Central Florida Golden Knights, Ball State Cardinal Offenses Should Shine in Beef O'Brady's Bowl

By M. Shannon Smallwood
Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

So who out there is excited about the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl!!!


Each Year it is amazing how a Bowl Game will match up teams just like it’s sponsor…

Take the tonight’s match-up in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida inside the quirky Tropicana Field between the Central Florida Golden Knights and the Ball State Cardinal.

Two teams trying to look like they belong in the upper crust of College Football but in reality they are nothing more than an overpriced version of something you could get better anywhere else.

Just like Beef O’Brady’s is trying to be TGI Fridays when it knows its just an overpriced knockoff of Applebee’s.

(winks and fires air guns)

So since everyone who actually cares about this game is probably ticked off right now, let’s jump right into what everyone else can look forward to in this match up that kicks off on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.

Central Florida has a very senior laden team that averages more than 35 points a game and is led by QB Blake Bortles and RB Latavius Murray.

Murray is a beast and looks like he could knock back about six hamburg wraps at O’Brady’s…

On the flip side, Ball State is no slouch on offense either as the Cardinal placed three guys on the All-MAC First Team in WR Willie Snead, WR Jamill Smith and TE Zane Fakes.

But Ball State needs someone to throw them the ball as Keith Wenning missed the last game after surgery on this fractured ankle, while Kelly Page got banged up in that game also which leave freshman Kyle Kamman as the option too.

That’s a mess but the with the talented receiving core and a stud RB like Jahwan Edwards, the Cardinal will put up points.

So look for a fun game that the Golden Knights will win in a shootout…

After all the team with the coach George O’Leary should automatically win the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl by default…

Enjoy the game!


M Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years of experience in broadcasting and journalism in professional baseball and college athletics and is the ACC Football Guru, SEC Voice of Reason and College Football Comedian for Rant Sports. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association.

Follow him @woodysmalls.

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