Originally written on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Here we go. 35 bowl games, 70 college football teams, and of course all the Tostitos.

This season the BCS national championship will be played in New Orleans in the Superdome. This season the Superdome will host three bowl games, starting with the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, continuing with the Allstate Sugar Bowl and wrapping up with the BCS National Championship Game. As if that is not enough, the New Orleans Saints will host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on January 1, two days prior to the Sugar Bowl. And if the current NFC standings hold up, the Saints will also host a wild card game the weekend before the BCS championship. New Orleans will be football crazy.

But of course there are a ton of bowl games that will range in terms of national attractiveness. We'll have some games that make you wonder just how a team (or both teams) got in to the bowl season, while there will be the marquee games in early January that the entire college football world will be watching closely.

We have the full rundown of the bowl games here for you, along with television information, kickoff times, who is playing in each game and any other important information that may be needed. We will be breaking down all of these games in due time so be sure to be following along on Twitter so you know when our takes are up.

We'll start with the big games, the BCS games first, and then start going in chronological order. All times are eastern.

Allstate BCS Championship Game
New Orleans, LA
Monday, January 9, 2012
8:30 p.m. ESPN 

No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama

Discover Orange Bowl
Miami, FL
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
8 p.m. ESPN

Clemson vs. West Virginia

Allstate Sugar Bowl
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
8:30 p.m. ESPN

Michigan vs. Virginia Tech

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, AZ
Monday, January 2, 2012
8:30 p.m. ESPN

Oklahoma State vs. Stanford

Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
Pasadena, CA
Monday, January 2, 2012
5 p.m. ESPN

Oregon vs. Wisconsin

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Dec. 17 2 p.m. Wyoming Temple ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Dec. 17 5:30 p.m. Ohio Utah State

ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Dec. 17 9 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette San Diego State ESPN Beef O'Brady's Bowl Dec. 20 8 p.m. Florida International Marshall ESPN San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 21 8 p.m. Louisiana Tech TCU ESPN MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Dec. 22 8 p.m. Boise State Arizona State ESPN Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl Dec. 24 8 p.m. Nevada Southern Mississippi ESPN Advocare V100 Independence Bowl Dec. 26 5 p.m. Missouri North Carolina ESPN2 Little Caesar's Bowl Dec. 27 4:30 p.m. Western Michigan Purdue ESPN Belk Bowl Dec. 27 8 p.m. Louisville N.C. State ESPN Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Dec. 28 4:30 p.m. Air Force Toledo ESPN Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 8 p.m. California Texas ESPN Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 29 5:30 p.m. Notre Dame Florida State ESPN Valero Alamo Bowl Dec. 29 9 p.m. Baylor Washington ESPN Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 30 12 p.m. BYU Tulsa ESPN New Era Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 30 3:20 p.m. Iowa State Rutgers ESPN Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Dec. 30 6:40 p.m. Wake Forest Mississippi State ESPN Insight Bowl Dec. 30 10 p.m. Oklahoma Iowa ESPN Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Dec. 31 12 p.m. Northwestern Texas A&M ESPN Hyundai Sun Bowl Dec. 31 2 p.m. Georgia Tech Utah CBS AutoZone Liberty Bowl Dec. 31 3:30 p.m. Vanderbilt Cincinnati ABC Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 31 3:30 p.m. Illinois UCLA ESPN Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 7:30 p.m. Auburn Virginia ESPN TicketCity Bowl Jan. 2 12 p.m. Penn State Houston ESPNU Capital One Bowl Jan. 2 1 p.m. Nebraska South Carolina ESPN TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Jan. 2 1 p.m. Florida Ohio State ESPN2 Outback Bowl Jan. 2 1 p.m. Georgia Michigan State ABC AT&T Cotton Bowl Jan. 6 8 p.m. Arkansas Kansas State FOX BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 7 1 p.m. Pittsburgh SMU ESPN GoDaddy.com Bowl Jan. 8 9 p.m. Arkansas State Northern Illinois ESPN
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