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Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Thread: Tulsa vs. Hawaii

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Hey there folks, long time-no-write-read-comment...err...anyways...I'm here to officially get a thread open for us to discuss the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, which begins tonight at 5PM PST, 8PM EST.  The game itself features the Tulsa Golden Hurricane versus the Hawaii Warriors.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-3), Conference USA West Division co-champions, has won its last six games including a victory at Notre Dame. They feature one of the country's most potent offenses, ranking fifth nationally in total offense at 503.5 yards per game and ninth in scoring at 39.7 points per game.

The Hawaii Warriors (7-2, 5-0 Western Athletic Conference) will meet Tulsa in the Christmas Eve bowl game. It marks the earliest UH has secured a bowl invitation in school history.

After the jump, let's see which prospects to watch for in this game.

Wide receiver Greg Salas is Hawaii's all-time leader in receiving yardage, not bad for a team that's known for it's passing attack through the years. One of the players passed on that list was Dolphins receiver Davone Bess. Salas was second in the nation in receiving yardage per game with 128.8. He's the top prospect in this game and is probably a mid-round draft choice.

Hawaii also has a few other receivers, Kealoha Pilares and Rodney Bradley who are both very capable as members of the deep WR corps but both are probably late-round prospects.

For Tulsa, running back Charles Clay, a halfback-fullback hybrid, projects to a fullback in the pros. Ranked as the 3rd fullback in this year's draft class by NFL Draft Scout and could be a mid- to late-round draft choice. Has good receiving skills with 2,018 career receiving yards and 21 touchdowns.

Defensive end Odrick Ray and linebacker Tanner Antle are also players to watch though both probably project later in the draft as well.

Tulsa Punter Michael Such–The 14th-ranked punter by NFL Draft Scout.