2010 College Football Bowl Schedule & Matchups

CORVALLIS, OR - DECEMBER 04: Darron Thomas  of the Oregon Ducks looks to pass against the Oregon State Beavers during the 114th Civil War on December 4, 2010 at the Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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BCS National Championship: Auburn vs. Oregon, January 10, 8:30PM ET
In the end, there really wasn’t any debate to which teams should play for the national title. The Tigers beat six teams this year that finished in the top 25 of the BCS standings and went 13-0 on the year. Their 56-17 pounding of South Carolina in the SEC championship game left no doubt about their spot atop the BCS rankings. On the other side, Oregon blew out Tennessee earlier in the year, but the Ducks’ made their best statement in a 52-31 thrashing of Stanford. They outscored opponents by nearly 31 points a game this year, with only one team (Cal) coming within single digits of Darron Thomas and Co.

Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas, Tuesday, January 4, 8:30PM ET
The Buckeyes have another shot to end their woes against the SEC when they take on the Hogs on January 4. If Terrelle Pryor plays as well against Arkansas as he did against Oregon in the Rose Bowl last year, then OSU will be fine. But the Buckeyes will certainly have their hands full with Ryan Mallett and the Hogs’ explosive offense. Arkansas has a chance to win 11 games in a season for the first time since 1977.

Orange Bowl: Stanford vs. Virginia Tech, January 3, 8:30PM ET
This is a great matchup but it’ll be overshadowed by the persisting rumors that Jim Harbaugh will be coaching elsewhere next season. Stanford’s defense will have its hands full with VA Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who took the ACC title game over against Florida State. But the Hokies will need more than Taylor to defeat a Stanford team that is arguably the best one-loss teams in the country. Andrew Luck can further cement his status as the No. 1 pick in April’s draft with a great performance.

Fiesta Bowl: Connecticut vs. Oklahoma, January 1, 8:30PM ET
The Huskies stumbled to a 3-4 record while losing their first two Big East conference games, but they rebounded to go 5-0 down the stretch and their reward is that they get to take on Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. The Sooners will be heavy favorites against Connecticut but remember that Oklahoma is on a five-game BCS bowl losing streak that include three national title losses and a pair of Fiesta Bowls. Statue of Liberty, anyone?

Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. TCU, January 1, 5:00PM ET
This may be the most underrated matchup of the five BCS bowl games. Wisconsin won its final seven regular-season games and did so by averaging 48.3 points per contest over that span. They also combined for 201 points in their final three games and now take on a TCU team that owns the top-ranked defense in the country. That’s impressive considering they lost Jerry Hughes and Daryl Washington (their top defenders from a season ago) to the NFL last April.

2010 College Football Bowl Schedule:

Saturday, Dec. 18

New Mexico Bowl
UTEP (6-6) vs. BYU (6-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Humanitarian Bowl
Northern Illinois (10-3) vs. Fresno State (8-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

New Orleans Bowl
Ohio (8-4) vs. Troy (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
Louisville (6-6) vs. Southern Mississippi (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Utah (10-2) vs. Boise State (11-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 23

Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego State (8-4) vs. Navy (8-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 24

Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii (10-3) vs. Tulsa (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Dec. 26

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Toledo (8-4) vs. Florida International (6-6), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 27

Independence Bowl
Georgia Tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4), 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Champs Sports Bowl
North Carolina State (8-4) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Insight Bowl
Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Military Bowl
East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Texas Bowl
Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl
Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 30

Armed Forces Bowl
SMU (7-6) vs. Army (6-5), Noon (ESPN)

Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Music City Bowl
North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN)

Holiday Bowl
Nebraska (10-3) vs. Washington (6-6), 10 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 31

Meineke Bowl
Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5), Noon (ESPN)

Sun Bowl
Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS)

Liberty Bowl
Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Chick-fil-A Bowl
South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida State (9-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 1
TicketCity Bowl
Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), Noon (ESPNU)

Capital One Bowl
Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Outback Bowl
Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5), 1 p.m. (ABC)

Gator Bowl
Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Rose Bowl
TCU (12-0) -3 vs. Wisconsin (11-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Fiesta Bowl
Connecticut (8-4) +17.5 vs. Oklahoma (11-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 3

Orange Bowl
Stanford (11-1) -3 vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Sugar Bowl
Ohio State (11-1) -3 vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 7

Cotton Bowl
Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 8

BBVA Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6), Noon (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 9

Fight Hunger Bowl
Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 10

BCS National Championship
Auburn (13-0) -3 vs. Oregon (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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