Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bowl-O-Rama: The Emerald Bowl

Unless you're a total college football junkie you probably should have something better to do than watch this game. Yes, I'll be in front of my TV at 8:30 just like the rest of you addicts.

Teams: Maryland & Oregon State
Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
Miles Traveled By Each Team: Maryland(2,814), Oregon State(572)
Related Cereal: Lucky Charms(That damn leprechaun is hording more than a pot of gold), or Rainbow Brite.

Breakdown: Maryland heads into this game with the #65 ranked rushing offense(147yds/gm, 28TD's), and the #78 ranked passing offense(203yds/gm, 7TD's). Overall, their offense is ranked #88 in the nation. On defense, the Terps’ defense is ranked #45 against the run(136yds/gm, 15TD's), and #47 against the pass(219yds/gm, 13TD's). Their total defense is ranked #42, and surrenders an average of 355yds/gm and has allowed 31 total touchdowns.

Their opponent, Oregon State, comes into the game with the #43 ranked rush attack(166yds/gm, 25TD's), and the #76 ranked passing offense(207yds/gm, 10TD's). Their total offense is ranked #77. The Beavers’ defense is ranked #2 against the rush(74yds/gm, 12TD's), and #75 against the pass(238yds/gm, 18TD's). Their total defense is ranked #12, and allows an average of 313yds/gm and has given up 33 total touchdowns.

Signature Wins: Maryland-Boston College. Oregon State-Cal.

Common Opponents: None.

Prediction: Offensively this could be a very difficult game to watch. And by difficult I mean you might want to consider scrapbooking with the significant other in order to ensure no complaints when watching future(and much more entertaining) games. Between the two of them these offenses have a total of 17 passing TD’s. Yikes. At least the Beavers have Yvenson Bernard to spice things up a bit. Oregon State’s defense should be able to keep the Terrapins from doing too much, and the Beavers should come away with the victory, 20-10

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