Welp, this is it.
After this, we've got the biggen between Oregon and Ohio State to determine the national champion of this season and then fricken nothing until August. Hey don't get mad at me, I don't make the rules, that's just what's been handed down for me to tell you. Don't kill the messenger.
GoDaddy Bowl football preview: a Q&A with Underdog Dynasty
Rockets and RedWolves in Mobile, oh my! We ask our favorite Fun Belt expert from Canada what #MACtion fans need to know about their upcoming opponent.
Bill Connelly points out two match-ups that we should be looking out for in this game: Kareem Hunt vs. ASU's run defense and big plays given up by Toledo's defense.
The key here could be negative plays. Toledo prevents them -- the Rockets offense ranked 12th with only a 14.6 percent stuff rate (run stops at or behind the line) -- but ASU has been solid, ranking 41st on defense at 21.1 percent.
I think I'll add one more. Watch for Junior Sylvestre.
I'm not sure if this cat is going to be selected during the upcoming NFL Draft, but Sylvestre is still one of the best linebackers in the MAC. He's no Khalil Mack, but he still leads Toledo's defense with 94 tackles (53 solo), third with 9.5 TFL, and also has five pass breakups with four quarterback hurries. This'll be his last hurrah as a Rocket, so it'll be fun to see how he performs on this national stage with the NFL scouts watching.
Of course, if Logan Woodside goes down with an injury and Dwight Macon comes in to play quarterback, our heads just might explode.