BCS Bowl Schedule 2013-14: Dates, Times, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IDecember 8, 2013

Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back James Wilder Jr. (32) wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) and wide receiver Kenny Shaw (81) celebrate with fans after defeating the Duke Blue Devils at Bank of America Stadium. FSU defeated Duke 45-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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While many people are downright giddy for the upcoming holidays, college football is the real reason why this is the most wonderful time of the year. 

Sure, it might be difficult to get pumped up for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl or the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl—anyone suddenly hungry?—but consider this: once bowl season starts on Dec. 21, there will be 35 games over a span of 17 days, culminating with the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship on Jan. 6. 

Oh, and that will also mark the official end of the BCS, which is the best present anyone could ever hope for. 

Now that college football fans are surely drooling in anticipation for everything from the Gildan New Mexico Bowl to the Granddady of Them All, the Rose Bowl, let's take a look at everything you need to know about the complete schedule, via ESPN.com:

BCS Bowl Schedule
BowlTeamsDateTime (ET)TVLive Stream
Gildan New MexicoWashington St. vs. Colorado St.Dec. 212 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Royal Purple Las VegasFresno State vs. USCDec. 213:30 p.m.ABCTBD
Famous Idaho PotatoBuffalo vs. San Diego St.Dec. 215:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
R+L Carriers New OrleansTulane vs. Louisiana-LafayetteDec. 219 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Beef 'O' Brady's St. PetersburgEast Carolina vs. OhioDec. 232 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Sheraton Hawai'iBoise St. vs. Oregon St.Dec. 248 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Little Caesars PizzaPittsburgh vs. Bowling GreenDec. 266 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
S.D. County Credit Union PoinsettiaUtah St. vs. Northern IllinoisDec. 269:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop GrummanMarshall vs. MarylandDec. 272:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
TexasSyracuse vs. MinnesotaDec. 276 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Fight HungerBYU vs. WashingtonDec. 279:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
New Era PinstripeRutgers vs. Notre DameDec. 28NoonESPNWatchESPN
BelkCincinnati vs. North CarolinaDec. 283:20 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Russell AthleticLouisville vs. MiamiDec. 286:45 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Buffalo Wild WingsKansas St. vs. MichiganDec. 2810:15 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Bell Helicopter Armed ForcesMiddle Tennessee vs. NavyDec. 3011:45 a.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Franklin American Mortgage Music CityOle Miss vs. Georgia TechDec. 303:15 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Valero AlamoTexas vs. OregonDec. 306:45 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
National University HolidayTexas Tech vs. Arizona St.Dec. 3010:15 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
AdvoCare V100Boston College vs. ArizonaDec. 3112:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Hyundai SunVirginia Tech vs. UCLADec. 312 p.m.CBSTBD
AutoZone LibertyRice vs. Mississippi St.Dec. 314 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Chick-fil-ADuke vs. Texas A&MDec. 318 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
TaxSlayer.com GatorGeorgia vs. NebraskaJan. 1NoonESPN2WatchESPN
Heart of DallasNorth Texas vs. UNLVJan. 1NoonESPNUWatchESPN
Capital OneWisconsin vs. South CarolinaJan. 11 p.m.ABCTBD
OutbackLSU vs. IowaJan. 11 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIOMichigan St. vs. StanfordJan. 15 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Tostitos FiestaBaylor vs. UCFJan. 18:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Allstate SugarAlabama vs. OklahomaJan. 28:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
Discover OrangeClemson vs. Ohio St.Jan. 3TBDESPNWatchESPN
AT&T CottonMissouri vs. Oklahoma St.Jan. 37:30 p.m.FOXTBD
BBVA CompassHouston vs. VanderbiltJan. 41 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
GoDaddyArkansas St. vs. Ball St.Jan. 59 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN
VIZIO BCS National ChampionshipFlorida St. vs. AuburnJan. 68:30 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN


2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship: Florida State vs. Auburn

Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive lineman Gabe Wright (90) celebrates after the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Missouri Tigers 59-42. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Lile
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Not only did Michigan State and Auburn's wins on Saturday assure an eighth straight national championship featuring an SEC team, but those wins also cemented an absurd fifth straight title game with a school from the state of Alabama. 

Auburn is the national darling. A year after the school went 3-9 in its worst season since 1952, Gus Malzahn has resurrected the program, winning 12 games, several of which have come via the instant-classic, last-moment-possible heroics. 

You'll probably hear the word "destiny" a lot when people talk about the Tigers. 

Of course, Florida State's story isn't all that boring, either. 

Led by freshman Jameis Winston, the frontrunner for the Heisman, the Seminoles are 13-0 and have embarrassed opponents by an average of 42.3 points per game. Jimbo Fisher's squad is about as explosive as it gets. 

The last two national title games have turned out to be snooze-fests, but this one, featuring two teams that combined for 104 points in their conference championships, is stooped in entertainment value.


Discover Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State

Nov 30, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) rushes with the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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If you're a fan of offense, then you're a fan of this game. 

The Tigers average 37.8 points per game behind the dynamic duo of Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins, while the Buckeyes put 43.8 per contest on the board thanks to a dominant run game featuring dual-threat QB Braxton Miller and RB Carlos Hyde. 

There may be potential for a letdown from the Buckeyes, who are undoubtedly disappointed not to be in the title game, but Urban Meyer should have his team ready to go.

This one has the makings for fireworks. 


Rose Bowl: Stanford vs. Michigan State

Dec 7, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw celebrates with roses after the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Stanford defeated Arizona State 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Common fans probably won't be too tantalized by this matchup, but fans of hard-nosed, physical defenses will enjoy this one wholeheartedly. 

Stanford is giving up 18.6 points per game and 4.6 yards per play, and Michigan State allows just 12.3 and 3.8, respectively. 

Throw in both teams having weapons on the offensive side of the ball—Tyler Gaffney, Ty Montgomery, Jeremy Langford—and this is easily one of the most compelling bowls on the slate. 


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