Armed Forces Bowl
Air Force (8-5, Mountain West) vs. California (7-5, Pac-12)
When: 11 a.m. PST (ESPN).
Where: Fort Worth.
Line: California by 7.
Series: California leads, 6-2.
Story line: A rematch of the 2007 Armed Forces Bowl, which Cal won, 42-36. The Bears, in their first bowl since 2011, go for their first eight-win season since 2009. The Falcons are trying to reach at least nine wins for the second year in a row, having last done that in 1997-98 when they combined for 22 wins (10 in 1997, 12 the next year).
Russell Athletic Bowl
No. 10 North Carolina (11-2) vs. No. 17 Baylor (9-3)
When: 2:30 p.m. PST (ESPN).
Where: Orlando, Fla.
Line: North Carolina by 3.
Series: First meeting.
Story line: After claiming the Athletic Coast Conference Coastal Division title, the Tar Heels are looking to end their season on a high note after coming up short in the ACC championship game against Clemson. Baylor is making its program’s sixth straight bowl appearance and is trying to bring its all-time bowl record back to .500. The Bears enter 10-11 in bowl games.
Nevada (6-6, Mountain West) vs. Colorado State (7-5, Mountain West)
When: 4:30 p.m. PST (Channel 5).
Line: Colorado State by 3.
Series: Colorado State leads, 11-2.
Story line: The inaugural Arizona Bowl is the first non-playoff bowl to have two teams from the same conference since the 1979 Orange Bowl with Nebraska and Oklahoma. Neither team wanted to be stuck playing another team from the Mountain West, but the opponent doesn’t matter now — winning the game does.
No. 20 Louisiana State (8-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)
When: 6 p.m. PST (ESPN).
Line: LSU by 7.
Series: LSU leads, 2-0.
Story line: Texas Tech looks to extend its bowl winning streak to five games and get its first win over LSU when the Red Raiders and Tigers meet in the Texas Bowl in Houston. It will be just the third meeting between these schools and the first since 1957. The Tigers are in a bowl game for a school-record 16th straight year and look for a win after losing to Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl last year.
— associated press