WHEN: 11 a.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Sun Bowl Stadium (50,426 capacity), El Paso, Texas
RADIO, TV: KXL (750 AM), KOIN (6)
THE TEAMS: Oregon coach Mike Bellotti sees a difference in his players as opposed to last year going into the Seattle Bowl. 'There's a different sense of confidence in our ability as a team,' he says. Safety Keith Lewis agrees: 'The last couple of weeks of the season, players came to practice prepared and with more adrenaline.'
THE LINE: Minnesota by 3 1/2 points
THE GAME STORY: Read Jason Vondersmith's report from the Sun Bowl immediately after the game at www.portlandtribune.com.