Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Insight Bowl opening point spread...

The point spreads for most of the bowl games have been created and the Gophers are opening up as 10 point dogs to the Jayhawks.

Clearly the Jayhawks offense vs the Gophers defense is going to be the story of this game. I think we all knew that Kansas would be favored, but it will be interesting to see how the line moves as we get closer to the game. The spread probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise as the Jayhawks have a prolific offense when it comes to scoring, and the Gophers ended up giving up a lot of points this season.

With a month to rest and heal I would expect our defense to get back to being the difference makers that we came to know during the first two months of the season. But the Jayhawks can move the ball through the air and on the ground and the defense is going to need to be fast and very active to make a difference.

A difference maker could be Willie VanDeSteeg. The Jayhawks did have some trouble protecting Reesing this year, and if that continues to be an issue, WVDS could have a field day in Tempe.

We'll continue to try to breakdown this match-up in the coming weeks.

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