This preview is for the 2nd game on Christmas Eve the 24th of December 2015 with the 2015 Hawaii Bowl that brings us the 9-2 San Diego State Aztecs (Pac-12 West) playing the 7-5 Cincinnati Bearcats (AAC-East) with the game being played at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii with the kick-off scheduled for 8:05 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
The fans that Bet on College football at SBG Global the early odds have the San Diego State Aztecs favored at -1 ½ with the Over/under at 56 ½ and -125 on the Money Line, while the underdog Cincinnati Bearcats are at +1 ½ and +105 on the ML.
If you’re a fan of the 10-3 San Diego State Aztecs it has been said that your team has plans to run the ball a lot in this game and score touchdowns, and use their solid defense to take over the ball and score some more. Yes they are confident this season having their 1st season with 10 wins under Coach Long and the Mountain West Championship.
Their leading RB is D. Pumphrey who scored 16 touchdowns to date and rushed for 1,555 yards, and his back-up RB is C. Price who has scored 6 touchdowns this season and ran for 942 yards. They both hope to have long runs against the Bearcats defense which has allowed opponents some 192 yards rushing each game. Yes the Aztecs enjoy running the ball, but don’t overlook their QB M. Smith who has had his share of big plays, even as he only completed 56 percent of his passes this season, the still passed for 13 touchdowns to date, and averaged some 7.67 yards on each completion.
Defensively they have demonstrated dominance as they are ranked 5th for defense against the rush at 112.2 each game and for passing defense they rank 13th allowing 178.6 yards each game. For interceptions this season they rank 5th with 20 intercepts to date. Their DB D. Kazee stars on defense with 7 interceptions and one of those went for a TD.
For the fans of the 7-5 Cincinnati Bearcats you need to be prepared since you starting QB is out for this Bowl game with a personal issue. Yes, he was the star of the team as he passed this season for 19 touchdowns and 2.778 yards with 11 interceptions, as he average completing was some 66 percent of his passes.
His replacement is back-up QB H. Moore who has struggled this season as he passed for 9 touchdowns but was intercepted on 8 occasions. This game with San Diego State could prove to be very difficult for Q Moore since the Aztecs on passing defense rank 13th in the nation allowing per game some 177 passing yards.
Should QB Moore find the going difficult in their passing game, then they may turn to their 3 RBs in T. Green, M. Boone and H. Williams who have combined for 2,142 rushing yards this season. Boone and Green lead the scoring with 8 touchdowns each this season. However, this trio may find it hard to get through the San Diego State defensive front seven whom excel at halting the running game of opponents as in each game they only allowed on the average some 112 yards to date.
Should their offense find the going difficult then they will their defense to take control of this game, but then again the defensive front 7 has had difficulty defending the run to date as the allowed some 5 yards on each carry by their opponents. Here they will look to senior DL S. Mouhon who has 7 tackles for a loss this season, but if they contain him the Bears are in trouble.
The online betting prediction in this Bowl game is that the San Diego State Aztecs role to a big victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats.