These teams match up well across the board, but Southern Miss' edge on defense should be the difference.
In a battle of contrasting styles, old-school Navy has what it takes to pull off one of the biggest upsets of bowl season.
Tennessee, which was embarrassed in this game last year, has much more incentive to play well this time around.
USC can claim a share of the national championship if they can beat a powerful Michigan team.
Washington State might be more motivated, but Texas' talent should begin to take over by the second quarter.
Ohio State and Kansas State have taken two completely different paths to the Fiesta Bowl.
Bruce Perry and the Terrapins will look to continue their recent domination of the Mountaineers.
UCLA has more all-around talent, but Fresno State has played a tough schedule and will not be overwhelmed.
Hawaii has the home-field advantage but they will need to contain Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Colorado State's talented defense will do its best to contain Boston College running back Derrick Knight.
Thanks to experience and a premier running game, the Hawkeyes should win their first January Bowl in 45 years.
When you consider Pittsburgh's disappointment and suspect run defense, this game shapes up as a Virginia upset.
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.
Tulsa underwent one of the best turnarounds in the country this season and will face a struggling Georgia Tech team.
Virginia Tech running back Kevin Jones will look to close out his college career on a positive note.