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December 27, 2010

College Football Bowl Picks - AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl:

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl

Georgia Tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4)

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5 PM, ESPN 2, Mon. Dec. 27, Shreveport, LA

Why Watch: It’s old school football and it’s going to be a quick one. The Yellow Jackets and Falcons are the No. 1 and No. 2 rush offenses in the country, respectively. Tech averages 327 yards on the ground a game, while Air Force brings in 317.9 a game. With maybe the exception of Navy, the game features the two best triple-option teams in the nation.

Who to Watch: Earlier this season against the triple option, Air Force linebacker Jordan Waiwaiole brought in 15 total tackles against Navy, a major reason he’s one to watch against Georgia Tech. He finished second on the team with 88 tackles on the year, including 7.5 for a loss. For Georgia Tech, it’s the man Waiwaiole will be trying to bring down, running back Anthony Allen. Allen moved from the wing-back to the fullback position this season, betting fitting his power running style. The senior brought in 1,225 yards and six scores on the year.

How it’s Going Down: Tech will be down a total of seven players in this one, three who will only miss the first half. Two of the players who will miss the entire game, safety Mario Edwards and widout Stephen Hill, are starters. Edwards ranks second on the team in tackles, while Hill leads the team in receptions and receiving yards. The suspensions are big losses, but I liked Air Force even before the suspensions. Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt will miss his fourth straight game, with his replacement Tevin Washington, who is 1-2, taking his place once again. Air Force is better equipped to stop the triple-option and will be facing the unusual offense for a third time this season. Pick: Air Force 28 – Georgia Tech 23

1 comment:

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So far, through the playoffs we are 6-4 with the Super Bowl left to pick. This
looks like a good match up in many respects and could be a very closely contested
game though that has not been the norm.

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