XFINITY's #5ToFollow: Monday, December 30

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Vance McCullough, the voice of @XFINITYSports, delivers his analysis of the five key games to watch online, paired with five Twitter follows to give you insider information on the matchup. Have a matchup that you’d like Vance to feature? Tweet @XFINITYSports with the hashtag #5ToFollow.

1. Mississippi vs. Georgia Tech

Details: Monday, December 30 @ 3:15 PM ET - LP Field - Nashville, TN

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: The Music City Bowl brings the ACC vs. the SEC as the Rebels and Yellow Jackets kickoff in Nashville. Will the Rebels' spread offense attack result in more points than the Jackets triple-option style of play? The extra practice time for Ole Miss could benefit them against the foreign formations Tech's Paul Johnson brings to the field, but that is easier said than done. We're in store for a lot of points, but the contrast in play will be most interesting. Who will be singing their alma mater and who will be singing the blues after the Music City Bowl? Tweet me your picks before kickoff!

#5ToFollow Insider: Mike DeGeorge - @MikeDeGeorge

Mike is on the Georgia Tech PR staff, and is one of the best tweeters for the triple-option offense of the Jackets. Make sure to follow DeGeorge during the #MCB2013.

Follow: @MikeDeGeorge

2. Oregon vs. Texas

Details: Monday, December 30 @ 3:15 PM ET - Alamodome - San Antonio, TX

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Mack Brown's swan song is in his great state of Texas, as the Longhorns and Ducks meet in the Alamo Bowl. The signs were there all season and this Texas team rallied together for their beloved head coach, but can they pace themselves with the 46.8 points Oregon puts up per game? Oregon has the better players: Marcus Mariota threw for 30 touchdowns, Byron Marshall ran for 14 TDs, and Josh Huff went for over 1,000 receiving yards with 11 TDs, but can you account for momentum? This bowl game will win the day, amaze the viewers, and could end in an upset. Expect it to be close late, count on a lot of scores, and pop the popcorn for this massive Monday bowl game!

#5ToFollow Insider: Chip Brown - @ChipBrownOB

Chip Brown covers the Longhorns for Orange Bloods and ESPN Austin. He's familiar with the program, as he broke the Mack Brown news! Make sure to follow Brown for great insights on the 2013 #AlamoBowl.

Follow: @ChipBrownOB

3. Michigan State vs. Penn State

Details: Tuesday, December 31 @ 5:00 PM ET - Bryce Jordan Center - University Park, PA

Watch Here: Big Ten Network on XFINITY

Why Watch: Are Keith Appling and Gary Harris the nation's best backcourt? This set of Spartans can lead Michigan State to something special, as they're only getting better as the season goes further. This duo will be put to the test as they get their first taste of Big Ten conference play on the road at Penn State. The Nittany Lions are a tough team, because they know how to put the ball in the basket. They're averaging over 80 points per game, with three guards who know how to light it up: John Johnson (20 ppg), D.J. Newbill (18.9 ppg), and Tim Frazier (18.2 ppg). Can the Lions knock off the No. 5 ranked Michigan State team at home? Make sure to watch the bowl games and college hoops on the second-screen Tuesday afternoon!

#5ToFollow Insider: Brent Yarina - @BTNBrentYarina

Yarina is BTN.com’s senior editor and a curator of all happenings in the #B1G Conference. Make sure to follow him as the Spartans and Nittany Lions tipoff in an intense game – the first conference matchup.

Follow: @BTNBrentYarina

4. Villanova vs. Butler

Details: Tuesday, December 31 @ 7:30 PM ET - Hinkle Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN

Watch Here: Fox Sports 1 on XFINITY

Why Watch: Can the Big East get any bigger than No. 8 Villanova visiting the 10-2 Butler Bulldogs? Not bloody likely! This is how you start off conference play and you don't want to miss these two powerhouse programs. Nova's superstar, JayVaughn Pinkston, is going to be out to prove something in this road contest. The Bulldogs are a tough home team. They're undefeated on their home floor this season, and are known giant killers in Hinkle. Kellen Dunham and Khyle Marshall look primed for an upset performance. Remember, Bowls on the big screen, streaming hoops on your second-screen. This is Tuesday night!

#5ToFollow Insider: Hoops on FOX - @HoopsonFOX

The official account for FOX’s college basketball coverage will be bringing you the #BIGEAST all Tuesday. Make sure you’re following when #Nova and #Butler tipoff.

Follow: @HoopsonFOX

5. Duke vs. Texas A&M

Details: Tuesday, December 31 @ 8:00 PM ET - Georgia Dome - Atlanta, GA

Watch Here: ESPN on XFINITY

Why Watch: Don't worry about the 2014 NFL Draft. Don't stress over the thought of no more Johnny College Football. Don't even consider the fact that he's being rumored as a surefire first-round pick. Just enjoy Johnny Manziel for the electrifying, crowd igniting, and awe-inspiring player that he is. He's never played in the Georgia Dome, but he'll get his shot against the ACC runner-up Duke Blue Devils Tuesday night. Duke surprised the world by their monster season, appearing in their second straight bowl for the first time in school history. Get ready for Johnny Football vs. Duke, in what could be his final performance.

#5ToFollow Insider: Samantha Ponder - @sam_ponder

Ponder will be on the sidelines of the Georgia Dome as the #ChickfilaBowl kicks off. Make sure to follow her for the best view of Tuesday night’s biggest bowl game.

Follow: @sam_ponder

For more behind the scenes insights from the biggest sporting events and inside information on sports & social media, make sure to follow Vance McCullough, the XFINITY Sports Guy, @XFINITYSports.

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