G.J. Kinne and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane did not show any rust from their long layoff after their last game of the regular season. They struck first in the 2011 Armed Forces Bowl, scoring on a methodical 11-play opening drive, capped by an 8-yard touchdown pass from Kinne to Ricky Johnson. Kinne accounted for 51 yards of offense, passing and rushing, on the drive.
Expect the BYU Cougars to respond in due course. After all, as Bill Connelly points out, they are essentially the same team. Both squads feature balanced offenses and shaky defenses, and both squads struggled against the better teams they faced this season. If you're looking for an anti-offense remedy for last night's sugar rush of an Alamo Bowl, this might not be the game to tune into.
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