While you wait for the pick 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 to open up bowl season.

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

Saturday bowl game trends you need to know
— A laughing matter: How UL went from 1-3 to a bowl team (Daily Advertiser)
— Ahead of schedule: Tulane defense playing well for coordinator Jack Curtis (New Orleans Advocate)
— North Texas will provide Utah State with a stiff challenge at the New Mexico Bowl (Salt Lake Tribune)
— Utah State running back Darwin Thompson gives the Aggies’ prolific offense its legs (Salt Lake Tribune)
— Fresno State has the right coach to stand tall in Las Vegas Bowl (New York Post)
— Herm Edwards Proved His Harshest Doubters Wrong at Arizona State, but It’s Still Early (Sports Illustrated)
— Camellia Bowl: Garrett’s past helps him build toward the future with Georgia Southern (Alabama Newscenter)
— Eastern Michigan Football on the Rise (CBS Detroit)
— App State trying to celebrate a year’s worth of work during bowl week (Winston-Salem Journal)
— Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill, QB son Brent reflect on 6 seasons together (New Orleans Advocate)