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Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay looks at the top non-BCS bowl matchups.

Originally Published: December 10, 2004
By Todd McShay | Scouts, Inc.
Best 5 non-BCS bowl matchups

Liberty Bowl: Louisville Cardinals vs. Boise State Broncos
What could be more exciting than the nation's top two offenses facing off? Boise State QB Jared Zabransky is a dual-threat who has far exceeded expectations as a first-year starter.

WR T.J. Acree is Zabransky's favorite target, with 890 yards and seven touchdowns on 51 receptions. RB Lee Marks balances things out on the ground with 902 rushing yards. There's hardly a difference between these two scoring offenses – Louisville averages 50.3 points per game compared to Boise State's 49.7 – but the Cardinals have gotten it done versus much stiffer competition.

Todd McShay

ESPN Senior Writer