ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (AP) — The first of a record 40-game college football bowl season is today with the New Mexico Bowl. New Mexico out of the Mountain West kicks things off with a matchup with 6-6 Arizona out of the Pac-12.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The second of today's five bowls features the game known as a Holy War in Las Vegas. It's the Utah Utes out of the Pac-12 against Brigham Young in a pair of 9-3 teams. This will be BYU's final game under coach Bronco Mendenhall after 11 seasons at the helm before he takes over at Virginia.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)— The Camilia Bowl pits 8-4 Ohio U. out of the Mid-American Conference against 10-2 Appalachian (ap-ah-LA'-chihn) out of the Sun Belt. A win would give Ohio its highest victory total since 2012 while Appy State is a three-time Football Championship Subdivision champion.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Cure Bowl in Orlando matches 6-6 Georgia State out of the Sun Belt against San Jose State, which is one of three sub-.500 teams playing in bowls this year. Georgia State won four straight and five of their last seven to secure the program's first bowl appearance in just its sixth year of existence.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The final bowl game of the day is the New Orleans Bowl. This game features 8-4 Louisiana Tech out of Conference USA against 9-3 Arkansas State from the Sun Belt.