Who’s going to win the 2016 Miami Beach Bowl? Check out the Central Michigan vs. Tulsa prediction, game preview, history and scores.
Miami Beach Bowl, Central Michigan vs. Tulsa Prediction, Game Preview, History, Scores
Prediction & Game Preview To Come
Marlins Park, Miami, FL, 2:30 ET, ESPN
Central Michigan, MAC, 6-6
Known mostly this season for shocking Oklahoma State in one of the season’s wackiest finishes, the Chippewas looked great to start the season, but lost six of their final nine games and four of their final five. QB Cooper Rush is growing into a legitimate pro prospect, leading a high-powered passing game that puts up yards in bunches, but stalls way too often. There’s been a power outage at times over the second half of the year, but the defense has kept the team in games. Now, one of the nation’s worst red zone offenses had better score and keep on rolling against Tulsa.
Tulsa, American Athletic, 9-3
The offense averages 41 points per game, scoring 35 or more in each of the last six games going 5-1 in the stretch. With three overtime wins on the year, the Golden Hurricane have kept up when they’ve had to, other than heartbreaking 38-31 loss to Houston. In a surprising season, the offense blew up, with RB James Flanders leading the way for an attack averaging 522 yards per game. The D was optional at times, but the O made up for it.
Miami Beach Bowl Game History, Results
Dec. 21, 2015 Western Kentucky 45 USF 35
Dec. 22, 2014 Memphis 55 BYU 48 (2 OT)