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 Sportsbook and Sportsbook 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

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl -- Boise, ID

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

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

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

December 20, 2011

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

Florida International vs. Marshall 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

December 21, 2011

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

TCU vs. Louisiana Tech 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

December 22, 2011

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas -- Las Vegas, NV

Boise State vs. Arizona State  8 p.m. ET, ESPN

December 24, 2011

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl -- Honolulu, HI

Southern Mississippi vs. Nevada 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

December 26, 2011

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl -- Shreveport, LA

North Carolina vs. Missouri  5 p.m. ET, ESPN

December 27, 2011

Little Sportsbook Pizza Bowl -- Detroit, MI

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

Belk Bowl -- Charlotte, NC

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

December 28, 2011

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

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

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl -- San Diego, CA

California vs. Texas  8 p.m. ET ESPN

December 29, 2011

Champs Sports Bowl

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

Valero Alamo Bowl -- San Antonio, TX

Baylor vs. Washington 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

December 30, 2011

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl -- Dallas, TX

BYU vs. Tulsa 12 p.m. ET, ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl -- New York, NY

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

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

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

Insight Bowl -- Tempe, AZ

Iowa vs. Oklahoma  10 p.m. ET, ESPN

December 31, 2011

AutoZone Liberty Bowl -- Memphis, Tenn.

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

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl -- San Francisco, CA

Illinois vs. UCLA  3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Chick-fil-A Bowl -- Atlanta, GA

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

Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl -- Houston, TX

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

Hyundai Sun Bowl -- El Paso, TX

Georgia Tech vs. Utah  2 p.m. ET, CBS

January 2, 2012

TicketCity Bowl -- Dallas, TX

Penn State vs. Houston  12 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Outback Bowl -- Tampa, FL

Michigan St. vs. Georgia 1 p.m. ET, ESPN Gator Bowl -- Jacksonville, FL

Florida vs. Ohio State  1 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Capital One Bowl Orlando, FL

South Carolina vs. Nebraska  1 p.m. ET, ESPN

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO -- Pasadena, CA

Wisconsin vs. Oregon  5 p.m. ET, ESPN

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl -- Glendale, AZ

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


January 3, 2012

Allstate Sugar Bowl -- New Orleans, LA

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

January 4, 2012

Discover Orange Bowl -- Miami, FL

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

January 6, 2012

AT&T Cotton Bowl -- Arlington, TX

Arkansas vs. Kansas St. 8 p.m. ET, Fox

January 7, 2012

BBVA Compass Bowl -- Birmingham, AL

Pittsburgh vs. SMU 1 p.m. ET, ESPN

January 8, 2012 Bowl -- Mobile, AL

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

January 9, 2012

Allstate BCS National Championship Game -- New Orleans, LA

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

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