Hawaii has the home-field advantage but they will need to contain Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb.
These teams match up well across the board, but Southern Miss' edge on defense should be the difference.
Ohio State and Kansas State have taken two completely different paths to the Fiesta Bowl.
UCLA has more all-around talent, but Fresno State has played a tough schedule and will not be overwhelmed.
Bruce Perry and the Terrapins will look to continue their recent domination of the Mountaineers.
In a battle of contrasting styles, old-school Navy has what it takes to pull off one of the biggest upsets of bowl season.
Washington State might be more motivated, but Texas' talent should begin to take over by the second quarter.
Colorado State's talented defense will do its best to contain Boston College running back Derrick Knight.
Tennessee, which was embarrassed in this game last year, has much more incentive to play well this time around.
Thanks to experience and a premier running game, the Hawkeyes should win their first January Bowl in 45 years.
USC can claim a share of the national championship if they can beat a powerful Michigan team.
Minnesota will look to unleash its devastating running game against the Oregon defense.
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.
A banged-up Memphis squad should pose little problem for the Mean Green defense and RB Patrick Cobbs.
In what should be an entertaining shootout, QB Ben Roethlesberger and Miami (Ohio) should prevail at the end.
The departure of Frank Solich will have an impact on Nebraska, but expect the Cornhuskers to get the win.