NCAA Football: BCS Championship Game – Alabama vs Notre Dame
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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (+9.5, 40.5)

When: 5:30PM, Monday, 7 January 2013
Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

The Crimson Tide will be happy to match muscle vs. muscle with Notre Dame’s defense behind a powerhouse offensive line that averages 315 pounds per man. Alabama has a pair of 1,000-yard backs in junior Eddie Lacy and freshman T.J. Yeldon, who combined for 27 touchdowns and piled up 334 yards in the SEC title game win over Georgia. Quarterback AJ […]

NCAA Football: Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M vs Oklahoma
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Texas A&M Aggies vs Oklahoma Sooners (+3, 72.5)

WHEN: 5:00 PM, Friday, 4 January, 2013
WHERE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

TEXAS A&M AGGIES (10-2, 6-2 SEC, 7-5 ATS)
This figures to be a high-scoring contest with the Aggies ranked third in the country in scoring at 44.8 points per game and Oklahoma tied for 12th at 40.2 points. Both teams are riding five-game winning streaks, with the Aggies’ only losses coming to Florida and LSU. Manziel is a true duel threat for the Aggies, who […]

NCAA Football: Fiesta Bowl – Oregon vs Kansas State
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Oregon Ducks vs Kansas State Wildcats (-7.5, 73.5)

WHEN: 5:30 PM, Thursday, 3 January 2013
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS (11-1, 8-1 Big 12, 7-5 ATS)
The Wildcats have lost four consecutive bowl games dating back to the 2002 Holiday Bowl during coach Bill Snyder’s first stint at the school. Klein is a multipurpose threat with 2,490 yards and 15 passing touchdowns to go with 890 yards and 22 scores on the ground. Junior John Hubert has rushed for 15 touchdowns to go with […]

NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl – Louisville vs Florida
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Louisville Cardinals vs Florida Gators (-14.5, 48)

WHEN: 5:30 PM, Wednesday, 2 January 2013
WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (10-2, 5-2 Big East, 5-7 ATS)
The Cardinals were 10-game winners for the fifth time in school history and on each of the previous four occasions, they have gone on to win their bowl game. They stand a chance against the Gators, if for no other reason than the fact that Florida had legitimate scares against the likes of Bowling Green, Missouri and Louisiana-Lafayette this season. The […]

NCAA Football: Bowl Teams Playing Close To Home
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There are 18 schools playing bowl games within a reasonably close proximity to their home fields this season – but that does not always mean there is an advantage.

Games are listed in chronological order with odds and ticket sales as of 13 December.

Utah State – Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise Idaho
Approx. distance to Boise: 473 KMs
Toledo vs Utah State (-10, 58.5)
Utah State has just a 4.5-hour drive up the I-84 to Boise, where it returns to the Famous Potato Bowl for […]

NCAA Football: Bowl Games To Watch Before New Year’s Day
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Traditionalists may say college football bowl season does not really start until New Year’s Day, where we are able to absorb more hours of college football than their seems to be hours in the day. While the schedule makers may save the best bowl games for 2013, there is still plenty of bowl action to enjoy in December, before we ring in the New Year.

Here is a look at the four best pre-New Year’s Day bowl games on the schedule:

Baylor Bears at UCLA Bruins (-2, 78)