Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl - Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs Miami RedHawks Odds, Preview

2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl, the twelfth edition of the college football bowl game, will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama on January 6, 2011. The game will be telecast on ESPN and is scheduled to match a team from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) versus a team from the Sun Belt Conference. Previously, the bowl game was known as the GMAC Bowl.Michael Haywood, Miami of Ohio went 1-11 in his first year with the program last season, and the RedHawks got off to a 4-4 start in 2010. Blue Raiders listed as 1-point favorites versus the RedHawks, while the game's total is sitting at 48½.

Middle Tennessee was a 28-27 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida International. Miami (Ohio), they were a 26-21 winner as they battled Northern Illinois at home. Miami (Ohio) covered in the match as a 18.5-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Haywood, the 2010 conference coach said:"What an outstanding accomplishment by these young men to overcome to adversity in which they were involved from going 1-11 to being 9-4 and winning a MAC championship." Miami's 1-7 conference record last year and the team's 7-1 mark in 2010 is the greatest in the MAC's 64-year history.

Stockstill said:"They have some good wins this season and are very well coached in all phases of the game. I have not watched them on tape but I know it will be quite a challenge and we will have to play our best to compete with them."

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