These teams match up well across the board, but Southern Miss' edge on defense should be the difference.
"Cadillac" Williams will look to run through the Wisconsin defense in what could be his final game at Auburn.
In a battle of contrasting styles, old-school Navy has what it takes to pull off one of the biggest upsets of bowl season.
Virginia Tech running back Kevin Jones will look to close out his college career on a positive note.
Minnesota will look to unleash its devastating running game against the Oregon defense.
The similarities between LSU and Oklahoma are frightening and should make for an evenly matched game.
The departure of Frank Solich will have an impact on Nebraska, but expect the Cornhuskers to get the win.
The Northwestern defense will need to apply pressure on Bowling Green quarterback Josh Harris.
A banged-up Memphis squad should pose little problem for the Mean Green defense and RB Patrick Cobbs.
TCU has all the intangibles on its side in this game, but the Horned Frogs don't match up well against Boise State.
Bruce Perry and the Terrapins will look to continue their recent domination of the Mountaineers.
Chris Rix will keep it close, but Miami is too strong defensively and has too many weapons for FSU to handle.
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.
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.