Hello Justin Berendzen (@jrberendzen on Twitter) with my Frisco Football Classic and Gasparilla Bowl matchup preview for both games that happen Thursday December 23rd.
Frisco Football Classic- University of North Texas vs Miami(OH) University
The Mean Green are going up against the Redhawks. The North Texas offense has senior running back DeAndre Torrey who possesses 1,215 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and sophomore wide receiver Roderic Burns who has 715 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively for the Redhawks they have sophomore Ivan Pace Jr who holds 116 tackles, 13 TFLs, 4 sacks and 3 PBUs and redshirt freshman Matthew Salopek who has 112 tackles, 7 TFLs and 6 PBUs. The Miami Ohio offense has redshirt senior wide receiver Jack Sorenson who has 1,290 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns and then one of the more cooler names redshirt junior wide receiver Mac Hippenhammer who has 786 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively for the Mean Green they possess junior linebacker KD Davis who has 107 tackles, 15.5 TFLs and 5 sacks and sophomore defensive back DeShawn Gaddie who has 51 tackles and 6 PBUs.
Gasparilla Bowl- University of Central Florida vs University of Florida
The Gators are playing the Knights in Tampa. The Gators offense has redshirt junior Jacob Copeland who has 607 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns and senior running back Dameon Pierce who has 517 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively for UCF they have sophomore defensive back Quadric Bullard who has 73 tackles and 5 PBUs and redshirt junior Divaad Wilson who holds 65 tackles, 3 PBUs and 2 interceptions. The Knights offense has junior wide receiver Ryan O’Keefe who has 727 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns and sophomore running back Johnny Richardson who has 634 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively for Florida they have defensive back Trey Dean III who has 84 tackles and 9 PBUs and sophomore defensive back Rashad Torrence II who holds 81 tackles and 3 interceptions.