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College Football Bowl Preview: Kansas St. and The Winners Of Today's Games

BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 20:  Daniel Thomas #8 of the Kansas State Wildcats rushes with the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 20, 2010 in Boulder, Colorado. Colorado defeated Kansas State 44-36.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIDecember 30, 2010

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Army Vs. SMU

The Armed Forces Bowl should be fun to watch with Army's rushing attack. Army is 10th in the nation, averaging 256 yards per game led by Jared Hassin.

The passing game for Army is weak so they must stick to their strengths and run the football in order to win this game.

SMU does have a solid passing game with Kyle Padron, who threw for 29 touchdowns. SMU had two 1,000-yard receivers this year in Aldrick Robinson and Cole Beasley.

Despite the big numbers on the SMU offense, I believe Army's rushing attack can control this game and leave with a victory.


New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas St. Vs. Syracuse

This is a battle between two 7-5 teams with very good running backs. Daniel Thomas of Kansas St. rushed for over 1,400 yards with 16 touchdowns while Syracuse's Delone Carter ran over 1,000 yards with seven touchdowns.

Syracuse's defense is going to be a key factor in this game. The Orange gave up 18 points per game, 13th in the country.

Kansas St. will rely on Daniel Thomas like they have done all season and win this game.


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina Vs. Tennessee

Both North Carolina and Tennessee struggled this season but they made their way to the Music City Bowl.

North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates will have to make big plays along with receiver Dwight Jones, whose longest catch went for 81 yards this season.

Tennessee's passing game was ineffective but they did have success on the ground with Tauren Poole who scored 11 touchdowns with over 900 yards rushing.

This should be a good matchup with North Carolina coming out on top.

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