Screen plays Today's bowl games

New Mexico BOwl

Arizona vs. New Mexico

1 p.m. from Albuquerque, ESPN

Records: Arizona 6-6, 3-6 Pac-12; New Mexico 7-5, 5-3 Mountain West

The skinny: New Mexico is in its first bowl game since 2007 and is coming off years of turmoil. Arizona, plagued by injuries this year, is making its fourth consecutive bowl appearance for the first time in school history, all under coach Rich Rodriguez.

The stat: The Wildcats have three 500-yard rushers, Nick Wilson, Jared Baker, and Jerrard Randall, for the first time since 1991.

The line: Arizona by 9

Las Vegas BOwl

Brigham Young vs. Utah

2:30 p.m. from Las Vegas, Ch. 5

Records: BYU 9-3; Utah 9-3, 6-3 Pac-12

The skinny: This will be BYU's final game under coach Bronco Mendenhall after 11 seasons. He's going for his 100th win before leaving to take over at Virginia. For the Utes, the first 10-win season since joining the Pac-12 in 2011 is the prize.

The stat: BYU freshman QB Tanner Mangum has thrown for 3,062 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

The line: Utah by 2 ½

Camellia BOwl

Ohio vs. Appalachian State

4:30 p.m. from Montgomery, Ala., ESPN

Records: Ohio 8-4, 5-3 Mid-American; Appalachian State 10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt

The skinny: A win would give Ohio its highest victory total since 2012. Three-time FCS champion Appalachian State is seeking to make its first FBS bowl trip a successful one.

The stat: This is the 35th bowl game for Ohio coach Frank Solich as a player or coach.

The line: Appalachian State by 7 ½

Cure BOwl

San Jose State vs. Georgia State

6 p.m. from Orlando, Fla., CBSSN

Records: San Jose State 5-7, 4-4 Mountain West; Georgia State 6-6, 5-3 Sun Belt

The skinny: Georgia State won four straight and five of its last seven to secure the program's first bowl appearance in just its sixth year of existence. San Jose State lost three of its last four games.

The stat: Georgia State had a combined record of 2-33 from 2012-14.

The line: San Jose State by 2 ½

New Orleans BOwl

Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech

8 p.m. from New Orleans, ESPN

Records: Arkansas State 9-3, 8-0 Sun Belt; Louisiana Tech 8-4, 6-2 Conf. USA

The skinny: Louisiana Tech seeks a second straight bowl victory. Arkansas State aims for its third bowl victory in four seasons.

The stat: Louisiana Tech senior RB Kenneth Dixon has 83 career TDs, tied with Wisconsin's Montee Ball (2009-12) for second-most all-time in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. Only Navy's Keenan Reynolds (2012-present) has more, with 85.

The line: La.Tech by 2

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