Can the Ohio St. Buckeyes prevent the Big Ten from finishing this bowl season with the worst record of all conferences, or can the Arkansas Razorbacks complete the SEC's sweep of their Northern aggressors? Will the Sugar Bowl be the last college game for Terrelle Pryor (and company) in the wake of the team's pending suspensions? Will Bobby Petrino accept the newly vacated Cleveland Browns job at halftime?
Oh, and there's an actual game to be played, and the key unit matchup is clear.
Arkansas boasts the nation's fourth-best offense, if you go by yards per play. QB Ryan Mallett will be a first-round draft pick, having launched almost 3,600 yards and 30 touchdowns this year, with WR Jarius Wright, WR Cobi Hamilton, and Mackey Award-winning TE D.J. Williams taking over as his top targets after the loss of WR Greg Childs.
Ohio State's defense ranks second in the nation in yards per game and per play and third in points per game. Most relevant: they're No. 6 in passing defense. They're led by six-foot-six, 288-pound DL Cameron Heyward, a possible top-ten NFL Draft pick next year, and senior OLB Ross Homan.
D vs. O, north vs. south (round four), sweater vest vs. mad scientist. This is gonna be a good one.
Stay tuned to this StoryStream right up through game time, as we review key unit matchups, odds, bowl history and more, and connect with Ohio State fans at SB Nation's Along The Olentangy (and Big Ten fans at Off Tackle Empire) and Arkansas fans at Arkansas Expats (and SEC fans at Team Speed Kills). For a complete list of bowl games, browse our 2010 college football postseason schedule.