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THE MAIN EVENT | 2014-15 BOWL GUIDE | BY JENNI CARLSON

SATURDAY
DECEMBER

20

10 a.m.
ESPN
1:20 p.m.
ESPN
2:30 p.m.
ABC
4:45 p.m.
ESPN
8:15 p.m.
ESPN

MONDAY
DECEMBER

22
23

TUESDAY
DECEMBER

1 p.m.
ESPN
5 p.m.
ESPN
8:30 p.m.
ESPN

WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER

24

11 a.m.
ESPN
7 p.m.
ESPN

FRIDAY
DECEMBER

26

Noon
ESPN
3:30 p.m.
ESPN
7 p.m.
ESPN

SATURDAY
DECEMBER

27

Noon
ESPN
1 p.m.
CBS
2:30 p.m.
ABC
3:30 p.m.
ESPN
8 p.m.
ESPN

MONDAY
DECEMBER

29

1 p.m.
ESPN
4:30 p.m.
ESPN
8 p.m.
ESPN

TUESDAY
DECEMBER

30

2 p.m.
ESPN
5:30 p.m.
ESPN
9 p.m.
ESPN

WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER

31

11:30 a.m.
ESPN
3 p.m.
ESPN
7 p.m.
ESPN

THURSDAY
JANUARY

11 a.m.
ESPN2
11:30 a.m.
ESPN
Noon
ABC

College
Football
Playoff
Semifinal

FRIDAY
JANUARY

4 p.m.
ESPN
7:30 p.m.
ESPN
Noon
ESPN2
2:20 p.m.
ESPN
5:45 p.m.
ABC
9:15 p.m.
ESPN

SATURDAY
JANUARY

3
4

SUNDAY
JANUARY

MONDAY
JANUARY

Noon
ESPN2
8 p.m.
ESPN
7:30 p.m.
ESPN

New Orleans Bowl

NEVADA (7-5)
VS.

New Orleans
Superdome

LA.-LAFAYETTE (8-4)

New Mexico Bowl

UTAH ST. (9-4)

Las Vegas Bowl

UTEP (7-5)
UTAH (8-4)

Albuquerque, N.M.
University Stadium

VS.

VS.

Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium

COLORADO ST. (10-2)

Idaho Potato Bowl

W. MICHIGAN (8-4)

Camelia Bowl

AIR FORCE (9-3)


S. ALABAMA (6-6)

Boise, Idaho
Stadium

VS.

VS.

Montgomery, Ala.
Cramton Bowl

BOWLING GREEN (7-6)

Beach Bowl

BYU (8-4)

Boca Raton Bowl

MEMPHIS (9-3)
MARSHALL (12-1)

Poinsettia Bowl

N. ILLINOIS (11-2)
NAVY (6-5)

Miami. Fla.
Marlins Park

Boca Raton, Fla.


FAU Stadium

VS.

VS.

VS.

San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium

SAN DIEGO ST. (7-5)

Bahamas Bowl

C. MICHIGAN (7-5)

Robinson National Stadium


Nassau, Bahamas

W. KENTUCKY (7-5)

Hawaii Bowl

FRESNO ST. (6-7)

Heart of Dallas Bowl

RICE (7-5)
ILLINOIS (6-6)

Honolulu
Aloha Stadium

VS.

VS.

VS.

Dallas
Cotton Bowl

LOUISIANA TECH (8-4)

Quick Lane Bowl

RUTGERS (7-5)

Bitcoin Bowl

N. CAROLINA (6-6)
NC STATE (7-5)

Military Bowl

UCF (7-3)
CINCINNATI (9-3)

Detroit
Ford Field

St. Petersburg, Fla.


Tropicana Field
Anapolis, Md.

VS.

VS.

VS.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

VIRGINIA TECH (6-6)

Sun Bowl

ARIZONA ST. (9-3)

Independence Bowl

DUKE (9-3)
MIAMI (6-6)

El Paso, Texas
Sun Bowl

Shreveport, La.
Independence Stadium

Pinstripe Bowl
Bronx, N.Y.
Yankee Stadium

VS.

VS.

S. CAROLINA (6-6)
BOSTON COLLEGE (7-5)
VS.

Holiday Bowl

PENN ST. (6-6)


NEBRASKA (9-3)

Liberty Bowl

USC (8-4)
TEXAS A&M (7-5)

Russell Athletic Bowl

W. VIRGINIA (7-5)
OKLAHOMA (8-4)

Texas Bowl

CLEMSON (9-3)
ARKANSAS (6-6)

San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium
Memphis, Tenn.
Liberty Bowl
Orlando, Fla.
Citrus Bowl

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

Houston
NRG Stadium

TEXAS (6-6)

Music City Bowl

NOTRE DAME (7-5)

Belk Bowl

LSU (8-4)
GEORGIA (9-3)

Foster Farms Bowl

LOUISVILLE (9-3)
MARYLAND (7-5)

Peach Bowl

STANFORD (7-5)
OLE MISS (9-3)

Fiesta Bowl

TCU (11-1)
BOISE ST. (11-2)

Orange Bowl

MISSISSIPPI ST. (10-2)

Nashville, Tenn.
LP Field

Charlotte, N.C.
Bank of America Stadium
Santa Clara, Calif.
Levis Stadium
Atlanta
Georgia Dome

Glendale, Ariz.
U. of Phoenix Stadium

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

ARIZONA (10-3)
VS.

Miami
Sun Life Stadium

GEORGIA TECH (10-3)

Outback Bowl

AUBURN (8-4)

Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium

VS.

WISCONSIN (10-3)

Cotton Bowl

MICHIGAN ST. (10-2)

Citrus Bowl

BAYLOR (11-1)
MISSOURI (10-3)

Rose Bowl

MINNESOTA (8-4)
OREGON (12-1)

Sugar Bowl

FLORIDA ST. (13-0)


ALABAMA (12-1)

Armed Forces Bowl

OHIO ST. (12-1)


HOUSTON (7-5)

TaxSlayer Bowl

PITTSBURGH (6-6)
IOWA (7-5)

Alamo Bowl

TENNESSEE (6-6)
KANSAS ST. (9-3)

Cactus Bowl

UCLA (9-3)
OSU (6-6)

Birmingham Bowl

WASHINGTON (8-5)
E. CAROLINA (8-4)

GoDaddy Bowl

FLORIDA (6-5)
TOLEDO (8-4)

Arlington, Texas
AT&T Stadium

Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl
Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl
New Orleans
Superdome

Fort Worth, Texas


Amon G. Carter Stadium
Jacksonville, Fla.
EverBank Field
San Antonio
Alamodome

Tempe, Ariz.
Sun Devil Stadium
Birmingham, Ala.
Legion Field

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

VS.

Mobile, Ala.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

ARKANSAS ST. (7-5)

National Championship

ALABAMA/OHIO ST.

Arlington, Texas
AT&T Stadium

VS.

OREGON/FLORIDA ST.

Nevadas Cody Fajardo only second


college quarterback to throw for
9,000, run for 3,000 yards

RATING
1 star

(out of five)

UTEP goes from two wins last


season to its first bowl since
2010 this season

RATING
1 star

Longtime league foes renew rivalry.


Colorado State will be without coach
Jim McElwain

RATING
2 stars

Only Melvin Gordon rushed for more


TDs than Western Michigan freshman
Jarvion Franklin

RATING
1 star

South Alabama QB Brandon Bridge


has turned NFL heads. Tall, athletic and
Canadian

RATING
1 star

Big 12 could consider both


of these teams if expansion talk
becomes reality

RATING
2 stars

Nevadas Cody Fajardo only second


college quarterback to throw for
9,000, run for 3,000 yards

RATING
2 stars

Marketers dream: San Diego State


playing in SD.
Navy playing near a huge base

RATING
2 stars

The locale is the most esthetically


pleasing part of this match-up
between 7-5 teams

RATING
1 star

Fresno State comes in with a


losing record, hopes to avoid
finishing season 6-8

RATING
1 star

Neither program has


played in a bowl
since 2011

RATING
1 star

Teams headed in different directions,


as Rutgers finished strong,
UNC stumbled home

RATING
1 star

UCF looking for third consecutive


10-win season by winning third
consecutive bowl

RATING
2 stars

Gunner Kiel remember him?


has thrown for 3,000 yards and
30 TDs for Cincy

RATING
2 stars

Defense optional. Todd Graham and


David Cutcliffe have teams built
to score a bunch

RATING
3 stars

Somebodys going
home with a
losing record

RATING
2 stars

Boston College vs. Penn State: Penn


State returns to bowl play after being
ineligible past two seasons

RATING
2 stars

Big-name teams with big-name stars,


USC QB Cody Kessler,
Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah

RATING
3 stars

WVU vs. Texas A&M:


Defense? What defense?

RATING
3 stars

Disappointing Sooner season ends


facing former defensive coordinator
Brent Venables

RATING
3 stars

Longtime rivals in the Southwest


Conference battle again with
smash-mouth run games

RATING
3 stars

Notre Dame stumbled after


a 6-0 start, but LSU has had
issues scoring points

RATING
2 stars

Features two of the best non-Heisman


types, Georgia RB Nick Chubb, Lville
WR DeVante Parker

RATING
3 stars

The Kevin Hogan saga continues.


Stanford QB has gone from
beloved to loathed

RATING
2 stars

TCUs Trevone Boykin vs. Ole Misss


Land Shark defense.
But will Frogs motivated?

RATING
4 stars

Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl


does anyone doubt
theyll be fireworks?

RATING
3 stars

State QB Dak Prescott could build


momentum for next season
with big day

RATING
3 stars

Last time out, Auburn gave up 55,


Wisconsin 59.
Last one with the ball wins?

RATING
3 stars

Will Baylor be fired up after


playoff slight? Should have a
big-time crowd rallying it

RATING
4 stars

Who shows up to quarterback


Missouri, good Maty Mauk
or bad Maty?

RATING
3 stars

This years (?) beloved


Heisman winner vs. last years
loathed Heisman winner

RATING
4 stars

Saban vs. Meyer. But bigger


match-up is Ohio State QB
Cardale Jones vs. Bama D

RATING
4 stars

Houston is on the verge of


firing its coach,
and Pitt was a bowl bubble team

RATING
1 star

Watch the trenches. Iowa LT Brandon


Scherff and Tennessee DE Derek
Barnett are NFL talents

RATING
2 stars

K-States Tyler Lockett


and UCLAs Brett Hundley will
provide the fireworks

RATING
3 stars

UW defensive front is stout.


Can Mason Rudolph replicate
success of first two starts?

RATING
3 stars

Pirates will be motivated to beat


a big name. What about Gators after
coaching change?

RATING
2 stars

Arkansas States Fredi Knighten


is worth a peek.
Dual-threat QB is fun to watch

RATING
1 star

Doesnt matter who advances.


This is must-see TV

RATING
4 stars