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December 26, 2005
Two dozen games crammed into 13 days? No problem. SI picks the winners and offers a viewer's guide to which matchups are worth watching
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December 26, 2005

Hot Tickets

Two dozen games crammed into 13 days? No problem. SI picks the winners and offers a viewer's guide to which matchups are worth watching

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KEY

* Must-see TV for alumni and compulsive gamblers only

** Pleasant diversion while assembling kids' new toys

*** Worth recording if you're busy shoveling snow

**** Stock up on provisions, spot-weld self to sofa

FORT WORTH BOWL
HOUSTON
VS.
KANSAS
DECEMBER 23 ? 8 P.M. ( ESPN)
Fort Worth, Texas
PLAYER TO WATCH
NICK REID
The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, the senior linebacker leads a Jayhawks defense that ranks 19th in the country.
KANSAS 24, HOUSTON 23
*

HAWAII BOWL
CENTRAL FLORIDA
VS.
NEVADA
DECEMBER 24 ? 8:30 P.M. ( ESPN)
Honolulu
PLAYER TO WATCH
B.J. MITCHELL
The WAC Offensive Player of the Year, who ran for 1,221 yards, will test a defense that is 76th against the run.
NEVADA 37, CENTRAL FLORIDA 23
*

MOTOR CITY BOWL
AKRON
VS.
MEMPHIS
DECEMBER 26 ? 4 P.M. ( ESPN)
Detroit
PLAYER TO WATCH
DEANGELO WILLIAMS
The nation's third-leading rusher has four 200-yard games for the Tigers in '05 and a total of 5,788 yards in his career.
MEMPHIS 30, AKRON 17
**

CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
CLEMSON
VS.
COLORADO
DECEMBER 27 ? 5 P.M. ( ESPN)
Orlando
PLAYER TO WATCH
GAINES ADAMS
The rangy defensive end had a team-high six quarterback pressures and 51/2 tackles for losses in the Tigers' last two games.
CLEMSON 28, COLORADO 24
*

INSIGHT BOWL
ARIZONA STATE
VS.
RUTGERS
DECEMBER 27 ? 8:30 P.M. ( ESPN)
Phoenix
PLAYER TO WATCH
DEREK HAGAN
The senior wideout averages 101.2 receiving yards per game and is the Pac-10's alltime receptions leader (253).
ARIZONA STATE 35, RUTGERS 27
**

MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
BOSTON COLLEGE
VS.
BOISE STATE
DECEMBER 28 ? 4:30 P.M. ( ESPN)
Boise, Idaho
PLAYER TO WATCH
MATHIAS KIWANUKA
The Broncos' high-powered offense must fend off the Eagles' 6'7", 262-pound defensive end, who has 91/2 sacks.
BC 27, BOISE STATE 20
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