Saturday's bowl comparisons

dshirley@macon.comDecember 29, 2012 

Armed Forces Bowl

Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6)

Time (TV): 11:45 a.m. (ESPN).

Bowl history: Rice 4-4, Air Force 10-11-1.

Points scored/allowed per game: Rice 31.8/31.3; Air Force 28.5/28.7.

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Rice 421.1 (219.8/201.3); Air Force 435.9 (107.2/328.7)


Pinstripe Bowl

Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5)

Time (TV): 3:15 p.m. (ESPN).

Bowl history: Syracuse 13-9-1, West Virginia 14-17.

Points scored/allowed per game: Syracuse 29.3/25.7; West Virginia 41.6/38.1.

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Syracuse 473.4 (301.6/171.8); West Virginia 518.5 (340.9/177.6).


Fight Hunger Bowl

Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4)

Time (TV): 4 p.m. (ESPN2).

Bowl history: Arizona State 12-12-1, Navy 7-9-1

Points scored/allowed per game: Arizona State 36.4/24.0; Navy 24.8/22.7.

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Arizona State 449.3 (258.5/190.8); Navy 386.0 (110.4/275.6).


Alamo Bowl

Texas (8-4) vs. Oregon State (9-3)

Time (TV): 6:45 p.m. (ESPN).

Bowl history: Texas 26-22-2, Oregon State 8-5.

Points scored/allowed per game: Texas 36.1/29.4; Oregon State 33.0/19.8.

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Texas 441.0 (265.0/176.0); Oregon State 442.7 (316.5/126.2).


Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5)

Time (TV): 10:15 p.m. (ESPN).

Bowl history: Michigan State 8-4, TCU 13-14-1.

Points scored/allowed per game: Michigan State 20.3/16.3; TCU 29.3/23.1.

Yards gained per game (passing/rushing): Michigan State 370.3 (218.8/151.5); TCU 397.0 (239.5/157.5).


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