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[2012] College Football Bowl Games Thread

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by ItsMyFault, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. ItsMyFault

    ItsMyFault Contributing Member

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    Bowl games don't start until later this month.

    Bowl Games:

    Gildan New Mexico Bowl
    Nevada vs. Arizona (Albuquerque, NM)
    University Stadium Sat. Dec. 15
    1:00 p.m. ET ESPN

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    Utah State vs. Toledo (Boise, ID)
    Bronco Stadium Sat., Dec. 15
    4:30 p.m. ET ESPN

    San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl
    BYU vs. San Diego State (San Diego, CA)
    Qualcomm Stadium Thu., Dec. 20
    8:00 p.m. ET ESPN


    Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
    UCF vs. Ball St. (St. Petersburg, FL)
    Tropicana Field Fri., Dec. 21
    7:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
    East Carolina vs. UL Lafayette (New Orleans, LA)
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome Sat., Dec. 22
    12:00 p.m. ET ESPN (might go to this game)


    MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Bowl
    Boise St. vs. Washington (Las Vegas, NV)
    Sam Boyd Stadium Sat., Dec. 22
    3:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
    SMU vs. Fresno State (Honolulu, HI)
    Aloha Stadium Mon., Dec. 24
    8:00 p.m. ET ESPN


    Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
    W. Kentucky vs. Central Michigan (Detroit, MI)
    Ford Field Wed., Dec. 26
    7:30 p.m. ET ESPN

    Military Bowl
    San Jose State vs. Bowling Green (Washington, DC)
    RFK Stadium Thu., Dec. 27
    3:00 p.m. ET ESPN

    Belk Bowl
    Duke vs. Cincinnati (Charlotte, NC)
    Bank of America Stadium Thu., Dec. 27
    6:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    Bridgepoint Education Holiday
    UCLA vs. Baylor (San Diego, CA)
    Qualcomm Stadium Thu., Dec. 27
    9:45 p.m. ET ESPN


    AdvoCare V100 Independence
    ULM vs. Ohio (Shreveport, LA)
    Independence Stadium Fri., Dec. 28
    2:00 p.m. ET ESPN

    Russell Athletic
    Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech (Orlando, FL)
    Florida Citrus Bowl Fri., Dec. 28
    5:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
    Texas Tech vs. Minnesota (Houston, TX)
    Reliant Stadium Fri., Dec. 28
    9:00 p.m. ET ESPN

    Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
    Air Force vs. Rice (Fort Worth, TX)
    Amon G. Carter Stadium Sat., Dec. 29
    11:45 a.m. ET ESPN


    Kraft Fight Hunger
    Navy vs. Arizona St. (San Francisco, CA)
    AT&T Park Sat., Dec. 29
    4:00 p.m. ET ESPN2


    New Era Pinstripe Bowl
    W. Virginia vs. Syracuse (Bronx, NY)
    Yankee Stadium Sat., Dec. 29
    3:15 p.m. ET ESPN


    Valero Alamo Bowl
    Oregon St. vs. Texas (San Antonio, TX)
    Alamodome Sat., Dec. 29
    6:45 p.m. ET ESPN


    Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
    TCU vs. Michigan St. (Tempe, AZ)
    Sun Devil Stadium Sat., Dec. 29
    10:15 p.m. ET ESPN


    Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City
    NC State vs. Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN)
    LP Field Mon., Dec. 31
    12:00 p.m. ET ESPN


    Hyundai Sun Bowl
    Georgia Tech vs. USC (El Paso, TX)
    Sun Bowl Mon., Dec. 31 2:00 p.m. ET CBS


    AutoZone Liberty
    Tulsa vs. Iowa St. (Memphis, TN)
    Liberty Bowl Mon., Dec. 31 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    Chick-fil-A
    Clemson vs. LSU (Atlanta, GA)
    Georgia Dome Mon., Dec. 31
    7:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    Heart of Dallas
    Purdue vs. Oklahoma St. (Dallas, TX)
    Cotton Bowl Tue., Jan. 1
    12:00 p.m. ET ESPNU


    TaxSlayer.com Gator
    Northwestern vs. Mississippi St. (Jacksonville, FL)
    EverBank Field Tue., Jan. 1
    12:00 p.m. ET ESPN2


    Capital One
    Georgia vs. Nebraska Orlando, FL
    Florida Citrus Bowl Tue., Jan. 1
    1:00 p.m. ET ABC


    Outback
    Michigan vs. South Carolina (Tampa, FL)
    Raymond James Stadium Tue., Jan. 1
    1:00 p.m. ET ESPN


    Rose Bowl Game
    Stanford vs. Wisconsin (Pasadena, CA)
    Rose Bowl Tue., Jan. 1
    5:00 p.m. ET ESPN


    Discover Orange
    Florida State vs. N. Illinois (Miami Gardens, FL)
    Sun Life Stadium Tue., Jan. 1
    8:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    Allstate Sugar
    Florida vs. Louisville (New Orleans, LA)
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome Wed., Jan. 2
    8:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    Tostitos Fiesta
    Kansas State vs. Oregon (Glendale, AZ)
    U. of Phoenix Stadium Thu., Jan. 3
    8:30 p.m. ET ESPN


    AT&T Cotton
    Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M (Arlington, TX)
    Cowboys Stadium Fri., Jan. 4
    8:00 p.m. ET FOX


    BBVA Compass
    Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh (Birmingham, AL)
    Legion Field Sat., Jan. 5
    1:00 p.m. ET ESPN


    GoDaddy.com
    Kent St. vs. Arkansas St. (Mobile, AL)
    Ladd-Peebles Stadium Sun., Jan. 6
    9:00 p.m. ET ESPN
     
    #1 ItsMyFault, Dec 4, 2012
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    This bowl season seems absolutely wretched. Also sad/funny for Kent St to go from the Orange Bowl to the GoDaddy Bowl vs. Arkansas State due to a double OT loss.

    Only interesting games seem to be:

    LSU/Clemson
    A&M/OU
    K-State/Oregon
    Alabama/ND
     
  3. ItsMyFault

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    Yeah, I'm not really feeling it this year either. I'll be tuning into a few of them anyway though.
     
  4. Bear_Bryant

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    Alright I'm bumping this thread. There have been some good bowls so far. Anybody in a bowl pick 'em league?
     
  5. MadMax

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    So Baylor played well.
     
  6. Bear_Bryant

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    If they can get a defense that is decent then they can be a scary team. I still can't believe that Arizona scored two TD's in the last 43 seconds to steal that game against nevada.
     
  7. A_3PO

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    I long for when New Years Day meant something for college bowls. The slow drip leading up to the BCS title game has almost destroyed my interest in the bowl season.
     
  8. tellitlikeitis

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    The Belk Bowl was the first bowl game I've watched all year.
     
  9. jdh008

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    If you're staying in tonight, Texas Tech/Minnesota at Reliant Stadium is a surprisingly good game. I expected Tech to blow the Gophers out, but that hasn't been the case. Both offenses are moving the ball pretty well and both teams have been a bit chippy, which makes things even better.
     
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    I have to ask.... why is Logan Thomas getting NFL attention? And I was told this on Twitter:

    What gives?
     
  11. jdh008

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    I honestly have no idea, other than the fact that he has nearly ideal measurables and scouts love that kind of stuff.

    Mel Kiper had him as a top five draft pick before the season. I figured with the type of season he has had, Thomas would have fallen quite a bit, but I guess that's not necessarily the case.
     
  12. mleahy999

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    Logan Thomas looked terrible. Yet somehow Gary Nova looked even worst. He was playing scared and threw the ball all over the place. Matt Millen was tearing him apart. Just an awful game for anyone who bought a ticket for that bowl game. Pouring rain and crappy game.
     
  13. solid

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    I was there, and the Car Care bowl is likely going to be one of the best, if not the best bowl games of the season. It had everything; big plays, huge defensive stops, fights (more than I have seen in any game in recent memory), crazy penalties ( Minny was 4th and 49 at one point). Great game.
     
  14. FrancisFan3

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    Rice Owls are playing in the Armed Forces Bowl against Air Force Falcons. Game starts at 10:30 AM. Good luck to them representing the Greater Houston area.
     
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    Rice leads 7-0 in the 2nd quarter.
     
  16. jdh008

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    I thought about going, considering you could get tickets for a song, but I just wasn't going to be able to make it down there on time.

    Apparently all Tech and Minnesota do when they get together is play great games. They showed highlights last night of the game those two played in the Insight Bowl several years back. That was the game in which Tech set the record for largest comeback in bowl history.

    It was also the game that really set Minnesota football back. Largely because of that loss, Glen Mason was fired even though he had taken the Gophers to seven bowl games in eight seasons. They then hired Tim Brewster who proceeded to do worse than Mason, of course.
     
  17. FrancisFan3

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    Halftime: Air Force 14, Rice 7. The Owls had a chance to tie but fumble the ball away in the goal-line.
     
  18. FrancisFan3

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    Just 4 minutes left, Rice leading 27-14.
     
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    It's close to being over. Congrats to the Owls. Where you at, bigtexx?
     
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    Nice season for Rice after starting 1-5.
     

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