Wednesday, 9 PM: Texas Bowl Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
Another potentially fascinating contest between 8-4 teams from the SEC and Big 12, this is largely the tale of two sides on near opposite trajectories. Kevin Sumlin's Aggies began the season an impressive 8-1 and were in the initial four-team playoff grouping announced by the CFP committee, a stretch during which they defeated Auburn, Tennessee, and put in a credibly tough effort against Alabama. Recently they've lost three of four, and during their regular season-ending loss to LSU, seemed disheartened at times. K-State started their season a wobbly 3-3 but got dangerous late, winning six of their last seven and beating Texas Tech, Texas, and TCU in the process. Wildcats coach Bill Snyder is crafty, but best guess is that the Aggies eventually overwhelm with offensive talent.