A classic battle of extremes here. Kennesaw—the obvious Cinderella of this tournament—is a standard playoff-caliber triple-option team, running for 329 ypg. Sam Houston, on the other hand, is a high-octane passing team whose leading receiver (Nathan Stewart) has more yards than the entire Owl passing attack combined (in one fewer game, no less). I suspect KSU is the better team in a vacuum, and I would take them to win this on neutral field or in Kennesaw. The Bearkats just don't lose playoff games at home, though, and I think they'll eke it out. Regardless, this should be the most entertaining contest of the weekend.
Here's my assessment of the matchups & my pick for the game:
Quarterbacks -- Sam Houston St.
Running Backs - Kennesaw St.
Receivers/TEs - Sam Houston St.
Offensive Line - (push)
Defensive Line - Sam Houston St.
Linebackers --- Kennesaw St.
Secondary ---- Kennesaw St.
Kicking ------ Kennesaw St.
Punting ------ Kennesaw St.
Return Teams - Sam Houston St.
Kickoffs ------ Sam Houston St.
Kennesaw St. 34-38 Sam Houston St.