View Full Version : Alamo Bowl (12-29)
12-24-2007, 12:16 AM
Penn St. (-4.5)
Texas A&M (+4.5)
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12-24-2007, 01:35 AM
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12-24-2007, 01:59 AM
Texas A&M (7-5) vs. Penn State (8-4)
Dec. 29, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Texas A&M will win if... the Penn State pass rush is kept in check. McGee might be able to throw, and he might be good on the move, but the Aggie passing game struggles mightily when there's even a whiff of pressure. The A&M O line has been strong all season long in pass protection, but it hasn't faced a defensive front that gets into the backfield like Penn State does. Until McGee proves he can light up the Nittany Lion corners, the A&M front five will have to deal with Maurice Evans and an aggressive defensive front that'll pin its ears back and go. Everything will funnel into the linebacking corps, and if McGee isn't coming up with several good passes early, Penn State will get more and more bold in its pass rush.
Penn State will win if... it runs for 200 yards or more. Morelli isn't all that bad, but he's at his best when he doesn't have to carry the offense. This season, Penn State is 7-0 when it runs for 190 yards or more, and 1-4 when it runs for fewer with 101 against Michigan, 129 against Illinois, 139 against Ohio State and 167 against Michigan State. A&M has the biggest problems with good quarterbacks and passing teams that up the tempo, and while that's not necessarily Penn State's game, the receivers and pieces are in place to crank out bigger numbers if this gets into any sort of a shootout, even if it's just for a quarter or two.
What will happen: Bowl by numbers. Penn State will come up with a balanced attack, a solid defensive effort, and will win the battle of running games to win in a walk. A&M will be fired up and effective for a half, and then the Nittany Lion defense will take over with a few key stops, the offense will take advantage, and the game will be all but over early in the fourth quarter.
Line: Penn State -4.5... CFN Prediction: Penn State 34 ... Texas A&M 20
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Penn State http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/213.gif 76.6% vs. 23.4% http://assets.espn.go.com/i/teamlogos/ncaa/sml/trans/245.gif Texas A&M
12-28-2007, 11:59 AM
Penn State's #6 defense against the rush will be somewhat diminished for the Alamo Bowl. With a starting Defensive tackle and backup linebacker, I am sure A&M will be looking at those spots for a weakness.
Five total players will not make the trip.
12-29-2007, 02:59 AM
Offense: The Nittany Lions are 44th in the nation in scoring offense (30.8 points a game), 33rd in rushing offense (187.4 yards a game), 69th in passing offense (211.6 yards a game) and 53rd in total offense (399.0 yards a game).
Defense: The Nittany Lions are eighth in the nation in scoring defense (17.6 points a game), seventh in rushing defense (87.9 yards a game), 53rd in passing defense (218.7 yards a game) and ninth in total defense (306.6 yards a game).
Offense: Texas A&M has struggled against more worthy opponents this season but found some light at the end of the tunnel against Texas. The Aggies found ways to utilize sophomore RB Mike Goodson and allowed QB Stephen McGee to operate more by air in the offense than ground. The Aggies racked up 533 yards of offense, its second-highest total this season since 547 against Louisiana-Monroe.
Defense: The Wrecking Crew defense is a lot like its offensive counterpart. The Aggies allowed an average of 474 yards of offense in five of its last six games and gave up an average of 30 points per game. DE Chris Harrington and LBs Misi Tupe and Mark Dodge will have a formidable task against the Penn State rush.
12-29-2007, 01:26 PM
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12-30-2007, 12:47 AM
24-17 Nittany Lions 1:22 left Penn State has the ball
12-30-2007, 12:50 AM
Game over Penn State wins by 7
sweet I was 3-1 today thats a bunch of vCash headed my way
12-30-2007, 01:25 AM
Another win..........get me my vcash!
12-30-2007, 02:00 AM
Another win..........get me my vcash!me 2
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