Dec 27, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Baylor Bears defensive end Chris McAllister (31) celebrates after sacking UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley in the 2012 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

HailWV Bowl Pick 'Em Update: Segment 1

Through the first 11 games of the bowl season, Patrick Pishko is in the lead in the HailWV Bowl Pick ‘Em competition.

Pishko correctly forecast 10 of the 11 games, winning on the tie-breaking combined score of the Holiday Bowl. Apparently Pishko was banking on he resurgence of the Baylor defense? It is amazing that the Baylor defense was able to keep the UCLA offense off balance. What was more remarkable was the running game and the emergence of Lache Seastrunk as a legitimate star in the Bears offense.

Dec. 26, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers tight end Jack Doyle (82) dives for a ball but is unable to make the catch in the fourth quarter of the 2012 Little Caesars Bowl against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Even with the high scoring Holiday Bowl, I thought that I had a great shot at winning this thing. Unfortunately I got screwed out of the mix when Western Kentucky failed to come back against Central Michigan. Freaking Toppers! Had WKU comeback to win the Pizza Bowl, I would have been in prime position to take Segment 1.

Now we are into Segment 2 of the Pick ‘Em, and I am already missing picks left and right. The Navy pick was my wildcard and I whiffed hard. The rest of my picks in Segment 2 do not look so hot either.

For a recap of the picks made by your favorite HailWV staffer, you can see the original article here.

Looking ahead at the rest of the slate of bowl games, I would not expect me to come out on top. I think it will become a two horse race down the stretch between Pishko and Miller, but stranger things have happened.

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