What: TicketCity Bowl

Who: Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)

Where: Dallas

When: Tomorrow, noon


Coaches: Pat Fitzgerald (34-28 in fifth year at Northwestern); Tommy Tuberville (first year at Texas Tech)

Bowl records: Northwestern 1-7; Texas Tech, 11-21-1

Series history: First meeting

Fast fact: Tech is ranked No. 8 in passing in the nation; Northwestern is ranked 85th in pass defense.

What: Capital One Bowl

Who: No. 7 Michigan State (11-1) vs. No. 15 Alabama (9-3)

Where: Orlando, Fla.

When: Tomorrow, 1 o'clock


Coaches: Mark Dantonio (33-18 in fourth year at Michigan State); Nick Saban (42-11 in fourth year at Alabama)

Bowl records: Michigan State 7-13; Alabama 32-22-3

Series history: First meeting

Fast fact: Defending national champion Tide is coming off devastating defeat to rival Auburn, which rallied from a 24-point deficit to win 28-27.

What: Gator Bowl

Who: Michigan (7-5) vs. No. 21 Mississippi State (8-4)

Where: Jacksonville, Fla.

When: Tomorrow, 1:30


Coaches: Rich Rodriguez (15-21 in third year at Michigan); Dan Mullen (13-11 in second year at Mississippi State)

Bowl records: Michigan 19-20; Mississippi State 7-6

Series history: First meeting

Fast fact: Rodriguez could be playing for his job. U-M defense is 108th nationally. QB Denard Robinson was fourth in nation with 1,643 yards rushing.

What: Rose Bowl

Who: No. 4 Wisconsin (11-1) vs. No. 3 TCU (12-0)

Where: Pasadena, Calif.

When: Tomorrow, 5 o'clock


Coaches: Bret Bielema (49-15 in fifth year at Wisconsin); Gary Patterson (97-28 in 10th year at TCU)

Bowl records: Wisconsin 11-10; TCU 11-14-1.

Series history: 0-0-1. The teams tied, 14-14, in 1970.

Fast fact: Wisconsin running backs John Clay, James White, Montee Ball combined for 2,829 yards rushing, 44 TD runs while averaging 6.1 yards per carry.

What: Fiesta Bowl

Who: No. 9 Oklahoma (11-2) vs. No. 25 Connecticut (8-4)

Where: Glendale, Ariz.

When: Tomorrow, 8:30


Coaches: Bob Stoops (128-31 in 12th year at Oklahoma); Randy Edsall (74-69 in 12th year at UConn).

Bowl records: Oklahoma 25-17-1; UConn 3-1

Series history: First meeting

Fast fact: Oklahoma is 17-11 vs. ranked teams. UConn is 1-8 against ranked teams. One of Connecticut's losses this season was to Temple.