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Notre Dame-Alabama in BCS National Championship, Plus Your Full Bowl Guide

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As expected, Notre Dame and Alabama will meet in the BCS National Championship Game to award another trophy to one of college football’s most successful programs. However, the complete bowl lineup was not without some surprises, including #15 Northern Illinois crashing the BCS party and 9-3 Louisiana Tech being left home for the holidays after their administration turned down an Independence Bowl invite.

Here is the full schedule of this year’s college football bowl games:

All times Eastern.

GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL: Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5)

Saturday, December 15, at 1 p.m. on ESPN

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL: Toledo (9-3) vs. #22 Utah State (10-2)

Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA BOWL: Brigham Young (7-5) vs. San Diego State (9-3)

Thursday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m.

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL: East Carolina (8-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4)

Saturday, Dec. 22, at 12 p.m. on ESPN

MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS: Washington (7-5) vs. #19 Boise State (10-2)

Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

SHERATON HAWAII BOWL: Fresno State (9-3) vs. Southern Methodist (6-6)

Monday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. on ESPN

LITTLE CAESARS BOWL: Western Kentucky (7-5) vs. Central Michigan (6-6)

Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

MILITARY BOWL-PRESENTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN: #24 San Jose State (10-2) vs. Bowling Green (8-4)

Thursday, Dec. 27, at 3 p.m. on ESPN

BELK BOWL: Cincinnati (9-3) vs. Duke (6-6)

Thursday, Dec. 27, at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN


Thursday, Dec. 27, at 9:45 p.m. on ESPN

ADVOCARE V100 INDEPENDENCE BOWL: Ohio (8-4) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4)

Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. on ESPN

RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL: Rutgers (9-3) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6)

Friday, Dec. 28, at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL OF TEXAS: Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)

Friday, Dec. 28, at 9 p.m. on ESPN

BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL: Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6)

Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11:45 a.m. on ESPN

NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL: West Virginia (7-5) vs. Syracuse (7-5)

Saturday, Dec. 29, at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN

KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER BOWL: Navy (7-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5)

Saturday, Dec. 29, at 4 p.m. on ESPN2

VALERO ALAMO BOWL: #23 Texas (8-4) vs. #13 Oregon State (9-3)

Saturday, Dec. 29, at 6:45 p.m. on ESPN

BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL: Texas Christian (7-5) vs. Michigan State (6-6)

Saturday, Dec. 29, at 10:15 p.m. on ESPN

FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL: North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Vanderbilt (8-4)

Monday, Dec. 31, at 12 p.m. on ESPN

HYUNDAI SUN BOWL: Southern Cal (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (6-7)

Monday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. on CBS

AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL: Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3)

Monday, Dec. 31, at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL: #8 Louisiana State (10-2) vs. #14 Clemson (10-2)

Monday, Dec. 31, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL: Mississippi State (8-4) vs. #20 Northwestern (9-3)

Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 12 p.m. on ESPN

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL: Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma State (7-5)

Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 12 p.m. on ESPNU

CAPITAL ONE BOWL: #7 Georgia (11-2) vs. #16 Nebraska (10-3)

Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 1 p.m. on ABC

OUTBACK BOWL: #10 South Carolina (10-2) vs. #18 Michigan (8-4)

Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 1 p.m. on ESPN

ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY VIZIO: Wisconsin (8-5) vs. #6 Stanford (11-2)

Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 5 p.m. on ESPN

DISCOVER ORANGE BOWL: #15 Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. #12 Florida State (11-2)

Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL: #21 Louisville (10-2) vs. #3 Florida (11-1)

Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL: #4 Oregon (11-1) vs. #5 Kansas State (11-1)

Thursday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

AT&T COTTON BOWL: #9 Texas A&M (10-2) vs. #11 Oklahoma (10-2)

Friday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. on Fox

BBVA COMPASS BOWL: Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6)

Saturday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. on ESPN

GODADDY.COM BOWL: #25 Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3)

Sunday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. on ESPN

DISCOVER BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: #2 Alabama (12-1) vs. #1 Notre Dame (12-0)

Monday, Jan. 7, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

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