8 most important players for Saturday’s bowl games

9Unfamiliar talents

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The opening slate of college football bowl season features five matchups, and we’ll be keeping a watchful eye on a specific group of players.

Fresno State’s clash with Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl is the most intriguing, given the chance for a top Group of Five school to upset a Pac-12 program. The quarterbacks will be on display for very different reasons.

While a focus on quarterbacks is the overarching theme, a couple of running backs will also provide major impacts.

You might not be familiar with most of these talents, but their performances are set to shape Saturday’s results.