Banditref: S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl


BanditRef has, through either sheer masochism or an actual commitment to you the reader, decided to preview the over 9000 college football bowl games this season.

The Mormon bowl love train rolls on as BYU prepares to take on a team that is playing in circumstances sadder than being in the Independence Bowl.  That’s right, the San Diego State Aztecs get to play a  bowl game in their very own town, sad.  That’s like having a date with a beautiful woman but you have to take her to you’re great aunt’s birthday party.

These two teams are very evenly matched, with BYU barely losing to common opponent, and Tim Brando love interest, Boise State.  While the Aztecs managed to barley beat the flyiest of all ointment flies Boise State.

BYU’s defense has been it’s strong point this year, while San Diego State has relied on it’s 5th ranked rushing game.  Can BYU’s D step up and stop the run?  They had trouble with it when they played Oregon State.

This game is going to come down to the intangibles, the Aztecs have the home field advantage and disadvantage.  BYU however can benefit from Mormons being hot right now, did you see how many Tony Awards “Book of Mormon” won?  Plus remember what happened in Apocolypto when the Aztec fought the Cougar?


(I know it was a Mayan fighting a jaguar, but work with me here.)

 

The Details

The 2012 S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Thursday December 20th, 2012

8:00PM East on ESPN

Bandit’s Pick

Cougars are hot, go with BYU.

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