Monday, December 8, 2008
Brett McMurphy of the Bulls Report (linked above) lets us know that Las Vegas odds makers are expecting the USF Bulls to hand the Memphis Tigers a sound loss by 14 points in the MagicJack St. Petersburg Bowl on December 20. Yowzaaa! I realize this is tantamount to a home game for the Bulls, but what does this say about Memphis if USF is arguably the Big East's worst team (certainly coldest team) going into bowl season? Let's have a look see shall we? Memphis started slow this season, losing their first three games (Ole Miss, Rice, and Marshall). Hey, some teams are slow starters, okay? The Tigers would then go on to even their record by rattling off three straight wins against powerhouse programs: Nicholls State, Arkansas State, and UAB. I won't go into the rest of the schedule; you can see it for yourself. I will say though, that they lost to Louisville, and Big East fans are keenly aware of how inept of a team Steve Kragthorpe's guys were this season. Anywho, if there is a team that USF can exploit to get off the schneid, this is it.