Saturday 3:30 PM, Las Vegas Bowl: Houston vs. San Diego State
With their erstwhile head coach Tom Herman off to theoretically greener pastures in Austin, Houston will be helmed by their awesomely named defensive assistant Todd Orlando. The Cougars' 2016 was a bit perplexing, with convincing wins over Oklahoma and Louisville providing the good, and let-down losses to Memphis and SMU bordering on the inexplicable. In any case, the full resume was enough to land Herman a coaching job at one of the nation's traditional powers. San Diego State's 9-3 team features dynamic halfback Donnel Pumphrey who has compiled more than 2000 rushing yards on the season. The Aztecs have been a bit bi-polar as well, with quality wins over Cal and Wyoming and a couple of weird blowout losses to South Alabama and Colorado State. With so many variables, this should be a wild one.