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College finals are done and the Bulls can now put their studies behind them, at least for winter break, and put a heavy focus on the Birmingham Bowl where Charlie Strong and company will take on Kliff Kingsbury's Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Sonny Dykes is officially in and we're looking at the hire and breaking down the future of the SMU Mustangs football program, plus looking at things on the basketball side here in the American Athletic Conference as the Wichita State Shockers jumped up in the recently released AP and Coaches Polls, helping to establish The American as a power.

Wichita State climbed three more notches to No. 3 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls, following a week of big upsets around college basketball.

With the 118th Army-Navy Game in the books, the regular-season is officially finished in the American Athletic Conference and fans can begin to look ahead to bowl season. Among the seven teams that earned bowl bids in The American this year is USF and the Bulls are headed to familiar territory as the Bulls return to the Birmingham Bowl for the second season in a row.

Landry Shamet scored a career-high 30 points, and No. 6/6 Wichita State picked at its first win at Oklahoma State's Gallagher-Iba Arena since 1957.

Shamet (6-of-11 from the field, 4-of-7 from three) also set personal bests with 14 free throws on 16 attempts. The sophomore overcame a slow start, scoring 28 of his 30 points over the final 21 minutes.