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Independence Bowl, Georgia Tech Vs. Air Force: Predictions Roundup

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According to picks by national writers that I was able to find, Air Force seems to have a slight edge over Georgia Tech. Your local SB Nation writers are leaning the other way and think Tech will break the bowl slide on Monday. Hey, we never said we were unbiased.

Source Winner Notes Falcons Of the four writers, three pick Air Force, with Gerry Ahern the only one predicting a Tech victory. The Yahoo! users can't decide and list it is a pick-em.
USA Today Jackets Tech pulls out a close win with the 8-writer panel, getting 5 votes and Air Force collecting 3.
CBS Sports Falcons Another panel leaning in favor the cadets, with Air Force getting four of the five picks.
Fanhouse Jackets Brett McMurphy is doing his bowl picks against the spread and likes Georgia Tech +2½.
Sports Illustrated Falcons The two SI writers, Stewart Mandel and Cory McCartney, both picked Air Force and think that it will be a one possession game.
What If Sports Jackets What If Sports not only has Tech winning, but their computers have the victory coming by more than one possession. The Jackets also won in 71% of their simulations.
SB Nation Atlanta Jackets Jason Kirk, this site's senior editor, thinks the game will be a 21-17 victory for Georgia Tech. He did say that he had zero confidence in the pick, however.
From The Rumble Seat Jackets Both writers are picking Tech to win, with Bird predicting a 31-20 score and Winfield expecting it to be 40-27.
Dawg Sports Jackets T. Kyle King points to Paul Johnson's success over Air Force while at Navy as his reasoning.
Mountain West Connection Falcons Jeremy Mauss of Mountain West Connection thinks Air Force wins 28-24 and believes the Falcon defense will be the deciding factor.
ACC Blogger Jackets Brandon Rink thinks Tech pulls out a close victory, winning 31-28.
ESPN Bloggers Split Heather Dinich, ESPN's ACC blogger, picks Tech to win 28-24. Andrea Adelson, their national writer, likes the Falcons to win 27-17.


If the game is as close as just about everyone is predicting, it will be a lot of fun to watch. Just don't tune in late, as you could miss the entirety of what might be the shortest game in history. 

As for my pick? It's about dang time Tech gets a bowl win. It would be nice to head into an off-season coming off a positive note. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.