Bowl Season Open Thread: The New Orleans Bowl


Don’t know how much of the game I’ll catch so I’ll need some of your help. If you’re watching the game please leave some quotes in the comments and you will be rewarded handsomely. Tonight’s game is the New Orleans Bowl and we’ve got Memphis v. FAU. Here’s what you need to know…..

8:00 PM ET, December 21, 2007
Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Weather: Dome
Spread: FAU -3.5, O/U 68
AA’s Pick: FAU, but I’d buy the half a point (Record 1-0)
Announcers: Mark Jones, Bob Davie (ESPN2)

Team Leaders

Memphis Passing: Hankins- 60.7%, 2939 Yards, 22 TDs, 12 Ints
FAU Passing: Smith- 57.3%, 3352 Yards, 27 TDs, 8 Ints

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Memphis Rushing: Doss- 154 Carries, 715 Yards, 4.6 avg, 5 TDs
FAU Rushing: Pierre- 159 Carries, 733 Yards, 4.6 avg, 7 TDs

Memphis Receiving: Calhoun- 58 Catches, 850 Yards, 14.7 avg, 5 TDs
FAU Receiving: Gent- 61 Catches, 1030 Yards, 16.9 avg, 9 TD
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“The tiger is fast, but the owl sees at night.”- Mark Jones

Good one Mark.

“Santa said he was going to leave a lot of points under the tree for us in this game and if there is a Santa, which I still believe in, I think he did.”- Mark Jones

Nice Mark….cause kids don’t watch College Football games.

“I read they can’t find HD TVs in Hawaii because of the Hawaii Rainbows.”- Bob Davie

I made a joke about it earlier, but I’m pretty sure Davie was serious about them still being the ‘Bows.

“Show me those legs again…I want to see those calves.” – Mark Jones on FAU running back Charles Pierre (Via Asher)

Immediately followed by…

“Those aren’t ankles…those are cankles.”- Mark Jones

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