As I have stated on several occasions, teams that are .500 or even worse shouldn’t be in college football bowl games. Another instance of this will happen on New Year’s Eve in the Sun Bowl as the 6-7 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face the 7-5 USC Trojans at 2 p.m. Eastern in El Paso. The thing that makes this interesting though is the fact that even though both teams aren’t great record-wise, the game could actually be entertaining to watch.
The Trojans are in the first bowl game in three games due to sanctions from the NCAA and will be missing Matt Barkley but can still put up a lot of points. USC averages over 187 yards a game rushing when they win and could easily put that up against the Jackets. Georgia Tech has to find a way to win a bowl game, which they haven’t done in a while and their spread option is hard to stop. It also boils down to if the USC players decide they want to give 100% with a few complaining about going to this game. This has the potential of two teams just going up and down the field.
While I don’t think the full attention is there for USC and that could cost them in the early going of this game, I think the Trojans will get on track by the second half. I’ll take USC 38-28 to win the Sun Bowl. USC just has too much offense rushing and especially through the air for Georgia Tech to stop. There will be at least some happiness in Southern California for the New Year.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.