Have you been tired of the mediocre bowl games? Today will end the mediocrity as the good bowls commence. Today features the Peach, Fiesta, and Orange Bowls.
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 9 Ole Miss (9-3) vs. No. 6 TCU (11-1) 9:30 a.m. PT (ESPN)
TCU was ranked No. 3 heading into the last college playoff vote, ultimately dropping all the way down to No. 6. Instead of the playoffs they will have to settle with a match-up against the Rebels. Both defenses are tough against the pass and the quarterback who limits his mistakes will win this game. Ole Miss got off to a great start this year, but after going 7-0 they finished 2-3. The TCU secondary tandem of cornerback Senquez Golson and safety Cody Prewitt will be names to watch in this one, both should be off the board on day two of the draft. TCU quarterback Treyvone Boykin is someone to keep an eye on as well, after throwing for 30 touchdowns and rushing for 642 yards. The TCU offense averages an impressive 48.6 points per game.
Vizio Fiesta Bowl: No. 11 Arizona (10-3) vs. No. 21 (11-2) Boise State 1:00 p.m. PT (ESPN)
Boise State returns to the bowl game in which they stunned Oklahoma with a hook and lateral, and then the "Statue of Liberty" play. Being Boise State they are always viewed as an underdog in big bowls, and this year will be no different. Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright not only has a memorable name but has left memorable play on the field this season. Scooby won the Bronco Nagurski Award, recording 27 tackles for a loss and 14 sacks. For Boise State it's all about running back Jay Ajayi who had 2,225 all purpose yards and 29 touchdowns this season.
Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 8 Mississippi State (10-2) vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech (10-3) 5:00 p.m. PT (ESPN)
Mississippi may get a little home field advantage in this one, as it was approved their fans can bring cowbells to the game. A sound decision, as the world needs more cowbell. The Bulldogs are looking to notch their first 11 win season ever and should be able to do so against a one dimensional Georgia Tech offense. If you love the triple option this game is for you, as Georgia Tech will hardly pass the ball, running as much as a team from 1930. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott should be leaving for the NFL after the game and could go in the second or third rounds. With a good game today, Prescott could have a 3,000 yard passing and 1,000 yard rushing season. While Prescott can be electric with his legs and arm, he also tends to hold onto the ball too long and force throws that are unacceptable to make at any level. I view him as a project and not a starter right out of the gate.