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Bowl Lineup For All 35 Games Announced

Bowl season has arrived. There are only 35 games left in this year’s college football season. The first bowl game will be held on December 15 when Nevada and Arizona compete in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and the final game will take place on January 7 when Notre Dame takes on Alabama for the BCS Championship.

SB Nation took a look at the Bowl lineup for all 35 games and determined that the Notre Dame game was clearly the “must watch” bowl game of the season. But before we get to the BCS National Championship game there are plenty of other worthy bowl games to watch.

The Fiesta Bowl features a matchup that many believed would decide the BCS National Championship. Oregon and Kansas State both suffered losses at the end of the season and dropped out of contention for the BCS game but the Fiesta Bowl they’ll meet each other this year in the Fiesta Bowl.

The Cotton Bowl should also be an exiting game between two top offenses. The Big 12 match up features Texas A&M, who averaged 552 yards per game this year, and Oklahoma, who averaged 507. Both teams are averaging more than 40 points per game so fans should expect a high-scoring Cotton Bowl.

Other highlights from this year’s bowl schedule include the LSU vs Clemson game on New Year’s Eve, the UCLA vs Baylor Game during the Holiday Bowl and the Florida State vs NIU game.

Here’s the bowl lineup for all 35 games this year.

December 15

  • Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Nevada vs. Arizona at 1 p.m. on ESPN
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo vs. Utah State Boise at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN

December 20

  • S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. San Diego State San at 8 p.m. on ESPN

December 21

  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl: UCF vs. Ball State St. Petersburg, Fla. at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

December 22

  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette New Orleans at noon on ESPN
  • MAACO Las Vegas Bowl: Washington vs. Boise State Las Vegas at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

December 24

  • Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. SMU Honolulu at 8 p.m. on ESPN

December 26

  • Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan Detroit at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

December 27

  • Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman: San Jose State vs. Bowling Green at 3 p.m. on ESPN
  • Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Duke Charlotte, N.C. at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor vs. UCLA San Diego at 9:45 p.m. on ESPN

December 28

  • AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe at 2 p.m. on ESPN
  • Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Texas Tech Houston at 9 p.m. on ESPN

December 29

  • Bell Helicopter Armed ForcesBowl: Rice vs. Air Force Fort Worth at 11:45 a.m. on ESPN
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs. Syracuse at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN
  • Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy vs. Arizona State at 4 p.m. on ESPN2
  • Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Oregon State San Antonio at 6:45 p.m. on ESPN
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU vs. Michigan State at 10:15 p.m. on ESPN

December 31

  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: NC State vs. Vanderbilt at Noon on ESPN
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC vs. Georgia Tech at 2 p.m. on CBS
  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. Tulsa at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU vs. Clemson at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

January 1

  • Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Northwestern at Noon on ESPN2
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue vs. Oklahoma State at Noon on ESPNU
  • Outback Bowl South Carolina vs. Michigan at 1 p.m. on ESPN
  • Capital One Bowl: Georgia vs. Nebraska at 1 p.m. on ABC
  • Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin vs. Stanford at 5 p.m. on ESPN
  • Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

January 2

  • Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville vs. Florida at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

January 3

  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Kansas State at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

January 4

  • AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma at 8 p.m. on FOX

January 5

  • BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss at 1 p.m. on ESPN

January 6

  • Bowl: Kent State vs. Arkansas State at 9 p.m. on ESPN

January 7

  • Discover BCS National Championship: Notre Dame vs. Alabama at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN