College Football, Bowl Notes – Dec. 3-6, 2012
The 2012 College Football Hall of Fame Class: Charles Alexander (LSU), Otis Armstrong (Purdue), Steve Bartkowski (California), Hal Bedsole (Southern California), Dave Casper (Notre Dame), Ty Detmer (BYU), Tommy Kramer (Rice), Art Monk (Syracuse), Greg Myers (Colorado State), Jonathan Ogden (UCLA), Gabe Rivera (Texas Tech), Mark Simoneau (Kansas State), Scott Thomas (Air Force), John Wooten (Colorado), and coaches Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee), Jimmy Johnson (Oklahoma State, Miami (Fla.), and R.C. Slocum (Texas A&M).
The latest edition of This Week in College Football History was released last Friday at FootballFoundation.org. This week’s Featured Moment highlights included a video link for the classic game the Big Shootout Arkansas-Texas 1969. Please go to the official NFF website and access “This Week…” link.
Some notes from the BCS Standings Dec. 2:
* There have been 48 different schools from nine conferences competing in the first 67 BCS bowls (including post-2012) since January 1999. Northern Illinois is the latest to join the historic group with the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
* Teams ranked either Nos. 1 or 2 are a collective 15-8 (.652 winning percentage) during the regular-season final weekend for the BCS standings from 1998-2012. No. 1 Notre Dame completed its regular season at USC Nov. 24.
* There have been 17 different schools occupying the No. 1 post in BCS standings since October 1998. Kansas State and Notre Dame are the latest members in ’12 of this elite fraternity. Oklahoma leads with 20 No. 1 placements. Twenty-four different schools have held the No. 2 position with Alabama in that place a record 17 times.
* The 2012 season was the first when three different FBS schools (Alabama, Kansas State, Notre Dame) were No. 1 since the 2010 season when Auburn, Oklahoma and Oregon all were alone at the top. In 2011 LSU had the lead position all year. The most No. 1 teams ranked in one campaign previously have been three apiece in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, and 2010. 2012 was the seventh such occurrence.
* The four biggest leaps in BCS standings from week one to eight have been Colorado (unranked to No. 3 in 2001, 22 places), Michigan (unranked to No. 4 in 2003, 21 spots), Virginia Tech (from No. 25 to No. 8 in 2004, 17 positions), and Wisconsin (No. 21 to No. 7 in 2006, 14 places). In 2012 the largest jump from weeks 1-8 has been (prior to Dec. 2) has been Stanford at 12 places (No. 20 to No. 8).
* Through post-2011 bowls, the breakdown of BCS title game contestants and records by conferences from 1998-2011 ranked by appearances are: SEC 9 (8-1 record), Big 12 7 (2-5), ACC 3 (1-2), Big East 3 (1-2), Big Ten 3 (1-2, 1 game later vacated) Pac-12 3 (1-2, one game later vacated). Alabama pitched the first national championship shutout 21-0 over LSU to end the ’11 campaign. Oklahoma’s 13-2 win over Florida for the 2000 trophy had been the previous best defensive effort.
* Teams from the state of Alabama have won the last three BCS championships – a geographical record – with Alabama in 2009 and ’11 and Auburn in 2010.
* Starts and finishes, some BCS uphill battles: LSU’s 2003 team, still the only BCS champ with two losses, had to make up the most ground from Week One of BCS standings to the crown. Then-coach Nick Saban’s Tigers were No. 12 in the initial ’03 tabulations before downing Oklahoma in New Orleans Sugar Bowl final bout. Other seasons included these first week standings and team titles: 1998 – Tennessee No. 3 opening week; 1999 – Florida State No. 1; 2000 – Oklahoma No. 2 (initial appearance in BCS standings that season); 2001 – Miami (Fla.) No. 4; 2002 – Ohio State No. 6; 2003 – LSU No. 12; 2004 – Southern California No. 1; 2005 – Texas No. 2; 2006 – Florida No. 6; 2007 – LSU No. 4; 2008 – Florida No. 10; 2009 – Alabama No. 2; 2010 – Auburn No. 4; 2011 – No. 2 Alabama; 2012 – Notre Dame No. 5. In the pre-2011 USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll, Oregon was No. 11, and Auburn was No. 23. It was the first time since the BCS began that one of the final two defending competing schools did not appear in the preseason Associated Press or USA Today/Coaches’ Top 10.
NFF College Hall of Fame Facts
Some key birthdates in NFF College Football Hall of Fame annals in the Dec. 4-10 time period are Dec. 4 (1901) Adam Walsh, Churchville, Iowa; (1908) Tommy Yarr, Dabob, Wash.; (1931) Roy Kidd, Corbin, Ky.; (1942) Frank Emanuel, Clio, S.C.; Dec. 5 (1892) Jim Phelan, Sacramento, Calif.; (1927) Frosty Westering, Council Bluffs, Iowa; (1936) Tom Brown, Albert Lea, Minn.; (1936) John Wooten, Carlsbad, N.M.; (1947) Jim Plunkett, San Jose, Calif.; (1957) Art Monk, White Plains, N.Y.; (1963) Larry Station, Omaha, Neb.; Dec. 6 (1893) Lou Little, Leominster, Mass.; (1898) Benny Lee Boynton, Waco, Texas; (1918) Nick Drahos, Ford City, Pa.; (1921) Otto Graham, Waukegan, Ill.; Dec. 7 (1888) Hamilton Fish, Garrison, N.Y.; Dec. 8 (1914) Bobby Grayson, Portland, Ore.; (1941) Bob Brown, Cleveland, Ohio; (1958) George Rogers, Duluth, Ga.; Dec. 9 (1892) Forrest Geyer, Southaven, Kan.; (1898) Duke Slater, Normal, Ill.; (1942) Dick Butkus, Chicago, Ill.; (1947) Steve Owens, Gore, Okla.; (1955) Jim Haslett, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Dec. 10 (1883) Jesse Harper, Paw Paw, Ill.; (1916) Parker Hall, Tunica, Miss.; (1933) Larry Morris, Decatur, Ga.
Anniversary death dates of Hall of Famers are Dec. 4 (1975) Jack Mollenkopf, West Lafayette, Ind.; Dec. 6 (2010) Don Meredith, Santa Fe, N.M.; Dec. 7 (2001) Charles McClendon, Baton Rouge, La.; Dec. 10 (1944) Joe Routt, In Combat in Belgium; (2007) – George Morris, Highlands, N.C.; (2009) Gene Carpenter, Lancaster, Pa.
Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members Dec. 4 Roy Kidd, and Frank Emanuel, Dec. 5 Tom Brown, John Wooten, Jim Plunkett, Art Monk, and Larry Station, Dec. 8 Bob Brown and George Rogers, Dec. 9 Dick Butkus, Steve Owens, and Jim Haslett, Dec. 10, Larry Morris…
College Football Notes
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There were two undefeated teams (Notre Dame, Ohio State) in 2012 NCAA FBS and 72 bowl eligible schools. Forty-six FBS schools were eliminated mathematically or were ineligible among the 124 FBS members. Pittsburgh became the 72nd team to qualify for FBS postseason after downing USF last Saturday. There also were 72 bowl eligible teams for 70 bowl slots, including the BCS, in post-2011 and no undefeated teams…Nebraska and Oklahoma will renew their stories rivalry in 2021 and ’22…Louisiana Tech will travel to NC State for the Aug. 29-31 weekend to open the 2013 season… USF has added Western Carolina for its 2014 opener and Towson for the Bulls’ 2016 lidlifter…Alabama and Colorado State are in final discussion stages about a 2013 and ’15 series…Michigan has outlined its philosophy on future non-conference games, particularly with the 2014 playoffs in mind…Memphis and Southern Miss are seeking ways to continue their series as they now are in different conferences…Oregon State played Nicholls State last Saturday in game delayed from Sept. 1 due to Hurricane Isaac…The historic 113th meeting of Army-Navy will be Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia – also the site of their 2013 clash. Navy leads the all-time series 56-49-7…Purdue won three games in a row for the first time since 2007 to end the regular season and is bowl eligible in back-to-back years for the initial moment since 2006-07…Indiana football and athletics have been involved in several cutting-edge experiments and techniques related to player concussions and prevention…Ohio State athletics will celebrate its 12-0 season Friday with The Perfect Season Gathering at St. John Arena. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. (EST) with music from the Ohio State University Marching Band starting at 6:30 p.m. and a program following…Colorado football has several new and renovated facilities in the planning stages…Texas A&M has revealed its initial plans for the major renovations at Kyle Field.
College of Charleston student-athletes participated in recent community food drives and held their fourth annual CoC Athletics Dog Show to help fund scholarships…Albion College football players helped deliver Thanksgiving and holiday meals to underserved families…Last Friday was declared UCF Black and Gold Day in Orlando, Fla., to wish the Knights luck in their Conference USA title game at Tulsa the next day…Vermont athletics raised funds and collected canned food donations for the local Crittenden Emergency Food Shelf…The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Coppin State welcomed elementary school students at recent area events and conference championships.
The nine finalists for the 2012 FWAA 2012 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (revealed Dec. 13) are Gary Andersen (Utah State), Dave Doeren (Northern Illinois – recently named head coach at NC State), Brian Kelly (Notre Dame), Urban Meyer (Ohio State), Will Muschamp (Florida), Bill O’Brien (Penn State), David Shaw (Stanford), Bill Snyder (Kansas State), and Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)…Meyer joined Michigan’s Brady Hoke and Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema as the only three coaches in Big Ten annals to win as many as 11 games in their inaugural seasons at BTC schools …Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien has been chosen as 2012 Big Ten Conference Hayes-Schembechler and Dave McClain Coach of the Year…LSU head coach Les Miles refused a possible offer from Arkansas and is remaining in Baton Rouge with a contract extension…NC State named former Northern Illinois mentor Dave Doeren as head coach…Rod Carey will be head coach for Northern Illinois against Florida State in the Doscover Orange Bowl…Minnesota continues to seek treatment and solutions for the illness and condition of head coach Jerry Kill. The prognosis is good…Missouri will bring back head coach Gary Pinkel, who is 90-61 in 12 seasons with eight bowl appearances and a No. 1 BCS standing in 2007, for the 2013 campaign while Illinois head coach Tim Beckman is set for the ’13 outing…Head coaches named in recent days have been Mark Stoops at Kentucky, Mike Minter at Campbell and Tony Cocheski at Berry (Ga.)…UCF’s George O’Leary (111 wins in 16 seasons) and SMU’s June Jones (106 victories in 14 campaigns) now are the 1-2 “dean” head coaches of Conference USA after the retirement of UTEP’s Mike Price…USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin will retire after the Trojans’ post-2012 bowl berth. Kiffin was head coach at NC State from 1980-82 and has been in college or pro coaching for 47 years…Head coaches Frank Spaziani of Boston College, Jon Embree of Colorado, John L. Smith of Arkansas, and Jack Crowe of Jacksonville State will not return for 2012…Ron Sigler will be leaving UAB as wide receivers coach while Virginia running backs coach Mike Faragalli is departing from Virginia for other pursuits.
Retired beloved LSU director of athletics Joe Dean Sr. had to miss his induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City due to illness. Accepting on his behalf was his son and Birmingham-Southern AD Joe Dean Jr….Western Michigan director of athletics Kathy Bureaugard was honored by the Hope athletics H-Club for her post-undergraduate achievements…Wyoming AD Tom Burman was featured in a recent regional feature story…Brad Clifford was named AD at Yavapai (Ariz.)…David Reed is the new assistant AD for compliance at Kansas…Imry Halevi has been tabbed as director of multimedia and production for Harvard Athletics…Tanya Vogel has been named senior associate AD at Northern Arizona…Tulsa AD Ross Parmley currently is on paid administrative leave.
Please access footbalfoundation.com and 2012-13 bowl links for the complete FBS postseason slate with times and scores as they become available. The first bowl date Saturday, Dec. 15, finds the Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona vs. Nevada, Albuquerque, N.M., University Stadium, 1 p.m., ESPN telecast; and the Famous Idaho Potato, Toledo vs. Utah State, Boise, Idaho, Bronco Stadium, 4:30 p.m., ESPN…The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl named Penn State its Team of the Week after the Nittany Lions downed Big Ten divisional champ Wisconsin.
FAU and Middle Tennessee joined Conference USA…Louisville has joined the Atlantic Coast Conference…The University of Denver has left the WAC for the Summit League while Grand Canyon is coming into the WAC in 2013-14…The Big East Conference had four teams – Rutgers (clinched at least a share of its first Big East title earlier in November), Syracuse, Cincinnati, and Louisville – battling for the conference’s automatic BCS berth entering the final three games of the season last Thursday-Saturday. Tulane will join the Big East for all sports in 2014-15 while East Carolina will start its BEC association as a football-only member in ‘14…Grand Canyon will join the Western Athletic Conference in 2013-14…The ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mountain West, Sun Belt, and Western Athletic Conferences revealed their all-conference gridiron teams last week. Please go to the Football Foundation website to locate the official links…Utah State won its first football conference crown – WAC – since taking the 1936 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title and set a record with 10 wins prior to a Famous Idaho Potato Bowl appearance…The Southeastern Conference has averaged 103 percent capacity in 19 title games at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta since 1994. The SEC also issued warnings to patrons about possible counterfeit and bogus online sales of championship game tickets. “Cheapest” tickets on Stub Hub for resale for the SEC crown last Saturday were $400…Seven schools in the ACC are among the U.S. News and World Report’s Top 50 Colleges nationally. They are 8. Duke; 24. Virginia; 27. Wake Forest; 30. North Carolina; 31. Boston College; 36 Georgia Tech; 44. Miami (Fla.)…New Mexico State is weighing its future conference options…Conference USA released its 2012 Academic All-C-USA last Thursday, and the team can be accessed at C-USA.org/football.
ESPN3 has partnered with several burgeoning football programs to enhance streaming and stadium video arrangements and playbacks throughout the 2012 season.
Florida State RB Chris Thompson and Miami DE Shayon Green have been selected as co-winners of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2012 Brian Piccolo Award for courage and leadership…Duke QB Sean Renfree completed 36-of-59 passes for 432 yards and four touchdowns against Miami (Fla.) as the Blue Devils posted 30 first downs and did not commit a turnover. Renfree also won the ACC’s prestigious Jim Tatum Award as the conference’s top 2012 Football Scholar-Athlete…West Virginia WR Tavon Austin sets a school season record with each reception. He enters bowl activity with 110 and established the initial WVU one-year mark with 101 in 2011. Austin and Western Kentucky’s Antonio Andrews combined for a season-most nine appearances on the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for FBS multi-position standouts…SMU LB Ja’Gared Davis had a rare interception, fumble recovery and blocked punt showing in the Mustangs’ bowl-clinching win over Tulsa…Michigan State RB Le’Veon Bell finished his season with a career-best 266 yards rushing as the Spartans downed Minnesota…Florida RB Mike Gillislee became the first Gator to rush for more than 1,000 yards this year since Ciatrick Fason in 2004…Ohio State QB Braxton Miller was selected 2012 Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year…Marshall soph WR Tommy Shuler had 14 catches at East Carolina to finish with 110 on the season. He is the fifth Conference USA player to have 100 receptions in a season and the first underclassmen. Shuler also finished one catch shy of the C-USA single-season record of 111 set by Rice’s James Casey in 2008…For complete listings of early winners, presentations and televised revelations of national position players of the year, please go to nfcaa.org…North Carolina’s Jonathan Cooper has been awarded the 60th annual ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy for 2012 as the first UNC standout to win since 1988.
NFF College Hall of Famer Tim Brown of Notre Dame and Charles Haley of James Madison along with Pro Football Hall of Fame member the late Gene Upshaw of Texas A&I (now TAMU-Kingsville), Bobby Moten Sr. of Bishop College and Chadwick Brown of East Texas State (now TAMU-Commerce) as newest members of the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame…NFF College Hall of Fame coach and retiring Nebraska AD Dr. Tom Osborne made a final “Tunnel Walk” with Husker coaches and players during the NU-Iowa football game and received both a student section card salute (Thanks, Tom) and halftime video tribute (it was his 500th game at NU as a coach or administrator)…NFF College Hall of Fame coach Ara Paraseghian will receive the 11th annual 2012 Contributions to College Football Award presented by the National College Football Awards Association…Arkee Whitlock has been selected for the 2013 Southern Illinois Salukis Hall of Fame.
Bob Milliken has made a $1 million donation to Kent State athletics…Former standout OL Tony Pashos of
Illinois has funded the Tony Pashos Offensive Lineman Meeting Room for Fighting Illini athletics…The Big
Ten Conference Big Ten and FOX Sports sponsored the second Big Ten Fan Fest also presented By Dr
Pepper…Southern Maine athletics honored 1987 USM athletics teams, current AD Al Bean (on staff there
for 40 years), the late Richard “Doc” Costello, longtime AD and coach; and longtime administrator and
coach Gary Fifield at last Friday’s USM Athletics Excellence Husky Heroes last week at the Portland
(Maine) Club…Wisconsin’s “Jump Around” routines have been named Best College Football Spirit Tradition
by SI.com…Hyvee Supermarkets has become a presenting sponsor for Drake athletics…Cal State
Bakersfield and Collegiate Consulting have partnered for season and individual game ticket sales and
marketing…The John Sieh Agency has joined Northern State athletics as a corporate partner…Sports Video
Group lauded Michigan State for its new football stadium sound system and LED scoreboards…Ohio
Stadium had a successful live test of its new, state-of-the-art Meyer Sound System…Roosevelt (Il.) athletics
just completed its new office and indoor athletics facilities arena…Former SMU defensive end Dave Blewett
published a book about the 1984-87 Mustangs called “The Pony Trap” and still has one year of college
football eligibility remaining.
Five NCAA student-athletes from 2012-13 have been named among the 32 recipients of the prestigious $50,000 Rhodes Scholarships…The NCAA sponsored a Put It in Writing contest where student-athletes in football and various sports can tell interesting family and sports stories…The NCAA also has release a Division III mobile phone app with numerous links to football, compliance, highlights, and other features.
2013 BCS Schedule (All Times EST)
Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO – Wisconsin vs. Stanford or UCLA, Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 1 – Discover Orange Bowl – Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, Miami, Fla., 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 2 – Allstate Sugar Bowl – Florida vs. Louisville, New Orleans, La., 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 3 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – Kansas State vs. Oregon, Glendale, Ariz., 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 7 – Discover National Championship Game – Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Miami, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
2012-13 Bowl Schedule/Results (Updated Dec. 3, 2012)
Date Time Telecast Bowl Name Conference Matchup Location Attendance (All Times EST)
Sat., Dec. 15 – Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Arizona vs. Nevada, Albuquerque, N.M., University Stadium, 1 p.m., ESPN
Sat., Dec. 15 – Famous Idaho Potato, Toledo vs. Utah State, Boise, Idaho, Bronco Stadium, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Thu., Dec. 20 – San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia, BYU vs. San Diego State, San Diego, Calif., Snapdragon Stadium, 8 p.m., ESPN
Fri., Dec. 21 – Beef O’ Brady’s, St. Petersburg, Ball State vs. UCF, St. Petersburg, Fla., Tropicana Field, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Sat., Dec. 22 – R+L Carriers New Orleans, East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, New Orleans, La., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Noon, ESPN
Sat., Dec. 22 – MAACO Las Vegas, Boise State vs. Washington, 24, Las Vegas, Nev., Sam Boyd Stadium. 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Mon., Dec. 24 – Sheraton Hawai’i, Fresno State vs. SMU, Honolulu, Aloha Stadium, 8 p.m., ESPN
Wed., Dec. 26 – Little Caesars Pizza, Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky, Detroit, Mich., Ford Field, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Thu., Dec. 27 – Military presented by Northrop Grumman, Bowling Green vs. San Jose State, Washington, D.C., RFK Stadium, 3 p.m., ESPN
Thu., Dec. 27 – Belk, Cincinnati vs. Duke, Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America Stadium, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
Thu., Dec. 27 – Bridgepoint Education Holiday, Baylor vs. UCLA, San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm Stadium, 9:45 p.m., ESPN
Fri., Dec. 28 – Advocare V100 Independence Bowl, Louisiana-Monroe vs. Ohio, Shreveport, La., Independence Stadium, 2 p.m., ESPN
Fri., Dec. 28 – Russell Athletic, Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech, Orlando, Fla., Florida Citrus Bowl, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Fri., Dec. 28 – Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Minnesota vs. Texas Tech, Houston, Texas, Reliant Stadium. 9 p.m., ESPN
Sat., Dec. 29 – Bell Helicopter Armed Forces, Rice vs. Air Force vs. Air Force, Ft. Worth, Texas, Amon Carter Stadium, 11:45 a.m., ESPN
Sat., Dec. 29 – New Era Pinstripe, Syracuse vs. West Virginia, Bronx, N.Y., Yankee Stadium, 3:15 p.m., ESPN
Sat., Dec. 29 – Kraft Fight Hunger, Arizona State vs. Navy, San Francisco, Calif., AT&T Park, 4 p.m., ESPN2
Sat., Dec. 29 – Valero Alamo, Oregon State vs. Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Alamodome, 6:45 p.m., ESPN
Sat., Dec. 29 – Buffalo Wild Wings, Michigan State vs. TCU, Tempe, Ariz., Sun Devil Stadium, 10:15 p.m., ESPN
Mon., Dec. 31 – Franklin American Mortgage Music City, NC State vs. Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tenn., noon, ESPN
Mon., Dec. 31 – Hyundai Sun, Georgia Tech vs. USC, Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas, 2 p.m., CBS
Sat., Dec. 31 – AutoZone Liberty, Iowa State vs. Tulsa, Memphis, Tenn., Liberty Bowl, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Mon., Dec. 31 – Chick-fil-A, Clemson vs, LSU, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga., 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Tue., Jan. 1, 2013 – Heart of Dallas, Oklahoma State vs. Purdue, Dallas, Texas, Cotton Bowl Stadium, noon, ESPNU
Tue., Jan. 1 – TaxSlayer Gator, Mississippi State vs. Northwestern, Jacksonville, Fla., EverBank Field, noon, ESPN2
Tue., Jan. 1 – Capital One, Georgia vs. Nebraska, Orlando, Fla., Florida Citrus Bowl, 1 p.m., ABC
Tue., Jan. 1 – Outback, Michigan vs. South Carolina, Tampa, Fla., Raymond James Stadium, 1 p.m., ESPN
Tue., Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, Stanford vs. Wisconsin, Pasadena, Calif., Rose Bowl, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Tue., Jan. 1 – Discover Orange, Florida State vs. Northern Illinois, Miami Gardens, Fla., Sun Life Stadium, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Wed., Jan. 2 – Allstate Sugar – Florida vs. Louisville, New Orleans, La., Mercedes-Benz Superdome, TBD, ESPN
Thu., Jan. 3 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Kansas State vs. Oregon, Glendale, Ariz., 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Fri., Jan. 4 – AT&T Cotton, Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, Arlington, Texas, Cowboys Stadium, 8 p.m. Fox
Sat., Jan. 5 – BBVA Compass, Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh, Birmingham, Ala., Legion Field, 1 p.m., ESPN
Sun., Jan. 6 – GoDaddy.com, Arkansas State vs. Kent State, Mobile, Ala., Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 9 p.m., ESPN
Mon., Jan. 8 – Discover BCS Championship, Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Miami Gardens, Fla., Sun Life Stadium, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
For tickets or additional information, please go to: footbalbowlassociation.com; www.espn.com; bcsfootball.org, major sites.
National leaders in current consecutive bowl games through post-2012 are Florida State (31), Florida (22), Virginia Tech (20), Georgia and Georgia Tech (16), Oklahoma (14), LSU (13), Boise State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin (11).
Total 2012-13 Attendance 0 bowls: TBD average: TBD
Total 2011-12 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,765,224 average: 50,435
Total 2010-11 Attendance 35 bowls: 1,822,387, average: 52,068
Total 2009-10 Attendance 34 bowls: 1,769,886, average: 52,055
Total 2008-09 Attendance 34 bowls: 1,773,882, average: 52,173
Total 2007-08 Attendance 32 bowls: 1,733,503, average: 54,172
Total 2006-07 Attendance 32 bowls: 1,699,637, average: 53,114
Total 2005-06 Attendance: 28 bowls: 1,431,218, average: 51,115
Total 2004-05 Attendance: 28 bowls: 1,492,001, average: 53,286
Total 2003-04 Attendance: 28 bowls: 1,458,757, average: 52,098
Total 2002-03 Attendance: 28 bowls: 1,416,103, average: 50,575
All-Time Overtime Games (First Allowed in post-1995 bowls)
1995 – Toledo (40) vs. Nevada (37), Las Vegas (OT)
2000 – Georgia (28) vs. Purdue (25), Outback (OT)
2000 – Michigan (35) vs. Alabama (34), Orange (OT)
2000 – Miss. State (43) vs. Texas A&M (41), Independence (OT)
2001 – Marshall (64) vs. East Carolina (61), GMAC (2OT)
2002 – Wisconsin (31) vs. Colorado (28), Alamo (OT)
2003 – Ohio State (31) vs. Miami (Fla.) (24), Fiesta (2OT)
2003 – Hawai’i (54) vs. Houston (48), Hawai’i (3OT)
2004 – Georgia (34) vs. Purdue (27), Capital One (OT)
2004 – Fresno State (37) vs. Virginia (34), MPC Computers (OT)
2005 – Nevada (49) vs. UCF (48), Hawai’i (OT)
2006 – Penn State (26) vs. Florida State (23), Orange (3OT)
2006 – Texas Tech (44) vs. Minnesota (41), Insight (OT)
2007 – Boise State (43) vs. Oklahoma (42), Fiesta (OT)
2007 – Auburn (23) vs. Clemson (20), Chick-fil-A Bowl (OT)
2008 – Southern Miss (30) vs. Troy (27), New Orleans (OT)
2008 – Missouri (30) vs. Northwestern (23), Alamo (OT)
2009 – Wyoming (35) vs. Fresno State (23), New Mexico (2OT)
2010 – Auburn (38) vs. Northwestern (35), Outback (OT)
2010 – Arkansas (20) vs. East Carolina (17), Liberty (OT)
2010 – Central Michigan (44) vs. Troy (41), GMAC (2OT)
2010 – North Carolina (30) vs. Tennessee (27), Music City (2OT)
2011 – Utah (30) vs. Georgia Tech (27), Sun (OT)
2012 – Michigan State (33) vs. Georgia (30), Capital One (3OT)
2012 – Oklahoma State (41) vs. Stanford (38), Fiesta (OT)
2012 – Michigan (23) vs. Virginia Tech (20), Sugar (OT)