Screen plays Today's bowl games
Armed Forces Bowl
California vs. Air Force
1 p.m. from Fort Worth, Texas; ESPN
Records: California 7-5, 4-5 Pac-12; Air Force 8-5, 6-2 Mountain West
The skinny: The Bears 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.
The line: California by 7.
Russell Athletic Bowl
No. 10 North Carolina vs. No. 17 Baylor
4:30 p.m. from Orlando; ESPN
Records: North Carolina 11-2, 8-0 ACC; Baylor 9-3, 6-3 Big 12
The skinny: The Tar Heels aim to end on a high note after coming up short in the ACC championship game. Baylor is making its sixth straight bowl appearance.
The line: North Carolina by 3
Nevada vs. Colorado State
6:30 p.m. from Tucson, Ariz.; ASN
Records: Nevada 6-6, 4-4 Mountain West; Colorado State 7-5, 5-3Mountain West
The skinny: It's no secret the Wolf Pack like to run the ball. The Rams were 107th nationally at stopping the run.
The line: Colorado State by 3
No. 20 LSU vs. Texas Tech
8 p.m. from Houston, ESPN
Records: LSU 8-3, 5-3 SEC; Texas Tech 7-5, 4-5 Big 12
The skinny: Texas Tech looks to extend its bowl winning streak to five games and get its first win over LSU. The Tigers are in a bowl game for a record 16th straight year.
The line: LSU by 7