Other teams gear up for variety of bowls

Two high powered offenses will meet in Glendale, Arizona for the BCS national Championship.

Auburn and Oregon both rank in the top 10 in points scored.

Two of the top players in the nation will be showcased in this game.

Oregon running back LaMichael James leads the nation in rushing yards with 1,682 and also has 169 receiving yards.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has captured the attention of everyone this year, including NCAA investigators.

A former Mississippi State player accused Newton’s family of taking money to play at Auburn, but the NCAA said Newton is cleared, since they think Newton was unaware of his parents asking for money.

On the field, Newton has broken the all-time record for rushing yards by a quarterback in the SEC conference with 1,409 yards.

Newton has also thrown 28 passes for a touchdown and only been intercepted six times.

The Ducks are more balanced with a defense that is ranked 14th in points allowed, while Auburn is ranked 54th in points allowed, but Auburn has been tested more than Oregon.

Ohio State and Wisconsin also earned BCS bowl bids.

Wisconsin will play the undefeated TCU Horned Frogs in the Rose Bowl.  It will be a matchup of the 3rd and 5th best teams in the country.

This will be TCU’s second consecutive BCS bowl.  Last year they lost 17-10 to Boise State.  The Badgers have not been in a BCS bowl since 1999.

The most interesting matchup will be Wisconsin‘s No. 4 ranked offense going against TCU’s No. 1 ranked defense.

In the Allstate Sugar Bowl, it will be a duel between two very talented quarterbacks.

Ohio State Quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet have accounted for 59 touchdowns combined.

The 7-5 Iowa Hawkeye’s have a tough test against No. 12 ranked Missouri in the Insight Bowl.  

Iowa will have to rebound after closing out the season with three straight losses.

Illinois will face the Baylor Bears in the Texas Bowl.

Baylor hadn’t been in a bowl game for 16 straight seasons.

Illinois will be looking for a win, so they can be above the .500 mark to end the roller coaster of a season.

Penn State will be playing against Florida in the Outback Bowl.

Many thought this was going to be Jo Paterno’s last season, but he assured Penn State he will return another year.

Northwestern will play the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Ticketcity Bowl.

After a 5-0 start, Northwestern lost five of its last seven games.

They hope to rebound from a bad ending to the season and a devastating loss to Auburn in overtime in their bowl game last season.