2015 Hyundai Sun Bowl Preview

Expect lots of offensive firepower on display at this Hyundai Sun Bowl. Photo Courtesy: Hyundai Sun Bowl Facebook Page
Expect lots of offensive firepower to be on display at this Hyundai Sun Bowl.
Photo Courtesy: Hyundai Sun Bowl Facebook Page

By Da’Vince “Dino” Wright

Game Info
Miami Hurricanes vs. Washington State Cougars
Saturday – December 26 – 1:00 pm CT
TV: CBS
Sun Bowl – El Paso, Texas

Records Before the Game
Miami Hurricanes (8-4, 5-3 ACC)
Washington State Cougars (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12)

Why you shouldn’t watch this game:
You will still have family members at your house from the Christmas holiday and you like watching your Uncle Phil throw up from all the alcohol he drank the night before.

Why you should watch this game:
You want to see Coach Mike Leach stick it to Miami, but the speed of the Hurricanes will run circles around the Cougars defense.

How did they get here:
The Miami Hurricanes had a crazy season with losing their head coach and problems off the field with players. They managed to pull the season together under interim head coach Larry Scott. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to travel to compete against a talented team in Washington State,” he said in his weekly press conference. “Our defense will be ready to play.”

Miami Hurricanes
Miami’s Quarterback Brad Kaaya is one of the ACC brightest players with astronomical numbers this season. He passed for 3,019 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. One thing about this kid is that he rarely turns the ball over. RB Joseph Yearby carried the ball 191 times for 939 yards and six touchdowns. WR Stacey Coley will get his share of looks on the outside. He has 44 receptions and five touchdowns. The defense will be the key to victory. Cornerbacks Tracey Howard and Jaquan Johnson will prove that they can slow down the Cougars receiver throughout the entire game.

Washington State Cougars
The Cougars have a high powered offense lead by the “Mad Scientist” head coach Mike Leach. Yes, the same head coach that put Texas Tech on the map with his air-it-out offense that he has installed at Washington State. His offense is lead by Sophomore Luke Falk. When you talk about a dynamic passer he has to be in the conversation. “I felt that he was snubbed for the Heisman!” Coach Leach said. “Look at his numbers, he wasn’t invited simply because he’s not a household name.” Luke Falk passed for 4,266 yards and 36 touchdowns. Sophomore running back Gerard Wicks carried the ball for 599 yards and three touchdowns since becoming a starter late in the season. Wideouts Gabe Marks caught 99 passes for 1,125 yards and added 14 touchdowns. His partner in crime, Dom Williams hauled in 73 passes with 997 and 11 touchdowns. If you’re looking for a smash mouth, grind it out game, turn the channel. These teams will be airing the ball out.

My Prediction
The score could be 86-85, but we know that won’t happen but it will be close. The entertainment ranking for this game will be a 20 piece KFC game bucket over a Popeye’s Family meal. Washington State will pull it off by the score of 45 to 35 over the Hurricanes!