College Football Bowl Schedule Set

Al Dannity | Updated Oct 04, 2017

The regular season is in the books but there’s plenty of College Football still to be played. Al Dannity looks at the juiciest match-ups and provides the full slate of College Football bowl games.

Long way to Glendale The College Bowl slate begins in Albuquerque, winds its way east all the way to the Bronx, before hightailing it back west all the way to Pasadena before finally coming to a halt in Glendale for the BCS National Championship Game. Along the way there are 35 games to be played, pitting upstarts against established names and bringing together some old foes in unfamiliar surroundings.

Early treats While the bulk of the top tier games are saved for New Year’s Eve onwards, the swathe of early bowl games always deliver a couple of potential classics. This year’s MAACO Las Vegas Bowl promises to be the best game for College Football betting fans before Christmas, as Utah take on Boise State in a match-up that pits two teams who saw their BCS hopes dashed late in the season. Fans of old-school smashmouth Football will be thrilled at the prospect of Georgia Tech meeting Air Force in the AdvoCare V100 Independence. Both teams have run-based option offenses that should light up the scoreboard.

The undoubted highlight of the early schedule is the meeting of Iowa and Missouri in the Insight Bowl on December 28. The Hawkeyes underachieved in 2010 while Missouri beat all expectations. Regular season records count for nothing in bowl games and this promises to be a hard-fought game.

Things get serious The bowl season kicks up a notch on New Year’s Eve with Miami and Notre Dame renewing their long-standing rivalry at the Hyundai Sun Bowl. That evening sees South Carolina look to restore some pride to the SEC East when they meet Florida State in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

New Year’s Day sees three huge SEC vs Big Ten match-ups. Florida and Penn State get the action under way in the Outback Bowl while the Captial One Bowl pits Alabama against Michigan State. The Gators and Crimson Tide both fell short of their goals in 2010 and will be eager to finish the season on a high. Finally the Gator Bowl pits Denard Robinson and the Michigan Wolverines against Mississippi State. This game could decide the fate of Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez.

BCS tops the business end The SEC-Big Ten rivalry continues once the BCS Bowls get under way with Arkansas taking on Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on January 4. The Rose Bowl has an unfamiliar participant this year as the Horned Frogs of TCU represent the Mountain West Conference against the Wisconsin Badgers on New Year’s Day. The Fiesta Bowl also has a first time participant in the shape of the Connecticut Huskies. Despite only managing an 8-4 record for the year, UConn rallied late in the season to claim the Big East title to set up a date with the Oklahoma Sooners. Stanford’s return to the big bowls sees the Cardinal travel cross-country to take on Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. A win for the Hokies would give them their first ever 12 win season to add to their fourth ACC title in seven years.

All of these games however will build up to the biggest of them all when the Auburn Tigers take on the Oregon Ducks. It’s SEC vs Pac-10 in the BCS National Championship Game and sparks will surely fly when these electrifying offenses take the field.

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2010 - 2011 Bowl Schedule

BowlLocation Date / Time Network
New Mexico BYU vs. UTEP Albuquerque, N.M. University Stadium Dec. 18 2 p.m. ESPN
uDrove Humanitarian Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State Boise, Idaho Bronco Stadium Dec. 18 5:30 p.m. ESPN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Ohio vs. Troy New Orleans Louisiana Superdome Dec. 18 9 p.m. ESPN
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Southern Mississippi vs. Louisville St. Petersburg, Fla. Tropicana Field Dec. 21 8 p.m. ESPN
MAACO Las Vegas Utah vs. Boise State Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium Dec. 22 8 p.m. ESPN
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Navy vs. San Diego State San Diego Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 23 8 p.m. ESPN
Sheraton Hawaii Hawaii vs. Tulsa Honolulu Aloha Stadium Dec. 24 8 p.m. ESPN
Little Caesars Florida International vs. Toledo Detroit Ford Field Dec. 26 8:30 p.m. ESPN
AdvoCare V100 Independence Air Force vs. Georgia Tech Shreveport, La. Independence Stadium Dec. 27 5 p.m. ESPN2
Champs Sports West Virginia vs. NC State Orlando, Fla. Florida Citrus Bowl Dec. 28 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Insight Missouri vs. Iowa Tempe, Ariz. Sun Devil Stadium Dec. 28 10 p.m. ESPN
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman East Carolina vs. Maryland Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium Dec. 29 2:30 p.m. ESPN
Texas Illinois vs. Baylor Houston Reliant Stadium Dec. 29 6 p.m. ESPN
Valero Alamo/ Oklahoma State vs. Arizona San Antonio Alamodome Dec. 29 9:15 p.m. ESPN
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Army vs. SMU Dallas Gerald J. Ford Stadium Dec. 30 Noon ESPN
New Era Pinstripe Kansas St. vs. Syracuse Bronx, N.Y. Yankee Stadium Dec. 30 3:20 p.m. ESPN
Franklin American Mortgage Music City North Carolina vs. Tennessee Nashville, Tenn. LP Field Dec. 30 6:40 p.m. ESPN
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Nebraska vs. Washington San Diego Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 30 10 p.m. ESPN
Meineke Car Care South Florida vs. Clemson Charlotte, N.C. Bank of America Stadium Dec. 31 Noon ESPN
Hyundai Sun Notre Dame vs. Miami El Paso, Texas Sun Bowl Dec. 31 2 p.m. CBS
AutoZone Liberty Georgia vs. UCF Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Dec. 31 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Chick-fil-A South Carolina vs. Florida State Atlanta Georgia Dome Dec. 31 7:30 p.m. ESPN
TicketCity Northwestern vs. Texas Tech Dallas Cotton Bowl Jan. 1 Noon ESPNU
Outback Florida vs. Penn State Tampa, Fla. Raymond James Stadium Jan. 1 1 p.m. ABC
Capital One Alabama vs. Michigan State Orlando, Fla. Florida Citrus Bowl Jan. 1 1 p.m. ESPN
Gator Bowl Mississippi State vs. Michigan Jacksonville, Fla. EverBank Field Jan. 1 1:30 p.m. ESPN2
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Wisconsin vs. TCU Pasadena, Calif. Rose Bowl Jan. 1 5 p.m. ESPN
Tostitos Fiesta Connecticut vs. Oklahoma Glendale, Ariz. U. of Phoenix Stadium Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3D
Discover Orange Stanford vs. Virginia Tech Miami Sun Life Stadium Jan. 3 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Allstate Sugar Ohio State vs. Arkansas New Orleans Louisiana Superdome Jan. 4 8:30 p.m. ESPN Middle Tennessee vs. Miami (Ohio) Mobile, Ala. Ladd-Peebles Stadium Jan. 6 8 p.m. ESPN
AT&T Cotton LSU vs. Texas A&M Arlington, Texas Cowboys Stadium Jan. 7 8 p.m. FOX
BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky Birmingham, Ala. Legion Field Jan. 8 Noon ESPN
Kraft Fight Hunger Nevada vs. Boston College San Francisco AT&T Park Jan. 9 9 p.m. ESPN
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game Oregon vs. Auburn Glendale, Ariz. U. of Phoenix Stadium Jan. 10 8:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN3D

All times are Eastern Standard Time.