Friday, December 21, 2007

Bowl preview, part 5

For all those who may have freaked out over Donald Washington being suspended for the National may relax. As of now, he will play. Read that article further, too...LSU is handing out bulletin board material.

On with the bowl preview;

Purdue vs. Central Michigan
Motor City Bowl
Wednesday, December 26th - 730pm

Rematch! With the same results, probably.

These two teams met back in mid-September, with the Boilermakers crushing the Chippewas 45-22. Both teams have seen their fortune change since that game, with Central Michigan winning 7 of their last 9 and Purdue losing 5 of 7. But take a look at the schedules and the'll soon agree with me that Purdue will most likely win in another walk.

It's true, Purdue may be fat on cupcakes. The only bowl team they beat was Central Michigan. But the Boilermakers have discovered that they could get REALLY fat on those cupcakes....they average 42 points per game in their 7 wins.

Meanwhile, the Chippewas have allowed 31+ points in 10 of their 13 games this season. And when you give up 48 points to Eastern Michigan and 44 points to North Dakota State, maybe bowl games are not something you should be playing in. Add to that the 70 they surrendered to Clemson and the 52 that Kansas scored, and you're looking at The Blowout City Bowl.

Purdue's probably feeling a bit low after their last-second loss to Indiana, and that kind of doldrums could affect the Boilers...but Joe Tiller doesn't allow those kind of memories to sink in too much. He'll have the team ready. Make it a high-confidence choice.

Purdue 41
Central Michigan 21
Actual score
Purdue 51
Central Michigan 48
The BBC - 6-1

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