No. 18 Alabama (7-4) vs. No. 25 Louisville (9-1-1)
What: The 20th annual Sunkist Fiesta Bowl matches the Louisville Cardinals, who finished with the best major independent record, vs. Alabama of the Southeastern Conference. Alabama leads the series, 2-0
Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.
When: 4:30 p.m.
TV: Chs. 2, 4
Alabama outlook: QB Gary Hollingsworth has completed 140 of 282 for 1,463 yards for four touchdowns and 13 interceptions. RB Chris Anderson leads the Tide's rushing with 492 yards on 106 carries for three touchdowns. Leading the receiving corps is Lamonde Russell with 28 receptions for 306 yards for 10.93 yards per catch. Alabama's best offense, however, is its defense. The Crimson Tide ranked first in passing defense allowing 82.47 yards per game. Alabama ranks third in total defense allowing only 229.4 yards per game. and fourth in the nation in scoring defense allowing only 11.5 points a game.