Bowl games 2012-13 TV schedule

College football bowl games 2012-13 TV schedule begins with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Dec. 15 and ends with the BCS National Championship Jan. 7.

Bowl games 2012-13 TV schedule

The Gildan New Mexico Bowl between Nevada and Arizona Dec. 15 at 1pm ET on ESPN won’t be the most hyped or most watched college football bowl game, but the game from University Stadium in Albuquerque does have the distinction of being the first of 35 bowl games taking place between Saturday and the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7. Here are previews of the top bowl games and the complete college football bowl games 2012-13 TV schedule:

Tuesday, Jan. 1
Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO: Stanford vs. Wisconsin
ESPN, 5pm ET

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., is the site of this BCS matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers from the Big Ten and the No. 6 Stanford Cardinal from the Pac-12. The 8-5 Badgers are making their third straight Rose Bowl appearance, though they’ll be without the head coach that got them there. Bret Bielema accepted the coaching job at Arkansas, so former head coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez will be on the Badgers’ sideline. Stanford beat UCLA for the Pac-12 title, and the Cardinal’s tough run defense will be tested by Wisconsin’s star running back Montee Ball.

Discover Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. Northern Illinois
ESPN, 8:30pm ET

Miami’s Sun Life Stadium is the site of the Orange Bowl matchup between the BCS No. 12 Florida State Seminoles of the ACC and the No. 15 Northern Illinois Huskies, the first team from the MAC to win a BCS bowl bid. While few give the Huskies much of a chance against the Seminoles (and few believe the Huskies deserve this berth over Oklahoma), NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch hopes to score an upset and prove doubters wrong.

Wednesday, Jan. 2
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Louisville
ESPN, 8:30pm ET
The Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans has the BCS No. 3 Florida Gators from the SEC taking on the No. 21 Louisville Cardinals from the Big East. Second-year head coach Will Muschamp led the Gators to an 11-1 record and their first BCS bowl since 2009. The 10-2 Cardinals won the BCS berth with the best record in the Big East, and star sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hopes to lead them to an upset over the favored Gators.

Thursday, Jan. 3
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Kansas State
ESPN, 8:30pm ET

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., hosts the Fiesta Bowl featuring the BCS No. 4 Oregon Ducks from the Pac-12 against the No. 5 Kansas State Wildcats from the Big 12. Both teams had their sights on the national title game two months ago, but on Nov. 17 they lost their first and only games of the season when Stanford beat Oregon and Baylor trounced K-State. The Wildcats’ Heisman finalist quarterback Collin Klein and Oregon’s unusual uniforms should at least make for an entertaining consolation game.

Friday, Jan. 4
AT&T Cotton Bowl
FOX, 8pm ET

The Cotton Bowl from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, pits the No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies from the SEC against the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners from the Big 12. It’s not a BCS game, but it sure feels like one. The 10-2 Aggies boast 2012 Heisman Trophy winning freshman quarterback Johnny “Johnny Football” Manziel. Oklahoma may have a chip on its shoulder against A&M, as the Sooners saw their potential BCS bowl bid go instead to Northern Illinois.

Monday, Jan. 7
Discover BCS National Championship Game: Notre Dame vs. Alabama
ESPN, 8:30pm ET

Two legendary football programs collide at Sun Life Stadium in Miami as the No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game. Alabama is playing for a repeat title and the SEC’s seventh straight, while Notre Dame is playing for its first national championship since 1988. The deciding factor could be how well Alabama’s quarterback AJ McCarron and running backs T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacy perform against linebacker Monti T’eo and the stout Irish defense.

College Football Bowl Games 2012-13 TV Schedule

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Sat, Dec 151 p.m.Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Nevada vs. ArizonaESPN: Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Kaylee HartungRadio: Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Marty CesarioESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN 3D
 4:30 p.m.Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo vs. No. 22 Utah StateESPN: Tom Hart, Mike Bellotti & Quint KessenichRadio: Rich Cellini, Tom Ramsey & Shelley SmithESPN & ESPN Radio
Thu, Dec 208 p.m.San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. San Diego StateESPN: Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele HillRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe SchadESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN 3D
Fri, Dec 217:30 p.m.Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Central Florida vs. Ball StateESPN: Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Desmond Howard & Cara CapuanoRadio: Dave Lamont, Matt Stinchcomb & Allison WilliamsESPN & ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 22NoonR+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina vs. Louisiana-LafayetteESPN: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Quint KessenichRadio: Marc Kestecher, Dan Hawkins & Ian FitzsimmonsESPN & ESPN Radio
 3:30 p.m.MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington vs. No. 19 Boise StateBrent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Tom RinaldiESPN
Mon, Dec 248 p.m.Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. SMUESPN: Carter Blackburn, Kelly Stouffer & Kaylee HartungRadio: Marc Kestecher & Pete NajarianESPN & ESPN Radio
Wed, Dec 267:30 p.m.Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Central MichiganMark Neely, Ray Bentley & Jemele Hill ESPN
Thu, Dec 273 p.m.Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: No. 24 San Jose State vs. Bowling GreenBob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Quint KessenichESPN
 6:30 p.m.Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. DukeMike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine EdwardsESPN
 9:45 p.m.Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor vs. No. 17 UCLAESPN: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn BrownRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe SchadESPN, ESPN Radio & ESPN 3D
Fri, Dec 282 p.m.AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio vs. Louisiana-MonroeDave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer & Cara CapuanoESPN
 5:30 p.m.Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers vs. Virginia TechESPN: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria TaylorRadio: Adam Amin, Tom Luginbill & Brett McMurphy ESPN & ESPN Radio
 9 p.m.Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota vs. Texas TechESPN: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica MendozaRadio: Tom Hart, John Congemi & Niki Noto ESPN & ESPN Radio
Sat, Dec 2911:45 a.m.Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice vs. Air ForceESPN: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis JohnsonRadio: Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul CarcaterraESPN & ESPN Radio
 3:15 p.m.New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs. SyracuseESPN: Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Tom RinaldiRadio: Marc Kestecher, Jack Ford & C.J. PapaESPN & ESPN Radio
 4 p.m.Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy vs. Arizona StateDave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn BrownESPN2
 6:45 p.m.Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 23 Texas vs. No. 13 Oregon StateESPN: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint KessenichRadio: Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Kaylee HartungESPN & ESPN Radio
 10:15 p.m.Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU vs. Michigan StateESPN: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly RoweRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe SchadESPN & ESPN Radio
Mon, Dec 31NoonFranklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: NC State vs. VanderbiltCarter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele HillESPN
2 p.m.Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC vs. Georgia TechCBS
 3:30 p.m.AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. TulsaESPN: Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica MendozaRadio: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis JohnsonESPN & ESPN Radio
 7:30 p.m.Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 8 LSU vs. No. 14 ClemsonESPN: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine EdwardsRadio: Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara CapuanoESPN & ESPN Radio
Tue, Jan Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. No. 20 NorthwesternBob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Allison WilliamsESPN2
 Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue vs. Oklahoma StateClay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Kaylee HartungESPNU
 1 p.m.Capital One Bowl: No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 16 NebraskaABC: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha SteeleRadio: Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer & Brett McMurphyABC & ESPN Radio
 Outback Bowl: No. 10 South Carolina vs. No. 18 MichiganESPN: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Shannon SpakeRadio: Carter Blackburn, John Congemi & Jemele HillESPN & ESPN Radio
Fri, Jan 47 p.m.AT&T Cotton Bowl: No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 OklahomaFOX
Sat, Jan 51 p.m.BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Ole MissESPN: Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul CarcaterraRadio: Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer & Allison WilliamsESPN & ESPN Radio
Sun, Jan 69 Bowl: No. 25 Kent State vs. Arkansas StateMark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica MendozaESPN

Bowl Championship Series

Tue, Jan 15 p.m.Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio: Wisconsin vs. No. 6 StanfordESPN: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom RinaldiRadio: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown

Deportes: Georgina Ruiz Sandoval & Robert Abramowitz

ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN Radio
 8:30 p.m.Discover Orange Bowl: No. 15 Northern Illinois vs. No. 12 Florida StateESPN: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria TaylorRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

Deportes: Eduardo Varela & Pablo Viruega

ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN Radio
Wed, Jan 28:30 p.m.Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 21 Louisville vs. No. 3 FloridaESPN: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint KessenichRadio: Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams

Deportes: Eduardo Varela & Pablo Viruega

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio & ESPN 3D
Thu, Jan 38:30 p.m.Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 5 Kansas StateESPN: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly RoweRadio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

Deportes: Eduardo Varela & Pablo Viruega

ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN Radio
Mon, Jan 78:30 p.m.Discover BCS National Championship: No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 AlabamaESPN: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom RinaldiRadio: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe & Joe Schad

Deportes: Eduardo Varela & Pablo Viruega

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio & ESPN 3D

Photo: Credit: Robin Alam/Icon SMI/Newscom

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