Rose Bowl Betting Spread, Predictions & TV Schedule – FSU Vs OregonNoah Williams
The Rose Bowl Presented By Northwestern Mutual is one of six bowls that will take turns hosting the national semifinals. The Sugar Bowl is the other site this year, and the Cotton, Fiesta, Orange and Peach Bowls will handle those duties in coming seasons.
But let’s not stray from what we are all here for.
Last year Jameis Winston won the last Heisman Trophy. Marcus Mariota bagged it this year. And on New Year’s Day, the two most talented, hyped and decorated quarterbacks in college football will go head-to-head in the Granddaddy of Them All.
— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) December 31, 2014
Mariota and the Oregon Ducks, who are 9 point favorites, will face Winston and the Floirda State Seminoles in the 2015 Rose Bowl in what should be a shoot-out of a playoff game that has a sky scraping total of 72.5 points.
"You have two of the greatest of all time at their position," Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said.
Here is everything you need to know to get ready for this year’s showdown.
A Closer Look At the Oregon Vs Florida State Rose Bowl Betting Spread, Predictions
No. 3 Florida State vs No. 2 Oregon Ducks
Date: Jan. 01, 2015
Start Time: 5 p.m. ET
Location: Pasadena California
Stadium: Rose Bowl
TV Info: ESPN
Stream Info: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Florida State vs Oregon
Point Spread: Ducks -9
Game Total: 72.5
The 12-1 and 9-4 ATS Ducks won the Pac-12 Championship for the fourth time in the last six years, closed the season with eight straight wins and will play in their 10th straight college bowl game.
— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) December 30, 2014
The Ducks have the 11th ranked passing offense in the nation, led by the aforementioned Mariota, who registered 3783 yards, 38 TDs & just 2 INTs on the season. Catching the ball for Mariota are WRs Byron Marshall and Devon Allen have combined for nearly 1,500 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
Oregon’s rush attack is averaging 5.5 yards per carry with RB Royce Freeman leading the way with 1,299 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns. Mariota has chipped in for 699 yards and 14 scores rushing.
The Ducks high-octane offense averages 46.3 points per game, 3rd best in the nation.
Defensively, the Oregon Ducks are allowing 22.5 points, 413.8 yards, and they’ve forced 34 sacks and 25 turnovers. Erick Dargan leads Oregon with 82 tackles and DeForest Buckner has 12 tackles for loss.
Just like Britney Spears, Florida State went and did it again, but instead of blowing through their schedule going undefeated like last year, the Seminoles took a more difficult path for an undefeated season with come from behind victorys with significantly slimmer margins; seven of their 13 victories came by one score or less.
A step down in play from last year came at the expense of spread bets backing the Seminoles as FSU went 3-10 ATS this year.
Winston was unable to repeat some of the highs of his Heisman-winning freshman campaign, but he’s still undoubtedly one of the most talented signal callers in the country. He quarterbacks the 14th ranked passing offense in the nation and has thrown for 3559 yards, 24 TDs & 17 INTs, which is 16 TDs less and seven more interceptions than last season.
WR Rashad Greene has been Winston’s number one weapon with 93 receptions, 1306 yards & 7 TDs this season. RB Dalvin Cook leads the team with 905 yards on 155 attempts, & 8 TDs, but Karlos Williams, with 10 TDs, is the top ball carrier in the red zone.
— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) December 30, 2014
Head coaches Mark Helfrich and Jimbo Fisher have never faced each other. Fisher is 4-0 in bowl games while Helfrich 1-0.
FSU has never played in a Rose Bowl, but they were in Pasadena just last January, beating Auburn in the BCS national title game . Winston capped one of the greatest freshman seasons by a quarterback in the sport’s history by throwing the winning TD pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left in Florida State’s 34-31 victory, capping a 79-yard drive.
Oregon will be in the traditional postseason destination for the Pac-12 champion for the third time in six years, and the stands will be filled with green-clad faithful. The Ducks lost to Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State in 2010, but outlasted Wisconsin 45-38 in a thriller in 2012 for Oregon’s first Rose Bowl win in 95 years.
Mariota hasn’t won a national title or played in a Rose Bowl yet, but the junior from Hawaii has done nearly everything else during three incredible seasons as the Ducks’ starter. He has thrown a touchdown pass in all 39 games of his college career while throwing just 12 interceptions – the same number Winston has thrown in his last six games.
"You have two of the greatest college football players right now," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. "It makes for great TV and great competition."
The Ducks are:
- 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game,
- 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite,
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 bowl games,
- 19-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record,
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games, and
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games as a favorite.
The Seminoles are:
- 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 bowl games
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, and
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.