SATURDAY'S BOWL GAMES
Time: 10 a.m. PST; Location: Annapolis, Md., TV: ESPN.
The buzz: After an early season three-game losing streak, Cincinnati won its final seven regular-season games to earn a share of the
•Hyundai Sun Bowl
Time: 11 a.m. PST. Location: El Paso. TV: Channel 2
The buzz: Arizona State flirted with a spot in the College Football Playoff, but lost two of its final three games. Quarterbacks Taylor Kelly (1,874 yards, 20 touchdowns) and Mike Bercovici (1,445 yards, 12 touchdowns) have thrived in Coach Todd Graham's rapid-fire offensive attack. The Sun Devils rank No. 19 nationally in points per game (37.0) and No. 37 in passing yards per game (276.3). However, turnovers by Arizona State's offense played a big role in the sun Devils' three losses this season. Duke won eight of its first nine games and was on pace to win the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title before a 17-16 loss to Virginia Tech and a 45-20 loss to
•Duck Commander Independence Bowl
Miami (6-6) vs. South Carolina (6-6)
Time: 12:30 p.m. PST. Location: Shreveport, La. TV: Channel 7.
The buzz: Both programs came into this season with high hopes but fell well short of expectations. Miami was coming off a nine-win season in 2013 despite losing star running back Duke Johnson to an ankle injury. Freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya was thrust into the starting job, and he performed admirably, but this team couldn't quite put all the pieces together and lost its last three games of the regular season to
•New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Time: 1:30 p.m. PST. Location: New York. TV: ESPN.