Saturday bowl glance

dshirley@macon.comDecember 21, 2013 

New Mexico Bowl

Washington State vs. Colorado State

Records: Washington State 6-6, Colorado State 7-6

Time (TV): 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Of note: Washington State is making its first bowl appearance since 2003, while Colorado State is making its first since 2008. … The Cougars are averaging 29.8 points per game, while allowing 31.3. The Rams are averaging 35.3 points and allowing 28.6.

Las Vegas Bowl

Fresno State vs. Southern California

Records: Fresno State 11-1, Southern California 9-4

Time (TV): 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Of note: Fresno State’s Derek Carr has thrown for 4,866 yards and 48 touchdowns. … Despite plenty of coaching drama throughout their season, the Trojans won six of their final eight games during the regular season.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Buffalo vs. San Diego State

Records: Buffalo 8-4, San Diego State 7-5

Time (TV): 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Of note: Two of Buffalo’s losses came to teams in BCS bowl games (Baylor and Ohio State). … San Diego State started the season 0-3 but bounced back with a 7-2 finish.

New Orleans Bowl

Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Records: Tulane 7-5, Louisiana-Lafayette 8-4

Time (TV): 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Of note: Tulane is playing in a bowl game for the first time in 11 years. … The Ragin’ Cajuns lost their first two games then won eight straight before losing their final two games.

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