Skip to comments.2012-13 bowl schedule
Posted on 12/03/2012 10:47:10 AM PST by Perdogg
The 2012-13 bowl season starts in Albuquerque, N.M., and ends in Miami. Here's a look at the schedule from the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15 to the Discover BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7 in Miami's Sun Life Stadium.
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Some of the games will be nice, others are just repeats, ala LSU vs. Clemson.
Florida vs. Oregon would have been nice.
Who in their right mind decided that Northern Illinois should get the at-large bid over the University of Oklahoma? It should be OU vs Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
Obscure citrus fruits got out-bid by obscure businesses.
Worst bowl season, ever.
OU is one the short list of teams nobody wants to see win. UNtil there is some sort of top 8 or top 10-12 playoff college rankings mean bupkiss.
Example Alabama loses and only drops 2 spots to move right back to a #2 position. A likes of OU, Kansas St, or Notre Dame had lost they would have dropped out of top 10 (as they did early on).
Which game is going to have more fans in Pro Player Stadium, The Orange Bowl, or a typical Miami Hurricanes home game?
Wow. We have more bowl games than good teams to play in them.
The only good games outside of ND-Bama, are the Fiesta Bowl (Ore-K State), the Cotton (A&M-OU)....The only other game that really does anything is the Holiday Bowl matchup between Baylor-UCLA.
Damn...Boise State’s game is scheduled for Dec 22. That the day AFTER the world ends. I swear...Boise gets NO respect!
Writing this from Columbus, Ohio.
Most bowls w/ Big Ten teams not good match-ups. I only see one Big Ten team winning (Wisconsin, if their big uglies show up).
Here’s hoping that Alabama wins the Championship Game, so that OSU remains sole undefeated team.
UGA will crush Nebraska like a bug.
I think we played in the Paul Lynde Bowl one year.
6-6 Pitt and 6-6 Ole Miss meeting in a crumbling stadium in Birmingham, AL on January 5. Does anyone really NEED this??
What’s sad is that most schools wind up losing money on these bowl games, maybe La Tech had the right idea.
I said that last year.
Except for the Jan.1 and BCS games, who else is going to show them? Granted, NBC and CBS have growing national cable sports networks (and Fox is looking to join in the fray), but none of them have the penetration or resources of ESPN yet.
I know Pitt played in the last-ever Bluebonnet Bowl in 1987 and they still haven’t been paid.
Bowl season is to college football what the NIT is to college basketball....nobody cares.
“Example Alabama loses and only drops 2 spots to move right back to a #2 position. A likes of OU, Kansas St, or Notre Dame had lost they would have dropped out of top 10 (as they did early on).”
Um, K-state did lose. They didn’t drop out. Oregon lost. They didn’t drop out. OK lost. They didn’t drop out. Till they lost another. As far as Notre Dame goes, they are playing in the Championship game. So, what’s your point again?
This boggles the mind. Northern Illinois best win was over Kansas or Kent State. They lost to Iowa.
OU underachieves, but would crush the directional school.
I bet NIU will beat Florida State.
Good call. You’re right.
Maybe UGA should have declined a trip to the SEC Championship game in order to make sure they could go to a BCS game.
The Florida game looks to be a real snoozer. :(
Speak for yourself. I want to see OU play and win. Just because YOUR team got stomped by OU, don’t try to speak for the rest of us.
The only intrigue would have been seeing them go up against Charlie Strong, but if rumors are to be believed, Charlie may not be around for that game.
Subjective rankings need to be supplanted by an objective playoff.
Nobody in their right mind would pick NIU. But because NIU was ranked higher than Rose Bowl bound 5 loss Wisconsin and the Big Least Champion Louisville NIU gets an automatic BCS bid.
You mean the way all of the other NCAA Football divisions do it?
When Alabama puts an old fashioned Southern whuppin’ on the Irish in January, what will be your whine then? Any of the top four SEC teams would beat Notre Dame convincingly this year. Spurrier might have even run the score up, to make the point!
I think the Chick Fil ‘A Bowl might be interesting with Clemson vs. LSU. The SEC is going to put on a beating of those Big 10 = 12 teams in the Florida bowls. Your Gators have to beat Louisville by at least 3 TDs or they are an embarrassment to the SEC. (Although UF tends to play to the level of their opponent) :)
The Gators don’t blow teams out like they used to....they play good defense, and they get just enough offense to win....probably will be the case here as well.
But at least it would be some revenge for losing to them in last year’s Regional Final.
The way all other sports period do it.
“I bet NIU will beat Florida State”
Step away from the crak pipe....
That side-line fly pass caused me to break a table!
Well maybe with the exception of figure skating and gymnastics.
Didn’t Northern Illinois lose to Kentucky? My beef with this system is teams in the top 10 of the BCS don’t get to go to a BCS bowl because only 2 teams from one conference can go.
I am an OU fan genius, went there and sat next to Billy Sims in History class, well his seat anyways he wasn’t there much. Still we need a playoff.
Oooh I forgot, FSU are the champs of the mighty ACC.
Point taken... :) I hope I implied the organized team sports: baseball, basketball, volleyball, softball, Div 2 football, high school football for that matter...
I sometimes wonder how folks like you miss the FACT that, for instance, the SEC has a playoff which then sends the best SEC team to the bowl schedules (along with two or three of the top SEC teams who didn’t win the playoff).
And Northern Illinois is the champ of....what?
Fer criss sake. Northern Illinois lost to Kentucky. By 33 or some such. I’m not sure. Did Kentucky beat anyone else?
A repeat of what? Clemson has only played LSU twice in it's 116 year history, once in 1959 and the last in 1996.
Unfortunately the SEC can only send two teams to BCS games, in reality, they could have sent six if there were no limits (Bama, UF, UGA, LSU, SCar and A&M)
And I would dare say even Vandy is better than a few of the teams.
I would love to see Ohio State play Georgia or even A&M or Florida now. BTW, what put OSU on probation?