all but one. The Spartans are coming off a complete performance where they beat Boise State 34-20. If you swapped Boise State for San Jose State in this matchup, on name alone the spread doubles at least. I expect Ball State to find some early success, but the Spartans will clamp down and get stops. And frankly, there's no excuse for Spartans QB, Arkansas transfer, Nick Starkel not to carve up a MAC defense.
Alabama (-19.5) vs. Notre Dame
The Tide offense just doesn't stop, keeping its foot on the gas for 60 minutes and