DXL Frisco Bowl: Ohio vs. San Diego State fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Wednesday, December 19
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Ohio (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5) Game Preview
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The DXL Frisco Bowl
– You go and keep your Lincoln Rileys and your Sean McVays. This is the game for the old school head coaches going just as strong as ever. It’s the oldest coaching matchup in the bowl season when the 68-year-old Rocky Long – with 71 wins, eight winning seasons in eight tries, and three Mountain West titles at San Diego State – takes on the 74-year-old Frank Solich – who’s taking Ohio to its ninth bowl game in ten years and hasn’t had a losing season since 2008. The combined ages of the two? 142.
– Can Ohio keep the O going? It wasn’t the MAC championship season the program might have hoped for, but outside of a stunning road loss to Miami University, the Bobcats were red-hot to close out the season, winning five of their last six games scoring 49 points or more in each of the five.
– It’s been a bit of a rough run for San Diego State over the back half of the season, losing four of its last five games. However, it beat Arizona State, knocked off Boise State on the blue turf, and brings one of the nation’s best defenses that’s in search of redemption after a tough final month.