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Bowl Picks: Will Lane Kiffin’s offense keep on rolling tonight?

Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin has been all smiles this season with the way his offense has been clicking. Will that continue tonight?. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin has been all smiles this season with the way his offense has been clicking. Will that continue tonight?. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) AP

To say it was a struggle for most of the Star-Telegram staff members and their bowl picks for the slate of Dec. 16 games would be, well, an understatement.

The nine prognosticators went a combined 16-29 against the spread and a woeful 9-36 straight up.

But that was last week.

It’s time for redemption... maybe?

Here are the Star-Telegram’s bowl picks for bowl games from today through Christmas Eve.

Let us know your picks by tweeting @DFW_College or commenting on our Facebook page!

BOWL GAMES

Dec. 19

Boca Raton Bowl: Akron vs. Florida Atlantic (-22.5)

Dec. 20

Frisco Bowl: SMU (-4) vs. Louisiana Tech

Dec. 21

Gasparilla Bowl: Temple (-7) vs. Florida International

Dec. 22

Bahamas Bowl: UAB vs. Ohio (-7.5)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming (-1) vs. Central Michigan

Dec. 23

Birmingham Bowl: Texas Tech vs. South Florida (-2.5)

Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. San Diego State (-6.5)

Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Toledo (-7.5)

Dec. 24

Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Houston (-2.5)

STAFF PICKS

Drew Davison

vs. Spread: FAU, LaTech, Temple, UAB, CMU, Texas Tech, Army, Toledo, Houston

Straight: FAU, SMU, Temple, Ohio, CMU, Texas Tech, SDSU, Toledo, Houston

Record (vs. Spread): 2-3

Record (Straight): 2-3

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Brian Gosset

vs. Spread: Akron, SMU, Temple, Ohio, CMU, Tech, Army, App. State, Houston

Straight: FAU, SMU, Temple, Ohio, CMU, Tech, SDSU, Toledo, Houston

Record (vs. Spread): 3-2

Record (Straight): 0-5

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John Henry

vs. Spread: FAU, SMU, FIU, UAB, CMU, USF, Army, Toledo, Houston

Straight: FAU, SMU, Temple, Ohio, CMU, USF, SDSU, Toledo, Houston

Record (vs. Spread): 4-1

Record (Straight): 1-4

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Clarence Hill

vs. Spread: Akron, LaTech, Temple, Ohio, CMU, USF, SDSU, App. State, Houston

Straight: FAU, LaTech, Temple, Ohio, CMU, USF, SDSU, Toledo, Houston

Record (vs. Spread): 1-4

Record (Straight): 2-3

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David Humphrey

vs. Spread: FAU, LaTech, Temple, UAB, CMU, Texas Tech, Army, Toledo, Houston

Straight: FAU, LaTech, Temple, Ohio, CMU, USF, SDSU, Toledo, Fresno State

Record (vs. Spread): 1-4

Record (Straight): 1-4

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Carlos Mendez

vs. Spread: FAU, LaTech, Temple, Ohio, Wyoming, USF, Army, Toledo, Houston

Straight: FAU, LaTech, Temple, Ohio, Wyoming, USF, Army, Toledo, Houston

Record (vs. Spread): 2-3

Record (Straight): 2-3

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Stefan Stevenson

vs. Spread: Akron, LaTech, FIU, Ohio, CMU, USF, SDSU, Toledo, Houston

Straight: FAU, LaTech, FIU, Ohio, CMU, USF, SDSU, Toledo, Houston

Record (vs. Spread): 0-5

Record (Straight): 1-4

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William Wilkerson

vs. Spread: Akron, SMU, Temple, Ohio, Wyoming, Texas Tech, Army, Toledo, Houston

Straight: FAU, SMU, Temple, Ohio, Wyoming, Texas Tech, SDSU, Toledo, Houston

Record (vs. Spread): 1-4

Record (Straight): 0-5

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Eric Zarate

vs. Spread: FAU, SMU, Temple, UAB, CMU, Texas Tech, Army, Toledo, Fresno State

Straight: FAU, SMU, Temple, Ohio, CMU, Texas Tech, Army, Toledo, Fresno State

Record (vs. Spread): 2-3

Record (Straight): 0-5

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