Good Guys | Texas Tech Red Raiders
Bad Guys | Arizona St. Sun Devils
Date | December 30, 2013
Time | 9:15 pm CST
Location | Qualcomm Stadium | San Diego, California
Weather | High 74, Low 51
Television | ESPN
Television Call | Joe Tessitore (Play-by-Play), Matt Millen (Analyst), Maria Taylor (Sideline)
Radio | Affiliates
Line | Via OddsShark: Opening Line: 13 | Current Line: 14
It's going to be a busy day. The men's basketball team plays at 6:00 pm today and then we'll have all of the game threads later this evening. First game thread goes up at 8:00 pm.
Bowls Undercutting Teams with Ticket Sales: I'll start off with maybe a controversial link, which details how these bowls are selling tickets by using online ticket brokers that undercut the price that the teams must sell their allotted tickets (via USA Today). So the Holiday Bowl folks are selling tickets online for $40 each while both Arizona St. and Texas Tech must well 11,000 tickets for $80 each. If there are any of those 11,000 tickets remaining, Arizona St. and Texas Tech have to buy them from the Holiday Bowl. Pretty good gig, huh? Anyway, the Holiday Bowl is the featured bowl an the bowl reps make it clear that these schools know what they are getting into when they accept the bid, which is true, but that doesn't seem to make it right.
What the Numbers Say: SB Nation's Bill Connelly breaks down this game like no one can and they numbers say that Arizona St. will roll (via SB Nation). I did have some folks that followed me on the Twitter and they do statistical analysis (don't ask me how) and they think they game is going to be a bit closer (via The Tempo-Free Gridiron).
LAJ Previews: The LAJ has a handful of articles, including the fact that Arizona St. forces turnovers quite a bit (via LAJ), they ask if Texas Tech can repeat history and pull off an upset similar to 2004 and beating California (via LAJ), plus projected depth charts (via LAJ) and matchups (via LAJ).
ASU Looking for Monumental Win: Arizona St. head coach is looking for a monumental 11th win for the Sun Devils (via AZ Central).
- Critical Matchups | Arizona St. Sun Devils and Texas Tech Red Raiders
- Iconography | Thoughts on Brewer and Webb; Quotes and Links for Texas Tech vs. Arizona St. in Holiday Bowl
- VIDEO | Texas Tech Football: Strive
- Keys to the Game | Arizona St. Sun Devils vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders
- Recruiting on the South Plains | WR Devin Lauderdale Signs with Texas Tech