Initial Thoughts On (all) Bowl Games Thread [schedule included]

Submitted by Mr. Yost on December 8th, 2013 at 9:47 PM

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9301782/2013-14-bowl-schedule

 

 

2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule

Bowl Location/Tickets Date/Time Network
Gildan New Mexico
Washington State vs. Colorado State
Albuquerque, N.M.
University Stadium
Dec. 21
2 p.m.
ESPN
Royal Purple Las Vegas
Fresno State vs. USC
Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 21
3:30 p.m.
ABC
Famous Idaho Potato 
Buffalo vs. San Diego State
Boise, Idaho
Bronco Stadium
Dec. 21
5:30 p.m.
ESPN
R+L Carriers New Orleans
Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
New Orleans
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Dec. 21
9 p.m.
ESPN
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg
East Carolina vs. Ohio
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tropicana Field
Dec. 23
2 p.m.
ESPN
Sheraton Hawaii
Boise State vs. Oregon State
Honolulu
Aloha Stadium
Dec. 24
8 p.m.
ESPN
Little Caesars Pizza
Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green
Detroit
Ford Field
Dec. 26
6 p.m.
ESPN
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 26
9:30 p.m.
ESPN
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman
Marshall vs. Maryland
Annapolis, Md.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Dec. 27
2:30 p.m.
ESPN
Texas
Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Houston
Reliant Stadium
Dec. 27
6 p.m.
ESPN
Fight Hunger
BYU vs. Washington
San Francisco
AT&T Park
Dec. 27
9:30 p.m.
ESPN
New Era Pinstripe
Rutgers vs. Notre Dame
Bronx, N.Y.
Yankee Stadium
Dec. 28
Noon
ESPN
Belk
Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
Charlotte, N.C.
Bank of America Stadium
Dec. 28
3:20 p.m.
ESPN
Russell Athletic
Miami vs. Louisville
Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl
Dec. 28
6:45 p.m.
ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings
Michigan vs. Kansas State
Tempe, Ariz.
Sun Devil Stadium
Dec. 28
10:15 p.m.
ESPN
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Middle Tennessee vs. Navy
Fort Worth, Texas
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Dec. 30
11:45 a.m.
ESPN
Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Nashville, Tenn.
LP Field
Dec. 30
3:15 p.m.
ESPN
Valero Alamo
Oregon vs. Texas
San Antonio
Alamodome
Dec. 30
6:45 p.m.
ESPN
National University Holiday
Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
San Diego
Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 30
10:15 p.m.
ESPN
AdvoCare V100
Arizona vs. Boston College
Shreveport, La.
Independence Stadium
Dec. 31
12:30 p.m.
ESPN
Hyundai Sun
Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
El Paso, Texas
Sun Bowl
Dec. 31
2 p.m.
CBS
AutoZone Liberty
Rice vs. Mississippi State
Memphis, Tenn.
Liberty Bowl
Dec. 31
4 p.m.
ESPN
Chick-fil-A
Duke vs. Texas A&M
Atlanta
Georgia Dome
Dec. 31
8 p.m.
ESPN
TaxSlayer.com Gator
Nebraska vs. Georgia
Jacksonville, Fla.
Everbank Field
Jan. 1
Noon
ESPN2
Heart of Dallas
UNLV vs. North Texas
Dallas
Cotton Bowl
Jan. 1
Noon
ESPNU
Capital One
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
Orlando, Fla.
Florida Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1
1 p.m.
ABC
Outback
Iowa vs. LSU
Tampa, Fla.
Raymond James Stadium
Jan. 1
1 p.m.
ESPN
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
Stanford vs. Michigan State
Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl
Jan. 1
5 p.m.
ESPN
Tostitos Fiesta
UCF vs. Baylor
Glendale, Ariz.
U. of Phoenix Stadium
Jan. 1
8:30 p.m.
ESPN
Allstate Sugar
Oklahoma vs. Alabama
New Orleans
Louisiana Superdome
Jan. 2
8:30 p.m.
ESPN
Discover Orange
Clemson vs. Ohio State
Miami
Sun Life Stadium
Jan. 3
TBD
ESPN
AT&T Cotton
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Arlington, Texas
AT&T Stadium
Jan. 3
7:30 p.m.
FOX
BBVA Compass
Vanderbilt vs. Houston
Birmingham, Ala.
Legion Field
Jan. 4
1 p.m.
ESPN
GoDaddy
Arkansas State vs. Ball State
Mobile, Ala.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Jan. 5
9 p.m.
ESPN
VIZIO BCS National Championship
No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn
Pasadena, Calif.
Rose Bowl
Jan. 6
8:30 p.m.
ESPN

 

Comments

Committed

December 8th, 2013 at 9:53 PM ^

Looking forward to Oregon v. Texas. I see Oregon sending Coach Mack out with a loss.

Also, Rose bowl.

I'm disappointed that OSU isn't playing Bama...would like to see them with 2 straight losses.

Mr. Yost

December 8th, 2013 at 9:54 PM ^

Bowl First Glance Picks
Gildan New Mexico
Washington State vs. Colorado State
Washington St.
Royal Purple Las Vegas
Fresno State vs. USC
USC
Famous Idaho Potato 
Buffalo vs. San Diego State
SDSU
R+L Carriers New Orleans
Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg
East Carolina vs. Ohio
ECU
Sheraton Hawaii
Boise State vs. Oregon State
Oregon St.
Little Caesars Pizza
Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green
Pitt
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
NIU
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman
Marshall vs. Maryland
Maryland
Texas
Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Syracuse
Fight Hunger
BYU vs. Washington
Washington
New Era Pinstripe
Rutgers vs. Notre Dame
ND
Belk
Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
UNC
Russell Athletic
Miami vs. Louisville
L'ville
Buffalo Wild Wings
Michigan vs. Kansas State
GO BLUE!
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Middle Tennessee vs. Navy
Navy
Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Ole Miss
Valero Alamo
Oregon vs. Texas
Oregon
National University Holiday
Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
Texas Tech
AdvoCare V100
Arizona vs. Boston College
Arizona
Hyundai Sun
Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
UCLA
AutoZone Liberty
Rice vs. Mississippi State
Rice
Chick-fil-A
Duke vs. Texas A&M
Texas A&M
TaxSlayer.com Gator
Nebraska vs. Georgia
Georgia
Heart of Dallas
UNLV vs. North Texas
UNLV
Capital One
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
S. Carolina
Outback
Iowa vs. LSU
Iowa
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
Stanford vs. Michigan State
Stanford
Tostitos Fiesta
UCF vs. Baylor
Baylor
Allstate Sugar
Oklahoma vs. Alabama
Bama
Discover Orange
Clemson vs. Ohio State
OSU
AT&T Cotton
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Mizzou
BBVA Compass
Vanderbilt vs. Houston
Vandy
GoDaddy
Arkansas State vs. Ball State
Ball St.
VIZIO BCS National Championship
No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn
FSU

...I put ZERO thought into this...but at least someone can copy and past and make their own picks if they'd like.

One Inch Woody…

December 8th, 2013 at 10:45 PM ^

Minnesota is going to run over Syracuse... Syracuse is a terrible team and Minnesota is only going to get better. I'm surprised you have Rice beating Mississippi state. Wisconsin will beat South Carolina, but Iowa and Nebraska will lose. I think Sparty wins their elusive Rose Bowl - Stanford's offense is pretty conventional and Michigan State is built to stop it. Carlos Hyde definitely had a good game against State, but Stanford doesn't have anyone as good as Hyde and their O-line is not as experienced as Ohio's.

MichiganStudent

December 8th, 2013 at 11:34 PM ^

I'll play along:

Bowl First Glance Picks
Gildan New Mexico
Washington State vs. Colorado State
Washington St.
Royal Purple Las Vegas
Fresno State vs. USC
USC
Famous Idaho Potato 
Buffalo vs. San Diego State
Buffalo
R+L Carriers New Orleans
Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg
East Carolina vs. Ohio
Ohio
Sheraton Hawaii
Boise State vs. Oregon State
Oregon St.
Little Caesars Pizza
Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green
BGSU
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
Utah State vs. Northern Illinois
NIU
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman
Marshall vs. Maryland
Maryland
Texas
Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Minnesota
Fight Hunger
BYU vs. Washington
BYU
New Era Pinstripe
Rutgers vs. Notre Dame
ND
Belk
Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
UNC
Russell Athletic
Miami vs. Louisville
Miami
Buffalo Wild Wings
Michigan vs. Kansas State
Michigan
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Middle Tennessee vs. Navy
Navy
Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
Valero Alamo
Oregon vs. Texas
Oregon
National University Holiday
Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
ASU
AdvoCare V100
Arizona vs. Boston College
Arizona
Hyundai Sun
Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
UCLA
AutoZone Liberty
Rice vs. Mississippi State
Mississippi St.
Chick-fil-A
Duke vs. Texas A&M
Texas A&M
TaxSlayer.com Gator
Nebraska vs. Georgia
Georgia
Heart of Dallas
UNLV vs. North Texas
North Texas
Capital One
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
S. Carolina
Outback
Iowa vs. LSU
LSU
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
Stanford vs. Michigan State
Stanford
Tostitos Fiesta
UCF vs. Baylor
Baylor
Allstate Sugar
Oklahoma vs. Alabama
Bama
Discover Orange
Clemson vs. Ohio State
Clemson
AT&T Cotton
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri
Mizzou
BBVA Compass
Vanderbilt vs. Houston
Vandy
GoDaddy
Arkansas State vs. Ball State
Ball St.
VIZIO BCS National Championship
No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn
FSU

 

DoubleB

December 8th, 2013 at 10:21 PM ^

but they are a really, really good team. I think Steele thought they had top 20 talent in 2012 and maybe this year as well.

In short, I agree with you. At least I think that game is going to be a lot better than most people think.

True Blue 9

December 8th, 2013 at 10:01 PM ^

I, for one, would love to see 'Johnny Football' sent to the NFL with a loss. I'm taking Duke as my upset special. I also could see Bowling Green giving Pittsburgh a run for their money, for sure. 

Wolverine Devotee

December 8th, 2013 at 10:02 PM ^

Anyone else going to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl?

I usually go every year. But this year is special since I'll be a freshman at Bowling Green next fall. They have a pregame pizza party at the Tiger Club at Comerica.

10 cents a slice and you get a free can of pop with each slice.

bronxblue

December 8th, 2013 at 10:10 PM ^

Surprised OSU is playing Clemson, but I guess that's how the BCS pairing went down.  That will be one of those Holiday Bowl track meets, so at least fans will see some fireworks. 

MSU and Stanford is going to be one of those close games that feels like a rock fight until you look up and see the socre is 24-21.

ncurry1968

December 8th, 2013 at 10:19 PM ^

I thought Nebraska was going and bought 17 tickets for the game last week...anyone interested in them?  Section 241 row 5 seats 12-18, row 6 seats 13-17, row 7 seats 13-17.

I'm selling them for $52.00/ea (pretty much face value) plus shipping.

You can email me at [email protected] if you're interested.  they print and mail on the 13th of Dec so I expect to get them on the 17th.

xcrunner1617

December 8th, 2013 at 10:28 PM ^

I am doing a terrible job at keeping track of these bowl games.  Every year they seem to either add a couple or change their names.  Also, I have no idea which bowl games have ties to specific conferences anymore.  Its constantly changing. 

MI Expat NY

December 8th, 2013 at 10:29 PM ^

I guess it's a fair Big Ten schedule.  One big favorite (Minnesota), one big underdog (Iowa) with the rest likely to be somewhere between slight favorite and slight underdog.  The rest are all winnable, even if I'm not sure I like any of the matchups for the Big Ten team.

One Inch Woody…

December 8th, 2013 at 10:50 PM ^

I think Minnesota (Run over a weak defense), Wisconsin (Good offensive line to neutralize S. Car's strength), Michigan (Kansas State is entirely mediocre), and Ohio State (Will score on Clemson easily) got favorable matchups, Michigan State (Stanford's tight ends are really athletic) and Nebraska (Defense needs to improve) got slightly negative matchups, and Iowa got screwed. Overall, the conference record should be hopefully be 4-3 with a BCS win which is pretty respectable. Next year is the year when things get interesting, though, with Wisconsin, Michigan (please), Michigan State, and Ohio State all in the title mix and Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska as good but not great teams.

MI Expat NY

December 8th, 2013 at 11:06 PM ^

Agree on Minnesota and maybe Wisconsin (though, the public will surely feely differently), Michigan is also mediocre and Clemson will also score easily on Ohio State.  I think Michigan State can win that one, it's a game where both teams are highly dependant on which version of their QB shows up.  No idea on Nebraska, don't really know if either team gets any of their injured players back, but Georgia has seemed to handle it better even when losing.  I'm hoping for at least 3-4.  

I think your thoughts on next year are wildly optimistic.  

One Inch Woody…

December 9th, 2013 at 6:09 AM ^

Ehh Michigan was mediocre, but we definitely have the talent to be considered "good" while KSU really doesn't have that talent. Doesn't mean that they're a pushover - they'll be tough to play - but we definitely have a good shot of winning that one.

Clemson will score on Ohio State, yes, but the matchup of Ohio's D-line to Clemson's O-line and Clemson's D-line to Ohio's O-line favors Ohio State and they tend to have a run-the-ball control-the-clock strategy which tends to work against teams with bad defenses.

Michigan State has had good Connor Cook show up in every game since the Purdue game. I think bad Connor Cook is pretty much safely gone now.

I don't quite see how next year's scenario is wildly optimistic - basically I'm saying that Wisconsin, Ohio, MSU all get marginally better, that we take a step forward, and that Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska regain form. I meant Big 10 title discussion, not national title discussion, btw. It seems perfectly reasonable that next year is a slightly improved conference from this year.

MI Expat NY

December 9th, 2013 at 10:09 AM ^

I think you're undervaluing KSU, losing sight of Clemson's passing offense vs. Ohio State's back 7 being a huge mismatch and seemingly forgotten Bad Conor Cook's performance against Minnesota.  With Cook facing far and away the best defense he's seen all season in Stanford, I'm not sure anyone can count on much out of the MSU offense.

As I said in my initial post, I see one big favorite, one big underdog, and the rest somewhere in between.  I can come up with reasons for Big Ten optimism in each game, but also reasons for dread.

I had read your last line as national title picture, not Big Ten.  I disagree though that Ohio and MSU will get marginally better.  I expect them to be at least marginally worse.  I honestly haven't considered Wisconsin's depth chart, so not sure what to expect from them next year.  As for us?  Who knows.  Tougher schedule, losing a lot on offense.  Think we're still a year away from really being competitive.