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2012 college football bowl schedule: Loaded slate of games this weekend

There are tons of games this weekend for college football fans.


There's plenty of bowl action this weekend to keep college football fans satiated until the BCS starts next week, including three matchups on Thursday.

Bowling Green takes on San Jose State in the Military Bowl at 3 p.m. ET, Cincinnati and Duke square off in the Belk Bowl at 6:30 p.m., and UCLA and Baylor get set to meet in a potential shootout in the Holiday Bowl at 9:45 p.m. All games are on ESPN.

The weekend of gridiron action continues with three bowl games on Friday and five more on Saturday. Friday features the Independence Bowl (Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe), the Russell Athletic Bowl (Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech) and the Meineke Car Care Bowl (Minnesota vs. Texas Tech). Saturday's loaded slate includes the Armed Forces Bowl (Rice vs. Air Force), the Pinstripe Bowl (West Virginia vs. Syracuse), the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Navy vs. Arizona State), the Alamo Bowl (Texas vs. Oregon State) and the the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (TCU vs. Michigan State).

Here's a look at the remaining bowl schedule.

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Bowl Teams Spread Date, Time (ET) Panel Pick Adv. Pick Watchability

Military (D.C.) Bowling Green-SJSU San Jose State -7.5 Dec. 27, 3, ESPN SJSU SJSU 5.14

Belk (Charlotte) Cincinnati-Duke Cincinnati -10 Dec. 27, 6:30, ESPN Cincy Cincy 5.29

Holiday (San Diego) UCLA-Baylor Even Dec. 27, 9:45, ESPN Baylor UCLA 8.29

Independence (Shreve.) Ohio-ULM ULM -6.5 Dec. 28, 2, ESPN ULM ULM 6.14

Russell Athletic (Orlando) Rutgers-Virginia Tech Virginia Tech -1.5 Dec. 28, 5:30, ESPN VT Rutgers 4

Meineke (Houston) Texas Tech-Minnesota Texas Tech -13 Dec. 28, 9, ESPN Texas Tech Texas Tech 2.86

Buffalo Wild Wings (PHX) TCU-Michigan State Even Dec. 29, 10:15, ESPN TCU MSU 5.14

Armed Forces (Ft. Worth) Air Force-Rice Air Force -1.5 Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m., ESPN Air Force Rice 3.43

Pinstripe (New York) Syracuse-West Virginia West Virginia -3.5 Dec. 29, 3:15, ESPN WVU Cuse 7

Kraft (San Francisco) Arizona State-Navy N/A Dec. 29, 4, ESPN2 Arizona State Arizona State 4.86

Alamo (San Antonio) Oregon State-Texas Oregon State -1 Dec. 29, 6:45, ESPN Oregon State Oregon State 7

Sun (El Paso) USC-Georgia Tech N/A Dec. 31, 2, CBS USC USC 5

Liberty (Memphis) Tulsa-Iowa State Tulsa -2.5 Dec. 31, 3:30, ESPN Split ISU 4.86

Chick-fil-A (Atlanta) LSU-Clemson LSU -3.5 Dec. 31, 7:30, ESPN LSU LSU 8.43

Music City (Nashville) N.C. State-Vanderbilt Vanderbilt -5.5 Dec. 31, noon, ESPN Vandy Vandy 4.71

Capital One (Orlando) Georgia-Nebraska Georgia -9.5 Jan. 1, 1, ABC UGA UGA 5.71

Outback (Tampa) South Carolina-Michigan South Carolina -5 Jan. 1, 1, ESPN SC SC 6.86

Rose (Pasadena) Stanford-Wisconsin Stanford -6.5 Jan. 1, 5, ESPN SU SU 6.71

Orange (Miami) Florida State-NIU Florida State -13.5 Jan. 1, 8:30, ESPN FSU FSU 7.29

Gator (Jacksonville) Northwestern-Mississippi State Mississippi State -2 Jan. 1, noon, ESPN2 MSU UN 5.71

Heart of Dallas Oklahoma State-Purdue Oklahoma State -18 Jan. 1, noon, ESPNU OSU OSU 4.86

Sugar (New Orleans) Florida-Louisville Florida -14.5 Jan. 2, 8:30, ESPN Florida Florida 5.57

Fiesta (Glendale, AZ) Kansas State-Oregon Oregon -8 Jan. 3, 8:30, ESPN Oregon K-State 9.43

Cotton (Arlington) Texas A&M-Oklahoma N/A Jan. 4, 8, Fox A&M OU 9.43

BBVA Compass (B'ham) Ole Miss-Pitt N/A Jan. 5, 1, ESPN Ole Miss Pitt 5.14

GoDaddy (Mobile, AL) Kent State-Arkansas State Even Jan. 6, 9, ESPN ASU KSU 6.86

BCS National Championship (Miami) Notre Dame-Alabama Alabama -9.5 Jan. 7, 8:30, ESPN Bama Bama 9.43

Bowl Teams Date, Time (ET) Panel Pick Adv. Pick Watchability