Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 12/6/12
It's the most wonderful time of the year... because it's bowl season!  Well, in all actuality, most of these games are going to be terrible, but that shouldn't stop you from trying to enjoy our last dose of college football until next August.  Believe it or not, bowl season begins on December 15th with the prestigious New Mexico Bowl between Nevada and Arizona and ends nearly a month later on January 7th with No. 1 Notre Dame playing No. 2 Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game.  The full bowl schedule featuring every game in between with start times and announcers is after the jump... Sat, Dec 15 Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Nevada vs. Arizona (ESPN, 1 PM) - Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Kaylee Hartung Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo vs. No. 22 Utah State (ESPN, 4:30 PM) - Tom Hart, Mike Bellotti & Quint Kessenich Thu, Dec 20 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. San Diego State (ESPN, 8 PM) - Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill Fri, Dec 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg: Central Florida vs. Ball State (ESPN, 7:30 PM) - Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Desmond Howard & Cara Capuano  Sat, Dec 22 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (ESPN, Noon) - Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Quint Kessenich MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington vs. No. 19 Boise State (ESPN, 3:30 PM) - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Tom Rinaldi Mon, Dec 24 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. SMU (ESPN, 8 PM) - Carter Blackburn, Kelly Stouffer & Kaylee Hartung Wed, Dec 26 Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan (ESPN, 7:30 PM) - Mark Neely, Ray Bentley & Jemele Hill Thu, Dec 27 Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: No. 24 San Jose State vs. Bowling Green (ESPN, 3 PM) - Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Quint Kessenich  Belk Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Duke (ESPN, 6:30 PM) - Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor vs. No. 17 UCLA, (ESPN, 9:45 PM) - Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown Fri, Dec 28 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe (ESPN, 2 PM) - Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer & Cara Capuano Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN, 5:30 PM) - Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota vs. Texas Tech (ESPN, 9 PM) - Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza Sat, Dec 29 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice vs. Air Force (ESPN, 11:45 AM) - Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Lewis Johnson New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia vs. Syracuse (ESPN, 3:15 PM) - Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer & Tom Rinaldi Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy vs. Arizona State (ESPN2, 4 PM) - Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Jenn Brown Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 23 Texas vs. No. 13 Oregon State (ESPN, 6:45 PM) - Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU vs. Michigan State (ESPN, 10:15 PM) - Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe Mon, Dec 31 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: NC State vs. Vanderbilt (ESPN, Noon) - Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore & Jemele Hill Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC vs Georgia Tech (CBS, 2 PM) - Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. Tulsa (ESPN, 3:30 PM) - Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza Chick-fil-A Bowl: No. 8 LSU vs. No. 14 Clemson (ESPN, 7:30 PM) - Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards Tue, Jan 1 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. No. 20 Northwestern (ESPN2, Noon) - Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue vs. Oklahoma State (ESPNU, Noon) - Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Kaylee Hartung Capital One Bowl: No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 16 Nebraska (ABC, 1 PM) - Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Steele Outback Bowl: No. 10 South Carolina vs. No. 18 Michigan (ESPN, 1 PM) - Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden & Shannon Spake Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio: Wisconsin vs No. 6 Stanford (ESPN, 5 PM) - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi Discover Orange Bowl: No. 15 Northern Illinois vs No. 12 Florida State (ESPN, 8:30 PM) - Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor Wed, Jan 2 Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 21 Louisville vs No. 3 Florida (ESPN, 8:30 PM) - Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Quint Kessenich Thu, Jan 3 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: No. 4 Oregon vs No. 5 Kansas State (ESPN, 8:30 PM) - Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe Fri, Jan 4 AT&T Cotton Bowl: No. 9 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 Oklahoma (Fox, 7 PM) - Gus Johnson, Charles Davis Sat, Jan 5 BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss (ESPN, 1 PM) - Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante & Paul Carcaterra Sun, Jan 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl: No. 25 Kent State vs. Arkansas State (ESPN, 9 PM) - Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza ESPN   Mon, Jan 7 Discover BCS National Championship: No. 1 Notre Dame vs No. 2 Alabama (ESPN, 8:30 PM) - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox & Tom Rinaldi

This article first appeared on Awful Announcing and was syndicated with permission.

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