For the Las Vegas Bowl, Fresno State vs. USC is a dream matchup. Or it should be, as long as both teams really want to be here.
The simplest way to view the bowls is to look at impact players, so here are five (quarterbacks not included) who should play big roles in winning or losing wagers.
A sense of impending doom surrounded the Chicago Bears when Jay Cutler, who might or might not be the franchise’s future quarterback, limped off the field with a groin injury. With Cutler, it often appears to be loser’s limp, but this injury was legit.
The Las Vegas Bowl will feature a quarterback from Bakersfield, Calif., putting up impressive numbers. And Fresno State’s Derek Carr will be on the other side.