Sun Bowl: UCLA eyeing 10-win season for first time since 2005

Virginia Tech Hokies (8-4) vs. UCLA Bruins (9-3) Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2:00 p.m. EST, CBS Line: UCLA by 7.0 How Virginia Tech got here: Frank Beamer and the Hokies made the mistake of agreeing to open the season against Alabama at a neutral site. The Tide were a little sloppy but still took it to Tech […]

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Will Johnny Football go out with a bang?

PHOTO: USA Today Sports Duke Blue Devils (10-3) vs Texas A&M Aggies (8-4) Tuesday, December 31st @ 8 PM (ESPN) Line: A&M by 12.5 How Duke got here: The Blue Devils were the feel good story of the year in college football. After a 24 point blowout loss to Georgia Tech and a 58-55 loss […]

Independence Bowl: Future looks bright for Arizona, Boston College

Arizona Wildcats (7-5) vs. Boston College Eagles (7-5) Tuesday, Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m. EST, ESPN Line: Arizona by 6.5 How Arizona got here: After a surprising first season under Rich Rodriguez, many Arizona fans were probably hoping for a better 2013. But the Wildcats had a number of key holes to fill so this season wasn’t […]

Liberty Bowl: Who will celebrate New Year’s Eve on Beale Street?

PHOTO: USA Today Sports Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-6) vs Rice Owls (10-3) Tuesday, Dec 31st @ 4PM (ESPN) Line: Bulldogs by 7 How Mississippi State got here: Mississippi State's season was summed up by their record against ranked opponents. They were 0-5 with losses to Oklahoma State, LSU, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Alabama. On […]

Dueling TD returns, punches thrown in Little Caesars Bowl

PHOTO: USA Today Sports If the first few drives of this game were any indication on how interesting it would be, you probably changed the channel. If you did, you missed Pitt and Bowling Green trade returns for touchdowns. Pitt struck first in the second quarter when Tyler Boyd, who is having himself a great […]

Armed Forces Bowl: Two-game bowl slide could come to an end for Navy

Middle Tennessee State (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4) Monday, Dec. 30, 11:45 a.m. EST, ESPN Line: Navy by 6.5 How Middle Tennessee State got here: Middle Tennessee lost two of its first three Conference USA game, which made it basically impossible to get back into the race for a conference championship. After a three-game losing skid, […]

Holiday Bowl: Playing in San Diego good way to spend a few days in December

Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5) Monday, Dec. 30, 10:15 p.m. EST, ESPN Line: Arizona State by 13.0 How Arizona State got here: ASU enjoyed some signature victories in Todd Graham’s second season in Tempe. The Sun Devils defeated Wisconsin (32-30), USC (62-41), Washington (53-24) and UCLA (38-33).  The win over the Trojans cost […]

Alamo Bowl: Mack Brown’s last stand

A look at Mack Brown's future? (Photo courtesy: USA Today Sports) Oregon Ducks (10-2) vs. Texas Longhorns (8-4) Mon., Dec. 30 @ 6:45 PM (ESPN) Line: Oregon by 13.5 How Oregon got here: Early in the year, the Ducks looked like they wouldn’t miss a beat without coaching savant Chip Kelly. The season took a […]

Music City Bowl: Jackets and Rebels both need win to cap season

PHOTO: USA Today Sports Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-5) vs Ole Miss Rebels (7-5) Monday, December 30th @ 3:15 PM (ESPN) Line: Ole Miss by 3 How Georgia Tech got here: Georgia Tech started out 3-0 with wins over bowl-bound Duke and UNC. They would lose their next three to Virginia Tech, Miami and BYU […]

Russell Athletic Bowl: Is this the end of the Teddy Bridgewater era at Louisville?

Miami Hurricanes (9-3) vs. Louisville Cardinals (11-1) Saturday, Dec. 28, 6:45 p.m. EST, ESPN Line: Louisville by 3.5 How Miami got here: Al Golden’s team went through streaks — both good and bad — this fall. The Hurricanes opened the season with seven consecutive victories, including a surprise 21-16 win over Florida. A lambasting at […]

Pinstripe Bowl: Heavily favored Irish on upset alert vs. Rutgers

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-6) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4) Saturday, Dec. 28, Noon EST, ESPN Line: Notre Dame by 17.0 How Rutgers got here: The Scarlet Knights didn’t wrap up a spot in a bowl game until they rolled South Florida in the season finale, 31-6.  Rutgers had blown three opportunities before, including a […]