December 29, 2012 in Sports

TODAY

 

Armed Forces

Air Force

vs. Rice

Records: Air Force (6-6); Rice (6-6)

Stars: 1 (out of 5)

Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Today: 8:45 a.m. (ESPN)

Line: AFA by 3

Briefly: An early wake-up call at Fort Worth. Rice won its last four to qualify for a bowl and Air Force is in the postseason for the sixth straight year. This is the only bowl game between 6-6 teams.

Swag: Sony gift suite, Fossil watch, Dakine backpack, Big Game football.

Pinstripe

Syracuse vs. W. Virginia

Records: Syracuse (7-5); West Virginia (7-5)

Stars: 3 (out of 5)

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.

Today: 12:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: WVU by 4

Briefly: The Mountaineers’ offense of quarterback Geno Smith and wide receiver Tavon Austin is worth the price of admission, and the draft stock of Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is climbing.

Swag: New Era cap, rest not yet disclosed.

Fight Hunger

Arizona St.

vs. Navy

Records: Arizona State (7-5); Navy (8-4)

Stars: 2 (out of 5)

Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco

Today: 1 p.m. (ESPN2)

Line: ASU by 14 1/2

Briefly: Navy’s triple-option is always a difficult game prep, but the Sun Devils have toughness up front led by Will Sutton, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

Swag: Fossil watch, Nike FuelBand, FoxL speaker system, Nike backpack, cap.

Alamo

Oregon St.

vs. Texas

Records: Oregon State (9-3); Texas (8-4)

Stars: 2 (out of 5)

Where: Alamodome, San Antonio

Today: 3:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: OSU by 3

Briefly: Both teams got off to fast starts but couldn’t finish. Regular seasons have been nothing to brag about at Texas recently, but the Longhorns have won six of their last seven bowl games.

Swag: Apple iPad Mini, Fossil watch, Best Buy gift card, team photo, Schutt mini helmet.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Michigan St.

vs. TCU

Records: Michigan State (6-6); TCU (7-5)

Stars: 2 (out of 5)

Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.

Today: 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Line: TCU by 2 1/2

Briefly: Spartans running back Le’Veon Bell takes on a TCU defense led by freshman defensive end Devonte Fields, who some believe was the Big 12’s top defensive player this season.

Swag: Gift suite, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack.

Kansas City Star

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