New Mexico Bowl
BYU vs. UTEP
» Date: Dec. 18, 10 a.m., ESPN
» Players: BYU — Jray Galeai, 6-0, 179, Fr, DB, Kahuku; Spencer Hafoka, 6-0, 200, Jr, WR, Kahuku; Walter Kahaiali’i 6-3, 334, So, OL, Kamehameha-Maui; Kalama Kaluhiokalani, 5-10, 266, So, DL, Kamehameha; Aveni Leung-Wai, 6-1, 238, Jr, LB, Aiea; Graham Rowley, 6-4, 261, Fr, DE, Waialua; Travis Uale, 6-2, 197, Jr, DB, Kamehameha; Simote Vea, 5-11, 243, Jr, DE, Kahuku
» Notes: Uale earned the starting safety spot four games into the season and has 37 tackles and a fumble recovery; Leung-Wai started two games at linebacker early in the season; Rowley was one of the top recruits out of Hawaii in 2010 and has one sack in seven games; Hafoka has four catches for 36 yards and has appeared in nine games.
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
Utah vs. Boise State
» Date: Dec. 22, 3 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Utah — Daniel Bukarau, 6-1, 294, Sr, OL, Kahuku; V.J. Fehoko, 6-0, 222, Fr, LB, Farrington; Nai Fotu, 6-0, 235, Jr, DE, Kahuku; Kapua Sai, 6-5, 301, Fr, OL, Saint Louis; Ben Soliven 5-9, 183, So, DB, Saint Louis. Boise State: Jeremy Ioane, 5-11, 195, Fr, S, Punahou
» Notes: Fotu, who has started in nine of the 38 games he’s appeared in, missed the entire season after suffering a knee injury in March; Sai, Bukarau and Soliven have seen limited action; Fehoko and Ioane are redshirting.
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Navy vs. San Diego State
» Date: Dec. 23, 3 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Navy — Bruce Andrews, 6-0, 189, Jr, WR, Kalaheo; Kahikolu Pescaia, 6-0, 255, So, OL, Kamehameha; Shawn Reed, 6-1, 210, Fr, LB, Kalaheo; Wave Ryder, 6-2, 200, Fr, S, Kamehameha; Aaron Santiago, 5-8, 167, Jr, WR, Kapolei; Matt Shibata, 6-0, 188, So, WR, Mid-Pacific. San Diego State — J.J. Autele, 6-1, 245, Jr, DL, Punahou; Trask Iosefa, 6-0, 300, Sr, OL, Punahou; Mike Matamua, 6-4, 300, Jr, OL, Kapolei.
» Notes: Santiago has emerged as an offensive threat, with 169 rushing yards, 181 receiving yards on 10 catches and four total touchdowns in eight games; Iosefa has started all 48 games in his career at center and was named to the All-MWC second team; Autele, meanwhile, has played in every game for the Aztecs, recording 14 tackles, including 1 1/2 sacks.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Arizona
>> Date: Dec. 29, 1 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Arizona — Bryson Beirne, 6-3, 225, So, QB, Mid-Pacific; Lolomana Mikaele, 6-2, 305, Sr, DT, Damien
» Notes: Beirne has completed all five of his pass attempts this season for 33 yards and a touchdown; Mikaele started every game this year and has 32 tackles, including 7 1/2 for loss.
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Army vs. SMU
» Date: Dec. 30, 7 a.m., ESPN
» Players: SMU — Charles Clay, 5-10, 186, Fr, WR, Hilo; Marcus Holyfield, 6-1, 183, Fr, WR, Mid-Pacific
» Notes: Neither player is listed on the SMU depth chart.
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
Nebraska vs. Washington
» Date: Dec. 30, 5 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Washington — Kalani Aldrich, 6-7, 250, Jr, DE, Kamehameha-Hawaii; Micah Hatchie, 6-5, 274, Fr, OL, Waialua; Mykenna Ikehara, 6-2, 265, So, OL, Kamehameha; Hau’oli Jamora, 6-3, 238, Fr, DE, Kahuku; Lawrence Lagafuaina, 6-0, 344, Fr, DT, Aiea; Kimo Makaula, 6-2, 229, Fr, FB, Punahou; Taz Stevenson, 6-0, 198, Fr, DB, Mililani; Semisi Tokolahi, 6-2, 297, So, DT, Hilo; Anthony Tokunaga, 5-11, 180, Fr, WR, Kamehameha.
» Notes: Jamora started the final six games of the season and led all Washington defensive linemen with 45 total tackles, Tokolahi started the final three games at defensive tackle before breaking his ankle against Washington State in the Apple Cup. He will miss the bowl game; Aldrich has played in every game as a backup defensive end for the Huskies and Stevenson has played in 11 games, making 10 tackles; Lagafuaina and Hatchie are redshirting.
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Miami
» Date: Dec. 31, 10 a.m., CBS
» Players: Notre Dame — Kona Schwenke, 6-4, 245, Fr, DE, Kahuku; Manti Te’o, 6-2, 245, So, LB, Punahou; Robby Toma, 5-9, 175, So, WR, Miami — Levi Paalua, 6-2, 225, So, DL, Kahuku
» Notes: Te’o leads the team and ranks 16th in the country with 127 total tackles, averaging 10.58 per game. Schwenke has appeared in four games, making two solo tackles; Toma has seen increased playing time and has 14 catches for 187 yards; Paalua has not played for the Hurricanes this season.
Ticket City Bowl
Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
» Date: Jan. 1, 7 a.m., ESPNU
» Players: Texas Tech: Sam Fehoko, 6-0, 223, Jr, LB, Farrington; Scott Smith, 6-6, 266, Jr, DE, Saint Louis
» Notes: Fehoko has started five games, rotating between linebacker and defensive end spots, and has 35 tackles; Smith had 14 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in four games before he was suspended for the season for violating team rules.
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Connecticut vs. Oklahoma
» Date: Jan. 1, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Connecticut — Mark Hinkley, 5-11, 226, So, LB, Punahou
» Notes: Hinkley has not played for the Huskies this season.
Discover Orange Bowl
Stanford vs. Virginia Tech
» Date: Jan. 3, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Stanford — Matt Masifilo, 6-3, 280, Jr, DE, Campbell
» Notes: Masifilo has started every game this season, totaling 31 tackles, including 4 1/2 for loss, with four sacks and two forced fumbles.
Kraft Fight HungeR San Francisco Bowl
Nevada vs. Boston College
» Date: Jan. 9, 4 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Nevada — Michael Andrews, 6-2, 275, Jr, DL, Kalaheo
» Notes: Andrews has played in every game, totaling 12 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.
BCS National Championship
Oregon vs. Auburn
» Date: Jan. 10, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
» Players: Oregon — Isaac Ava, 5-10, 251, Fr, LB, Saint Louis; Mana Greig, 5-11, 291, Fr, OL, Saint Louis; Keloni Kamalani 5-11, 209, Fr, LB, Kamehameha-Maui; Wade Keliikipi, 6-2, 289, Fr, DT, Waianae
» Notes: Keliikipi is the only one to play in every game, starting one against UCLA. He has 12 tackles this season, and Kamalani has five.
Greig has played in reserve in four games; Ava is redshirting.