Hello Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my Pinstripe, Cheez-It and Alamo Bowl Matchup previews.
Pinstripe Bowl- Virginia Tech vs University of Maryland
Hokies against the Terrapins in Yankee Stadium. Maryland’s offense has sophomore wide receiver Rakim Jarrett who has 769 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively for the Hokies they have junior linebacker Dax Hollifield who has 88 tackles, 9 TFLs and 4.5 sacks and junior defensive back Chamarri Conner who holds 81 tackles, 5.5 TFLs and 5 PBUs. Virginia Tech’s offense has redshirt junior running back Raheem Blackshear who has 714 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively for the Terrapins they have senior defensive back Jordan Mosley who has 77 tackles and 7 PBUs and junior defensive back Nick Cross who has 63 tackles, 4 PBUs and 3 interceptions.
Cheez-It Bowl- Clemson University vs Iowa State University
We have the Tigers against the Cyclones. The Tigers offense has freshman running back Will Shipley who has 678 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively for Iowa State they have senior linebacker Mike Rose who has 73 tackles, and 12 TFLs and redshirt senior defensive back Greg Eisworth II who holds 56 tackles, 3 PBUs and 2 interceptions. The Cyclones offense has senior wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson who possesses 953 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively for Clemson they have sophomore defensive lineman Myles Murphy who has 35 tackles, 13 TFLs, and 7 sacks and freshman defensive back Andrew Mukuba who has 47 tackles and 7 PBUs.
Alamo Bowl- University of Oregon vs University of Oklahoma
Ducks are going up against the Sooners. Oregon’s offense has junior running back Travis Dye who has 1,118 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively for the Sooners they have senior defensive back Patrick Fields who has 71 tackles, 4.5 TFLs and 2 interceptions and sophomore defensive back Key Lawrence who has 46 tackles, 4 PBUs and 3 forced fumbles. The Oklahoma offense includes redshirt junior running back Kennedy Brooks who has 1,111 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively for the Ducks they have freshman linebacker Noah Sewell who has 106 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and 5 PBUs and sophomore Verone McKinley III who has 71 tackles, 6 PBUs and 6 interceptions.