By Marc Lawrence

The 2009 College Football Bowl season winds its way toward the BCS Championship Game in Pasadena on Thursday, January 7th. We close out the 3rd and final report with some of the good, bad and ugly stats and trends of teams in games from January 1 st thru the title game, all derived from the 2009 Playbook College Bowl Stat Report. All records are ATS unless noted otherwise.

Happy New Year and enjoy the games…


Northwestern: Big 10 bowlers are 6-1 ATS vs SEC opp off BB losses… bowlers off BB SU and ATS underdog wins are 7-11 ATS

<bAuburn: 4-1 SU and ATS bowler after Alabama…1-11 bowl favorite or dog of 7 < points vs opp off win


Florida State: Bowden: 10-1 SU and ATS off loss vs Gators… 111th ranked defense

West Virginia: Stewart: 13-0 SU but only 3-8 ATS vs sub .700 opp… Big East bowlers are 1-8 ATS versus an opponent off a loss


LSU: SEC bowl dogs are 9-1 ATS versus an opponent off a win… Bengals 0-4 In The Stats last four games

Penn State: 6-2 SU and ATS vs SEC opp S/1990… Capital One favorites are 1-4 SU and ATS L5Y


Ohio State: 25-7 SU L32G vs fellow bowlers… Big 10 bowlers are 7-14 SU and 4-17 ATS vs Pac 10 opp

Oregon: 5-1 ATS bowler off a win… 1st year coaches are 4-12 ATS as bowlers vs opp won 10 or more games LY


Cincinnati: Undefeated bowl dogs of 7 > points are 10-2 ATS… 1-6 ATS bowler this decade

Florida: Meyer: 9-1 ATS when opponent win percentage is more than his team… SEC bowlers are 0-5 SU and ATS vs Big East opp L10Y


Northern Illinois: 18-7 ATS non conference dogs this decade… Kill: 1-10 SU vs bowlers

South Florida: Golden: 16-3-2 ATS as dog 24 < points… MAC bowlers are 1-7 SU and 0-8 ATS off a loss


Connecticut: Edsall: 23-9-1 ATS off ATS loss (20-4 L24)… 2-5 SU vs bowlers this season

South Carolina: 4-0 ATS vs Big East opp… SEC bowlers are 0-5 SU and ATS vs Big East opp L10Y


Mississippi: 7-1 SU and ATS bowler S/92… bowlers off loss in same bowl they won LY are 3-12 ATS

Oklahoma State: Cowboys 8-1 ATS off shutout loss… Big 12 bowlers are 3-12 ATS vs an opponent off a DD loss


Arkansas: 6-3 ATS vs bowlers this season… Liberty Bowl favs 1-4 ATS L5G

East Carolina: Holtz: 22-7-1 ATS as dog, including 7-1-1 ATS vs opp off loss… CUSA bowlers are 0-3 SU and ATS vs SEC


Michigan State: Dantonio 11-2 ATS after allow 38 or more points… 0-5 ATS bowler off loss

Texas Tech: 3-1 SU and 4-0 In The Stats last four games… Big 12 bowlers 1-11 ATS as favs off BB wins 11-3 ATS vs opp off SU and ATS loss… 1-3 SU and ATS bowler vs MWC


Boise State: Undefeated bowl dogs of 7 > points are 10-2 ATS… only 3 seniors on 44 man two-deep roster

TCU: only team in CFB to outgain every opponent this season… rematch of Poinsettia Bowl last year (TCU won. 17-16)


Iowa: 6-2 SU and 6-1-1 ATS vs bowlers this season… Hawkeyes had seven 4Q comeback wins this season

Georgia Tech: : ACC bowlers are 5-1 SU and ATS vs Big 10 this decade… 2-9 ATS fav off win vs > .500 opp off win


Troy: Dog is 3-0 SU and ATS in Trojans bowl games… allowed season high yards in two of final three games

Central Michigan: MAC bowlers are 6-3 ATS as favorites of > 2 points… MAC bowlers are 0-7 SU and ATS since 2008 (heading into this bowl season)


Texas: Dog in AP No. 1 vs No. 2 is 19-6 ATS S/85… Big 12 bowlers are 0-6 SU and ATS vs .750 or greater SEC opp

Alabama: Saban: 10-3 SU and ATS if undefeated vs undefeated opp… Heisman Trophy winning teams are 7-21 ATS as bowlers