Bowl season kicks off today with six games, with Fresno State's prolific QB Marcus McMaryion defeating Herm Edwards' Arizona State Sun Devils early on.
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Happy bowl season! Here are the key players and storylines for every game, including the playoff.
- Picking winners for every bowl game matchup
- USF names grad transfer Barnett starting QB
- USF hires CFP exec Kelly as new AD
- QB Barnett enrolls at USF as grad transfer
From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
No. 8 UCF lost quarterback McKenzie Milton to injury but still trounced South Florida 38-10 on Friday to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 24 games and complete a second consecutive undefeated regular season.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Darriel Mack had struggled in the pass game since taking over for the injured McKenzie Milton, but UCF's scoring drive at the end of the third quarter showed exactly what the Knights needed to do to get some cushion against USF. Mack threw quick, short passes for easy completions, and the Knights had balance -- ending with a 39-yard touchdown run from Greg McCrae.
The stakes are always high in season-ending rivalry games, but this year, rivals are standing in the way of three Power 5 teams looking to go undefeated.
Isaiah Wright returned a punt 73 yards for a go-ahead touchdown and Chapelle Russell recovered a fumble in the end zone to cap a big second half as Temple rallied for a 27-17 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
Michael Warren II ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score Saturday night, leading 25th-ranked Cincinnati to a 35-23 victory over South Florida that kept the Bearcats in the chase for the American Athletic title.
Darius Bradwell scored a touchdown for the seventh straight game and led a 364-yard rushing attack that carried Tulane to a surprising 41-15 rout of South Florida on Saturday.