Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-6) at Virginia Tech Hokies (6-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 26, 2015, 5:45 PM (EST)|
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -14 -- Over/Under: 63
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will play the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Camping World Independence Bowl Game.
The Virginia Tech Hokies were 6-6 this season and finished fifth in the ACC Coastal Division. The Virginia Tech offense is averaging 29 points per game with 216 passing yards per game and 151.3 rushing yards per game. Michael Brewer is the Virginia Tech quarterback completing 57.5% of his passes for 1359 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 6 intercetpions. Travon McMillian is the leading rusher for Virginia Tech with 960 yards and 5 touchdowns. Isaiah Ford is the leading receiver for Virginia Tech with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. Bucky Hodges has 492 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns for Virginia Tech. the Virginia Tech defense is giving up 24.2 points per game with 180 rushing yards per game and 173.8 passing yards per game. Chuck Clark has 100 tackles, Ken Ekanem has 3.5 sacks, and Adonis Alexander has 4 interceptions for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is +6 in turnover margin this season.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane were 6-6 this season and finished fourth in the American West Division. The Tulsa offense is averaging 35 points per game with 329.8 passing yards per game and 172.9 rushing yards per game. Dane Evans is the Tulsa quarterback completing 63% of his passes for 3958 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. D’Angelo Brewer has 732 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns for Tulsa. Zack Langer has 714 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns for Tulsa. Keyarris Garrett has 1451 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns for Tulsa. Joshua Atkinson has 932 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns for Tulsa. The Tulsa defense is giving up 38.6 points per game with 293 passing yards per game and 238.5 rushing yards per game. Michael Mudoh has 126 tackles, Matt Linscott has 5 sacks, and Darrell Williams has 2 interceptions for Tulsa. Tulsa is +2 in turnover margin this season.
Virginia Tech will be playing with a little extra motivation, as this is Frank Beamer’s last game to coach at Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech players will surely want to send Beamer off with a bowl win. For the most part, the Virginia Tech defense has been very solid this season and has kept them in games. The Virginia Tech offense, however, has been very tough to watch for most of the season. The Tulsa defense is bad, as they have given up at least 34 points in 7 of their games this season. Tulsa does have one of the better passing attacks in the country, so it will be interesting to see how they perform against the Hokies defense. I think this game will be close because I just don’t see Virginia Tech getting the offense to win in a blowout. I think Virginia Tech will win, but Tulsa covers the spread.