College Bowl Games Schedule 2017: Bowl Games On Today 12/20

 

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Although we are still a couple of weeks away from the highly anticipated College Football Playoff contests, there are still a plethora of intriguing Bowl games to view and thoroughly enjoy until then. Programs that are rarely featured in the limelight will get a fantastic opportunity to show off their unique proficiencies on the national stage. For draft aficionados, all of these postseason affairs should be digested and analyzed scrupulously to see if there are any underrated prospects worth keeping a keen eye on. Beyond that, fans of college football will be delighted to binge on one thrilling contest after another as the college football postseason continues to ramp up in intensity.

College Bowl Games On Today

1. DXL Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. SMU Mustangs

Time: Wednesday, 8:00 PM E.T.
Location: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
TV Channel: ESPN

An underrated matchup that features two dynamic offenses, the DXL Frisco Bowl will be akin to a game of chess rather than a somewhat simplistic game of checkers. Led by their athletic quarterback J’Mar Smith (13 passing touchdowns, four rushing touchdowns), the Bulldogs are a run-first program that can fall back on a streaky passing game against vigilant defenses. With that being said, the Bulldogs truly flourish as an offensive unit when running back Boston Scott is able to shine as a rusher (5.7 per rush attempt) and receiver (9.1 yards per reception). Unlike the Bulldogs, the tenacious Mustangs have a prolific passing attack, which is orchestrated by the explosive albeit fairly inaccurate passer in Ben Hicks (58.7 CMP%, 32 passing touchdowns). Luckily, running back Xavier Jones (six yards per rushing attempt, nine rushing touchdowns) is adept at picking up the slack for his streaky quarterback. While the well-balanced offense of the Bulldogs should be efficient enough to keep this contest close, the explosive weapons that the Mustangs possess will ultimately do enough down the stretch to win what should be a highly entertaining affair.

Final Score: Bulldogs 30 Mustangs 33 Spread: SMU -4.0

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