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BCS Schedule

BCS Schedule

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Fresno State vs. SMU

When: Monday, Dec. 24, 8:00 p.m. ET

Russell Athletic Bowl

Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech

When: Friday, Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. ET

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

Minnesota vs. Texas Tech

When: Friday, Dec. 28, 9:00 p.m. ET


Chick-fil-A Bowl

Clemson vs. LSU

When: Monday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ET

Capital One Bowl

Georgia vs. Nebraska

When: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 1:00 p.m. ET

Rose Bowl presented by Vizio

Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Stanford

When: Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 5 p.m. ET

The Stanford Cardinal have won four straight games against ranked opponents and will take on a 7-5 Wisconsin Badgers team that snuck into a BCS bowl thanks to the Big Ten's automatic bid.

Undefeated Ohio State likely would have been the opponent for the Cardinal had it not been banned from bowl participation this season.

Discover Orange Bowl

No. 15 Northern Illinois vs. No. 12 Florida State

When: Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET

Nothern Illinois, the MAC winners, earned an automatic BCS bowl berth after finishing inside the Top 16 of the BCS standings. That rule has sparked a lot of dissatisfaction, especially among BCS enthusiasts.

The Huskies will be without head coach Dave Doeren, who took the vacant head-coaching job at North Carolina State just one day before the announcement of his team's BCS berth.

Florida State will likely come to play, bringing its touted defense in an attempt to avoid national embarrassment.

Allstate Sugar Bowl

No. 21 Louisville vs. No. 3 Florida

When: Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 8:30 p.m. ET

Another underwhelming matchup pits a defense juggernaut in the Gators against a Louisville team that has struggled this season against teams with any defensive acumen.

The Cardinals dropped consecutive games to Syracuse and Connecticut before edging Rutgers in a de facto Big East title game.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 5 Kansas State

When: Thursday, Jan. 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET

This is the national-championship game everyone thought they were getting just a few weeks ago. It pits the high-flying "blur" spread offense of Chip Kelly against Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein. The Ducks don't play much defense at times but really haven't had to, as they scored more than 50 points per game in 2012.

Can Klein and the former No. 1-ranked Wildcats keep up with Kelly's high-flying Ducks?

AT&T Cotton Bowl

Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M

When: Friday, Jan. 4, 8:00 p.m. ET

Discover BCS National Championship Game

No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama

When: Monday, Jan. 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET

Two of the nation's most storied football schools will do battle in what seems to be the perfect finale to the 2012-13 season. Notre Dame went undefeated, escaping overtime scares against Stanford, Pittsburgh and Purdue.

Alabama survived some scares of its own against LSU and Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

It did drop a close loss to Texas A&M but was able to work itself back into the title picture thanks to losses by Oregon and Kansas State on the same night.




 

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