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Armed Forces Bowl - A Look at the Numbers

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Houston Cougars
@ Air Force Falcons

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009, 9:00 AM PST
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

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Air Force and Houston are facing off in the Armed Forces Bowl on New Years Eve.  Lets take a quick look at how the teams stack up against each other.  The bold numbers denote that team is ranked higher in that certain category.  Stats after the jump...

Catagory Air Force Houston
Scoring Offense (PPG) #53 - 28.3 #2 - 43.9
Rushing Offense (Yards) #4 - 273.6 #81 -134
Passing Offense (Yards) #118 - 82.3 #1 - 447
Total Offense (Yards) #77 - 355.9 #1 - 581.1
Turnover Margin (TO per G) #3 - 1.42 #19 - .62
Penalties (Yards per G) #26 - 44.6 #7 - 40.5
3rd Down Conversions #29 - 43.5% #3 - 51.9%
Red Zone Conversions #63 - 81.6% #20 - 86.4%
Time of Possession #19 - 31:44 #112 - 27:22
Total Defense (Yards) #10 - 284.8 #108 - 442.7
Opponent 3rd Down Conv. #7 - 30.3% #89 - 41.9%
Sacks (Per Game) #58 - 1.92 #76 -1.69

 

It looks to be a battle of run vs. pass and who can impose their tempo on the other team.  In these 12 categories the teams match off an even 6-6 with Houston taking most the offensive categories and Air Force the defensive ones.  In a quick bit of analysis I would say whoever imposes their tempo in this game wins.  There will be a full write up as the game gets closer.