Emerald Bowl preview

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

WHO TO WATCH: Junior tight end Dedrick Epps. He has been a bright spot in the Canes' last two losses. Epps caught four passes for a career-high 101 yards and a touchdown in the loss at NC State. He had eight catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia Tech and NC State.

WHAT TO WATCH: Miami quarterback Jacory Harris vs. the Cal secondary. The Golden Bears are third in the nation with 23 interceptions this season, and the Cal defense will be looking to rattle Miami's rookie quarterback.

WHY TO WATCH: It's Randy Shannon's first time coaching in a bowl game, Harris' first time starting in a bowl game, and the program's return to the postseason after a dismal 2007 season.