1. The triple-option
This last part to watch of the first day of the bowl season for any fan of Texas football is just for the fun of seeing something different. Texas football rarely gets to face the likes of a triple-option attack of any of the armed forces programs one of the two schools that run it in the state of Georgia. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Georgia Southern can both be fun teams to watch, along with the armed forces academies like the Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights.
The fans of Texas football actually got a good glimpse at what can happen when a Big 12 defense isn’t prepared to handle the option offense. Army nearly handed the Oklahoma Sooners its first loss of the season, back during its non-conference slate. Georgia Southern runs an option offense similar to what Army has.
While Georgia Southern doesn’t have the most attractive matchup of all the Group of Five bowl games. It gets the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. Georgia Southern is a three-point favorite against the upstart Eastern Michigan squad looking to prove a point over a team that nearly won the Sun Belt this year.
The relevance of this game for anyone in and around the Texas football program isn’t the actual outcome. It more involves getting to watch the option offense and a team that can really pound the ball in Georgia Southern. Senior running back Wesley Fields leads the way for Georgia Southern, who is averaging more 250 rushing yards per game as a team.