Bowl previews: Military, Texas, Fight Hunger


Military Bowl

Who: Marshall (9-4, 7-1 Conference USA) vs. Maryland (7-5, 3-5 ACC)

When/where: 2:30; Annapolis, Md.


Line: Marshall by 2½

Notable: Maryland is looking for its first bowl win under third-year coach Randy Edsall. It's the final game as a member of the ACC for the Terps, who move to the Big Ten in 2014. Marshall seeks its first double-digit wins since 2002.

Texas Bowl

Who: Syracuse (6-6, 4-4 ACC) vs. Minnesota (8-4, 4-4 Big Ten)

When/where: 6; Houston


Line: Houston by 4

Notable: Minnesota's David Cobb rushed for 1,111 yards, including six 100-yard games. Syracuse is the only Division I-A team not to allow a 100-yard rusher this season. The Orange shut down Boston College's Andre Williams, the nation's leading rusher and a Heisman finalist, on Nov. 30, holding him to 29 yards on nine carries before he left in the third with an injury.

Fight Hunger Bowl

Who: BYU (8-4, independent) vs. Washington (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12)

When/where: 9:30; San Francisco


Line: Washington by 3½

Notable: Washington's Bishop Sankey leads the Pac-12 and is third in the nation with 1,775 yards rushing. He faces a top linebackers in Kyle Van Noy, third among active players with 57 solo tackles for a loss and third with 11 forced fumbles.

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