WHEN, WHERE: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sun Bowl Stadium (50,426 capacity), El Paso, Texas
RADIO, TV: KXL (750 AM), KOIN (6)
THE TEAMS: Oregon rallied for three consecutive wins to finish third in the Pac-10 by stiffening on defense and preventing big plays, and by clicking on offense behind QB Kellen Clemens. The Ducks also have solid special teams. Minnesota has one of the nation's top running attacks and stopped the run decently in the run-happy Big Ten.
THE LINE: Minnesota by 3 1Ú2 points
THE GAME STORY: Read Jason Vondersmith's report from the Sun Bowl immediately after the game at www.portlandtribune.com.