Bowl Games 2012-13: Full Schedule, List of Every Bowl Matchup

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Bowl Games 2012-13: Full Schedule, List of Every Bowl Matchup

If you could only use one word to describe this year's college football season, "unpredictable" would suffice. 

One only needs to look to the No. 1 team in the country for proof: Notre Dame.

Who was expecting a team that entered the season unranked to reel off 12 straight victories? Who was expecting a team led by a quarterback who had never taken a snap in his collegiate career to beat Michigan State, Michigan, Stanford and Oklahoma en route to booking a spot in Miami?

Heck, a lot of people weren't even expecting the Fighting Irish, at 11-0, to beat USC—whose path this season has gone in the exact opposite direction—to cap off a dream regular season.

And the rest of the country has followed suit. 

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Jordan Lynch and Northern Illinois have sent shock waves through the BCS. Sorry, Oklahoma.

In the Orange Bowl, we have the powerhouse that is Northern Illinois, which raced to a 12-1 record, a thrilling MAC Championship win and a season to remember. The Huskies will represent DeKalb, Ill—yes, the same mighty DeKalb that boasts a population of 43,702 and an area of 12.6 square miles.

Showing up in the normally prestigious Rose Bowl for the Big Ten will be an unranked, five-loss Wisconsin team that benefited from a couple postseason bans and a 70-point effort against Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game.

If the bowl season follows in the footsteps of how the wacky, never-a-dull-moment 2012 regular season has played out, then you won't want to miss any of the following 35 games. 

 

 

Bowl Schedule

Note: All times are ET and p.m. unless noted otherwise. All games (except for the Sun Bowl and Cotton Bowl) can be streamed live at WatchESPN

Bowl Team 1 Team 2 Stadium: Location Date: Time TV
New Mexico Nevada Arizona University Stadium: Albuquerque, NM 12/15: 1:00  ESPN
Famous Idaho Potato Toledo Utah State Bronco Stadium: Boise, ID 12/15: 4:30 ESPN
Poinsettia BYU San Diego State Qualcomm Stadium: San Diego, CA 12/20: 8:00 ESPN
Beef 'O' Brady's Ball State UCF Tropicana Field: St. Petersburg, FL 12/21: 7:30 ESPN
New Orleans East Carolina Louisiana-Lafayette Superdome: New Orleans, LA 12/22: Noon ESPN
Las Vegas Boise State Washington Sam Boyd Stadium: Las Vegas, NV 12/22: 3:30 ESPN
Hawaii SMU Fresno State Aloha Stadium: Honolulu, HI 12/24: 8:00 ESPN
Little Caesars Central Michigan Western Kentucky Ford Field: Detroit, MI 12/26: 7:30     ESPN
Military Bowling Green San Jose State RFK Stadium: Washington, DC 12/27: 3:00 ESPN
Belk Duke Cincinnati Bank of America Stadium: Charlotte, NC 12/27: 6:30 ESPN
Holiday Baylor UCLA Qualcomm Stadium: San Diego, CA 12/27: 9:45 ESPN
Independence Lousiana-Monroe Ohio Independence Stadium: Shreveport, LA 12/28: 2:00 ESPN
Russell Athletic Virginia Tech Rutgers Florida Citrus Bowl: Orlando, FL 12/28: 5:30 ESPN
Meineke Car Care Minnesota Texas Tech Reliant Stadium: Houston, TX 12/28: 9:00 ESPN
Armed Forces Rice Air Force Amon G. Carter Stadium: Fort Worth, TX 12/29: 11:45 a.m. ESPN
Pinstripe Syracuse West Virginia Yankee Stadium: Bronx, NY 12/29: 3:15 ESPN
Kraft Navy Arizona State AT&T Park: San Francisco, CA 12/29: 4:00 ESPN2
Alamo Texas  Oregon State Alamodome: San Antonio, TX 12/29: 6:45 ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings TCU Michigan State Sun Devil Stadium: Tempe, AZ 12/29: 10:15 ESPN
Music City NC State Vanderbilt LP Field: Nashville, TN 12/31: Noon ESPN
Sun Georgia Tech USC Sun Bowl: El Paso, TX 12/31: 2:00 CBS
Liberty Tulsa Iowa State Liberty Bowl: Memphis, TN 12/31: 3:30 ESPN
Chick-fil-A Clemson LSU Georgia Dome: Atlanta, GA 12/31: 7:30 ESPN
Gator Northwestern Mississippi State Everbank Field: Jacksonville, FL 1/1: Noon ESPN2
Heart of Dallas Oklahoma State Purdue Cotton Bowl: Dallas, TX 1/1: Noon ESPNU
Outback Michigan South Carolina Raymond James Stadium: Tampa, FL 1/1: 1:00 ESPN

Capital One

Nebraska Georgia Florida Citrus Bowl: Orlando, FL 1/1: 1:00 ABC
Rose Stanford Wisconsin Rose Bowl: Pasadena, CA 1/1: 5:00 ESPN
Orange Northern Illinois Florida State Sun Life Stadium: Miami, FL 1/1: 8:30 ESPN
Sugar Florida Louisville Superdome: New Orleans, LA 1/2: 8:30 ESPN
Fiesta Oregon Kansas State U. of Phoenix Stadium: Glendale, AZ 1/3: 8:30 ESPN
Cotton Oklahoma Texas A&M Cowboys Stadium: Arlington, TX 1/4: 8:00 FOX
Compass Pittsburgh Ole Miss Legion Field: Birmingham, AL 1/5: 1:00 ESPN
GoDaddy.com Kent State Arkansas State Ladd-Peebles Stadium: Mobile, AL 1/6: 9:00 ESPN
BCS National Championship Notre Dame Alabama Sun Life Stadium: Miami, FL 1/7: 8:30 ESPN

 

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