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Saturday’s college football bowl capsules

ARMED FORCES BOWL

 Who: Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6).

 Where: Fort Worth.

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 When: 11:45 a.m. (ESPN).

 At a glance: Rice is participating in just its third bowl game in 51 years; Air Force is playing in its school-record sixth consecutive bowl game, and fourth Armed Forces Bowl (1-2) in that span . . . Air Force ranks second nationally with 329 yards rushing per game. The Falcons have only 17 pass attempts in their last three games . . . Rice is 30th in rushing at 201.2 yards per game.

PINSTRIPE BOWL

 Who: West Virginia (7-5) vs. Syracuse (7-5).

 Where: New York.

 When: 3:15 p.m. (ESPN).

 At a glance: With a 5-0 start, West Virginia looked headed to a BCS game. Instead, it’s playing at Yankee Stadium . . . Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith led the nation with 40 touchdown passes (against just six interceptions) and was sixth in passing yardage (4,004) . . . West Virginia ranks 114th out of 120 FBS teams in scoring defense (38.2 ppg). Syracuse is 52d at 25.7.

FIGHT HUNGER BOWL

 Who: Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4).

 Where: San Francisco.

 When: 4 p.m. (ESPN2).

 At a glance: Arizona fixed its offense following a four-game skid, averaging 43.5 points in its last two games, both wins . . . DT Will Sutton (10½ sacks) applies the most pressure for an Arizona State defense that averaged four sacks per game . . . With its triple-option offense, Navy ranked sixth in the country in rushing with 275.6 yards per game (with an average of 5.1 per carry) . . . This is the teams’ first meeting.

ALAMO BOWL

 Who: Texas (8-4) vs. Oregon State (9-3).

 Where: San Antonio.

 When: 6:45 p.m. (ESPN).

 At a glance: According to ESPN, Texas suspended quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks for violating team rules. Both players were sent home Friday . . . This is the third straight year the Longhorns have missed out on a BCS game . . . The Beavers, ranked 15th in the AP poll, are going with Cody Vaz (11 TDs, 1 INT) at quarterback over Sean Mannion (15 TDs, 13 INTs).

BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL

 Who: TCU (7-5) vs. Michigan State (6-6).

 Where: Tempe, Ariz.

 When: 10:15 p.m. (ESPN).

 At a glance: Junior Le’Veon Bell has the second-best season rushing total by a Michigan State player with 1,648 yards. But he won’t break Lorenzo White’s school record of 2,066 in 1985 . . . TCU boasts the nation’s 10th-ranked rushing defense, giving up only 103.9 yards per game . . . The Horned Frogs went 2-3 against ranked teams this year . . . The schools’ only previous meeting came in 1953.

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