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Consider the 2021 season was one of great confusion for the Miami Hurricanes.  Much of that College football betting hysteria regarded coach Manny Diaz.  However, a strong finish to the season seemed to cool his seat off.   But not for long.  Specifically, Diaz was canned on December 6.  Also, factoring in Diaz’s disfavor was environmental.  Miami administrators panicked over criticism of the football program on ESPN by Kirk Herbstreit.  Thus, the athletic department was preparing to rebrand if things went south.  Manny Diaz needed a better season than he produced.  Coach Mario Cristobal arrives from Oregon.

2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Washington State Cougars vs. Miami Hurricanes Betting Information

Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Location: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
TV Coverage: CBS

2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Washington State vs. Miami Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Washington State +2 ( -110 ) 59½ ( -110 ) +110
Miami Florida -2 ( -110 ) 59½ ( -110 ) -130
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At the onset of this sportsbook bowl matchup is an interesting fact.  As was previously noted, Miami head coach Manny Diaz was fired on December 6.  By contrast, Washington State has its new permanent head coach Jake Dickert on hand.  An undetermined assistant coach for Miami will serve as a 1-time head coach for this game.

Cougs Carry Own to Bowl Berth

Last game, Washington State demolished hated arch-rival Washington 40-13 as 21.5-point away favorites.  The game went over the Betting on college football total of 44.5.  As a result, Washington State is 7-5 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under.  Overall, Wazzu ranks 74th for total offense and 69th for scoring offense.  Defensively, the Cougars rank 68th overall and 48th for points allowed.

The Old U Bowls to Set Stage for New U

Last time out, Miami destroyed Duke 47-10 as a 20.5-point road favorite.  Also, the game went under the bet on NCAAF total of 67.  Overall, the Hurricanes have a record of 7-5 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under.  Overall, Miami ranks 22nd for total offense and 26th for scoring offense.  While defensively, the U ranks 77th overall and 88th for points allowed.

Tyler Van Dyke threw for three touchdowns and 381 yards.  Thus, Miami wrapped up the regular season by winning for the fifth time in its last six games.  Charleston Rambo caught two of the touchdown passes on a record-setting day.  Miami broke away with a 20-point second quarter for a 30-10 halftime lead. In turn, the Hurricanes outgained Duke 356-85 in the first half.

Miami suffers from its glorious past.  From 1983 through 2002, the Hurricanes were an elite program and perennial national championship contender.  But once they lost the January 2003 national championship game to Ohio State in overtime, the program quickly declined.  Miami is trapped in a box of thinking of itself as a national power but without the financial investment to sustain such aspirations.

Additionally, ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit added fuel to the fire.  Herbstreit ripped Miami for its lack of commitment to championship football.  The Miami administration took that as a cold slap in the face.  But they responded with a much more aggressive approach.  Subsequently, that led to the firing of James.  But the new AD will tell all about the real commitment of The U.

Manny Diaz gets a mixed report card for his time as Miami head coach.  Recruiting progress was seen this year by the improved offense.  Offsetting that was a defense that was often defenseless.  Since Diaz has such a strong defensive background, that falls on his shoulders.

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Accordingly, Washington State should have a distinct motivational and preparation Betting on NCAAF advantage.  Miami is all about tomorrow.  Today, they have an interim coach and an uncertain future.  Washington State will have its full-time coach on hand and is eager to end the season on a high note.

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Washington State Cougars

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