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College Bowl Schedule 2011-2012

It all starts on December 17 with the smaller schools and ends Jan. 9 with the big boys in LSU and Alabama battling for the national title.

Along the way, the college football bowl schedule includes 35 games where potatoes and poinsettias and roses and oranges make their way into the football betting vernacular.

The New Mexico Bowl kicks it all off among three games on Dec. 17. Three days later, it’s the Beef O Bradys Bowl, the former St. Petersburg Bowl.

The BCS Bowls – Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange – kick off Jan. 2 with Wisconsin battling Oregon in the Rose Bowl, Stanford vs. Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl, Michigan vs. Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl and Clemson vs. West Virginia in the Orange Bowl.

Check out all the bowl game odds and terrific bowl bonuses at shops such as Bovada and BetOnline this December and January. Bookmark this page for dates and links to odds and matchup reports on every game.

December 17, 2011

Gildan New Mexico Bowl -- Albuquerque, NM

Wyoming vs. Temple 2 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl -- Boise, ID

Ohio vs. Utah State  5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl -- New Orleans, LA

San Diego State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette  9 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 20, 2011

Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl -- St. Petersberg, FL

Florida International vs. Marshall 8 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 21, 2011

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl -- San Diego, CA

TCU vs. Louisiana Tech 8 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 22, 2011

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas -- Las Vegas, NV

Boise State vs. Arizona State  8 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 24, 2011

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl -- Honolulu, HI

Southern Mississippi vs. Nevada 8 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 26, 2011

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl -- Shreveport, LA

North Carolina vs. Missouri  5 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 27, 2011

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl -- Detroit, MI

Purdue vs. Western Michigan 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Belk Bowl -- Charlotte, NC

North Carolina State vs. Louisville 8 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 28, 2011

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman -- Washington, D.C.

Toledo vs. Air Force 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl -- San Diego, CA

California vs. Texas  8 p.m. ET ESPN | Matchup Report

December 29, 2011

Champs Sports Bowl

Florida State vs. Notre Dame -- Orlando, FL  5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Valero Alamo Bowl -- San Antonio, TX

Baylor vs. Washington 9 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 30, 2011

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl -- Dallas, TX

BYU vs. Tulsa 12 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

New Era Pinstripe Bowl -- New York, NY

Iowa State vs. Rutgers  3:20 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Franklin Am. Mortgage Music City Bowl -- Nashville, TN

Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest  6:40 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Insight Bowl -- Tempe, AZ

Iowa vs. Oklahoma  10 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

December 31, 2011

AutoZone Liberty Bowl -- Memphis, Tenn.

Vanderbilt vs. Cincinnati  3:30 p.m. ET, ABC  | Matchup Report

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl -- San Francisco, CA

Illinois vs. UCLA  3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN| Matchup Report

Chick-fil-A Bowl -- Atlanta, GA

Virginia vs. Auburn  7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN  | Matchup Report

Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl -- Houston, TX

Texas A&M vs. Northwestern  12 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Hyundai Sun Bowl -- El Paso, TX

Georgia Tech vs. Utah  2 p.m. ET, CBS | Matchup Report

January 2, 2012

TicketCity Bowl -- Dallas, TX

Penn State vs. Houston  12 p.m. ET, ESPNU | Matchup Report

Outback Bowl -- Tampa, FL

Michigan St. vs. Georgia 1 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl -- Jacksonville, FL

Florida vs. Ohio State  1 p.m. ET, ESPN2  | Matchup Report

Capital One Bowl Orlando, FL

South Carolina vs. Nebraska  1 p.m. ET, ESPN  | Matchup Report

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO -- Pasadena, CA

Wisconsin vs. Oregon  5 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl -- Glendale, AZ

Oklahoma State vs. Stanford  8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

 

January 3, 2012

Allstate Sugar Bowl -- New Orleans, LA

Michigan vs. Virginia Tech 8: 30 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

January 4, 2012

Discover Orange Bowl -- Miami, FL

Clemson vs. West Virginia  8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

January 6, 2012

AT&T Cotton Bowl -- Arlington, TX

Arkansas vs. Kansas St. 8 p.m. ET, Fox | Matchup Report

January 7, 2012

BBVA Compass Bowl -- Birmingham, AL

Pittsburgh vs. SMU 1 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

January 8, 2012

GoDaddy.com Bowl -- Mobile, AL

Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State 9 p.m. ET, ESPN | Matchup Report

January 9, 2012

Allstate BCS National Championship Game -- New Orleans, LA

No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama  8:30 p.m., ESPN  | Matchup Report