The 2013 Rose Bowl features two identical teams. Wisconsin (8-5) and Stanford (11-2) are two physical teams that have surprising names at quarterback and a strong running game to compliment them. Kevin Hogan and Curt Phillips were both backups coming into the season but will now lead their teams in the “Granddaddy of Them All.”
The 2012 Heart of Dallas Bowl pits Purdue (6-6) against Oklahoma State (7-5). The game will be played in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas at noon est.
The 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl features two “Nasty” defenses. The Michigan State Spartans (6-6) battle the Texas Christian Horned Frogs (7-5) at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday night.
Formerly known as the Texas Bowl, the Meineke Car Care Bowl will be played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas between the Big Ten’s Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-6, 2-6) and the Big 12’s Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5, 4-5).
When the Western Michigan Broncos take on the 24th-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini this weekend there will be a lot of interesting matchups. All-American candidate Jordan White would present a good test for Illinois junior Terry Hawthorne, but the Broncos' coaching staff may not allow that to happen.
Can the Nittany Lions rebound after last week's loss to Alabama? The Owls haven't beaten the Nittany Lions since 1941, but come into the game with a new head coach in first-year man Steve Addazio. DraftNasty.com will be in Philadelphia this Saturday to cover the MAC/Big Ten showdown.
Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez (#3 pictured) and RB Rex Burkhead (#22 pictured) will try to continue to run the ball effectively vs. Fresno State this weekend. The 10th-ranked Cornhuskers will be just one of eight Top Ten teams in action this weekend. We take a look at some key components of each matchup.
This season’s national championship matchup between the Auburn Tigers and Oregon Ducks will likely leave a memorable mark on the history of college football. These two powerhouses will square up in what could go down as a legendary battle of the best of the best. However, one game, nearly 25 years ago between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Miami Hurricanes, still seems to set the mark. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, and remember how the National Championship game of 1987 is still remembered as one of the most epic games of all time.
While Penn State (7-4, 4-3) doesn’t have a title to play for, the Lions can spoil their opponent’s hopes of an automatic BCS bowl bid when they host the Michigan State Spartans (10-1, 6-1) on Saturday. The Spartans are one of three teams in the Big Ten with a chance to go to the Rose Bowl.
After the 41-31 win over the Michigan Wolverines last Saturday night, the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-3, 2-2) have another big home game this week. Not that the game is under the lights like it was last week, but something to give those in Happy Valley even more of a reason to be loud and proud: Coach Joe Paterno seeking win number 400.