Still, gotta go with Florida International-Marshall in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl as the least interesting pre-New Year's game.
Outside of Huntington, W. Va., does it matter?
RG3 will empower Alamo
Nothing too compelling on the bowl scene until Jan. 2 and later, so the most interesting pre-New Year's bowl game will be Washington vs. Baylor in the Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl.
There are many contenders for least interesting, but UCLA vs. Illinois in the Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl wins.
The Times' Chris Foster dubbed this the Interim Coach Bowl.
UCLA fired Rick Neuheisel, so Mike Johnson will coach the Bruins. Illinois fired Ron Zook, leaving Vic Koenning to lead the Illini.