Saturday, Dec. 23
Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth
San Diego State (minus 7) vs. Army, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Why watch? Army had four games in which it did not complete a pass. San Diego State has 2,000-yard rusher and All-American Rashaad Penny. After watching what figures to be a 4 ½-hour scorefest between USF and Texas Tech, this game could be done in under three hours.
Pick: SAN DIEGO STATE 24-21.
Tuesday, Dec. 26
Heart of Dallas Bowl
West Virginia (plus 7) vs. Utah, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Why watch: You just went a whole day without watching a bowl game.
Pick: UTAH 28-17.
Thursday, Dec. 28
Alamo Bowl at San Antonio
Stanford (plus 2 ½) vs. TCU, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Why watch? Bryce Love has 12 runs of at least 50 yards this season. Only one other TEAM had that many in the regular season.
Pick: TCU 28-24.
Holiday Bowl at San Diego
Washington State (minus 2) vs. Michigan State, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Why watch? You might get relationship advice from Cougars coach Mike Leach .
Pick: MICHIGAN STATE 24-21.