- Associated Press - Friday, December 20, 2013

Starting Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M., and ending Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., 35 bowl games will be played.

You should watch all of them. Here’s why.

SATURDAY, DEC. 21

New Mexico Bowl

Washington State (minus 4 1/2) vs. Colorado State

Why watch? We haven’t seen Washington Mike Leach coach a postseason game since the 2009 Cotton Bowl, when he was at Texas Tech.

Pick: WASHINGTON STATE 31-24.

Las Vegas Bowl

Fresno State (plus 6 1/2) vs. Southern California

Why watch? Fresno State’s Derek Carr, who leads the nation in yards passing per game (405), against the toughest defense he has faced this season. USC is tied for 11th in the country in yards per pass allowed.

Pick: USC 35-24.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Buffalo (pick’em) vs. San Diego State

Why watch? When your favorite NFL team drafts Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack in the first round, you’ll know why.

Pick: BUFFALO 26-20, OT.

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