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Independence Bowl: Georgia Tech vs Air Force

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Monday, December 27th
Shreveport Louisiana
The Air Force Falcons will take on the Georgia Tech Yellow jackets in the Independence Bowl. The latest college football odds for this bowl game have the Falcons listed as three point favorites over the Yellow Jackets for this exciting tilt.

Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson has brought success to the team and last year they received a BCS bowl bid. Although it is not a BCS bowl bid the yellow Jackets go bowling again for the 14th year in a row. This is the first time they have accepted an invite to the Independence Bowl and bring an impressive record of 22-16 all-time in college football post season play. Johnson is used to playing against the Air Force as he was once the head man with the Navy Midshipmen, and in fact still uses the same offense.

The Yellow Jackets are rank first in the country this season at 327.0 yards per game on the ground. The rushing attack is led by senior quarterback Joshua Nesbitt. He was injured earlier in the year and it is still uncertain if he will suit up for the big game. In limited duty he posted 737 yards and 10 TDs in nine games on the season and would be sorely missed.

Air Force is 9-10-1 all-time in bowl games and will be making their third appearance in the Independence Bowl. The Falcon offense is very productive averaging 30 points a game and 317.9 yards per game on the ground. The Falcons have a two-headed monster in the backfield as Junior tailback Asher Clark is put up 1,001 yards this season, with five touchdowns while, with senior fullback Nathan Walker chipped in with 453 yards and six touchdowns.

The Falcons enter this game in a tough situation as they have struggled as a favorite this year. The Falcons are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0.

The Yellow Jackets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog and thrive when they are catching points. They are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0 and should always get a look when they are catching points.

Johnson will have the Yellow Jackets ready for the bowl game and has the advantage of being familiar with the offense that the Falcons run. The Yellow Jackets win outright on the field.

Changed** Play on Air Force due to GT QB out

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Independence Bowl Results
Date
Won
Pts.
Lost
Pts.
12/13/76
McNeese State
20
Tulsa
16
12/17/77
Louisiana Tech
24
Louisville
14
12/16/78
East Carolina
35
Louisiana Tech
13
12/15/79
Syracuse
31
McNeese State
7
12/13/80
Southern Miss
16
McNeese State
14
12/12/81
Texas A&M
33
Oklahoma State
16
12/11/82
Wisconsin
14
Kansas State
3
12/10/83
Air Force
9
Mississippi
3
12/15/84
Air Force
23
Virginia Tech
7
12/21/85
Minnesota
20
Clemson
13
12/20/86
Mississippi
20
Texas Tech
17
12/19/87
Washington
24
Tulane
12
12/23/88
Southern Miss
38
UTEP
18
12/16/89
Oregon
27
Tulsa
24
12/15/90
Louisiana Tech (tie)
34
Maryland (tie)
34
12/29/91
Georgia
24
Arkansas
15
12/31/92
Wake Forest
39
Oregon
35
12/31/93
Virginia Tech
45
Indiana
20
12/28/94
Virginia
20
TCU
10
12/29/95
LSU
45
Michigan State
26
12/31/96
Auburn
32
Army
29
12/28/97
LSU
27
Notre Dame
9
12/31/98
Mississippi
35
Texas Tech
18
12/31/99
Mississippi
27
Oklahoma
25
12/31/00
Mississippi St (OT)
43
Texas A&M
41
12/27/01
Alabama
14
Iowa State
13
12/27/02
Mississippi
27
Nebraska
23
12/31/03
Arkansas
27
Missouri
14
12/28/04
Iowa State
17
Miami (Ohio)
13
12/30/05
Missouri
38
South Carolina
31
12/28/06
Oklahoma State
34
Alabama
31
12/30/07
Alabama
30
Colorado
24
12/28/08
La Tech
17
N. Illinios
10
12/28/09
Georgia
44
Texas AM
20

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