These teams match up well across the board, but Southern Miss' edge on defense should be the difference.
USC can claim a share of the national championship if they can beat a powerful Michigan team.
Ohio State and Kansas State have taken two completely different paths to the Fiesta Bowl.
Tennessee, which was embarrassed in this game last year, has much more incentive to play well this time around.
Washington State might be more motivated, but Texas' talent should begin to take over by the second quarter.
Hawaii has the home-field advantage but they will need to contain Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb.
UCLA has more all-around talent, but Fresno State has played a tough schedule and will not be overwhelmed.
Thanks to experience and a premier running game, the Hawkeyes should win their first January Bowl in 45 years.
Bruce Perry and the Terrapins will look to continue their recent domination of the Mountaineers.
Colorado State's talented defense will do its best to contain Boston College running back Derrick Knight.
In a battle of contrasting styles, old-school Navy has what it takes to pull off one of the biggest upsets of bowl season.
Despite the absence of two key players, Georgia will get enough big plays from QB David Greene to pull out the victory.
Oklahoma State must find a way to shut down Eli Manning, who will be playing in his final game at Ole Miss.
Kansas is on the upswing, but don't expect the Jayhawks to beat Phillip Rivers in his last game in an N.C. State uniform.
In what should be an entertaining shootout, QB Ben Roethlesberger and Miami (Ohio) should prevail at the end.
"Cadillac" Williams will look to run through the Wisconsin defense in what could be his final game at Auburn.