Wednesday, January 1, 2014

PS Bowl-A-Thin 2013: Heart of Dallas Bowl

The When/Where:
Wednesday, January 1st at Noon EST. Cotton Bowl, Dallas. ESPNU.

The Who:
UNLV Runnin Rebels (7-5, 5-3 MW) @ North Texas Mean Green (8-4, 6-2 C USA)

The Why:
UNLV makes it's first bowl game in what seems like forever. After three straight two-win seasons they finally got over the bowl eligibility hump.

North Texas has been solid for two straight years. This year hitting an impressive eight wins.

What Smartypants Accounting Guy Would Tell You:

UNLV comes in as the 51st rank scoring offense at 31.5 ppg. N Tex beats that by .2 at 31.5 ppg.

The difference here in on defense. N Tex is the 8th ranked scoring defense. INLV? They are 92nd. This is the mismatch.

Pool Prognosticators Pattern:
I love Vegas. enough said.

The Vegas Edge:
North Texas -6, O/U 53.5

The Sweatpants Verdict:
North Texas is so much better on defense I can't see them losing this game. Yes UNLV will be fired up, but I just don't think that's enough.
N Texas 35 - 20

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