Mississippi State vs Tulsa: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

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Mississippi State vs Tulsa: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

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Mississippi State vs Tulsa: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

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What’s Going To Happen In The Armed Forces Bowl

It’s snob time.

Mississippi State is badly flawed, it needs a full offseason to get everything Mike Leach wants to do down and working, and …

It’s an SEC team full of SEC players. Tulsa not only isn’t, but it’s missing the guy who’d be the best player on the field in LB Zaven Collins. That’s not the only issue.

A lot of the things that make Tulsa, Tulsa don’t really apply here. The great pass rush and the pressure from the defensive front is all but negated by the Mississippi State offensive style. The Golden Hurricane secondary doesn’t come up with picks – Collins came up with four of the team’s six interceptions – and Mississippi State doesn’t have a huge fumbling problem.

No matter who’s at quarterback – KJ Costello and Will Rogers are listed as co-starters on the Mississippi State depth chart – will do just enough to not be awful, but it’ll be a good day from the Bulldog defense that takes over.

Tulsa will play hard, it’ll have a lead for a stretch, but over the long haul of the game, the SEC talent on the Bulldog lines will hold up and take over.

It won’t be anything pretty, but Mississippi State will take a win no matter how it can get it.

Armed Forces Bowl: Mississippi State vs Tulsa Prediction, Line

Mississippi State 24, Tulsa 20
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Tulsa -2.5, o/u: 47
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
CFN Experts Picks: Armed Forces Bowl

Must See Rating: 3.5

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Armed Forces Bowl History

Jan. 4, 2020 Tulane 30, Southern Miss 13
Dec. 22, 2018 Army 70, Houston 14
Dec. 23, 2017 Army 42, San Diego State 35
Dec. 23, 2016 Louisiana Tech 48, Navy 45
Dec. 29, 2015 California 55 Air Force 36
Jan. 2, 2015 Houston 35 Pittsburgh 34
Dec. 30, 2013 Navy 24 Middle Tennessee 6
Dec. 29, 2012 Rice 33 Air Force 14
Dec. 30, 2011 BYU 24 Tulsa 21
Dec. 30, 2010 Army 16 SMU 14
Dec. 31, 2009 Air Force 47 Houston 20
Dec. 31, 2008 Houston 34 Air Force 28
Dec. 31, 2007 California 42 Air Force 36
Dec. 23, 2006 Utah 25 Tulsa 13
Dec. 23, 2005 Kansas 42 Houston 13
Dec. 23, 2004 Cincinnati 32 Marshall 14
Dec. 23, 2003 Boise State 34 TCU 31

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