8 most important players for Saturday’s bowl games

7Mason Fine, QB, North Texas

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Mason Fine is a first-half dynamo. This year, he’s amassed 2,374 yards and 20 touchdowns before the break. However, the Mean Green often struggled after halftime, coughing up double-digit leads to UAB and Old Dominion. That was in addition to blowing a 15-point second-quarter advantage over Louisiana Tech earlier in the year. Put simply, Fine must be excellent for all 60 minutes for North Texas to overcome a major challenge from Utah State. And if he is, Fine has a chance to break his own single-season school records.