You've had the appetizers, maybe even a nice salad or some soup. But when it comes to bowl games, the main course doesn't begin until Jan. 1.
The New Year's Day bowl schedule is a six-course meal with options for everyone's taste, ranging from the exotic fare (upstarts North Texas and UNLV facing off in the Heart of Dallas Bowl) to trusty menu staples like the traditional Big Ten/Pac-12 matchup in the Rose Bowl, the game so prestigious it's "presented by" Vizio rather than having its sponsor slapped onto the front of the title.
Whatever your flavor, there's something for you on the New Year's bowl schedule.
Check out our expanded previews of each game, as well as picks on which teams will take home the varied trophies and bragging rights from the first bowls of 2014.