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David Teel

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Absent a connection to either team or a need for immediate counseling, no pre-Christmas bowl merits your attention.

But if desperate to avoid the mall Saturday, settle in for Nevada and Arizona in the New Mexico Bowl — and not solely because of its corporation-free name. The Wildcats and Wolf Pack feature not only top-20 scoring offenses, averaging more than 35 points per game, but also the nation's top two rushers. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey and Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson average 146.4 and 141.9 yards per game, respectively.

Add quarterbacks Matt Scott and Cody Fajardo,...