Memphis Tigers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions, NCAAF Cotton Bowl. The last game of the season for two teams that gave their best this season. The Cotton Bowl is the last step to close the season with something interesting. The Tigers had a season with a conference title and only one defeat. Penn State also had a lot to highlight this season.
Memphis Tigers: Another victory.
The Tigers closed the regular season with the title of the American conference against Cincinnati 29-24. In the conference the record was 8-1 in the West Division. The overall record was 12-1. The only defeat of the season was against a conference opponent, Temple 28-30 on the road. The team reaped two winning streaks this season, one of five games and the last of seven consecutive wins.
This season the team is scoring an average of 40.5 points per game, 39.8 rushes with 201.4 rush yards, 18.8 completed passes for 277.6 pass yards. Kenny Gainwell is a leading runner with 1425 yards and 12 touchdowns. The defense allows up to 24.4 points per game, 41.9 rushes with 177.7 rush yards, 16.2 completed passes for 204.3 pass yards.
Brady White 64.1% for 237 completed passes, 3560 yards, 33 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, 169.4 overall rating. 50 personal rushes for only 3 touchdowns. Three interceptions in the last three games on the road this season.
Penn State Nittany Lions: This is what we want.
The Nittany Lions did not conquer the conference this season. The overall record for the team is 10-2 in the tenth second position of the last AP poll. In the conference the team suffered only two defeats and won seven games. But defeats with Minnesota 26-31 and Ohio State 17-28 brought the team out of the championship finals in the Big Ten.
The team is scoring an average of 34.3 points per game, 38.1 rushes with 176.2 rush yards, 17.2 completed passes for 228.7 pass yards. Journey Brown RB with 688 yards and 10 touchdowns. The defense allows up to 14.1 points for 37.3 rushes with 98 rush yards, 20 completed passes and 232.5 pass yards.
Sean Clifford is injured in one leg, but in the last update of the disabled list, Clifford will probably be in the Cotton Bowl against the Tigers. This season 59.5% for 178 completed passes, 2521 yards, 22 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, 150.6 overall rating. 103 personal rushes for only 5 touchdowns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Memphis Tigers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 12/28/2019 is: take the Memphis Tigers +6.5 (Spread).
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