Bowl Games Gameday Thread (Part 1): December 31st, 2009

Well folks...we have five....yes count 'em...five bowl games today. There will be two parts today in looking at the games. The first part we will preview the first three games; The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, The Brut Sun Bowl, and The Texas Bowl.

The first set of teams that will face off in The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will be the Houston Cougars vs the Air Force Falcons. The Cougars finished (10-3, 6-2) which placed them in 1st place in the C-USA while The Falcons finished (7-5, 5-3) which placed them 4th in the MWC.

The second two teams that will go head-to head in The Brut Sun Bowl will be the (7-5, 5-3) Oklahoma Sooners who finished 4th in the Big 12- South against the # 21 ranked (8-4, 6-3) Stanford Cardinal who also finished 4th in the Pac 10. Both teams have their work cut out for them; particularly the Cardinal who will most likely be playing without freshman quarterback Andrew Luck.

And finally the third set of teams will be play in The Texas Bowl will be the (9-4) Navy Midshipmen versus the (8-4, 4-4) Missouri Tigers. The Midshipmen finished 1st overall as an Independent while the Tigers finshed 2nd in the Big 12- North.

Below the jump, we will take a look at some of the key players to watch in these games...

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 HOUSTON COUGARS VS AIR FORCE FALCONS

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# 21 STANFORD CARDINAL VS OKLAHOMA SOONERS 

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 NAVY MIDSHIPMEN VS MISSOURI TIGERS

 

THE BELL HELICPOTER ARMED FORCES BOWL PREVIEW (Click here for more)

AIR FORCE FALCONS

Key players to watch for the Falcons:

Jared Tew RB

Asher Clark RB

Savier Stephens RB

Anthony Wright DB

 

HOUSTON COUGARS

Key players to watch for the Falcons:

Case Keenum QB

Bryce Beall RB

Charles Sims RB

James Cleveland WR

Tyron Carrier WR

Patrick Edwards WR

Jamal Robinson DB

Brandon Brinkley DB

 

WHEN: 12:00 PM ET, 9:00 AM PST

WHERE: AMON G. CARTER STADIUM, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

TV: ESPN, ESPN-HD, ESPN360

SATELITE: SIRIUS

 

THE BRUT SUN BOWL PREVIEW (Click here for more)

STANFORD CARDINAL

Key players to watch for the Cardinals:

Toby Gerhart RB

Ryan Whalen WR

Chris Owusu WR

 

OKLAHOMA SOONERS

Key players to watch for the Sooners:

Landry Jones QB

Chris Brown RB

DeMarco Murray RB/ WR

Ryan Broyles WR

Gerald McCoy DT

Brian Jackson DB

 

WHEN: 2:00 PM ET, 11:00 AM PST

WHERE: EL PASO, TEXAS

TV: CBS

SATELITE: SIRIUS

 

THE TEXAS BOWL (Click here for more)

MISSOURI TIGERS

Key players to watch for the Tigers:

Blaine Gabbert QB

Derrick Wahington RB

Danario Alexander WR

Jared Perry WR

Sean Weatherspoon LB

 

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN

Key players to watch for the Midshipmen:

Ricky Dobbs RB

Vince Murray RB

Marcus Curry RB

Ram Vela LB

 

WHEN: 3:30 PM ET, 12:30 PM PST

WHERE: RELIANT STADIUM, HOUSTON, TEXAS

TV: ESPN

SATELITE: SIRIUS

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