Stanford (minus 4 1/2) vs. Michigan State
Why watch? It’s the Rose Bowl.
Pick: STANFORD 27-21.
Why watch? The record for most points scored by a team in a bowl game is 70, a total the Bears reached four times this season.
Baylor (minus 16 1/2) vs. UCF
Pick: BAYLOR 65-35.
THURSDAY, JAN. 2
Alabama (minus 15) vs. Oklahoma
Why watch? The last time Alabama lost to Auburn, the Crimson Tide took it out on Michigan State in a bowl game. The Sooners could be headed toward a similar fate.
Pick: ALABAMA 38-14.
FRIDAY, JAN. 3