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

Arizona Bowl

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

Texas Bowl

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