Thursday, January 10, 2008

Penn State-Texas A&M

the Alamo Bowl
Saturday, December 29th, 8:00pm
San Antonia, Texas
Penn State
(8-4)______Big 10_____238.54
Texas A&M
(7-5)______Big 12_____130.38
WeekOpponentoPtsRes, ScoreWeekOpponentoPtsRes, Score
7Wisconsin234.68W, 38-713Texas275.96W, 38-30
8@ Indiana133.65W, 36-312Fresno State151.92W, 47-45
10Purdue126.73W, 26-196Oklahoma State112.55W, 24-23
6Iowa72.08W, 27-78@ Nebraska29.14W, 36-14
3Buffalo-89.68W, 45-243Louisiana-Monroe-29.37W, 54-14
2Notre Dame-135.92W, 31-105Baylor-139.20W, 34-10
11@ Temple-154.46W, 31-01Montana State-W, 38-7
1Florida International-322.15W, 59-010@ Oklahoma409.00L, 14-42
9Ohio State403.68L, 17-3711@ Missouri331.01L, 26-40
5@ Illinois331.14L, 20-279Kansas322.17L, 11-19
4@ Michigan235.72L, 9-147@ Texas Tech195.22L, 7-35
12@ Michigan State196.40L, 31-354@ Miami (Florida)46.59L, 17-34

Pretty similar records. The Aggies loss to Miami is the only blemish.

Both teams have had an up and down year, but the Nittany Lions are finishing on top.

Intangibles: Texas A&M is interim'd, but losing Fran might not be a bad thing. Has a weight been lifted? Which A&M team will show up?

The Line: Texas A&M +5.5

The Story: JoPa's 500th game. That's quite a few.

The Call: Penn State by 10

The Result: Penn State 24-17 = The Big 10 is holding their own so far this bowl season.

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