Bowl Breakdown: PapaJohns.com
Kelly's signature is his no-huddle spread offense, and senior QB
Cincinnati boasts one of the nation's most opportunistic defenses; the Bearcats rank second in total turnovers gained (39). CB
Cincinnati possesses a huge weapon in punter
Southern Miss raised more than a few eyebrows when it fired coach
The Golden Eagles' offense revolves around standout sophomore
Southern Miss' defense is respectable, statistically speaking, but the Golden Eagles have had trouble at times defending the pass. Still, offenses must steer clear of versatile DB
Cincinnati was hoping to get to a better bowl, but the Bearcats will still be geared up to earn their 10th win. While Cincy is suspect against the pass, they're stout against the run -- Southern Miss' strength. Southern Miss has experienced lapses against solid passing teams ... like Cincinnati. Look for Mauk to finish his college career in style.