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Texas Bowl: Illinois vs Baylor

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Wednesday, December 29th
Houston, TX
The Texas Bowl will see a big game on Wednesday as the Fighting Illini of Illinois will play the Baylor Bears. The latest college football odds for this bowl game has Baylor labeled as one point favorites with the total set at 62.5.

The Baylor Bears come limping into this contest as they lost their last three games, but are still happy to be bowl eligible. The Bears have a record of 7-5 and that is good enough to send them to their first bowl since 1994. The Bears made it to this bowl game on the strength of a talented offense.

Robert Griffin calls the plays under center for the Bears this year. He threw for 3,195 yards and 21 touchdowns and added eight touchdowns s and 454 yards rushing the ball. Griffin has a talented duo at the wide receiver spot in Kendall Wright and Josh Gordan. Gordan is the deep threat and Wright is a possession reciver and together they can put some serious point son the board. They need that type of fire-power on offense to make up for a defense that was exposed throughout the year.

Illinois also stumbled down the stretch losing games that were very winnable. The loss to Fresno State was particularly disturbing because they ended the season on such a sour note. Illinois has a very talented offense as well led by Nathan Scheelhaase at quarterback. He passed for 1,583 yards, rushed for 660 yards and found the end zone 21 times this season. Illinois has had an easy time moving the football and putting up points in football games, but that has not always translated to a successful campaign for football bettors.

The main reason is because the defense has been susceptible to the big play and gives up big chunks of yardage at a time.

Illiois is 0-10 ATS after allowing 6.25 or more yards per play in two consecutive games.

In a game where offenses are the flavor of the day, the team with the ball last may win the Texas Bowl.

Play on Baylor -1

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Past results and history of the Texas Bowl:
Texas Bowl Results
Date
Won
Pts.
Lost
Pts.
12/27/00
East Carolina
40
Texas Tech
27
12/28/01
Texas A&M
28
TCU
9
12/27/02
Oklahoma State
33
Southern Miss
23
12/30/03
Texas Tech
38
Navy
14
12/29/04
Colorado
33
UTEP
28
12/31/05
TCU
27
Iowa State
24
12/28/06
37
Kansas State
10
12/28/07
TCU
20
Houston
13
12/30/08
Rice
38
Western Michigan
14
12/31/09
Navy
35
Missouri
13

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