Why Ohio Will Win The DXL Frisco Bowl
– The Bobcat rushing attack has been devastating, leading the MAC and finishing eighth in the country, averaging 262 yards per game and rolling for 818 in the last two. It’s not just pounding away; it’s hitting the home runs averaging over seven yards per carry over the final six games of the year with 24 scores. San Diego State can stop the run, but the Bobcats have the weapons to mix it up.
– The San Diego State offense is another story, sputtering and coughing far too often averaging just 354 yards per game and not getting enough from the ground attack. While Ohio ended its season on a roll, the Aztecs lost four of their last five games, mostly because the O couldn’t move the chains. The Bobcat defense isn’t anything amazing, but …
– Ohio leads the nation in takeaways coming up with 30 on the season. Equally great at coming up with fumbles and interceptions, the Bobcats force turnovers in bunches. San Diego State doesn’t have a giveaway problem, but its defense doesn’t come up with a slew of big plays. Ohio should be at least a +1 in turnover margin.