Today’s bowl games

December 29, 2012 

Armed Forces Bowl

WHO: Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6)

WHERE: Fort Worth, Texas

WHEN/TV: 11:45 a.m. ESPN

LINE: Air Force by 3

BUZZ: Both teams are trying to finish with a winning record. Rice is going for its fifth victory in a row to end its 101st season. This is the Owls’ third bowl game in 51 years. Air Force is playing in its school-record sixth consecutive bowl game, and fourth Armed Forces Bowl (1-2) in that span.

Fight Hunger Bowl

WHO: Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4)

WHERE: AT&T Park, San Francisco

WHEN/TV: 4 p.m. ESPN2

LINE: Arizona State by 141/2

BUZZ: Arizona State is looking to finish off the first season under coach Todd Graham on a high note by snapping a three-game bowl losing streak and winning a postseason game for the first time since 2005. Navy did not make it to a bowl last year and has won one bowl since 2005.

Pinstripe Bowl

WHO: West Virginia (7-5) vs. Syracuse (7-5)

WHERE: Yankee Stadium, New York

WHEN/TV: 3:15 p.m. ESPN

LINE: West Virginia by 31/2

BUZZ: Snow is in the forecast as the Mountaineers try to wrap up a season that started great (5-0), went sour (five-game losing streak), then ended on the upswing (two straight victories) with their first bowl victory as a member of the Big 12. The Orange began their last season in the Big East 1-3 before closing strong and sharing the conference title.

Alamo Bowl

WHO: Texas (8-4) vs. No. 15 Oregon State (9-3)

WHERE: San Antonio, Texas

WHEN/TV: 6:45 a.m. ESPN

LINE: Oregon State by 31/2

BUZZ: The Longhorns are trying to win their 10th bowl game under Mack Brown, who comes in with a 9-4 record in the postseason.The Beavers are in their first bowl game since 2009.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

WHO: TCU (7-5) vs. Michigan State (6-6)

WHERE: Tempe, Ariz.

WHEN/TV: 10:15 p.m. ESPN

LINE: TCU by 21/2

BUZZ: Both teams are trying to build momentum for next season after limping down the stretch in 2012. TCU opened with four straight wins in its first season in the Big 12 before losing four of six while the Spartans had a similar finish after opening 4-2.

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