UCF (10-3) vs. Georgia (6-6)Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Reason to watch: Whether you're an aerial-attack enthusiast or a staunch supporter of grind-it-out ground games, this bowl matchup has something for you. Georgia boasts future NFL wide receiver A.J. Green, who led the team with 771 receiving yards and nine touchdowns this season despite missing four games to suspension. Central Florida, meanwhile, features the mighty three-pronged rushing attack of Ronnie Weaver, Jeffrey Godfrey and Latavius Murray -- who combined for 1,969 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns this season. But don't tune in for a cakewalk. Both offenses will be up against stout defenses. Which brings us to...
Keep an eye on: UCF defensive end and pass-rush specialist Bruce Miller. The two-time Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year recorded just seven sacks this season (after 13 last year), but four of his quarterback takedowns came over his last two games. At 6-foot-2 and 248 pounds, Miller has the size and speed to line up anywhere and wreak havoc on opposing lines. His 27 career sacks and 44 career tackles-for-loss are tops in all of college football among active players.
Did you know: A loss would give the Bulldogs their first losing season in 14 years. History stands on their side, however, as the Knights have gone 0-3 all-time in bowl games.
Final analysis: After a sour 1-4 start to the season, Mark Richt and Georgia are thirsty for some sweet redemption to wrap up 2010. Freshman quarterback Aaron Murray will face a tall task in UFC's defense, which allowed just 18 points per game (12th best in the nation), but Murray is also playing his best ball of the year, throwing nine touchdowns with no interceptions over his last three games. But the key for the Bulldogs will be stopping UCF's rushing attack. The Knights averaged 192.5 yards per game on the ground this season, and Georgia gave up 726 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in its last two games. Ultimately, a talented but underachieving Georgia team should prevail.
The pick: Georgia 24, UCF 14
SI.com NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline shares his thoughts on the top pro prospects in this matchup:
Georgia: WR A.J. Green -- Green is a legitimate game-breaker and a receiver who controls the tempo with his ability to make catches all over the field. He has the size, speed and skill to warrant constant attention from opponents. Green carries an early first-round grade and despite recent public announcements to the contrary, NFL scouts fully expect him to enter the 2011 draft. Grade: First-round prospect.
UCF: T Jah Reid -- Reid is a mammoth blocker who combines size (6-foot-7, 322 pounds), power and fundamentals. He's a right tackle prospect at the next level and shows terrific run-blocking strength. Still rough around the edges, Reid projects as a developmental prospect at the next level. Grade: Sixth-round prospect.