BCS Bowl Selection Show 2012: Start Time, TV Info on ESPN's Announcement Special

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IDecember 2, 2012

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 17:  Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish talks with Manti T'eo #5 during a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 17, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 38-0.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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While the national-title game is already set and will pit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the Alabama Crimson Tide, the rest of the BCS picture isn't set just yet.

Some teams will have their hopes realized after a hard-fought 2012 season, while others will have their dreams shattered upon discovering they weren't chosen for BCS bowls. It may be a heartbreaking process, but it is a necessary one nonetheless.

There are several matchups that college football fans would love to watch, and one can only hope that the fans get their wishes.

Here is the information you need in order to watch the BCS selection show and which matchups would be the most ideal to watch.


When: December 2 at 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN3


Best Matchups to Watch

Fiesta Bowl: Kansas State vs. Oregon

The Wildcats are already a lock to play in this game, while the Ducks will need a little help but still figure to get the nod anyway. At one time, both of these teams had shots at playing in the national-title game, but unfortunately, it never became a reality for the Ducks and Wildcats.

Thankfully, though, college football fans will still get to see these two teams square off in what will be a showdown of great offenses.

Two of the most talented quarterbacks in the nation will be behind center in this game, with Collin Klein taking the snaps for Kansas St. while Oregon will send Marcus Mariota out to run its offense.

This one should be a high-scoring shootout with no shortage of excitement.


Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Oklahoma

Florida and Oklahoma would be the best possible matchup for the Sugar Bowl because of the contrasting styles of these two teams.

Florida sports one of the best defenses in the country this season, allowing a little under 13 points per game to its opponents, good enough for the No. 3 defense in the nation.

Oklahoma, on the other hand, is led by quarterback Landry Jones, who is the head of the No. 7 offense in the country. The Sooners averaged a shade under 42 points per game this season.

With great defense against great offense, predicting the outcome of this game is like trying to predict the weather.


Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Stanford

Wisconsin is one of the bigger surprises to earn a BCS bid, but the Badgers certainly earned it after smoking Nebraska, 70-31.

Stanford is coming off another successful season and has been a surprise itself after losing many key players to the NFL draft. Kevin Hogan is quickly building a resume as a solid quarterback in the sport, and the future is bright for the Cardinal behind center.

Momentum is certainly on Wisconsin's side going into this game after such an incredible win, but that shouldn't phase the Cardinal in the least bit.

Both teams play great defense but are also capable of supplying the necessary offense to prevent this from being a low-scoring affair that will bore fans.