. Today's other bowl games
Who: Nebraska (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 23 Georgia (8-4, 5-3 SEC)
When/where: noon; Jacksonville
Line: Georgia by 9
Notable: Georgia QB Hutson Mason will make his second start in place of injured former Plant High star Aaron Murray. So the Bulldogs will likely turn to RB Todd Gurley, who has 903 yards rushing and 10 TDs despite missing three-plus games with an ankle injury. … Nebraska counters with RB Ameer Abdullah, who has 1,568 yards and eight TDs, the fifth-best season in program history. … This is a rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl, which Georgia won 45-31.
Heart of Dallas
Who: UNLV (7-5, 5-3 Mountain West) vs. North Texas (8-4, 6-2, Conference USA)
When/where: noon; Dallas
Line: North Texas by 6 1/2
Notable: North Texas' Brandin Byrd has 1,023 yards rushing, and the Mean Green is 7-0 when rushing for 150 yards or more. UNLV has allowed 222 yards rushing a game, and allowed at least 150 yards nine times. … RB Tim Cornett, UNLV's career rushing leader, is within reach of a couple of other 40-year-old school records: his 35 rushing TDs and 38 overall TDs are two short in both categories.
Who: No. 19 Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) vs. No. 8 South Carolina (10-2, 6-2 SEC)
When/where: 1; Orlando
TV: Ch. 28
Line: Wisconsin by 1 1/2
Notable: South Carolina's defense, led by DE Jadeveon Clowney and DT Kelcy Quarles, yields an average of just 20 points a game, while Wisconsin's offense averages 486.8 yards per game. The Badgers' Melvin Gordon (1,466 yards) and James White (1,337) made Wisconsin one of just five teams with a pair of 1,000-yard rushers. … Wisconsin is trying to end a three-game bowl losing streak, while South Carolina has won two straight over Big Ten teams (Nebraska, 2012; Michigan, 2013).