Saturday, December 22, 2012

2012 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Preview

Date: December 24, 2012 8:00 PM ET
Stadium: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Payout: $650,000 per team
Played: 2002-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Carter Blackburn, Kelly Stouffer
Sideline Reporter: Kaylee Hartung

Fresno State: Fresno State signal caller Derek Carr is following in the footsteps of older brother and former No. 1 NFL Draft pick David Carr, who also played for the Bulldogs. The younger Carr threw for 3,742 yards and 36 touchdowns with just 5 picks this season. The Bulldogs average over 322 passing yards and over 40 points per game. Fresno State looks to get its first bowl win since the 2007 Roady's Humanitarian Bowl.  

Southern Methodist: Former Texas Longhorn quarterback and current SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert will make his first bowl appearance since the 2010 BCS National Championship. Gilbert passed for 2,720 yards, 14 scores, and 13 picks this season. Senior tailback Zach Line has accumulated 4,114 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns during his four-year career. The Mustangs are making a school-record fourth consecutive bowl appearance, despite a rough 2-4 start to the season.

Fresno State Southern Methodist
Overall Record 9-3 Overall Record 6-6
Conference Record 7-1 Conference Record 5-3
Bowl Record 10-10 Bowl Record 6-7-1
Last Bowl Win 2007 Humanitarian Last Bowl Win 2012 BBVA Compass

All Time Series: 5-1 Fresno State
Line: Fresno State by 12

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