Bowl Game Schedule 2013-14: Viewing Info and Matchup Projections for BCS Action

Shehan PeirisCorrespondent IIIDecember 8, 2013

After winning the ACC championship, Florida State secured its place in the national championship game. Whom will it play?
After winning the ACC championship, Florida State secured its place in the national championship game. Whom will it play?Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

With the last week of college action out of the way, the picture for all of the bowl games is now clear. The first bowl games start on December 21, and then we finish the season with the BCS National Championship Game on January 6.

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by watching as much football action as possible? To help you in your quest, here is the schedule and viewing information for all 35 bowl games.

Bowl Game Schedule
Bowl GameMatchupSiteDateTime (ET)Network
New Mexico BowlSan Diego State vs. ArizonaAlbuquerque, N.M.Dec. 212 p.m.ESPN
Las Vegas BowlFresno State vs. USCLas VegasDec. 213:30 p.m.ABC
Famous Idaho Potato BowlNorthern Illinois vs. UNLVBoise, IdahoDec. 215:30 p.m.ESPN
New Orleans BowlTulane vs. La.-LafayetteNew OrleansDec. 219 p.m.ESPN
Beef 'O' Brady's BowlToledo vs. East CarolinaSt. Petersburg, Fla.Dec. 232 p.m.ESPN
Hawaii BowlColorado State vs. Middle TennesseeHonoluluDec. 248 p.m.ESPN
Little Caesars Pizza BowlBall State vs. PittsburghDetroitDec. 266 p.m.ESPN
Poinsettia BowlBoise State vs. BuffaloSan DiegoDec. 269:30 p.m.ESPN
Military BowlMaryland vs. MarshallAnnapolis, Md.Dec. 272:30 p.m.ESPN
Texas BowlOregon State vs. MinnesotaHoustonDec. 276 p.m.ESPN
Kraft Fight Hunger BowlBYU vs. WashingtonSan FranciscoDec. 279:30 p.m.ESPN
Pinstripe BowlNotre Dame vs. RutgersBronx, N.Y.Dec. 28NoonESPN
Belk BowlCincinnati vs. North CarolinaCharlotte, N.C.Dec. 283:20 p.m.ESPN
Russell Athletic BowlLouisville vs. Miami (FL)Orlando, Fla.Dec. 286:45 p.m.ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings BowlKansas State vs. NebraskaTempe, Ariz.Dec. 2810:15 p.m.ESPN
Armed Forces BowlUtah State vs. NavyFort Worth, TexasDec. 3011:45 a.m.ESPN
Music City BowlBoston College vs. Ole MissNashville, Tenn.Dec. 303:15 p.m.ESPN
Alamo BowlTexas vs. OregonSan AntonioDec. 306:45 p.m.ESPN
Holiday BowlArizona State vs. Texas TechSan DiegoDec. 3010:15 p.m.ESPN
AdvoCare V100 BowlWashington State vs. Georgia TechShreveport, La.Dec. 3112:30 p.m.ESPN
Sun BowlVirginia Tech vs. UCLAEl Paso, TexasDec. 312 p.m.CBS
Liberty BowlRice vs. Mississippi StateMemphis, Tenn.Dec. 314 p.m.ESPN
Chick-fil-A BowlDuke vs. Texas A&MAtlantaDec. 318 p.m.ESPN
Gator BowlMichigan vs. GeorgiaJacksonville, Fla.Jan. 1NoonESPN2
Heart of Dallas BowlSyracuse vs. North TexasDallasJan. 1NoonESPNU
Capital One BowlWisconsin vs. South CarolinaOrlando, Fla.Jan. 11 p.m.ABC
Outback BowlIowa vs. MissouriTampa, Fla.Jan. 11 p.m.ESPN
Rose BowlMichigan State vs. StanfordPasadena, Calif.Jan. 15 p.m.ESPN
Fiesta BowlBaylor vs. UCFGlendale, Ariz.Jan. 18:30 p.m.ESPN
Sugar BowlAlabama vs. OklahomaNew OrleansJan. 28:30 p.m.ESPN
Cotton BowlOklahoma State vs. LSUArlington, TexasJan. 38 p.m.FOX
Orange BowlClemson vs. Ohio StateMiamiJan. 3TBAESPN
Compass BowlVanderbilt vs. HoustonBirmingham, Ala.Jan. 41 p.m.ESPN
GoDaddy BowlBowling Green vs. Arkansas StateMobile, Ala.Jan. 59 p.m.ESPN
BCS ChampionshipFlorida State vs. AuburnPasadena, Calif.Jan. 68:30 p.m.ESPN

The BCS bowl picture saw some changes after Michigan State ended Ohio State’s 24-game winning streak. In doing so, the Spartans ended Ohio State’s national championship hopes and probably secured themselves a spot in the Rose Bowl.

Facing Michigan State would be Stanford, who won its second straight Pac-12 championship with a victory over Arizona State.

Auburn's victory over Missouri lifted it into the championship game.
Auburn's victory over Missouri lifted it into the championship game.Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Elsewhere, Auburn hung 59 points on Missouri in the SEC Championship Game, and it would be a shock if the Tigers weren’t the team that took Ohio State’s place opposite Florida State in the national title game.

After being bounced from the national championship game, the Buckeyes' 11-1 record will still be good enough for a spot in the Orange Bowl where they’ll face the Clemson Tigers.

With Ohio State dropping to the Orange Bowl, Alabama gets knocked to the Sugar Bowl where a matchup with Oklahoma awaits it after the Sooners upset Oklahoma State in the Bedlam Series.

After Oklahoma State’s loss, the Big 12 championship was left to the winner of the Baylor-Texas game. Baylor won easily and claimed its first ever outright conference championship and a spot in the Fiesta Bowl.

Its opponent will probably be UCF, who finished the season 10-1 behind the superb play of quarterback Blake Bortles.

After a tremendously entertaining college football season that saw plenty of highlights, upsets and game-changing plays, we can only hope that the bowl games continue to give us such exciting football.