Bowl Games Gameday Thread: Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

There are two bowl games on the venue for today.

The first of the two games is The Eagle Bank Bowl that will be played between the (6-6, 3-6) UCLA Bruins against the (9-3, 7-1) Temple Owls. The Bruins finished their season 8th in the Pac 10 and the Owls finished in 2nd place in the MAC East. This game has all the ingredients to potentially be a shoot-out.

The second of the two games in The Champs Sports Bowl and this game will be played between the # 15 ranked (9-3, 5-3) Miami Hurricanes against the # 25 ranked (9-3, 5-3) Wisconsin Badgers. The Hurricanes finished the season 3rd in the ACC-Coastal Division while the Badgers finished the year 4th overall in the Big-Ten. This game should be a close and hard fought with some very interesting matchups on both sides of the ball.

Below we will take a look at some of each teams key players and their stats as well as a few other pieces of information regarding the game.

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 UCLA BRUINS VS TEMPLE OWLS

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#15 MIAMI HURRICANES VS #25 WISCONSIN BADGERS

THE EAGLE BANK BOWL PREVIEW

UCLA BRUINS

Key players to watch for the Bruins:

Kevin Prince QB

Comp Rate 56.7%, 1829 Yards, 6.6 Yds/Att, 6 TD's

Johnathan Franklin RB

123 Attempts, 560 Yards, 4.6 Avg, 5 TD's

Nelson Rosario WR

38 Catches, 657 Yards, 17.3 Avg, 1 TD

Taylor Embree WR

43 Catches, 580 Yards, 13.5 Avg, 2 TD's

Reggie Carter ILB

68 Tackles, 2 Fumbles Forced, 1 Sack

Brian Price DT

38 Tackles, 1 Fumble Forced, 7 Sacks

Rahim Moore DB

9 INT's, 79 Yards

Alterraun Verner CB

5 INT's, 158 Yards, 1 TD

Led by Coach: Rick Neuheisel (2nd year, 10-14)

 

TEMPLE OWLS

Key players to watch for the Owls:

Bernard Pierce RB

224 Attempts, 1308 Yards, 5.8 Avg, 15 TD's

Michael Campbell WR

25 catches, 404 Yards, 16.2 Avg, 3 TD's

Andre Neblett DT

37 Tackles, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Sack, 1 INT

Jaiquawn Jarrett DB

3 INT's

Led by Coach: Al Golden (4th year, 19-29)

 

WHEN: 1:30 PM PST, 4:30 PM ET

WHERE: RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.

TV: ESPN, ESPN-HD, ESPN360

SATELLITE: SIRIUS, XM

 

THE CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL PREVIEW

MIAMI HURRICANES

Key players to watch for the Hurricanes:

Jacory Harris QB

Comp Rate 59.9%, 3164 Yards, 8.4 Yds/Att, 23 TD's

Graig Cooper RB

129 Attempts, 666 Yards, 5.2 Avg, 3 TD's

Damien Berry RB

89 Attempts, 587 Yards, 6.6 Avg, 8 TD's

Leonard Hankerson WR

44 Catches, 773 yards, 17.6 Avg, 6 TD's

Travis Benjamin WR

28 Catches, 490 Yards, 17.5 Avg, 4 TD's

Dedrick Epps TE

19 Catches, 247 Yards, 13.0 Avg, 3 TD's

Jason Fox OT

Orlando Franklin G

Led by Coach: Randy Shannon (3rd year, 21-16)

WISCONSIN BADGERS

Key players to watch for the Badgers:

John Clay RB

265 Attempts, 1396 Yards, 5.3 Avg, 16 TD's

Nick Toon WR

52 Catches, 779 Yards, 15.0 Avg, 4 TD's

Garrett Graham  TE

45 Catches, 547 Yards, 12.2 Avg, 7 TD's

Gabe Carimi OT

Led by Coach: Bret Beilema (4th year, 37-14)

 

WHEN: 5:00 PM PST, 8:00 PM ET

WHERE: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

TV: ESPN, ESPN-HD, ESPN360

SATELLITE: SIRUIS, XM

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