spooky Posts:4703 Followers:319
On 12/05/2013 12:32 PM in NCAA Football


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Tuesday, Dec. 24, 8:00 pm

Christmas Eve is going to give us an early present in terms of a very interesting football game at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. The Boise State Broncos are going to be taking on the Oregon State Beavers. It's definitely worth pointing out that the Broncos have officially seen head coach Chris Petersen leave for another job. Petersen saw his team get beaten in their opening game by Washington 38-6 this year, and apparently he liked what he saw over there, as he left to become their new head coach.

Back to the game though, as Boise State is still moving forward and looking to get a bowl game win to cap off an 8-4 season. The Boise State record may look solid, but they didn't have many wins that jump off the screen at you. They lost a tight game to Fresno State by one, lost to Washington as previously mentioned, and then lost to BYU and San Diego State. Those were their major tests this year, and they just couldn't pass with flying colors.

Oregon State on the other hand finished just 6-6 this year, but that doesn't tell the whole story. They won six straight to get to that point, but their five game losing streak to end the year featured losses to ranked teams (or teams right outside of the top 25) in Stanford (by 8), USC, Arizona State, Washington, and Oregon (by 1). If that's not one of the toughest home stretches that you've ever seen, then it has to be close to it. Oregon State has an excellent quarterback in Sean Mannion, who threw for 4,403 yards and 36 touchdowns, and he'll be a player to watch.

Oregon State Offense

Passing yards and points, that's what Oregon State does. They've put up some major passing yards this year on average, as they rank 3rd in the country at 382.1 yards per game. To go along with that stat, you'll see that the Beavers rank 32nd in the country in points per game at 34.5, and that'll bode well against a Boise State defense who has struggled against the very good offenses this year.


Boise State may rank 37th in the country in points against at 23.8 per game, but the issue is what's happened in their losses. When they played those teams mentioned above, we saw them give up 41, 38, 37, and 34 points. Oregon State can put points up, and this game should be a shootout but I will get back to that as we get closer to kickoff. This is an interesting game but I see Boise State winning this game by 2 touchdowns and I wouldn't be surprised to see them play well for the interim coach. Another money line dog that will get us the money. A lot of late controversy going on not only with the coaching situation but now with the starting quarterback. Hard to go back on the play but proceed with caution.


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stormy1114 Posts:155 Followers:0
12/20/2013 04:16 PM

good luck cant get aread onthis game