Friday, December 21, 2007

Bowl-O-Rama: The Humanitarian Bowl

Georgia Tech's passing offense isn't very good? But I thought that Reggie Ball used up all of his eligibility.(zing!)

Hey, look at that bulldog! Someone didn't put the antifreeze away properly.

Teams: Georgia Tech & Fresno State
Location: Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID
Miles Traveled By Each Team: Georgia Tech(2,171), Fresno State(721)
Related Cereal: Smurf Magic Berries(When you see the turf you’ll feel like you ate something “magical”).

Breakdown: Georgia Tech heads into this game with the #18 ranked rushing offense(202yds/gm, 26TD's), and the #102 ranked passing offense(182yds/gm, 8TD's). Overall, their offense is ranked #66 in the nation. On defense, the Yellow Jackets’ defense is ranked #12 against the run(100yds/gm, 15TD's), and #32 against the pass(210yds/gm, 11TD's). Their total defense is ranked #11, and surrenders an average of 310yds/gm and has allowed 28 total touchdowns.

Their opponent, Fresno State, comes into the game with the #16 ranked rush attack(264yds/gm, 30TD's), and the #82 ranked passing offense(202yds/gm, 14TD's). Their total offense is ranked #51. The Bulldogs’ defense is ranked #86 against the rush(182yds/gm, 21TD's), and #59 against the pass(227yds/gm, 16TD's). Their total defense is ranked #77, and allows an average of 409yds/gm and has given up 38 total touchdowns.

Signature Wins: Georgia Tech-Clemson. Fresno State-Kansas State?

Common Opponents: None.

Prediction: Both teams feature good rushing attacks, and Fresno State has a better pass offense. However, Georgia Tech has the better overall defense, and Fresno State has had trouble stopping run. That should mean a big day for Tashard Choice, who will find lots of running room against the Bulldogs. He should lead the way for the Yellow Jackets in victory, 27-21.

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