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Gator Bowl 2012: Bill Connelly Picks Buckeyes

Now that hte 2011-12 bowl lineup is announced many experts are chiming in with their early picks in each game. SB Nation's Bill Connelly sees the Gator bowl as an excellent chance for the Ohio State Buckeyes to build momentum for 2012 when Urban Meyer takes over. Connelly has views all 35 bowl matchups and he picks the Buckeyes as his favorite to win over Florida:

2-Jan Gator 1:00 PM ESPN2 Ohio State Florida Ohio St. by 6 Ohio St. by 0.7

 

Connelly also expects Toledo to win its game with Air Force, but he thinks Ohio will lose to Utah State.

Meanwhile, SB Nation's Spencer Hall rates the Gator bowl as one of the worst games to watch of the bowl season:

23. Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Ohio State vs. Florida. If you are old enough to remember Bumfights, then you know what a hole the prohibition and elimination of this challenging and compelling video series was for our culture. Fortunately, the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl is staging a one day revival of Bumfights featuring two teams with chronic anemia, shuffling coaching staffs wondering where their next check might be coming from, and Charlie Weis.

Hall expects that Ohio and Toledo's games will be better games to watch.

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