The 2013-2014 College Football Bowl Season

    Bowl Season

    With the final BCS standings coming out, we have ourselves a BCS national championship game between Florida State and Auburn. The rest of the BCS games? Ohio State and Clemson in the Orange Bowl; Baylor and UCF in the Fiesta Bowl; Alabama and Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl; and Michigan State playing Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

    There are quite a few very interesting non-BCS Bowls to look forward to: Oklahoma State playing Missouri in the Cotton Bowl, Wisconsin playing South Carolina in the Capital One bowl and Nebraska facing Georgia in the Gator Bowl.

    Gildan New Mexico Bowl

    Who – Washington State (6-6) and Colorado State (7-6). Colorado State played in this bowl game back in 2008, beating Fresno State 40-35.

    When – December 21, 2:00 PM.

    Where – Albuquerque, N.M., University Stadium.

    Royal Purple Las Vegas

    Who – Fresno State (#20, 11-1) and USC (#25, 9-4). The Bulldogs played in this bowl back in 1999, losing to Utah.

    When – December 21, 3:30 PM.

    Where – Las Vegas, Sam Boyd Stadium.

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

    Who – Buffalo (8-4) and San Diego State (7-5).

    When – December 21, 5:30 PM.

    Where – Boise, Idaho, Bronco Stadium.

    R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

    Who – Tulane (7-5) and Louisiana Lafayette (8-4). The Ragin Cajuns have won this bowl game over the last couple of years.

    When – December 21, 9:00 PM.

    Where – New Orleans, Superdome.

    Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl

    Shane Carden

    Who – East Carolina (9-3) and Ohio (7-5).

    When – December 23, 2:00 PM.

    Where – St. Petersburg, Fla, Tropicana Field.

    Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

    Who – Boise State (8-4) and Oregon State (6-6). Boise State have played here once, losing to East Carolina in 2007.

    When – December 24, 8:00 PM.

    Where – Honolulu, Aloha Stadium.

    Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

    Who – Pittsburgh (6-6) and Bowling Green (10-3). Bowling Green played 10 years ago in this bowl, beating Northwestern.

    When – December 26, 6:00 PM.

    Where – Detroit, Ford Field.

    S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

    Jordan Lynch

    Who – Utah State (8-5) and Northern Illinois (#23, 12-1). The Huskies played in this bowl game back in 2006, losing to TCU.

    When – December 26, 9:30 PM.

    Where – San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium.

    Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman

    Who – Marshall (9-4) and Maryland (7-5). Maryland won this bowl in 2010, beating East Carolina.

    When – December 27, 2:30 PM.

    Where – Annapolis, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

    Texas Bowl

    Who – Syracuse (6-6) and Minnesota (8-4). Minnesota played in this bowl game last year, losing to Texas Tech.

    When – December 27, 6:00 PM.

    Where – Houston, Reliant Stadium.

    Fight Hunger Bowl

    Who – BYU (8-4) and Washington (8-4).

    When – December 27, 9:30 PM.

    Where – San Francisco, AT&T Park.

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl

    Who – Rutgers (6-6) and Notre Dame (8-4). Rutgers beat Iowa State to win this bowl game in 2011.

    When – December 28, Noon.

    Where – New York, Yankees Stadium.

    Belk Bowl

    Who – Cincinnati (9-3) and North Carolina (6-6). The Tar Heels have appeared in this one three times, losing each one. Cincinnati are the defending champions, beating Duke last year.

    When – December 28, 3:20 PM.

    Where – Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium.

    Russell Athletic Bowl

    Teddy Bridgewater

    Who – Miami (9-3) and Louisville (#18, 11-1). This is a fourth appearance for the ‘Canes, winning two out of three so far.

    When – December 28, 6:45 PM.

    Where – Orlando, Citrus Bowl.

    Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

    Who – Michigan (7-5) and Kansas State (7-5). This is the third time for the Wildcats in this bowl, splitting their appearances so far.

    When – December 28, 10:15 PM.

    Where – Tempe, Sun Devil Stadium.

    Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

    Who – Middle Tennessee (8-4) and Navy (7-4).

    When – December 30, 11:45 AM.

    Where – Fort Worth, Amon G. Carter Stadium.

    Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

    Who – Ole Miss (7-5) and Georgia Tech (7-5). This is the second appearance here for Ole Miss, losing here to West Virginia in 2000.

    When – December 30, 3:15 PM.

    Where – Nashville, LP Field.

    Valero Alamo Bowl

    Marcus Mariota

    Who – Oregon (#10, 10-2) and Texas (8-4). This is the third appearance for Texas, winning the previous two, including last year against Oregon State.

    When – December 30, 6:45 PM.

    Where – San Antonio, Alamodome.

    National University Holiday Bowl

    Who – Arizona State (#14, 10-3) and Texas Tech (7-5). Arizona State have lost all three appearances; The Red Raiders beat California on their only visit in 2004.

    When – December 30, 10:15 PM.

    Where – San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium.

    AdvoCare V100 Bowl

    Who – Arizona (7-5) and Boston College (7-5).

    When – December 31, 12:30 PM.

    Where – Shreveport, Independence Stadium.

    Hyundai Sun Bowl

    Who – Virginia Tech (8-4) and UCLA (#17, 9-3). This is the fourth appearance for UCLA in the Sun Bowl and a second for the Hokies.

    When – December 31, 2:00 PM.

    Where – El Paso, Sun Bowl.

    AutoZone Liberty Bowl

    Who – Rice (10-3) and Mississippi State (6-6). A fourth appearance for the Bulldogs, winning here twice, including on their last visit in 2007 against UCF.

    When – December 31, 4:00 PM.

    Where – Memphis, Liberty Bowl.

    Chick-fil-A Bowl

    Johnny Manziel

    Who – Duke (10-3) and Texas A&M (8-4).

    When – December 31, 8:00 PM.

    Where – Atlanta, Georgia Dome.

    TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

    Who – Nebraska (8-4) and Georgia (#22, 8-4). This will be the fourth appearance for Georgia (winning twice) and a second for Nebraska, winning here in 2009.

    When – January 1, Noon.

    Where – Jacksonville, Everbank Field.

    Heart of Dallas Bowl

    Who – UNLV (7-5) and North Texas (8-4).

    When – January 1, Noon.

    Where – Dallas, Cotton Bowl.

    Capital One Bowl

    Who – Wisconsin (#19, 9-3) and South Carolina (#9, 10-2). A third appearance for the Gamecocks (1-1), winning here in 2012. The Badgers are 2-0, last winning in 2006.

    When – January 1, 1:00 PM.

    Where – Orlando, Citrus Bowl.

    Outback Bowl

    Who – Iowa (8-4) and LSU (#16, 9-3). LSU haven’t played here since 1988. For Iowa, it’ll be their fourth visit, winning their most recent one in 2008.

    When – January 1, 1:00 PM.

    Where – Tampa, Raymond James Stadium.

    Rose Bowl

    Who – Stanford (#5, 11-2) and Michigan State (#4, 12-1). This is the fifth Rose Bowl for the Spartans, going 3-1 so far. Stanford are here for a 13th time, winning last year against Wisconsin.

    When – January 1, 5:00 PM.

    Where – Pasadena, Rose Bowl.

    Fiesta Bowl

    Who – UCF (#15, 11-1) and Baylor (#6, 11-1).

    When – January 1, 8:30 PM.

    Where – Glendale, University of Phoenix Stadium.

    Sugar Bowl

    Who – Oklahoma (#11, 10-2) and Alabama (#3, 11-1). Oklahoma are 4-2 in the Sugar Bowl, last time losing to LSU in 2004. Alabama are 8-5, last time losing to Utah in 2009.

    When – January 2, 8:30 PM.

    Where – New Orleans, Superdome.

    AT&T Cotton Bowl

    Who – Oklahoma State (#13, 10-2) and Missouri (#8, 11-2). This is the fourth appearance for the Cowboys, last losing to Ole Miss in 2010. It’s a third appearance for Missouri (1-1), winning against Arkansas in 2008.

    When – January 3, 7:30 PM.

    Where – Arlington, AT&T Stadium.

    Orange Bowl

    Braxton Miller

    Who – Clemson (#12) and Ohio State (#7, 12-1). Ohio State’s only appearance was in 1977, beating Colorado. It’s a 5th time for Clemson (2-2), last losing 70-33 to West Virginia in 2012.

    When – January 3, 8:30 PM.

    Where – Miami, Sun Life Stadium.

    BBVA Compass Bowl

    Who – Vanderbilt (8-4) and Houston (8-4).

    When – January 4, 1:00 PM.

    Where – Birmingham, Legion Field.

    GoDaddy Bowl

    Who – Arkansas State (7-5) and Ball State (10-2). It’s a third appearance for Arkansas State (1-1) and a second for Ball State (0-1).

    When – January 5, 9:00 PM.

    Where – Mobile, Ladd-Peebles Stadium

    VIZIO BCS National Championship Game

    Who – Florida State (#1, 13-0) and Auburn (#2, 12-1). This is the fourth NCG for the Seminoles (1-2), and the first since 2000. It is the second for Auburn, winning it three years ago.

    When – January 6, 8:30 PM.

    Where – Pasadena, Rose Bowl.

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