While you wait for the picks to come in here on Vegas Whispers, get caught up on everything you need to know about today’s slate of college football bowl games.

We’ve consolidated the most relevant stories for those wagering on today’s action into one post to get you the most information as quickly as possible. Check it out:

Friday bowl game trends you need to know (Vegas Whispers)
— Under fire, Gus Malzahn can’t play it conservatively any longer (AL.com)
— Purdue offensive line excited for Auburn’s D-line challenge (Rivals)
— Boilermakers ready for physical contest (The Journal Gazette)
— WVU hopes new quarterback Jack Allison can hit the right note in bowl game (Post-Gazette)
— Syracuse vs. West Virginia has chance to be among most entertaining bowl games (SB Nation)
— West Virginia plans to play 2 quarterbacks vs. Syracuse football (Syracuse.com)
— Iowa State’s JaQuan Bailey has gone from hardheaded kid to sack-happy young man (Des Moines Register)
— Big 12 contacts helping Washington State get to know Iowa State, prepare for Alamo Bowl (The Spokesman-Review)
— Campbell points to his assistant coaches when asked about Iowa State’s success (Des Moines Register)