Bowl Season Open Thread: The Papa Johns, New Mexico and Las Vegas Bowls

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Big day of Bowl Game action today. I'll be out making the Holiday Party rounds today, so I'll miss most of the days action. I plan on TIVOing our friend Pam and the others, but I'd greatly appreciate it if you could throw some gems in the comments. Have a great Saturday folks!






Papajohns.com Bowl
1:00 PM ET, December 22, 2007
Legion Field , Birmingham , AL

Weather:
High of 62 Degrees and Cloudy
Spread: Cincy -11, O/U 55
AA's Pick: Cincy -11 (Record 2-0)
Announcers: Pam Ward, Ray Bentley (ESPN2)

Team Leaders

Southen Miss Passing: Young- 53.1%, 1342 Yards, 9 TDs, 5 Ints
Cincy Passing: Mauk- 61.4%, 2787 Yards, 27 TDs, 6 Ints

Southen Miss Rushing: Fletcher- 266 Carries, 1431 Yards, 5.4 avg, 15 TDs
Cincy Rushing: Benton- 99 Carries, 499 Yards, 5.0 avg, 2 TDs

Southen Miss Receiving: Magee- 42 Catches, 617 Yards, 14.7 avg, 3 TDs
Cincy Receiving: Barnett- 60 Catches, 845 Yards, 14.1 avg, 13 TD
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New Mexico Bowl

4:30 PM ET, December 22, 2007
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

Weather:
40 Degrees and Partly Cloudy
Spread: New Mexico -3, O/U 57
AA's Pick: A game I'd normally stay away from, but if I have to choose take the home team.....New Mexico -3
Announcers: Dave Barnett, Rod Gilmore (ESPN)

Team Leaders

Nevada Passing: Kaepernick- 55.6%, 2038 Yards, 19 TDs, 3 Ints
New Mexico Passing: Porterie- 58.6%, 2652 Yards, 13 TDs, 8 Ints

Nevada Rushing: Lippincott- 257 Carries, 1380 Yards, 5.4 avg, 15 TDs
New MexicoRushing: Ferguson- 292 Carries, 1177 Yards, 4.0 avg, 13 TDs

Nevada Receiving: Mitchell- 47 Catches, 1033 Yards, 22.0 avg, 8 TDs
New Mexico Receiving: Smith- 86 Catches, 1039 Yards, 12.1 avg, 3 TDs
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Las Vegas Bowl
8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2007
Sam Boyd Stadium , Las Vegas , NV

Weather: 47 Degrees and Sunny
Spread: BYU -7, O/U 46
AA's Pick: BYU, I've vowed to never pick UCLA ever again in any sport
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire (ESPN)

Team Leaders

UCLA Passing: Olson- 48.3%, 1040 Yards, 7 TDs, 6 INTs
BYU Passing: Hall- 60.1%, 3617 Yards, 24 TDs, 12 TDs

UCLA Rushing: Bell- 142 Carries, 795 Yards, 5.6 avg, 5 TDs
BYU Rushing: Unga- 227 Carries, 1211 Yards, 5.3 avg, 13 TDs

UCLA Receiving: Breazell - 47 Catches, 766 Yards, 16.3 avg, 3 TDs
BYU Receiving: Collie- 50 Catches, 839 Yards, 16.8 avg, 6 TD
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"Without hesitancy- hesit... hesita... hesi... hesitancy, he said yes."- Pam Ward (Via Chase)

"Sumrall gave him a chest full of head and something."- Dave Sims (Via Rick James Bible Owner)

"The defender reached around and pulled on Young."- Dave Sims (Via Rick James Bible Owner)

"You know the game find Waldo"- Rod Gilmore (Via Ryan)

"The BYU players, with their Mormon faith -- reminds me of one joke I heard: they bring a Bible with the Ten Commandments and a 10 dollar bill, and they don't break either one." - Paul Maguire (Via S2N

"Tomorrow, the Boise State Broncos play the East Carolina Parrots....Parrots? I meant Pirates."- Brad Nessler (Via Rick James Bible Owner)

Thanks to everyone who paid attention to the games in my absence. I greatly appreciate it.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:21 AM

15 Comments:

"Without hesitancy- hesit... hesita... hesi... hesitancy, he said yes." -Pam Ward

Chase said...
Dec 22, 2007, 1:33:00 PM  

Dave Sims on ESPN Radio's coverage of the Papajohns.com Bowl: "Sumrall gave him a chest full of head and something."

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 22, 2007, 2:16:00 PM  

Dave Sims was on fire today: "The defender reached around and pulled on Young."

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 22, 2007, 4:44:00 PM  

Rod Gilmore- "you know the game find Waldo"

Ryan said...
Dec 22, 2007, 5:20:00 PM  

"He has the same look as him." -Paul Macguire, while comparing UCLA's Bruce Davis to Jason Taylor of the streaking 'Phins.

The only similarity between them is that they're mixed and bald.

Chase said...
Dec 22, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  

"The BYU players, with their Mormon faith -- reminds me of one joke I heard: they bring a Bible with the Ten Commandments and a 10 dollar bill, and they don't break either one." - Maguire.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 22, 2007, 9:20:00 PM  

"New England should probably rest their starters so they don't get hurt." -'72 Dolphins QB Bob Griese

Anonymous said...
Dec 22, 2007, 10:58:00 PM  

I think I saw BYU's QB labeled a "Sopomore" on screen at the start of the game.

Morgan Wick said...
Dec 22, 2007, 11:16:00 PM  

"...Timeouts- Times Out I should say..." -Bob Griese

No Bob, no you shouldn't.

Chase said...
Dec 22, 2007, 11:22:00 PM  

"And Davis's heart is broken. He played his guts out tonight... Literally." -Nessler

I did miss half of the game, but I'm gonna guess he didn't literally lose any guts tonight. If so that'll be a popular YouTube vid.

Chase said...
Dec 22, 2007, 11:35:00 PM  

Chase, you beat me to it

joepadon said...
Dec 22, 2007, 11:37:00 PM  

Nessler: "Tomorrow, the Boise State Broncos play the East Carolina Parrots....Parrots? I meant Pirates."

Rick James Bible Owner said...
Dec 23, 2007, 12:55:00 AM  

Nice to see that Griese is in the holiday spirit and looking out for New England's welfare. Ha.

Michael said...
Dec 23, 2007, 7:45:00 AM  

This is a comment from another blog on the Southern Miss/Cincy game:

....I had dinner with my dad tonight. He asked, "Who was that lead announcer...HE was awful".

I tried for a 1/2 hour, but I could not convince him that "HE" was a woman. Pam Ward is simply dreadful.

Steve said...
Dec 23, 2007, 11:51:00 AM  

I'm moving on to the NFL quotes: Greg Gumbel, Cin/Cle game: "There's the pitch to Lennox Lewis."

I would have though Lennox was a tight end or Defensive end.....

Meatwad said...
Dec 23, 2007, 1:47:00 PM  

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