Thursday 2 PM, Birmingham Bowl: #25 South Florida vs. South Carolina
A quiet southern power lurking nearly unnoticed in the Sunshine State, the Bulls rolled up a 10-2 campaign with impressive wins against Cincinnati, Navy, and Memphis. They enter this contest with South Carolina as a heavy favorite, on the strength of an extraordinary passing game led by standout QB Quinton Flowers. In what was a general downer of a season for the Gamecocks, the team did take away wins over Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and Missouri. Following their regular season-ending humiliation at the hands of Clemson, they are desperate to end the season on a positive note. I hate positive notes. Gimme South Florida to cover.