Friday's bowl comparisons

dshirley@macon.comDecember 28, 2012 

Independence Bowl

Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4)

Time (TV): 2 p.m. (ESPN).

Bowl history: Louisiana-Monroe 0-0, Ohio 1-5.

Points scored/allowed per game: Louisiana-Monroe 35.5/27.8; Ohio 30.6/25.7.

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Louisiana-Monroe 442.7 (296.7/146.0); Ohio 435.5 (233.5/202.0).


Russell Athletic Bowl

Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3)

Time (TV): 5:30 p.m. (ESPN).

Bowl history: Virginia Tech 9-16, Rutgers 4-2.

Points scored/allowed per game: Virginia Tech 26.1/23.9; Rutgers 22.4/14.3.

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Virginia Tech 391.9 (234.1/157.8); Rutgers 341.1 (215.2/125.9).


Meineke Car Care Bowl

Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)

Time (TV): 9 p.m. (ESPN).

Bowl history: Minnesota 5-9, Texas Tech 12-12-1.

Points scored/allowed per game: Minnesota 21.3/23.9; Texas Tech 37.8/31.8

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Minnesota 317.5 (171.4/146.1); Texas Tech 501.4 (361.9/139.5).

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