I was surprised to see that Florida was a 7 1/2 point favorite to win the Outback Bowl. I know Penn State had a mediocre season that mirrored Florida’s. The Nittany Lions lost all of their big games and their best win was over a 6-6 team.
But Florida’s best cornerback is out. Florida’s offensive coordinator will have his mind elsewhere. Not that Steve Addazio pre-Temple was anything to brag about in 2010.
I think one reason Florida is a big favorite is that it is assumed the Gators will play hard for Urban Meyer in his last game. Maybe, but shouldn’t they have played hard against South Carolina? At Florida State?
I just don’t think Florida had it this year. And I don’t think things are going to change in Tampa. So I’m leaning towards picking JoePa.
But gambling is illegal at Bushwood.