Picking BCS bowl game winners

Picks for BCS and rest of New Year's bowl games, including several upsets

Updated: December 29, 2012, 5:06 PM ET
By Will Harris | ESPN Insider
Collin KleinJamie Squire/Getty ImagesCollin Klein and Kansas State match up well with Oregon.

Every week during the season, Will Harris checks with the computers (using Insider's PickCenter) and the wiseguys to evaluate the upset possibilities in college football's most compelling games and give his picks for which teams will come out on top.

We've been picking every game this bowl season and have reached our final installment of selections, which includes all of the BCS games and the rest of the bowl games New Year's Day and later. We're backing several underdogs in this edition, including a few outright upsets.

If you'd like to see our picks for all games Dec. 29-31, click here.


Alabama Crimson Tide versus Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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Alabama is favored by 10 points

Double-digit spreads loom especially large when the total is 41. And despite the low figure, it's not hard to make a case for the under. The title game features a pair of run-first, down-tempo, ball-control, clock-eating offenses with good ball security ramming into defenses with dominant front sevens that excel in the red zone and don't allow explosive plays.


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