Friday, December 21, 2007

Bowl-O-Rama: The Sun Bowl

"Only steers and queers come from Texas, Private Cowboy. And you don't look much like a steer to me so that kinda narrows it down." Wait. What's that? Your mascot is a bull? Well then, moo moo buckaroo!

Teams: South Florida & Oregon
Location: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
Miles Traveled By Each Team: South Florida(1,724), Oregon(1,655)
Related Cereal: Raisin Bran(Sunny, the creepy breakfast character, is watching you eat).

Breakdown: South Florida heads into this game with the #28 ranked rushing offense(193yds/gm, 30TD's), and the #55 ranked passing offense(228yds/gm, 17TD's). Overall, their offense is ranked #39 in the nation. On defense, the Bulls’ defense is ranked #19 against the run(112yds/gm, 7TD's), and #40 against the pass(214yds/gm, 17TD's). Their total defense is ranked #22, and surrenders an average of 326yds/gm and has allowed 27 total touchdowns.

Their opponent, Oregon, comes into the game with the #8 ranked rush attack(243yds/gm, 31TD's), and the #62 ranked passing offense(218yds/gm, 22TD's). Their total offense is ranked #12. The Ducks’ defense is ranked #44 against the rush(136yds/gm, 13TD's), and #87 against the pass(250yds/gm, 18TD's). Their total defense is ranked #62, and allows an average of 386yds/gm and has given up 34 total touchdowns.

Signature Wins: South Florida-West Virginia. Oregon-Arizona State.

Common Opponents: None.

Prediction: Oregon without Dennis Dixon is a totally different, and largely ineffective, team. South Florida’s defense should be able to stop the Ducks’ rushing attack, and put more pressure on Oregon’s quarterback committee. George Selvie should be a disruptive force all game, and the Bulls should get the win, 28-17.

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