The Combatants: San Jose State is coming off an excellent season, that cost them coach Mike McIntyre. The Spartans went 10-2, only losing to Utah State and Stanford. Bowling Green went 8-4, though they won 7/8 after a 1-3 start with the one loss by a touchdown to Kent State.
Defensive Fronts: San Jose State and Bowling Green both have strong defensive fronts. Both rank in the Top 25 against the run. Both rank in the Top 10, averaging more than three sacks per game. Travis Johnson from SJSU and Chris Jones from Bowling Green were both top ten nationally in sacks and tackles for loss per game.
Enthusiasm: The Military Bowl may be an underwhelming destination for some, though SJSU safety Cullen Newsome was excited enough to do this to his head.
Recreational Prediction: San Jose State (-7.5). Bowl Record ATS: 5-3
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