Tonight's game

College Football

December 24, 2004|By Orlando Sentinel

Hawaii Bowl

UAB (7-4) at Hawaii (7-5)

Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu.

Time, TV: 7, ESPN

Key stats: On average, Hawaii gives up 49.3 more yards than it gains. On average, UAB gives up 18.6 more yards than it gains.

About Hawaii: The Warriors are third nationally in passing offense (333.1 ypg), and senior QB Timmy Chang is the NCAA's career passing leader (16,667 yards). WRs Chad Owens, Jason Rivers and Britton Komine have combined for 212 catches, 2,745 yards and 25 TDs. The defense is 115th in the nation (479.3 ypg).

About UAB: QB Darrell Hackney (241.2 ypg, 24 TDs, seven picks) makes the Blazers go. WR Roddy White (121.7 ypg, 13 TDs) is a big-time NFL prospect. UAB has good linebackers but they will be doing a lot of work in pass coverage tonight.

The buzz: With all the passes sure to be thrown, Santa will be on the move when this one ends. If you like offensive football, make sure to watch this.

The line: Hawaii by 3 1/2 .

The pick: UAB, 45-41. - Orlando Sentinel

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