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Las Vegas Bowl Preview


Full name: Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl

Match up: Mountain West #1 vs. Pac-10 #4

Teams: BYU vs Oregon

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00 p.m. (central) on ESPN

Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium

Years in existence: This will be the 15th Las Vegas Bowl

Per Team Payout: $950,000


Todd: Does the scoreboard at Sam Boyd Stadium reach triple digits?  BYU brings in the #5 ranked offense in the country while the Oregon Ducks aren't far behind at #8.  BYU, however is sitting at 10-2 while the Ducks have a 7-5 mark and are riding a three game losing streak.  When it comes to defense, Oregon isn't all that hot, ranking 30th in the country in total defense, but BYU is even worse sitting at #51 and giving up an average of 324.08 ypg.  Still, if this comes down to a shootout like I think it will be I have to think the Cougars have the edge.

Nico: When I was a little kid, I had an Oregon Ducks t-shirt. I don't remember anything about the team nor did I have an affinity for them, it was just a shirt I wore that my mom brought back for me from a business trip to Oregon. I liked the shirt a lot though. I thought the logo was cool. That being said, I'm cheering for BYU in this one since Oregon got a win they shouldn't have earlier this year against Oklahoma. Nothing personal Ducks (since it wasn't your fault), but I can't cheer you on in '06. Maybe next year.

Irrational Bama Fan: Neither Nico or I could come up with any irrational reason to hate either team, so I'm just going to say screw Oregon, since Eugene is filled with dirty hippies and as a good, decent, football loving, God fearing American, it is my sworn duty to hate hippies.  Also, SEC ROOLZ PAC10 DROOLZ DUCKS=LAMEST MASCOT EVAH!!!!!111