Bowl Schedule For Wednesday
Wednesday, December 28 will feature four bowl games, with action beginning at 1 pm.
Two teams will be playing for winning records, and three ranked teams will be looking to their season with a triumph.
Pinstripe Bowl--Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern---New York, New York---1 pm---ESPN
23rd-ranked Pittsburgh, who will enter the contest at 8-4, won their final three games of the regular season, including a 43-42 victory over Clemson, while Northwestern, who is currently 6-6, won two of their final three game to get to bowl eligibility.
The Panthers are explosive, offensively, with the likes of quarterback Nathan Peterman, who has thrown for 2,602 yards and 26 touchdowns, and running back James Conner, who has compiled 1,060 rushing yards and 16 scores, while the Wildcats rely more on moving the ball on the ground, and is paced Justin Jackson, who has rushed for 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Pittsburgh did their offensive damage this year under the direction of offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who will be at LSU in the same position next season.
Russell Athletic Bowl---West Virginia vs. Miami---Orlando, Florida---4:30 pm---ESPN
16th-ranked West Virginia, is currently 10-2, suffering losses to only Oklahoma and Oklahoma St., while Miami is 8-4, winners of 4-straight.
The Mountaineers are led by quarterback Skyler Howard, who has thrown for 3,194 yards and 26 touchdowns, along with running back Justin Crawford, who has compiled 1,168 rushing yards, to go along with 4 scores, while the Hurricanes are paced by quarterback Brad Kaaya, who has thrown for 3,250 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Foster Farms Bowl---Indiana vs. Utah---Santa Clara, California---7:30 pm---FOX
Indiana will enter the match-up at 6-6, having won 3 of their last 5, while 19th-ranked Utah dropped their final two, and 3 of their last 4, to enter at 8-4.
The Hoosiers have a potent offense, led by quarterback Richard Lagow, who has thrown for 3,174 yards and 18 touchdowns, along with running back Devine Redding, who has rushed for 1,050 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Utah is paced by running back Joe Williams, who has compiled 1,185 rushing yards, to go along with 9 touchdowns.
Texas Bowl---Texas A&M vs. Kansas St.---Houston, Texas---8 pm---ESPN
Both teams are currently 8-4.
Texas A&M struggled down the stretch, losing 3 of their last 5, while Kansas St. finished strong, winning 3-straight, including 5 of their final 6.
The Aggies are led by defensive end Myles Garrett, who is expected to be one of the top picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, while the Wildcats are paced by quarterback Jesse Ertz, who threw for 1,560 yards, while rushing for another 945 yards during the regular season.