New Year’s Day 2013 Bowl Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

BCSIt’s New Year’s Day 2013, the busiest day of the college football bowl season. Six games will be played today, beginning with two games at noon at finishing with the Orange Bowl tonight.

The first of two games at noon on New Year’s Day is the Heart of Dallas Bowl (noon ET, ESPNU). Purdue of the Big Ten takes on Oklahoma State of the Big 12. The second noon game is the Gator Bowl (ESPN2) between Mississippi State of the SEC and Northwestern of the Big Ten.

Two games kick off an hour later at 1 p.m. ET. Georgia of the SEC takes on Nebraska of the Big Ten in the Capital One Bowl (ABC), while Michigan of the Big Ten faces South Carolina of the SEC in the Outback Bowl (ESPN).

The Grandaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio, kicks off at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. Stanford, the Pac-12 champion, takes on Big Ten champion Wisconsin.

In the nightcap, Florida State of the ACC takes on BCS buster Northern Illinois of the MAC in the Discover Orange Bowl (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Listed below is the schedule of bowl games through the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 (all times EST). See our complete 2012-13 Bowl Schedule which includes a printable PDF version and an iCal file.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl – Purdue vs. Oklahoma State (noon, ESPNU)
  • Gator Bowl – Mississippi State vs. Northwestern (noon, ESPN2)
  • Capital One Bowl – Georgia vs. Nebraska (1 pm, ABC)
  • Outback Bowl – Michigan vs. South Carolina (1 pm, ESPN)
  • Rose Bowl – Stanford vs. Wisconsin (5:00 pm, ESPN)
  • Orange Bowl – Florida State vs. Northern Illinois (8:30 pm, ESPN)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

  • AllState Sugar Bowl – Florida vs. Louisville (8:30 pm, ESPN)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – Kansas State vs. Oregon (8:30 pm, ESPN)

Friday, January 4, 2013

  • AT&T Cotton Bowl – Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M (8 pm, FOX)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

  • BBVA Compass Bowl – Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh (1 pm, ESPN)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

  • Bowl – Arkansas State vs. Kent State (9 pm, ESPN)

Monday, January 7, 2013

  • BCS National Championship – Alabama vs. Notre Dame (8:30 pm, ESPN)

Comments (5)

The BBVA Compass & bowls really need to get relegated to a mid-December date. I prefer more high-profile bowl matchups leading up to the national championship.

Putting 5 out of 6 college bowl games on cable steals all the enjoyment from those of us who cannot afford cable. I remember big family get-togethers with lot’s of food, fun, and football when I was a kid growing up.

But apparently that is just another lost memory of a past time as well.

Since you do have internet, don’t you have ESPN3.Com, for live streaming of the video?

I agree, those days are long gone. ESPN started in Bristol, CT and over the past two decades took over the NCAA bowl games and for a fee you can have the privilege of watching the games. Back then, the games were more competitive and a better quality in my opinion. Less bowl games leads to less bowling teams leads to a better quality bowl game that had more meaning then the bowl games of today and even since the BCS came into play. I miss those old days when families gathered in front of the TV to watch one of I do believe it was 17 or 18 total bowl games. Most were good unlike today.