The bowls have already shown why they're our national treasure.
Fresno State came out flat against Wyoming and got stuffed by the Cowboys' defense in a goal-line stand, while Middle Tennessee notched the first-ever win for the Sun Belt Conference against Southern Miss, whose high-powered offense was heavily favored.
Between the layoff from the end of the year, the absence of motivation for teams playing down, and the distractions of all that new schwag, there's no such thing as an underdog in postseason play.
That's either terrible or welcome news to fans of the teams in the following five bowls. A level playing field in these games gives the perceived underdog a chance to forge an upset.
Here are five teams with matchups better than we anticipated that could keep the upset mojo alive this week.