2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview
The Heart of Dallas Bowl will feature the Illinois Fighting Illini against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on December 26 at 1:00pm. With only one prior meeting between the two before this game, the Illini will be looking to revenge their 52-24 loss to the Bulldogs in 2012. La-Tech has fairly mediocre numbers when it comes to yards per game, but one thing they do really well is score points. As the nation’s 13th ranked team in points for in a game, the 107th ranked for points against Fighting Illini will need to bring their a game to Dallas.
2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview
The 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl will be played on Wednesday, January 1st at 11 AM between the UNLV Rebels and the North Texas Eagles. You may not have expected this match-up, but North Texas isn’t taking their bowl invite lightly. The goal every year in Denton is to get bowl eligible and they did so with a solid 6-2 record in Conference USA play. The Heart of Dallas Bowl is a short trip south for the Mean Green, so they should have a slight homefield advantage over the Rebels. North Texas key wins came over Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, Ball State and conference-champion Rice, and they look to continue being #1 in the country in red zone defense against UNLV.
The Rebels started off the season with two tough opponents in Minnesota and Arizona, but quickly righted the ship by winning their next four games. Two wins at the end of the season against Air Force and San Diego State put them at 7-5, and QB Caleb Herring is one of the best in the country at protecting the ball with only 4 INTS compared to 22 TD passes. Running back Tim Cornett will be tough for UNT to handle, as the senior rushed for 1251 yards and 15 TDs of his own. It should be a close game that could come down to the final drive.
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!