Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Preview

Date: January 2, 2013 8:30 PM ET
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Payout: $17,000,000 per team
Played: 1935-present
Former Names: N/A
Broadcasters: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Sideline Reporter: Quint Kessenich

Louisville: Louisville started the season 9-0, then lost 2 of their last 3 games. Louisville was dealt a serious blow when running back Senorise Perry was lost for the season in their loss to Syracuse. Jeremy Wright has gained just 89 yards on 48 carries, an average of 1.9 yards per rush, since Perry's injury. The Cardinals are heavy underdogs. A win over Florida would send shockwaves through college football.

Florida: A dominant defense that finished in the top 15 against both the pass and rush and surrendered the third-fewest points in the nation has delivered the Gators a trip to their 22nd consecutive bowl game. Florida defeated four teams that finished in the top 12 of the BCS standings. Its only loss came from rival Georgia. The Gators are back in a BCS bowl for the first time since 2009.

Louisville Florida
Overall Record 10-2 Overall Record 11-1
Conference Record 5-2 Conference Record 7-1
Bowl Record 7-8-1 Bowl Record 20-19
Last Bowl Win 2010 Beef 'O' Brady's Last Bowl Win 2012 Gator

All Time Series: 2-0 Florida
Line: Florida by 14

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