The Big Eight Conference will be well represented in today's three bowl games.
Conference runner-up Nebraska meets Mississippi State in the Sun Bowl (WDVM-TV-9, 1:30 p.m.) in El Paso and third-place Missouri plays Purdue in the Liberty Bowl (WJLA-TV-7, 2 p.m.) in Memphis.
Rounding out today's schedule, Arkansas faces Tulane in the Hall of Fame Bowl (WDCA-TV-20, 8 p.m.) in Birmingham.
Nebraska (9-2) has lost only to second-ranked Florida State and fourth-ranked Oklahoma, the Big Eight champ. Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne has said he will not start Jarvis Redwine, the conference's leading rusher, because of a poor performance in the Cornhuskers' loss to Oklahoma. But Redwine is expected to see action.
Mississippi State, from the Southeastern Conference, is 9-2 with a victory over Alabama.
The Liberty Bowl matchup figures to be a passer's delight. Purdue (8-3), representing the Big Ten, has quarterback Mark Herrmann, one of the game's finest passers.
Not as much a media star as Herrmann, Missouri quarterback Phil Bradley completed 55 percent of his passes and was named the Big Eight player of the year.
Tonight, Arkansas (6-5) will try to salvage something from a disappointing season against Tulane (7-4).