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

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Bowl Schedule 2013-14: Dates, Times and Predictions for Every Game
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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
Bowl Date Time Matchup Predicted Winner
BCS Title Game Jan. 6 8:30 p.m. Florida State vs. Auburn Florida State
Orange Jan. 3 8:30 p.m. Clemson vs. Ohio State Ohio State
Sugar Jan. 2 8:30 p.m. Alabama vs. Oklahoma Alabama
Fiesta Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. Baylor vs. UCF Baylor
Rose Jan. 1 5 p.m. Michigan State vs. Stanford Michigan State
Non-BCS Games
Bowl Date Time Matchup Predicted Winner
GoDaddy.com Jan. 5 9 p.m. Ball State vs. Ark. State Ball State
BBVA Compass Jan. 4 1 p.m. Vanderbilt vs. Houston Houston
Cotton Jan. 3 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma State vs. Missouri Missouri
Outback Jan. 1 1 p.m. Iowa vs. LSU LSU
Capital One Jan. 1 1 p.m. Wisconsin vs. South Carolina South Carolina
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Noon UNLV vs. North Texas UNLV
Gator Jan. 1 Noon Nebraska vs. Georgia Georgia
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 8 p.m. Duke vs. Texas A&M Texas A&M
Liberty Dec. 31 4 p.m. Rice vs. Miss. State Rice
Sun Dec. 31 2 p.m. Virginia Tech vs. UCLA UCLA
AdvoCare V100 Independence Dec. 31 12:30 p.m. Arizona vs. Boston College Arizona
Holiday Dec. 30 10:15 p.m. Arizona State vs. Texas Tech Arizona State
Alamo Dec. 30 6:45 p.m. Texas vs. Oregon Oregon
Music City Dec. 30 3:15 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss Ole Miss
Armed Forces Dec. 30 11:45 p.m. Middle Tennessee St. vs. Navy Navy
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 28 10:15 p.m. Kansas State vs. Michigan Michigan
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 6:45 p.m. Louisville vs. Miami (FL) Louisville
Belk Dec. 28 3:20 p.m. Cincinnati vs. North Carolina Cincinnati
Pinstripe Dec. 28 Noon Notre Dame vs. Rutgers Notre Dame
Fight Hunger Dec. 27 9:30 p.m. Washington vs. BYU BYU
Texas Dec. 27 6 p.m. Syracuse vs. Minnesota Syracuse
Military Dec. 27 2:30 p.m. Maryland vs. Marshall Maryland
Poinsettia Dec. 26 9:30 p.m. Utah State vs. Northern Illinois Utah State
Little Caesars Dec. 26 6 p.m. Bowling Green vs. Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Hawaii Dec. 24 8 p.m. Oregon State vs. Boise State Boise State
Beef O'Brady's Dec. 23 2 p.m. Ohio vs. East Carolina Ohio
New Orleans Dec. 21 9 p.m. La.-Lafayette vs. Tulane Tulane
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 21 5:30 p.m. Buffalo vs. San Diego State Buffalo
Las Vegas Dec. 21 3:30 p.m. Fresno State vs. USC USC
New Mexico Dec. 21 2 p.m. Colorado State vs. Washington State Colorado State

ESPN

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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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