Vegas College Football Bowl Predictions Part II (Christmas to New Year’s): Georgia-Louisville and More

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Nov 15, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier and co-offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. react against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Duck Commander Independence Bowl- Shreveport, La.

Miami Hurricanes vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

Line: Miami by 4

Saturday Blitz Vegas Bowl Prediction; South Carolina Wins 34-23

Are we to believe that Steve Spurrier will finish the 2014 college football season with a losing record for the first time since 1987, his first year coaching college football when he was at Duke? No way. It can’t be possible. Spurrier is going to find a way to lead the Gamecocks to victory in this game featuring two 6-6 teams from Power Five conferences.

Miami appeared to be on a roll finally with Brad Kaaya and Duke Johnson, and then the Hurricanes just collapsed at the end of the season to fall to 6-6. Expect that collapse to continue into the bowl game. Although Al Golden is building a program, his team is just not mentally tough enough for this yet.

South Carolina, however, is, with plenty of heartbreaking losses this year already on the resume. And in a game like this, Spurrier will usually come away with the victory simply because he can still out-coach anybody in college football if it is one game for his life. The coaching will be the X factor here, and Spurrier will get the Gamecocks to 7-6.

It’s not exactly what South Carolina fans had in mind going into this season, but it’s enough to salvage some of the disappointment that happened throughout the year. Dylan Thompson goes out in style.

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