You’ve Read This Far, So You Get Three Honest Thoughts On The DXL Frisco Bowl
– Can San Diego State find its groove again? It looked like it was headed for a Mountain West title and a possible New Year’s Six bowl after beating Boise State on the way to a fabulous 6-1 start, but it was done with smoke and mirrors on offense. This team has a bad was of being able to keep inferior teams in games.
– This is a big moment for the Ohio program. It might not seem like this is a big bowl, but for a program that’s 3-8 all-time in bowls, a strong win coming off of last year’s 41-6 Bahamas Bowl destruction of UAB would start to establish a bit of a post-season trend – potentially – after struggling for so long to raise a trophy on a regular basis.
– The Frisco Bowl was able to come up with two at-large teams, but it wasn’t able to get anyone from Texas – attendance might be a bit spotty. Last year’s inaugural bowl had SMU, but it didn’t show up in a 51-10 loss in front of just over 14,000 fans. It’s a funky soccer stadium that seats 20,500, so even if the place isn’t packed, it’s still intimate for a decent bowl game matchup.
Super. So Who’s Going To Win The DXL Frisco Bowl?
Ohio’s offense has been on too much of a roll over the second half of the season to assume it’ll grind down to a dead stop with a few weeks off, but the San Diego State defense should be fantastic with the rest. However, it couldn’t have the Air Force and UNLV ground attacks well enough, and Ohio’s is better. Throw in the takeaways the Bobcat defense creates, and the MAC should come away with a good win.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Ohio 27, San Diego State 23
Line: Ohio -3, o/u: 54
ATS Confidence: 1.5
5: Being in the bar already
0: Watching ball drop … and then trying to get into the bar
Must See Rating: 3
5: New Year’s Eve: Ministry of Sound, London
1: New Year’s Eve: Times Square, New York