Bowl Games 2013-14: Full Schedule, List of Every Bowl Matchup

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Bowl Games 2013-14: Full Schedule, List of Every Bowl Matchup
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The field is set for college football bowl season. The matchups for all 35 postseason bowls were announced on Sunday night.

With the way the conference championship games unfolded, there weren't any real shocks among the BCS bowl selections.

Ohio State's loss to Michigan State ended any sort of controversy about the national championship. Florida State will meet Auburn in Pasadena in what will be the biggest must-see matchup of bowl season.

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It will be great to see Jameis Winston and the balanced Seminoles offense go head to head against Tre Mason, Nick Marshall and that splendid Auburn running game.

Among the other four BCS games, the Rose Bowl stands out. Both Stanford and Michigan State play a physical style of football. The Cardinal and Spartans have strong defenses and offenses predicated on running the football. Don't be surprised if this game proves to be the most enjoyable in Pasadena this January.

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Clemson and Ohio State is also an intriguing matchup in the Orange Bowl, as many were criticizing the Tigers and Buckeyes' resumes throughout the season. Both teams need a quality win to silence some of the doubters and begin the hype train for 2014.

Of course, bowl season isn't all about the big boys.

Many fans argue that it's foolish to have over half of of the teams in the FBS qualify for bowl games, as it devalues qualifying for a postseason bowl. There's some validity to that criticism.

On the other hand, bowl games are often the biggest showcase schools from non-AQ conferences can get. It's a chance to play in front of a national audience with the lights on bright and plenty of NFL scouts in attendance, and a bowl is a great reward for guys like Jordan Lynch and Derek Carr, who've done so much for their respective schools.

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Plus, the smaller bowls are a great proving ground for potential BCS busters. Boise State made the slow climb up from the Humanitarian Bowl to the Liberty Bowl and then eventually a win over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.

Chances are, a future BCS buster is lurking among those lesser-considered bowl games.

Without further ado, here's the schedule for bowl season.

Bowl Schedule
Bowl Time (ET) TV Teams
Jan. 6
BCS National Championship 8:30 p.m. ESPN Florida State Auburn
Jan. 5
GoDaddy Bowl 9 p.m. ESPN Arkansas State Ball State
Jan. 4
BBVA Compass Bowl 1 p.m. ESPN Vanderbilt Houston
Jan. 3
Cotton Bowl 7:30 p.m. Fox Oklahoma State Missouri
Orange Bowl 8:30 p.m. ESPN Clemson Ohio State
Jan. 2
Sugar Bowl 8:30 p.m. ESPN Alabama Oklahoma
Jan. 1
Gator Bowl 12 p.m. ESPN2 Georgia Nebraska
Heart of Dallas Bowl 12 p.m. ESPNU UNLV North Texas
Capital One Bowl 1 p.m. ABC Wisconsin South Carolina
Outback Bowl 1 p.m. ESPN Iowa LSU
Rose Bowl 5 p.m. ESPN Stanford Michigan State
Fiesta Bowl 8:30 p.m. ESPN Baylor UCF
Dec. 31
AdvoCare V100 12:30 p.m. ESPN Arizona Boston College
Sun Bowl 2 p.m. CBS Virginia Tech UCLA
Liberty Bowl 4 p.m. ESPN Rice Mississippi State
Chick-fil-A Bowl 8 p.m. ESPN Texas A&M Duke
Dec. 30
Armed Forces Bowl 11:45 a.m. ESPN Middle Tennessee Navy
Music City Bowl 3:15 p.m. ESPN Ole Miss Georgia Tech
Alamo Bowl 6:45 p.m. ESPN Oregon Texas
Holiday Bowl 10:15 p.m. ESPN Arizona State Texas Tech
Dec. 28
Pinstripe Bowl 12 p.m. ESPN Rutgers Notre Dame
Belk Bowl 3:20 p.m. ESPN Cincinnati North Carolina
Russell Athletic Bowl 6:45 p.m. ESPN Miami Louisville
Buffalo Wild Wings 10:15 p.m. ESPN Michigan Kansas State
Dec. 27
Military Bowl 2:30 p.m. ESPN Marshall Maryland
Texas Bowl 6 p.m. ESPN Syracuse Minnesota
Fight Hunger Bowl 9:30 p.m. ESPN BYU Washington
Dec. 26
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl 6 p.m. ESPN Pittsburgh Bowling Green
Poinsettia Bowl 9:30 p.m. ESPN Utah State Northern Illinois
Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl 8 p.m. ESPN Boise State Oregon State
Dec. 23
St. Petersburg Bowl 2 p.m. ESPN East Carolina Ohio
Dec. 21
New Mexico Bowl 2 p.m. ESPN Washington State Colorado State
Las Vegas Bowl 3:30 p.m. ABC Fresno State USC
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 5:30 p.m. ESPN Buffalo San Diego State
New Orleans Bowl 9 p.m. ESPN Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette

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