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The LSU defense is favored to slow the No. 6-ranked Clemson offense on Monday.
Few bowls have a higher expected point total than the 2012 Sun Bowl between Georgia Tech and USC.
Max Wittek is likely to start for the USC Trojans at quarterback.
If the playoffs began today, the Falcons' first opponent would be the Seahawks, Redskins or Vikings, but all three of those could change in Week 17.
The Thunder haven't lost a game since Nov. 23 and boast the NBA's best record.
The junior safety had started 26-consecutive games for the Yellow Jackets before suffering an injury in practice.
The Owls rank on the outside of the top 300 in the nation in both points and rebounds.
USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley is not expected to be back in time for the Trojans' first practice in El Paso on Dec. 26, and he hasn't played since suffering a shoulder injury against the UCLA Bruins in November.
Johnson is on pace to break Jerry Rice's 17-year old record for receiving yards in a single season.