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After weeks of preparation, LSU and U-C-F will finally play each other tomorrow in the Fiesta Bowl. The Knights bring a 25-game winning streak into the contest and an offense that averages 44 points a game. Last year, U-C-F upset Auburn in the Peach Bowl 34-27. Some say Auburn wasn’t ready to play after losing in the SEC Title game. Tigers Coach Ed Orgeron says his guys are focused and desperately want to win

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LSU enters the game with a 9-3 record.

And it’s been a busy day of college football, with 6 games on deck today. Earlier Cincinnati beat Virginia Tech 35 to 31. For SEC watchers, you’ll want to catch 19th Texas A&M play NC State tonight.

Tomorrows New Year’s bowl games start with Mississippi State and Iowa at 11AM, LSU and UCF at 12PM, Kentucky and Penn at 12PM, Washington and Ohio State at 4pm, and Texas and Georgia at 745PM.

The Saints did not look great Sunday, falling 33 to 14 against the Panthers in a game where roughly two thirds of the team either wasn’t suited up, or took the field and didn’t play. But, there was one guy who you could tell was taking it seriously, and that was, wide receiver Mike Thomas, who was chasing history, and setting records. In the fourth quarterThomas caught a six-yard pass to break Joe Horn’s single-season franchise record for receiving yards. Coach Payton says it was nice to see, but it’s overshadowed by the loss…

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Thomas also ends the season with 125 catches, which leads the league. It’s the first time a Saints has led the league in that category since 1969. He also ends with 1,405 yards, good for 4th in the NFL, and nine TDs.