Bowl Breakdown: GMAC
The Golden Hurricane boast the nation's top-ranked offense, averaging a mind-boggling 542.54 yards per game. The motor of the offense is Conference USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year
Tulsa's offense may be second to none, but the defense is one of the worst in the country. Ranking 111th in total defense (469 yards per game) and 105th in scoring defense (35.38 points per game), the unit doesn't inspire much confidence among Golden Hurricane faithful. Tulsa does possess a pair of impressive linebackers in
Like Tulsa, Bowling Green features a high-flying passing attack. In his first year as the starting quarterback in
The Falcons' defense has been sub par for most of the season, but the unit is coming off its finest performance. In the regular season finale, Bowling Green held a solid Toledo offense to just 10 points. And to their credit, the Falcons boast an above-average pass defense, which is obviously key against Tulsa. Paul Smith would be wise to avoid star CB
The timing of this bowl may have fans scratching their heads (it's the final game before the BCS national title), but those who tune in are sure to be entertained. With these two offenses at play, 100 combined points is definitely not out of the question. It's hard to bet against Smith, who may be the most underappreciated signal-caller in America.