Heart of Dallas Bowl Pick

Heart of Dallas Bowl December 26 1:00

(6-6) Illinois Fighting Illini vs (8-5) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Line.  Louisiana Tech -6 O/U 57 (5dimes)
Louisiana Tech 4-1 SU 4-1 ATS last 5
Louisiana Tech O/U is 9-3-1 on season
Illinois 3-2 SU 3-2 ATS last 5
Illinois O/U is 7-5 on season

Illinois had to win their last 2 games to become bowl eligible. They changed QB’s and Reilly O’Toole played well to beat Penn St and Northwestern. Their Defense is one of the worst in FBS, averaging near the bottom in pts allowed (34) and yards (465)   Louisiana Tech is well balance on offense. Senior QB Cody Sokol has thrown for over 3,000 yds and 29 tds, while RB Kenneth Dixon has over 1,200 yds with 21 scores. Coach Skip Holtz has the Bulldogs playing their best football in years. This game has the makings of a shoot out. Illinois will struggle all day stopping the Bulldog offense and will have to be aggressive to keep up. The Cotton Bowl scoreboard operator will be busy. The pick OVER 57