The ACC’s Pittsburgh are set to take on the AAC’s Houston on the 2nd of January in the Armed Forces Bowl, and pay per head bookmaking services are expecting plenty of action when this meeting kicks off.
In Miami, the Panthers were able to reach a bowl game after they took out the Miami Hurricanes in the season’s final meeting, but this season they ended up losing four games by a TD or less than that. RB James Connor and WR Tyler Boyd were at times carrying the team, but it was rare to see Pittsburgh lose when their defensive ranks increased their game. QB Chad Voytik, Connor, and Boyd are currently sophomores, so winning a bowl could turn out to be great for a possible contender in the ACC when next season gets underway.
All season, the Cougars’ offense has been mostly consistent, but the team’s defense is there or it isn’t, something that concerns many fans. Throughout the season, the Cougars had only one meeting where an opponent was able to score over 20 points, and Houston could still win the game. RB’s Ryan Jackson and Kenneth Farrow are the ones to take care of the clock, so every time that Houston plays from behind, they are bound to lose.
The Cougars were pretty lucky though, as the schedule in the AAC had plenty of teams with offenses that are very inconsistent. The Cougars have a problem, however, and that would be that there’s plenty of consistency with the Panthers.
The Panthers should have no major issues in taking care of the Cougars. The game should be kept early due to Houston’s very determined running offense, as well as their improved action in the QB position, but the Panthers simply have a lot of very talented players in their offense for the Cougar to keep them at bay. This game could see both of these teams score plenty of points, but many experts believe that Pittsburgh should be the ones to win thanks to Conner’s running display.
Fans and pay per head bookmaking services alike are looking forward to a very intense match, and even though the Panthers seem to have the upper hand for this meeting, nobody knows what will ultimately happen on the field. But whatever happens in the Armed Forces Bowl, the action should prove to be very intense.