Bowl Season Open Thread: The Armed Forces, Humanitarian, And Sun Bowls

We get another full day of Bowl Games and some pretty good matchups. I’m going to throw up the Post Season Pammy Top 10 after this post and put up the three later matchups after that. There’s also going to be a little Mercury Morris video in there as well. Should be a fun day…..hope you can join in.

CAL vs. Air Force
The Armed Forces Bowl
12:30 PM ET, December 31, 2007
Amon Carter Stadium , Fort Worth , TXw

Weather: Sunny with gusty winds. High 59 Degrees
Spread: CAL -4.5, O/U 57
AA’s Pick: CAL -4….again, buy the half (Record 9-5-1)
Announcers: Dan Fouts, Tim Brant(ESPN)

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Team Leaders

California Passing: Longshore- 59.8%, 2544 Yards, 16 TDs, 13 INTs
Air Force Passing: Carney- 62.2%, 1423 Yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTs
California Rushing: Forsett- 282 Carries, 1406 Yards, 5.0 avg, 13 TDs
Air Force Rushing: Hall- 211 Carries, 1415 Yards, 6.7 avg, 14 TDs

California Receiving: Hawkins- 69 Catches, 855 Yards, 12.4 avg, 5 TDs
Air Force Receiving: Hall- 46 Catches, 488 Yards, 10.6 avg, 1 TD
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Georgia Tech vs. Fresno State
Humanitarian Bowl
2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2007
Bronco Stadium , Boise , ID

Weather: 30 Degrees, Sunny
Spread: Georgia Tech -6, O/U 54
AA’s Pick: Fresno +6
Announcers: Dave Lamont, James Hasty (ESPN2)

Team Leaders

Georgia Tech Passing: Bennnett- 49.0%, 2045 Yards, 6 TDs, 9 INTs
Fresno State Passing: Brandstater- 61.2%, 2369 Yards, 14 TDs, 5 INTs

Georgia Tech Rushing: Choice- 249 Carries, 1310 Yards, 5.3 avg, 10 TDs
Fresno State Rushing: Mathews- 145 Carries, 866 Yards, 6.0 avg, 14 TDs

Georgia Tech Receiving: Smith- 34 Catches, 543 Yards, 16.0 avg, 2 TDs
Fresno State Receiving: Moore- 41 Catches, 614 Yards, 15.0 avg, 5 TDs
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#21 South Florida vs. Oregon
The Sun Bowl
2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2007
Sun Bowl , El Paso , TX

Weather: Sunny. High 62 Degrees
Spread: South Florida -7, O/U 52
AA’s Pick: Definitely take the under here…and I’m going with the USF -7.
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein (CBS)

Team Leaders

South Florida Passing: Grothe- 59.9%, 2473 Yards, 13 TDs, 12 INTs
Oregon Passing: Dixon (out)- 67.7%, 2136 Yards, 20 TDs, 4 INTs

South Florida Rushing: Grothe- 184 Carries, 832 Yards, 4.5 avg, 10 TDs
Oregon Rushing: Stewart- 257 Carries, 1469 Yards, 5.7 avg, 10 TDs
South Florida Receiving: Mitchell- 37 Catches, 537 Yards, 14.5 avg, 4 TDs
Oregon Receiving: Williams- 51 Catches, 804 Yards, 15.8 avg, 7 TDs
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“He can find the hole and he explodes through it.” – Tim Brant (Via fairplay)

An Oklahoma D-Lineman allegedly stole a coat from a Burlington Coat Factory in Arizona & got sent home from the Fiesta Bowl. Robert Smith’s reaction: “Now you know you don’t need no coat in Arizona.”

Hilarious.

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