Bowl Schedule 2013-14: Dates, Times and Predictions for Every Game

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 18, 2013

Nov 9, 2013; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) smiles on the bench during the fourth quarter against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. Florida State defeated Wake Forest 59-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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The college football bowl schedule is to football fanatics a bountiful feast upon which to harvest during the winter holiday season. 

With 35 amazing games packed into 17 days, it's almost too much football. 

Almost. 

Actually, never mind. If we're being honest, it's the perfect way to cap off what's been an amazing season of college football. This Smörgåsbord of gridiron goodness will satisfy even the most rabid sports fan. 

Here's a look at when and where you can catch every game, along with predictions for each one:

BCS Games
BowlDateTimeMatchupPredicted Winner
BCS Title GameJan. 68:30 p.m.Florida State vs. AuburnFlorida State
OrangeJan. 38:30 p.m.Clemson vs. Ohio StateOhio State
SugarJan. 28:30 p.m.Alabama vs. OklahomaAlabama
FiestaJan. 18:30 p.m.Baylor vs. UCFBaylor
RoseJan. 15 p.m.Michigan State vs. StanfordMichigan State
Non-BCS Games
BowlDateTimeMatchupPredicted Winner
GoDaddy.comJan. 59 p.m.Ball State vs. Ark. StateBall State
BBVA CompassJan. 41 p.m.Vanderbilt vs. HoustonHouston
CottonJan. 37:30 p.m.Oklahoma State vs. MissouriMissouri
OutbackJan. 11 p.m.Iowa vs. LSULSU
Capital OneJan. 11 p.m.Wisconsin vs. South CarolinaSouth Carolina
Heart of DallasJan. 1NoonUNLV vs. North TexasUNLV
GatorJan. 1NoonNebraska vs. GeorgiaGeorgia
Chick-fil-ADec. 318 p.m.Duke vs. Texas A&MTexas A&M
LibertyDec. 314 p.m.Rice vs. Miss. StateRice
SunDec. 312 p.m.Virginia Tech vs. UCLAUCLA
AdvoCare V100 IndependenceDec. 3112:30 p.m.Arizona vs. Boston CollegeArizona
HolidayDec. 3010:15 p.m.Arizona State vs. Texas TechArizona State
AlamoDec. 306:45 p.m.Texas vs. OregonOregon
Music CityDec. 303:15 p.m.Georgia Tech vs. Ole MissOle Miss
Armed ForcesDec. 3011:45 p.m.Middle Tennessee St. vs. NavyNavy
Buffalo Wild WingsDec. 2810:15 p.m.Kansas State vs. MichiganMichigan
Russell AthleticDec. 286:45 p.m.Louisville vs. Miami (FL)Louisville
BelkDec. 283:20 p.m.Cincinnati vs. North CarolinaCincinnati
PinstripeDec. 28NoonNotre Dame vs. RutgersNotre Dame
Fight HungerDec. 279:30 p.m.Washington vs. BYUBYU
TexasDec. 276 p.m.Syracuse vs. MinnesotaSyracuse
MilitaryDec. 272:30 p.m.Maryland vs. MarshallMaryland
PoinsettiaDec. 269:30 p.m.Utah State vs. Northern IllinoisUtah State
Little CaesarsDec. 266 p.m.Bowling Green vs. PittsburghPittsburgh
HawaiiDec. 248 p.m.Oregon State vs. Boise StateBoise State
Beef O'Brady'sDec. 232 p.m.Ohio vs. East CarolinaOhio
New OrleansDec. 219 p.m.La.-Lafayette vs. TulaneTulane
Famous Idaho PotatoDec. 215:30 p.m.Buffalo vs. San Diego StateBuffalo
Las VegasDec. 213:30 p.m.Fresno State vs. USCUSC
New MexicoDec. 212 p.m.Colorado State vs. Washington StateColorado State
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2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston will lead the Florida State Seminoles against Nick Marshall, Tre Mason and the Auburn Tigers in the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game—the grand finale of the 35-game bowl schedule. 

As pointed out by ESPN's SportsCenter, Winston will be the ninth Heisman winner to play in a BCS National Championship Game, but it hasn't worked out particularly well for the eight men who proceeded him:

After missing out on a title shot, Ohio State received a nice concession prize with an invite to the Orange Bowl, where the Buckeyes will take on the Clemson Tigers. 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07:  Quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes delivers a pass during the Big Ten Conference Championship game against the Michigan State Spartans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana
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This game will feature plenty of offensive fireworks, as both teams feature top quarterbacks in Braxton Miller and Tajh Boyd, who are capable of taking games over. 

Alabama was another team that had a legitimate title shot before getting knocked off by Auburn in the Iron Bowl. As the No. 2 team in the SEC, the Crimson Tide were an easy pick for the Sugar Bowl.

If you believe the oddsmakers, it could be a huge blowout victory for Nick Saban's club against Oklahoma, as noted by The SEC Logo: 

But the Sooners weren't favored to beat their in-state rival Oklahoma State Cowboys, either, and they won impressively to close out the season. 

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 18:  Blake Bortles #5 of the Central Florida Knights looks to throw a pass during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 18, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty I
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The Fiesta Bowl should be a fantastic game, with the high-scoring Baylor Bears taking on UCF. Bryce Petty is the quarterback most fans recognize, but UCF's Blake Bortles is being hailed by at least one NFL team as a potential top-10 pick, as CollegeFootball 24/7 reports: 

Michigan State and Stanford will slug it out in the Rose Bowl. 

Both teams favor an old-school approach to the game, featuring punishing running games on offense and brick-wall defenses. A final score of 3-2 isn't out of the question. 

There are plenty of other terrific non-BCS bowl games, too. 

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 19:  Defensive lineman Kony Ealy #47 of the Missouri Tigers reacts after a sack of quarterback Tyler Murphy #3 of the Florida Gator sduring the game at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo
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Oklahoma State against Missouri in the Cotton Bowl will be fun to watch. Both teams feature potent offenses and underrated defenses. NFL draftniks will be tuned in to this one, too, because of guys like Kony Ealy and Michael Sam, who are potential first-round picks. 

From the opening salvo of four games on Dec. 21 to the finale in Pasadena, Calif., at the BCS National Championship Game, the schedule is packed full of big game after big game. It's going to be a blast, so soak it up as best as you can before the long offseason.

 

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