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12/27 Bowl Game Open Thread

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Today we have the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Military Bowl, Holiday Bowl, and the Cactus Bowl on tap

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Army vs. North Texas (+11) || 12:00pm ET || ESPN

Coming off of a great win to end the season vs. Navy, Army looks to finish off with its first bowl (and bowl victory) since 2010 in the Armed Forces Bowl.

MNW's Five B1G Factors
Team Run% Punting Avg Brewery Jan. Temp APR
Army 91.6% 36.5 13.4 mi 34.8 989
North Texas 53.4% 44.4 1.9 mi 55.8 984

Army's got this one in the bag, though the Newburgh Brewery is conspiratorially far away from campus. Better go check it out to make sure...

Military Bowl

Temple vs. Wake Forest (+12) || 3:30pm ET || ESPN

Temple will look to win under assistant head coach Ed Foley as they take on Wake Forest in the Military Bowl and finished the season ranked. Matt Rhule left Temple after the AAC Championship game to take the Baylor head coaching job, opting to start immediately rather than after the bowl game.

MNW's Five B1G Bowl Factors
Team Run% Punting Avg Brewery Jan. Temp APR
#24 Temple 66.8% 39.7 .9 mi 40.3 971
Wake Forest 62.6% 42.6 3.1 mi 48.9 968

Holiday Bowl

Minnesota vs. Washington State (-10) || 7:00pm ET || ESPN

MNW's Five B1G Factors Agree but Ugh
Team Run% Punting Avg Brewery Jan. Temp APR
Minnesota 69.0% 40.6 1.1 mi 24.0 992
Washington State 34.7% 38.7 1.5 mi 38.2 965

Cactus Bowl

Boise State vs. Baylor (+7.5) || 10:15pm ET || ESPN

After starting the season 6-0, Baylor finished 0-6 [FULL ZOOK!] and limped into their bowl game. They have elite athleticism but will that be enough?

MNW's Five B1G Bowl Factors
Team Run% Punting Avg Brewery Jan. Temp APR
Boise State 61.8% 45.2 1.0 mi 37.8 982
Baylor 60.4% 41.3 2.6 mi 59.1 969

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