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Gameday previews: Today's bowl games

EAGLEBANK BOWL

Temple (9-3) vs. UCLA (6-6)

WHEN: 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

TV: ESPN

THE LINE: UCLA by 5

THE BUZZ: Temple getting to the postseason is an unbelievable story, but this is one of the most "blah" matchups of the postseason, and that's saying a lot this postseason. There will be some individual talent worth watching. Temple freshman RB Bernard Pierce is a rising star, and UCLA has defensive studs in T Brian Price, LB Reggie Carter, CB Al Verner and FS Rahim Moore.

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CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL

Miami (9-3) vs. Wisconsin (9-3)

WHEN: 8 p.m.

WHERE: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando

TV: ESPN (TWC 26/DTV 206/DISH 140)

THE LINE: Miami by 3

THE BUZZ: This is a matchup of young teams that potentially could open next season ranked in the top 10. Plus, this could be used as a gauge of the relative merits of the ACC and Big Ten. Wisconsin RB John Clay and Miami QB Jacory Harris can force themselves onto some Heisman Trophy watch lists with productive outings.

- Rivals.com

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