2011-2012 NCAA Bowls: Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl - St. Petersburg

For the past two years, I have covered a majority of the Bowl Game action. This year Fooch and I will be switching off in the coverage is it is quite a bit for one person to take on fully.

Since there is only one game this evening, this game thread should be relatively short and to the point. The reason (for those of you who are new to the site) that we do Bowl coverage, is so that when draft time comes around, the knowledge of some of these players for a lot of you will be there. It's also to speculate and talk about some of these players and how they may fit in to the NFL.


Time: 5pm PST, 8pm EST

Channel: ESPN, ESPN3.com

Make the jump to find out what players could make an impact in tonight's game between The (8-4) Florida International Golden Panthers and The (6-6) Marshall Thundering Herd.

Key players for Marshall:

Tron Martinez (Sophomore RB) - Jersey No. 2

Aaron Dobson (Junior WR) - Jersey No. 3

Vinny Curry (Senior LB) - Jersey No. 99

Omar Brown (Senior FS) - Jersey No. 31


Key Players for Florida International:

Kedrick Rhodes (Sophomore RB) - Jersey No. 9

T.Y. Hilton (Senior WR) - Jersey No. 4

Wayne Times (Junior WR) - Jersey No. 5


Summary: The top two NFL prospects of this game will most likely be senior linebacker Vinny Curry for Marshall, whose stock has recently plummeted a bit through the course of the season, and senior wide receiver for Florida International, who holds most of the schools receiving records T.Y. Hilton who could wind up being a late round draft pick if he has a solid outing tonight. The Golden Panthers are favored heading in to the game but both teams have shown the capability to put up some points at various times throughout the year. This game has the makings to be a high scoring shootout... but it's also quite possible that Florida International could run away with it early on. Marshall will have to beat the Golden Panthers on T.O.P. if they want a shot at upsetting.

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