Heart of Dallas Bowl Previews
2012 TicketCity Bowl Game Preview:
The 2nd annual TicketCity Bowl matches up the Houston Cougars and the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Cougars come into the game with an amazing 12-1 record behind the strong arm of quarterback, Case Keenum. Penn State brings a 9-3 record from the Big 10 Conference and is playing for their 28th bowl game victory. The TicketCity Bowl matches up a clash in style as Houston runs a high scoring attack, while the Nittany Lions play a more defensive minded game. This game is one that everyone will be talking about and should be one of the best games of the college bowl season.
TicketCity Bowl 2011 Preview:
Cotton Bowl Stadium is sure to buzzing this coming New Year’s Day thanks to the two powerhouse fanbases of the inaugural TicketCity Bowl’s two challengers—the Northwestern Wildcats and the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
These teams made it to the post-season on different waves. Northwestern began the 2010 campaign on a high note with its quarterback Dan Persa attacking teams with a 73% completion and 15-4 TD/interception rate. After injuring his foot against Iowa, however, Persa’s replacement Evan Watkins couldn’t keep up the attack and the ‘Cats dropped their last two of the season. A possible addition to the injury list could be star running back Mike Trumpy, but he might have to grin and bear it so his team can keep up with the powerful Texas Tech offense.
The Red Raiders kicked off the season with a 3-3 record, and not a lock to even reach the post-season. But Tommy Tuberville got his team together and reeled off four wins in their last seven contests, including a win over highly-ranked Missouri. While the quarterback play has been uneven between both senior quarterbacks-Taylor Potts and Steven Sheffield-receiver Lyle Leong is worth the price of admission alone. He has 17 touchdown receptions for the Raiders this year, and looks to add more against a defense that has allowed 118 points in their last two games.
Texas Tech will have an advantage being the game is played in their home state, but will that be enough to prevent Northwestern from capturing its first bowl win since 1949? The excitement of 2011’s first college football game should make these two teams rise up and fight to be crowned the first TicketCity Bowl champion. Be there as it happens with our great selection of TicketCity Bowl tickets!