With nine games down out of the 35 bowl games this year, there are two exciting matchups to enjoy today in the Insight Bowl and Champs Sports Bowl.
The first game of December 28th will consist of Geno Smith and the West Virginia Mountaineers battling it out against Russell Wilson and the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the Champs Sports Bowl.
The second game of the day is between the 12th-ranked Missouri Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes, led by quarterback Ricky Stanzi, in the 22nd annual Insight Bowl.
Take a look at a preview for both the Champs Sports Bowl and the Insight Bowl, which are guaranteed to be a pair of competitive and thrilling games.
Matchup: 22nd-ranked West Virginia (9-3) vs. North Carolina State (8-4)
Venue: Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida
Time: 6:30 EST on December 28, 2010
Coverage: ESPN and ESPN3.com
Weather Forecast: High: 58 degrees Fahrenheit; Low: 32 degrees Fahrenheit; zero percent chance of precipitation
No. 12 Geno Smith, West Virginia Mountaineers
Season Stats: 219-of-333, 2,597 yards, 65.8 CMP%, 23 touchdowns, six interceptions and a 149.71 QB rating
Geno Smith has been a beast the last four games of this season for the Mountaineers, throwing for a total of eight touchdowns and one interception.
After struggling against Syracuse and Connecticut, losing two very close games, Smith and West Virginia finished out the season strong, winning the last four games of the year.
No. 16 Russell Wilson, North Carolina State Wolfpack
Season Stats: 280-of-482, 3,288 yards, 58.1 CMP%, 26 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and a 127.39 QB rating
Russell Wilson has played quite well towards the end of this season, throwing for a total of six touchdowns and three interceptions in his last three games. He also ran for four touchdowns in those two games, which can provide some versatility for the Wolfpack against a very talented West Virginia defense.
Wilson is very dangerous on the ground, running for a total of nine touchdowns over the course of the 2010 college football season.
No. 13 Owen Spencer, NC State Wolfpack
Receiving: 57 receptions for 868 yards and four touchdowns
No. 5 Jarvis Williams, NC State Wolfpack
Receiving: 46 receptions for 636 yards and four touchdowns
No. 6 T.J. Graham, NC State Wolfpack
Receiving: 23 receptions for 309 yards and four touchdowns
RB No. 1 Tavon Austin, WVU Mountaineers (leading WVU receiver)
Receiving: 53 receptions for 757 yards and eight touchdowns
No. 9 Jock Sanders, WVU Mountaineers
Receiving: 64 reception for 670 yards and four touchdowns
Rushing: 13 attempts for 75 yards and one touchdown
No. 2 Brad Starks, WVU Mountaineers
Receiving: 19 receptions for 317 yards and four touchdowns
Rushing: One attempt for 53 yards and one touchdown
No. 10 Stedman Bailey, WVU Mountaineers
Receiving: 20 receptions for 256 yards and three touchdowns
When a football game is on the line in the final seconds, it is heartbreaking when the team you're rooting for loses the contest because of a missed field goal or extra point.
Take a look at the kicking accuracy of NC State's Josh Czajkowski and West Virginia's Tyler Bitancurt.
No. 36 Josh Czajkowski, NC State Wolfpack
Season Stats: 17-of-22 FGM/FGA (77.3 PCT); 40-of-41 XPM/XPA; total of 91 points
No. 40 Tyler Bitancurt, West Virginia Mountaineers
Season Stats: 10-of-15 FGM/FGA (86.7 PCT); 40-of-40 XPM/XPA; total of 70 points
No. 7 Noel Devine, West Virginia Mountaineers
Rushing: 201 rushing attempts for 886 yards and six touchdowns
Receiving: 30 receptions for 237 yards and one touchdown
No. 32 Ryan Clarke, West Virginia Mountaineers
Rushing: 80 carries for 291 yards and eight touchdowns
Receiving: Two receptions for 16 yards
No. 33 Mustafa Greene, North Carolina State Wolfpack
Rushing: 131 attempts for 584 yards and four touchdowns
Receiving: 29 receptions for 256 yards and one touchdown
No. 16 Russell Wilson, North Carolina State Wolfpack
Rushing: 129 carries for 394 yards and nine touchdowns
No. 29 Dean Haynes, North Carolina State Wolfpack
Rushing: 83 attempts for 320 yards and three touchdowns
Receiving: 13 receptions for 118 yards and one touchdown
Matchup: 12th-ranked Missouri Tigers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Weather Forecast: High: 68 degrees Fahrenheit; Low: 46 degrees Fahrenheit; 15 percent chance of precipitation
No. 11 Blaine Gabbert, Missouri Tigers
Season Stats: 260-of-418, 2,752 yards, 62.2 CMP%, 15 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 126.00 QB rating
The 6'5" junior struggled towards the end of the season, throwing a total of three touchdowns and three interceptions in his final three games, but Gabbert still managed to lead his team to victory in all three games, rushing for a total of two touchdowns on the ground.
No. 12 Ricky Stanzi, Iowa Hawkeyes
Season Stats: 210-of-324, 2,804 yards, 64.8 CMP%, 25 touchdowns, four interceptions and a 160.50 QB rating
Senior Ricky Stanzi has had an outstanding season, recording the 10th-highest QB rating throughout the entire nation. Stanzi is also among the elite quarterbacks in touchdowns thrown, being ranked 19th overall with 25 total passing touchdowns.
No. 26 De'Vion Moore, Missouri Tigers
Rushing: 93 rushing attempts for 485 yards and eight touchdowns
Receiving: Three receptions for seven yards
No. 41 Henry Josey, Missouri Tigers
Rushing: 74 carries for 425 yards and four touchdowns
Receiving: Four receptions for 19 yards
No. 34 Marcus Coker, Iowa Hawkeyes
Rushing: 81 carries for 403 yards and one touchdown
Receiving: Two receptions for 23 yards
Both teams have fared pretty well against ranked teams this season, facing some intense competition.
The currently 12th-ranked Missouri Tigers have beaten the No. 1-ranked Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 36-27. The Tigers also beat the No. 24-ranked Kansas State Wildcats, 38-28.
Missouri only lost once to superior competition, losing by a score of 31-17 against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have faced a total of five ranked teams this season, beating two and losing to three. Iowa came away with loses against the No. 24-ranked Arizona Wildcats, No. 13-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and No. 9-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
The two ranked teams the Hawkeyes beat were the No. 22-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, 24-3, and No. 5-ranked Michigan State Spartans, 37-6.
No. 95 Grant Ressel, Missouri Tigers
Season Stats: 16-of-18 FGM/FGA (88.9 PCT); 42-of-44 XPM/XPA; total of 90 points
No. 96 Michael Meyer, Iowa Hawkeyes
12-of-15 FGM/FGA (80.0 PCT); 28-of-30 XPM/XPA; total of 64 points