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Bowl Forecasts for December 31st

December 31st, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Happy New Year’s Eve! Two fantastic days of football start today when NC State travels to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl. Georgia Tech and USC meet in the Sun Bowl. Iowa St faces Tulsa in the Liberty Bowl. And Clemson and LSU meet in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Each day there is a bowl I will have a breakdown of the game here on my blog. But if you can’t wait for the actual writeup, make sure you download my FREE Bowl Guide which gives you a glimpse of each game being played this bowl season. The Bowl Guide includes Stat Leaders, Past Meetings, Bowl Records, Game By Game Stats and Previous Bowl Game Results. Everything you need for this post season at your fingertips! Here is the forecast for today’s bowls. Make sure you check back tomorrow for the first blog of 2013! Everyone have a safe and happy New Year!

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Sunday Selections – Regular Season Finale

December 30th, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

NY Jets at Buffalo

Rex Ryan ensured that the Jets would again be on the front page of every NY paper promoting McElroy as the starting QB. He was 14-24 with a 0-1 ratio vs San Diego and his struggles to make the correct reads were obvious as he was sacked 11 times. Now Ryan is going back to Sanchez in this one. These two also faced off in the season opener with the Jets winning 48-28 and after that explosion NY avg’d just 16 ppg the rest of the way. Buffalo is off a loss at Miami and while they only totaled 7 pts they won the yardage battle 381-301 but were -4 TO’s. The Jets know their season is over, they know they’ll have a new OC and DC, they know the roster will be blown up and they now also have to deal with feuding QB’s to split the team even further. The Bills will pounce on the chance to beat the other state of NY AFC team for the first time in 6 tries and a win here would give them a 3rd place finish leaving the Jets in last.
PHIL’S FORECAST: BUFFALO 24 NY JETS 21

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FCS PLAYOFF CENTRAL – The Championship Game

December 29th, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Welcome to Phil Steele’s FCS Playoff Central. It’s almost here – the FCS National Championship kicks on January 5th with North Dakota St and Sam Houston St meeting in Frisco, Texas. Here you’ll find a breakdown of the  game. Click on either helmet (and speaking of the helmets, make sure to visit  The Helmet Project) to go to the team’s page. Check out the schedules/results for all of the playoff teams. Get the latest news and stats from the teams themselves. Don’t forget to update your bracket. And – best yet – vote for you who think will win the big game!

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Bowl Forecasts for December 29th

December 29th, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Today Air Force and Rice being the bowl day in the Armed Forces Bowl. After that stay with the service academies as Navy takes on Arizona St in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Then West Virginia plays Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl. Oregon St and Texas square off in the Alamo Bowl. And finally, TCU meets Michigan St in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl to close the evening. Each day there is a bowl I will have a breakdown of the game here on my blog. But if you can’t wait for the actual writeup, make sure you download my FREE Bowl Guide which gives you a glimpse of each game being played this bowl season. The Bowl Guide includes Stat Leaders, Past Meetings, Bowl Records, Game By Game Stats and Previous Bowl Game Results. Everything you need for this post season at your fingertips! Here is the forecast for today’s bowls. Make sure you check back on Monday for the New Year’s Eve forecasts and download that Bowl Guide today!

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Bowl Forecasts for December 28th

December 28th, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Let’s keep the bowl forecasts rolling. Today’s bowl lineup  begins with Ohio taking on ULM in the Independence Bowl. Follow that up with Rutgers and Virginia Tech in the Russell Athletic Bowl. And cap your night with Minnesota and Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Each day there is a bowl I will have a breakdown of the game here on my blog. But if you can’t wait for the actual writeup, make sure you download my FREE Bowl Guide which gives you a glimpse of each game being played this bowl season. The Bowl Guide includes Stat Leaders, Past Meetings, Bowl Records, Game By Game Stats and Previous Bowl Game Results. Everything you need for this post season at your fingertips! Here is the forecast for today’s bowls. Make sure you check back on Saturday for the Kraft Fight Hunger, Pinstripe, Alamo and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl forecasts and download that Bowl Guide today!

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Bowl Forecasts for December 27th

December 27th, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Today bowl season really starts to take off!  It starts with Bowling Green and San Jose St facing off in the Military Bowl. Up next  is Cincy and Duke in the Belk Bowl. And the night is capped with Baylor and UCLA in the Holiday Bowl. Each day there is a bowl I will have a breakdown of the game here on my blog. But if you can’t wait for the actual writeup, make sure you download my FREE Bowl Guide which gives you a glimpse of each game being played this bowl season. The Bowl Guide includes Stat Leaders, Past Meetings, Bowl Records, Game By Game Stats and Previous Bowl Game Results. Everything you need for this post season at your fingertips! Here is the forecast for today’s bowl. Make sure you check back on Friday for the Independence, Russell Athletic and Meineke Car Care Bowl forecasts and download that Bowl Guide today!

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Little Caesars Bowl Forecast

December 26th, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Let’s keep the bowl season rolling along with tonight’s Little Caesars Bowl which pits Central Michigan vs WKU. Each day there is a bowl I will have a breakdown of the game here on my blog. But if you can’t wait for the actual writeup, make sure you download my FREE Bowl Guide which gives you a glimpse of each game being played this bowl season. The Bowl Guide includes Stat Leaders, Past Meetings, Bowl Records, Game By Game Stats and Previous Bowl Game Results. Everything you need for this post season at your fingertips! Here is the forecast for today’s bowl. Make sure you check back on Thursday for the Military, Belk and Holiday Bowl forecasts and download that Bowl Guide today! Read more…

Hawaii Bowl Forecast

December 24th, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Let me first take a second to wish each and every one of you a very safe and happy holiday season! I’d like to thank all of you for visiting PhilSteele.com, purchasing the magazine, providing me with excellent feedback on Facebook and twitter, and everything else that you do. I really do appreciate all of it. With that being said – don’t forget there’s a bowl game tonight! Former WAC foes SMU and Fresno St face off in paradise. Each day there is a bowl I will have a breakdown of the game here on my blog. But if you can’t wait for the actual writeup, make sure you download my FREE Bowl Guide which gives you a glimpse of each game being played this bowl season. The Bowl Guide includes Stat Leaders, Past Meetings, Bowl Records, Game By Game Stats and Previous Bowl Game Results. Everything you need for this post season at your fingertips! Here is the forecast for today’s bowl. Make sure you check back on Wednesday for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Forecast and download that Bowl Guide today!

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Sunday Selections – Week 16

December 23rd, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Tennessee at Green Bay

Tough spot for Tennessee off a MN game vs the Jets and now travel to a playoff need GB team in cold weather. Tennessee lost 2 starting OL prior the Jets game and against 3-4 defenses they are 1-4 with the only win vs a tired PIT team travelling on Thursday. GB is 7-0 at home in Dec w/a 37-15 avg score prior to DET and they have a huge edge with Rodgers (255 ypg, 67%, 14-5 at home this year) vs the #18 pass defense w/a 24-10 ratio. I’m not worried about RB Johnson influencing the pace of the game here as GB has only allowed 76 ypg (3.7) vs foes w/a losing record this year. I also like the matchup of Capers w/a defense that is expected to get healthier vs a young QB here. I’ll call for the home team by 17.
PHIL’S FORECAST: GREEN BAY 30 TENNESSEE 13

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New Orleans & Las Vegas Bowl Forecasts

December 22nd, 2012 No comments

By Phil Steele

Today’s lineup has two games for you – the New Orleans Bowl and the Las Vegas Bowl ! Each day there is a bowl I will have a breakdown of the game here on my blog. But if you can’t wait for the actual writeup, make sure you download my FREE Bowl Guide which gives you a glimpse of each game being played this bowl season. The Bowl Guide includes Stat Leaders, Past Meetings, Bowl Records, Game By Game Stats and Previous Bowl Game Results. Everything you need for this post season at your fingertips! Make sure you check back on Christmas Eve for the Hawaii Bowl Forecast and download that Bowl Guide today! Read more…