Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3): David Cutcliffe can REALLY coach, and he has done a terrific job building a steady program at Duke. A bowl win would be the next step.
Russell Athletic Bowl
Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3): Virginia Tech has to be one of the most disappointing teams in the country. The key will be how motivated the Hokies are to be in this game.
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Music City Bowl
Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5): The first of the SEC-ACC matchups, and it could be a good one, except that the Wolfpack are in shambles after Tom O'Brien was fired.
Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (7-5): The Yellow Jackets head to El Paso for the second straight year and have a chance to redeem themselves for their loss to Utah last year. Southern Cal needs to redeem itself for this entire season.
LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2): Another SEC-ACC matchup. This one should be interesting, pitting Clemson's high-powered offense against LSU's stingy defense, if Clemson can match LSU's physical play.
Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Northwestern (9-3): The Bulldogs get one more chance to do something they haven't done all year ... beat a good team.
Capital One Bowl
Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska (10-3): This matchup looks like a mismatch in the Bulldogs' favor.
South Carolina (10-2) vs. Michigan (8-4): The Gamecocks look to cap a terrific season with an 11th win.
Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida State (11-2): This is the worst bowl matchup in some time.
Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2): The Gators will be big favorites against the Cardinals.
Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2): The Aggies leave the Big 12 and then get matched up with a Big 12 team in their first season in the SEC?
BBVA Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6): How does this AWFUL game get played so late in the bowl schedule?
BCS National Championship
Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1): The Crimson Tide will bring home another national title in a blowout.