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December 20, 2007
by Ryan Hudson
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Dec. 20, 9:00pm
San Diego, CA
Teams: Navy Midshipmen (8-4) vs. Utah Utes (8-4)
Brief History: This is just the third ever SDCCUP Bowl, with Navy winning the first one, in 2005, over Colorado State.
Fun Fact: Last year, more than 65 million poinsettias were sold nationwide. Poinsettias accounted for one-third of sales of all flowering potted plants.
Notable Schawg for the Players: Sony PSP Slim and Madden NFL '08
Preview: This game will be another battle in the rivalry that has stood the test of time: the Navy against the Mormons. Oh? They've never actually played before? Never mind then. New angle: this will be your classic match-up of a strong defense going up against an equally strong offense. The Utes (what's a "Ute"?) boast the country's third-best defense, allowing just 15.6 points per game, while Navy comes in averaging nearly 40 points/game, good for eighth-best in the country.