The first weekend of bowl season is great for fans, and it's a reward for several of the programs involved in postseason play. For a few teams, though, it's the period on a disappointing sentence of a season.
That's certainly the case for UCLA. The Bruins started the season with high hopes, yet finished 7-5 and with faith in Chip Kelly at an all-time low.
Things are more optimistic for Boise State, who is riding a three-game win streak and Mountain West Championship into this game after firing Andy Avalos in the middle of the season.
This is one of the more intriguing games of the early bowl season, and despite their 7-5 and 8-5 records, there's plenty of reasons to tune into this matchup.
The game's official name is the "Starco Brands LA Bowl hosted by Gronk", and while your mileage may vary greatly on the Gronk part of the festivities, the football should make up for it.