Sportbooks online will have SMU on the board for a bowl game for the first time in 25 years.
SMU will be playing in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve against a team from the Western Athletic Conference. SMU could easily be favored at the offshore sportsbook in this game since it is a return for SMU head coach June Jones.
Sportbooks online had SMU posting the biggest turnaround in college football from a year ago. Just last sportbooks online season the Mustangs went 1-10 but this year they rebounded to go 7-5. SMU will be a huge draw in Hawaii because of June Jones. “Having had the opportunity to participate in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl in 2005, I can say with confidence that it is truly one of the best postseason experiences in college football,” said Steve Orsini, SMU Director of Athletics. “This is a trip of a lifetime and an excellent reward for our student-athletes, coaches and staff. We are excited to represent SMU and Conference USA in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.”
SMU was a great sportbooks online story this season. They went 7-5 straight up and 6-5 against the sportbooks online pointspread at the offshore sportsbook. They were 5-5-1 against the offshore sportsbook totals this season. “We set this bowl as a goal before the season started and I am so happy that our players will be able to have this experience,” said SMU head coach June Jones, “Reaching our first bowl game in 25 years is special – not only for our current student-athletes, but also for the guys who came before them and our student body, staff and fans. This bowl has special meaning for me personally, as eight years ago, I was part of the original vision ESPN and Sheraton had for Hawaii and the nation. It is exciting to be a part of one of the best bowl experiences in college football.” This will be the 11th bowl appearance for SMU in their history and the first since 1984. This sportbooks online season the Mustangs tied with Houston in the Conference-USA West Division with a conference record of 6-2.
Sportsbooks online info indicates that the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl will be televised on ESPN on Thursday, December 24th from Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The odds at the offshore sportsbook should be interesting with SMU returning to a bowl game for the first time in 25 years.