College Football Bowl Games: Complete Schedule

Posted: Dec 21 2013, 7:06am CST | by , in News



The college football bowl season kicks off on Saturday with a slate of four games. It begins a wild stretch of 35 games over 17 days that culminates with the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6 between Florida State and Auburn from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. It marks the final year of the BCS before the college football playoff system goes into effect with the 2014 season.

This year’s games feature the usual sort of off-beat sponsors like Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, San Diego County Credit Union and While the Super Bowl is testing a cold weather location this season, bowl games tend to stick with warmer locales with nearly half (17) the game taking place in California, Florida or Texas. The hottest ticket, not surprisingly, is the BCS title game with prices topping $1,500 on the secondary market. ESPN is the dominate broadcaster The typical Rose Bowl ticket will set you back $950 if you haven’t already secured one. Coaches have big win bonuses on the line, led by Auburn’s Gus Malzahn ($375,000) and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher ($225,000).

ESPN and its sister networks are the broadcaster of choice for all by four of the bowl games. The worldwide leader secured the rights to the playoff system for the next 12 years in a deal worth $470 million a year.

Gildan New Mexico: Washington State vs. Colorado State

Dec. 21 at 2 pm on ESPN from University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

Royal Purple Las Vegas: Fresno State vs. USC

Dec. 21 at 3:30 pm on ABC from Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

Famous Idaho Potato: Buffalo vs. San Diego State

Dec. 21 at 5:30 pm on ESPN from Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

R+L Carriers New Orleans: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayettew

Dec. 21 at 9 pm on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg: Ohio vs. East Carolina

Dec. 23 at 2 pm on ESPN from Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

Sheraton Hawaii: Boise State vs. Oregon State

Dec. 24 at 8 pm on ESPN from Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

Little Caesars Pizza: Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green

Dec. 26 at 6 pm on ESPN from Ford Field, Detroit, MI

S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia: Utah State vs. Northern Illinois

Dec. 26 at 9:30 pm on ESPN from Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman: Marshall vs. Maryland

Dec. 27 at 2:30 pm on ESPN from Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Texas: Syracuse vs. Minnesota

Dec. 27 at 6 pm on ESPN from Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX

Fight Hunger: BYU vs. Washington

Dec. 27 at 9:30 pm on ESPN from AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

New Era Pinstripe: Rutgers vs. Notre Dame

Dec. 28 at noon on ESPN from Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Belk: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina

Dec. 28 at 3:20 pm on ESPN from Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Russell Athletic: Miami vs. Louisville

Dec. 28 at 6:45 pm on ESPN from Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

Buffalo Wild Wings: Michigan vs. Kansas State

Dec. 28 at 10:15 pm on ESPN from Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy

Dec. 30 at 11:45 am on ESPN from Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Franklin American Mortgage Music City: Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech

Dec. 30 at 3:15 pm on ESPN from LP Field, Nashville, TN

Valero Alamo: Oregon vs. Texas

Dec. 30 at 6:45 am on ESPN from Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

National University Holiday: Arizona State vs. Texas Tech

Dec. 30 at 10:15 pm on ESPN from Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

AdvoCare V100: Arizona vs. Boston College

Dec. 31 at 12:30 pm on ESPN from Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

Hyundai Sun: Virginia Tech vs. UCLA

Dec. 31 at 2 pm on ESPN from Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

AutoZone Liberty: Rice vs. Mississippi State

Dec. 31 at 4 pm on ESPN from Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN

Chick-fil-A: Duke vs. Texas A&M

Dec. 31 at 8 pm on ESPN from Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA Gator: Nebraska vs. Georgia

Jan. 1 at noon on ESPN2 from Everbank Stadium, Jacksonsville, FL

Heart of Dallas: UNLV vs. North Texas

Jan. 1 at noon on ESPNU Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX

Capital One: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina

Jan. 1 at 1 pm on ABC from Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

Outback: Iowa vs. LSU

Jan. 1 at 1 pm on ESPN from Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO: Stanford vs. Michigan State

Jan. 1 at 5 pm on ESPN from Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Tostitos Fiesta: UCF vs. Baylor

Jan. 1 at 8:30 pm on ESPN from U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Allstate Sugar: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

Jan. 2 at 8:30 pm on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

AT&T Cotton: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

Jan. 3 at 8 pm on Fox from AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Discover Orange: Clemson vs. Ohio State

Jan. 3 at 8:30 pm on ESPN from Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL

BBVA Compass: Vanderbilt vs. Houston

Jan. 4 at 1 pm on ESPN from Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

GoDaddy: Arkansas State vs. Ball State

Jan. 5 at 9 pm on ESPN from Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

VIZIO BCS National Championship: Florida State vs. Auburn

Jan. 6 at 8:30 pm on ESPN from Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

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