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2013-14 Bowl Game Matchups and Schedule

17Selection Sunday is over and the 2013-14 College football bowl game schedule is complete with matchups.  This bowl season has a little something for everyone.  Although most people expected the Alabama Crimson Tide to once again roll to a BCS Championship, the Auburn Tigers crashed their party.  They will face off against Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles in the 2014 BCS Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California.  Other exciting matchups include Ohio State vs Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Missouri vs Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl, Alabama vs Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, Baylor vs UCF in the Fiesta Bowl and Michigan State vs Stanford in the Rose Bowl.  If you are in need of tickets to any of these bowl games be sure to check out our Bowl Game Ticket Classifieds!

 

College Football

Event Venue Date/Time
The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl – Packages & Hospitality Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV
Friday
12/20/2013
TBD
Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado State Rams University Stadium
Albuquerque, NM
Saturday
12/21/2013
12:00 PM
The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. USC Trojans Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday
12/21/2013
12:30 PM
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo Bulls vs. San Deigo State Aztecs Bronco Stadium
Boise, ID
Saturday
12/21/2013
3:30 PM
New Orleans Bowl: Tulane Green Waves vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
12/21/2013
8:00 PM
Beef O’Brady’s Bowl: East Carolina Pirates vs. Ohio Bobcats Tropicana Field
Saint Petersburg, FL
Monday
12/23/2013
2:00 PM
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon State Beavers Aloha Stadium
Aiea, HI
Tuesday
12/24/2013
TBD
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Bowling Green Falcons Ford Field
Detroit, MI
Thursday
12/26/2013
6:00 PM
Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State Aggies vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
Thursday
12/26/2013
6:30 PM
Military Bowl: Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Maryland Terrapins Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, MD
Friday
12/27/2013
2:30 PM
Texas Bowl: Syracuse Orange vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
Friday
12/27/2013
5:00 PM
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU Cougars vs. Washington Huskies AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA
Friday
12/27/2013
6:30 PM
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
Saturday
12/28/2013
12:15 PM
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Bank Of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Saturday
12/28/2013
3:20 PM
Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals Florida Citrus Bowl
Orlando, FL
Saturday
12/28/2013
6:45 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan Wolverines vs. Kansas State Wildcats Sun Devil Stadium
Phoenix, AZ
Saturday
12/28/2013
8:15 PM
Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy Midshipmen Amon Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX
Monday
12/30/2013
10:45 AM
Music City Bowl: Mississippi Rebels vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets LP Field
Nashville, TN
Monday
12/30/2013
2:15 PM
Alamo Bowl: Oregon Ducks vs. Texas Longhorns Alamodome
San Antonio, TX
Monday
12/30/2013
5:45 PM
Holiday Bowl: Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
Monday
12/30/2013
7:15 PM
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. UCLA Bruins Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX
Tuesday
12/31/2013
12:00 PM
Advocare Independence Bowl: Arizona Wildcats vs. Boston College Eagles Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA
Tuesday
12/31/2013
12:30 PM
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Rice Owls vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Liberty Bowl Stadium
Memphis, TN
Tuesday
12/31/2013
3:00 PM
Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
12/31/2013
7:30 PM
Heart of Dallas Bowl: UNLV Rebels vs. North Texas Mean Green Cotton Bowl Stadium
Dallas, TX
Wednesday
1/1/2014
11:00 AM
Gator Bowl: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Bulldogs EverBank Field (Formerly Jacksonville Municipal Stadium)
Jacksonville, FL
Wednesday
1/1/2014
12:00 PM
Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Florida Citrus Bowl
Orlando, FL
Wednesday
1/1/2014
1:00 PM
Outback Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. LSU Tigers Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
Wednesday
1/1/2014
1:00 PM
Rose Bowl: Michigan State Spartans vs. Stanford Cardinal Rose Bowl – Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Wednesday
1/1/2014
2:00 PM
Fiesta Bowl: Baylor Bears vs. UCF Knights University Of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ
Wednesday
1/1/2014
6:30 PM
Sugar Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oklahoma Sooners Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
1/2/2014
7:30 PM
Cotton Bowl: Missouri Tigers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys AT&T Stadium (formerly Dallas Cowboys Stadium)
Arlington, TX
Friday
1/3/2014
6:30 PM
Orange Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Clemson Tigers Sun Life Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium)
Miami Gardens, FL
Friday
1/3/2014
8:00 PM
BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Houston Cougars Legion Field Stadium
Birmingham, AL
Saturday
1/4/2014
1:00 PM
GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Ball State Cardinals Ladd Peebles Stadium
Mobile, AL
Sunday
1/5/2014
TBD
BCS Championship Game: Auburn Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles Rose Bowl – Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Monday
1/6/2014
5:30 PM

Updated BCS Bowl Game Projections and Week 13 Games of the Week

Since the regular college football season is beginning to wind down, this week we decided to combine our updated BCS Bowl game projections with our top 10 games of week 13.  This is particularly fitting as many of this week’s top games also have huge implications on what match ups will be slated for the post-season bowl games.  Let’s kick things off with a look at the BCS Bowl game projections…

BCS National Championship Game

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Alabama Crimson Tide – With Kansas State and Oregon both losing on Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the new #1 team in the nation.  Notre Dame has just 1 game left against the USC Trojans.  This would be a difficult match up if Matt Barkley was expected to play.  Howeverm, without the star QB, Notre Dame fans can pretty much start buying tickets to the BCS National Championship game in New Orleans.  With Oregon and K State out of the way, Alabama is in a good position to return to the big game.  The Crimson Tide will need to beat Auburn in the final regualr season game before facing the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game.  If the Bulldogs pull off the upset, they would likely earn a trip to NOLA.

Fiesta Bowl

Kansas State Wildcats vs Clemson Tigers – Although Kansas State lost this past Saturday, they will still win the Big 12 and should earn a trip to the Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium.  However, Clemson is no lock here as they will need to beat South Carolina #13 South Carolina.  Should South Carolina win, Stanford will likley get the nod.

Sugar Bowl

LSU Tigers vs Oklahoma Sooners – Assuming Alabama is headed to the BCS title game, the SEC representative for the Sugar Bowl would likely be LSU.  The at-large team would then likely be the Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12.

Orange Bowl

Florida State Seminoles vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights – FSU appears to have the ACC locked up and will represent them in the Orange Bowl in 2012.  With their loss to Syracuse last week, the 9-1 Louisville Cardinals will be edged out by Rutgers and earn an at-large berth to the Orange Bowl- all they need to do is beat an inferior UConn team.

Rose Bowl

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Oregon Ducks – With Oregon no longer in the BCS title game picture, they would likely represent the PAC 12 in the Rose Bowl.  Though, if Stanford beats UCLA, they could go to the Rose Bowl while Oregon heads to the Fiesta Bowl (over Clemson).  With Ohio State inelidgible, the Big 10 will likely be represented by Nebraska.

Top 10 College Football Games of Week 13

  1. #11 Clemson Tigers vs #12 South Carolina Gamecocks
  2. #17 UCLA Bruins vs #8 Stanford Cardinals
  3. USC Trojans vs #1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  4. #13 Oklahoma Sooners vs #21 Oklahoma State Cowboys
  5. #10 Florida State Seminoles vs #4 Florida Gators
  6. Pitt Panthers vs #18 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  7. Ohio State Buckeyes vs #19 Michigan Wolverines
  8. #15 Oregon State vs #5 Oregon Ducks
  9. #23 Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats
  10. #16 Texas Longhorns vs TCU Horned Frogs

 

 

Updated 2012 BCS Bowl Projections

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Will Notre Dame earn a trip to the 2012 BCS National Championship game?

College football tickets, and in particular the NCAA bowl game tickets, are some of the biggest money makers in the secondary event ticket market.  As such, selling college football tickets can be particularly challenging as thousands of ticket brokers are competing for the same customers.  While direct marketing bowl games is tricky until the actual teams involved are officially announced, the smart ticket brokers get ahead of the competition by anticipating the bowl bids and starting search engine optimization campaigns early.

As such, we thought it would be prudent to take a look at the current state of the BCS standings and make some predictions on who will be going to what BCS Bowl Games in 2012 (actually 2013).  Prior to this weekend it was a given that Alabama would again be playing in the BCS Championship game.  However, following Alabama’s dramatic loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, the BCS picture has changed substantially.  As it stands today, here is who we think will play in each of the 5 BCS Bowl game this season.

BCS National Championship Game:  Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Kansas State Wildcats

Although we have 3 undefeated teams that can all make the case that they should be in the National Championship game, the most likely match up is Notre Dame vs Kansas State.   Oregon has 3 games remaining and all will likely be against top 25 teams.  The Ducks close out the season against #13 Stanford and #16 Oregon State before playing in the PAC 12 Championship likely against #17 UCLA.  If the Ducks can win out they would be a shoe-in to be in the title game.  However, we see the Ducks slipping up against one of them.  Both Kansas State and Notre Dame has just 1 game remaining with a ranked opponent and will not have to play in a conference championship game.  The K-State Wildcats will play #15 Texas while Notre Dame will play #18 USC.  

Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Georgia Bulldogs

With Kansas State likley headed to the BCS Championship game, the Oklahoma Sooners would represent the Big 12 in the Fiesta Bowl.  Assuming Alabama wins out in the SEC, that would mean the Georgia Bulldogs would probably get an at-large berth in the Fiesta Bowl as the #2 SEC team.

Rose Bowl: Oregon Ducks vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Rose Bowl features the top teams from the PAC 12 and Big 10.  If we assume Oregon is going to falter down the stretch, then they would be Rose Bowl bound.  With the Big 10 down this year (Ohio State is not bowl eligible), that leaves the Nebraska Cornhuskers as the likely champion.  Both teams are popular and travel well which means strong ticket demand.

Sugar Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers

The Sugar Bowl could easily be represented by Georgia, Florida, or Alabama.  However, we feel the Crimson Tide are the best team of the bunch and should win in a SEC Championship game at a neutral stadium.  Alabama would then likely face the Clemson Tigers as the #2 team in the ACC in the Sugar Bowl.

Orange Bowl: Florida State Seminoles vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Orange Bowl is represented by the top ACC team and an at-large team likely the Big East Champion.  The top ACC team should be Florida State.  The Big East champion is looking like Rutgers.  If the game turns out to be this match-up do not expect there to be much in terms of ticket demand.  FSU would be big time favorites.

College Football Top 10 Games Week 9 (2012)

Okalhoma Sooners FootballAfter 8 weeks of college football in the books, the BCS picture is still up in the air as teams are jockeying for position.  While the top two teams are from the SEC (Alabama and Florida), three teams will be looking to make their case for the BCS title game this week (Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame).  In this week’s Game of the Week (GOTW), Notre Dame will have their shot to get a quality win with a road game against the #8 Oklahoma Sooners.  A win for Notre Dame and they could move up a couple of notches and put themselves in a great position to be consider for the National Championship game.  No matter who you are rooting for it should be a great defensive battle on Saturday.

College Football Top 10 Games Week 9 (2012)

1.  #8 Oklahoma Sooners vs #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

This is one of the biggest games of the entire football season as the 7-0 Fighting Irish will have a big test against the #8 OU Sooners.

2.  #1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs #11 Mississippi State Bulldogs

Alabama will have a big test this weekend against the undefeated Mississippi State Bulldogs.

3. #10 Georgia Bulldogs vs #2 Florida Gators

The Florida Gators have another big test to justify their #2 ranking.  A convincing win and a case could be made that they should be #1.

4.  #3 Kansas State Wildcats vs #14 Texas Tech Red Raiders 

Huge Big 12 battle between 7-0 K State and 6-1 Texas Tech.  To the winner go the spoils!

5.  #16 Louisville Cardinals vs Cincinnati Bearcats

The Louisville  Cardinals will look to hold off the 5-1 Cincinnati Bearcats.  Should make for a great Friday night football game!

6.  #12 Florida State Seminoles vs Duke Blue Devils

Big ACC battle between two 1 loss teams in conference play.  FSU is clearly the favorite but Duke could sneak into the top 25 with a win.

7.  Nebraska Cornhuskers vs #22 Michigan Wolverines

Michigan will look to stay unbeaten in the Big 10 but will have to beat a tough Cornhuskers team on the Road.

8.  Northwestern Wildcats vs Iowa Hawkeyes

Although niether team is ranked both teams are in the running for a Rose Bowl bid in a Big 10 conference with Ohio State and Penn State not eligible for a bowl.

9.  North Carolina Tarheels vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

There is no loved lost between these two North Carolina teams vying to become bowl eligible.

10.  Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes

Although both teams are being sanction by the NCAA, there is still a huge rivalry between these two schools.  The Buckeyes will look to stay unbeaten as they invade Happy Valley.

 

College Football Top 10 Games Week 3 (2012)

Michigan State Spartans

The Michigan State Spartans will play host to the #20 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish as our #GOTW.

SUZ4RX3RN2MN The college football season is in full swing as many teams are starting to begin conference play.  The first 3 weeks of the season are traditionally reserved for non-conference games meant to be “tune-ups” for the games that really count and affect conferences standings.  That is not to say powerhouse football programs fill their schedules with cupcake opponents.  Certainly some do but even the cupcakes are capable of pulling off some big time upsets.  Last weekend exemplified this point as the Wisconsin Badgers lost to Oregon State and the Arkansas Razorbacks lost to Louisiana-Monroe!

Conference play is also the time when fans really start to get interested and ticket prices go  up.  This week is chock full of match-ups between both conference and non-conference rivals.  So without any more delay, here are your top 10 games of the week!

Top 10 College Football Games of Week 3

1. #10 Michigan State Spartans vs #20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

A big battle for supremacy in the midwest!  Both teams have looked impressive thus far.

2. #21 Stanford Cardinal vs #2 USC Trojans

PAC 12 play begins with this stellar matchup between two nationally ranked programs.

3.  #23 Tennessee Vols vs #18 Florida Gators

Tennessee and Florida are back in the national spotlight after several disappointing years.  So far there are 6 SEC teams in the AP Top 25…the loser of this game will likely drop out.

4.  Arkansas Razorbacks vs #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Arkansas will be looking to right the ship after a big upset lose to LA-Monroe.  It’s not going to be easy against the #1 team in the country.

5.  #12 Ohio State Buckeyes vs Cal Golden Bears

The 12th ranked Buckeyes get a non-conference game against a quality PAC 12 team.

6.   Ole Miss Rebels vs #14 Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns appear back in the bowl picture but will have to face a quality SEC team this week.  An upset is certainly possible especially since the game is in the unfriendly waters of Mississippi.

7.  #5 Florida State Seminoles vs Wake Forest

FSU has a national title in their sights.  However, Florida State has yet to be tested and the 2-0 Demon Deacons could put up more of a fight than expected.

8.  Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Cavaliers

There is no love lost between these two ACC rivals.  Neither team is ranked but it should be an exciting game none-the-less.

9.  Northwestern Wildcats vs Boston College

Northwestern is looking for another bowl bid and a non-conference win over an ACC team will certainly solidify their credentials.

10.  Missouri Tigers vs Arizona State Sun Devils

Should be a fun game between the new members of the SEC Missouri Tigers and the ASU Sun Devils.  ASU is 2-0 and Missouri’s only loss came at the hands of the #7 Georgia Bulldogs.