Friday, December 21, 2007

Bowl-O-Rama: The Music City Bowl

With all the suspensions, the Seminoles could take a team Mini Cooper to the game.

Teams: Kentucky & Florida State
Location: LP Field, Nashville, TN
Miles Traveled By Each Team: Kentucky(212), Florida State(494)
Related Cereal: Guitar Crunch(Please keep the air guitar to a minimum when consuming).

Breakdown: Kentucky heads into this game with the #52 ranked rushing offense(156yds/gm, 19TD's), and the #24 ranked passing offense(282yds/gm, 36TD's). Overall, their offense is ranked #25 in the nation. On defense, the Wildcats’ defense is ranked #92 against the run(190yds/gm, 18TD's), and #21 against the pass(200yds/gm, 23TD's). Their total defense is ranked #65, and surrenders an average of 390yds/gm and has allowed 46 total touchdowns.

Their opponent, Florida State, comes into the game with the #96 ranked rush attack(121yds/gm, 10TD's), and the #47 ranked passing offense(232yds/gm, 14TD's). Their total offense is ranked #82. The Seminoles’ defense is ranked #22 against the rush(114yds/gm, 10TD's), and #73 against the pass(236yds/gm, 20TD's). Their total defense is ranked #36, and allows an average of 350yds/gm and has given up 33 total touchdowns.

Signature Wins: Kentucky-LSU. FSU-Boston College.

Common Opponents: Florida. Kentucky lost against Florida, 37-45. FSU lost 12-45.

Prediction: Nashville is a fitting destination for the Seminoles this year. The home of country music could come up with endless whining melodies about another disappointing season, and the suspension of 20+ players for the bowl game(my girl, my dog, my truck, my futbawl team, waaa!). FSU’s defense has been decent all year, especially against the pass, but the offense has a tough time scoring points. Combine the suspensions with Kentucky’s ability to move the ball fairly well and this one could get out of hand quick. The Wildcats win, 35-17.

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