This year’s Liberty Bowl pits the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) against the East Carolina Pirates (9-4). The Hogs are led by sophomore QB Ryan Mallett, who threw for over 3,400 yards on the season. Mallett is the star of this Liberty Bowl: A good game will solidify him as a major 2010 Heisman contender — if he doesn’t head to the NFL. Coach Skip Holtz’s Pirates return to the Liberty Bowl for a second year and come into Memphis hot, winners of four straight games. They’re led by RB Dominique Lindsay, who rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2009.