Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Colleges

Friday's other bowls: Ohio State-Notre Dame, Iowa-Stanford, Mississippi-Oklahoma State

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Fiesta

No. 7 Ohio State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) vs. No. 8 Notre Dame (10-2), 1, Glendale, Ariz.

TV: ESPN

Line/OU: Ohio State by 6; 56½

Notable: Key matchup: Ohio State DE Joey Bosa vs. Notre Dame T Ronnie Stanley. The Buckeyes move Bosa around, so he won't go head to head with Stanley on every play, but pay attention when they do. Bosa and Stanley both could be top-10 NFL picks. WR Will Fuller is Notre Dame's most explosive player, averaging 20.5 yards per catch with 1,145 yards and 13 touchdowns. Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett has accounted for 19 touchdowns in his past six games.

Rose

No. 5 Stanford (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12) vs. No. 6 Iowa (12-1, 8-0 Big Ten), 5, Pasadena, Calif.

TV/radio: ESPN; 620-AM

Line/OU: Stanford by 6; 54

Notable: Key matchup: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey vs. Iowa LBs Josey Jewell and Cole Fisher. The Heisman Trophy finalist was Stanford's leading rusher and receiver, setting a college football record for total yards. The task of slowing McCaffrey will fall heavily on Jewell and Fisher, the top two tacklers on a defense yielding just 114.9 yards rushing per game. Stanford's Kevin Hogan will be the third quarterback to start three Rose Bowls, joining Ohio State's Cornelius Greene (1974-76) and Michigan's Rick Leach (1977-79).

Sugar

No. 13 Oklahoma State (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) vs. No. 16 Mississippi (9-3, 6-2 SEC), 8:30, New Orleans

TV/radio: ESPN; 620-AM

Line/OU: Mississippi by 7; 68½

Notable: Key matchup: Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil vs. Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Tunsil has been terrific protecting QB Chad Kelly's blind side over the past five games since returning from a seven-game NCAA suspension. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ogbah is a disruptive player on a defensive line that is the NCAA's active career leader in sacks with 28. Kelly has thrown for 3,740 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, generally improving as the year has progressed. He also has run for 427 yards and 10 touchdowns. James Washington is the Cowboys' major deep threat. He has 52 receptions for 1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging nearly 21 yards per catch.

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Comments

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