The Oregon State Beavers, as field goal favorites, are the best play in the Sun Bowl against the Missouri Tigers.
I truly have to say I’m really impressed with the way the Beavers (9-4) have played the last couple months of the season. If not for a bad loss at UCLA, they would come into this game on an 8-game winning streak.
That’s nothing to throw dirt at people, and Oregon St simply dominated Hawaii in their own backyard in their season finale. QB Matt Moore looks to have really improved his draft status this season, and I foresee their balanced offensive attack giving the Tigers loads of trouble in this spot.
Missouri (8-4) looked to be the class of the Big 12 North early after they got out to a 6-0 start, but their loss in College Station to Texas A&M snowballed into a 2-3 SU mark the rest of the way. QB Chase Daniel seemed to have hit the proverbial wall late in the season before rebounding with a nice effort vs. Kansas to close out the year. He could have a big game against the Beavers considering their mediocre pass defense, but I’m betting it won’t happen and the Beavers grab HC Mike Riley his third straight Bowl win and cover.
Play: Oregon State -3