The Blawg House's Bowl Preview - Part 2
Another day, another bowl game. Although I usually preview 3-4 per post, I figured I'd give the Beef "O" Brady's Bowl a little more love - since they're playing on my birthday.
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
8:00pm EST - ESPN
Florida International Golden Panthers (8-4, 5-3 Sun Belt) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (6-6, 5-3 C-USA)
Preview: The player that everyone is going to be talking about is FIU's wideout T.Y. Hilton. The talented, multi-dimensional playmaker for the Golden Panthers has 950 yards receiving and 7 TD's on the year. He has helped lead the Panthers to their highest win total in the history of the program, and look for their first back-to-back bowl wins - actually, they're looking for their 2nd bowl win ever.
Pick: Marshall has a pretty average defense, and although they were 2nd in C-USA, I don't look for them to be very competitive in this game if FIU get it's run game going. If the Golden Panthers can run and create some space for Hilton to get open in the pass game, the Panthers should get their 2nd bowl win ever.
FIU - 42 / Marshall - 24
OVERALL BOWL RECORD TO DATE: 2-1