Bowl Prediction Contest Game 15- The Champs Sports Bowl

Friday, December 29, 2006

"Champs was our first choice of the bowls who were seriously looking at us, this is where we wanted to go. We're just absolutely delighted. The Terps will travel well to Orlando and look forward to it." -- Clemson athletics director Debbie Yow

That's great CBSSportsline.....but Clemson isn't playing in this game (Debbie Yow is the A.D. at MD)


The Champs Sports Bowl
Orlando, FL- Citrus Bowl

Purdue (8-5) v. Maryland (8-4)

Weather: Showers Early 72 Degrees, 30% Chance of Rain

Past Results (16):

Dec. 27, 2005
Clemson 19, Colorado 10
Dec. 21, 2004
Georgia Tech 51, Syracuse 14
Dec. 22, 2003
North Carolina State 56, Kansas 26
Dec. 23, 2002
Texas Tech 55, Clemson 15
Dec. 20, 2001
Pittsburgh 34, N.C. State 19
Dec. 28, 2000
North Carolina State 38, Minnesota 30
Dec. 30, 1999
Illinois 63, Virginia 21
Dec. 29, 1998
Miami, Fla 46, No Carolina St 23
Dec. 29, 1997
Georgia Tech 35, West Virginia 30
Dec. 27, 1996
Miami, Fla. 31, Virginia 21
Dec. 30, 1995
North Carolina 20, Arkansas 10
Jan. 2, 1995
South Carolina 24, West Virginia 21
Jan. 1, 1994
Boston College 31, Virginia 13
Jan. 1, 1993
Stanford 24, Penn St 3
Dec. 28, 1991
Alabama 40, Colorado 25
Dec. 28, 1990
Florida St. 24, Penn St. 17

Player(s) to Watch: Maryland's Freshman WR #8- Darrius Heyward-Bey

Just a complete burner. He's tall and fast, and Sam Hollenbach likes to look for him deep. He wasn't featured in the offense early in the year, but had a breakout game against Miami.

Purdue's Junior Wide Receiver #9- Dorien Bryant

Leads a trio of good receivers for Purdue who spends most of their time in the air. He should go over 1,000 yards with a few catches tonight.

Deciding Factor(s): The Boilermakers' defense rank 8th from last if you look at the stats, and the team hasn't beat a 1-A team with a winning record.
MD's defense is horrible against the run, but Purdue rarely runs the ball.

I'm going with special teams and field position as what will decide this one. These two are as even as they come

Spread: Purdue -1, O/U 56

AA's Pick and Analysis:
Why is every O/U this Bowl Season set at 56? Anywho, I like MD in this one by a few. They've played better competition and have beat 2 D-1 teams with winning records as opposed to Purdue's 0.

This really could go either way though.

Prediction Maryland 27-24

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:53 PM


MD +1
purdue's played too easy of a schedule

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Dec 29, 2006, 10:29:00 PM  

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