Bowl Schedule 2011-2012: A Complete Look At The FBS Bowl Season

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Tyrann Mathieu #7 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after earning the MVP trophy in their 42-10 win over the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2011 SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

SB Nation has a complete breakdown of the 2011-2012 FBS Bowl Schedule so you can find out where to go for every matchup.

The 2011-2012 FBS Bowl schedule and matchups have officially been set, and SB Nation has you covered with a complete breakdown of the matchups, dates, times, locations, and television coverage. The marquee matchup is, of course, the BCS National Championship Game, which features a rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide ( and the LSU Tigers. 

The other BCS series matchups include: a Sugar Bowl game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Virginia Tech Hokies, a Rose Bowl showdown featuring the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oregon Ducks, an Orange Bowl game between the Clemson Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers and a Fiesta Bowl shootout pitting the Oklahoma State Cowboys against the Stanford Cardinal.

For information on every matchup in the FBS, check out the chart below:

Bowl Game And Matchup Date Time (EST) Location TV
Gildan New Mexico Bowl  Dec. 17 2:00 PM Albuquerque, NM ESPN
Temple 37, Wyoming 15        
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl  Dec. 17 5:30 PM Boise, ID ESPN
Ohio 24, Utah State 23        
R & L Carriers New Orleans Bowl  Dec. 17 9:00 PM New Orleans ESPN
Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30        
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl  Dec. 20 8:00 PM St. Petersburg, FL ESPN
Marshall 20, Florida International 10        
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl  Dec. 21 8:00 PM San Diego ESPN
TCU vs. Louisiana Tech        
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas  Dec. 22 8:00 PM Las Vegas ESPN
Boise State vs. Arizona State        
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl  Dec. 24 8:00 PM Honolulu, HI ESPN
Southern Miss vs. Nevada        
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl  Dec. 26 5:00 PM Shreveport, LA ESPN2
North Carolina vs. Missouri        
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl  Dec. 27 4:30 PM Detroit ESPN
Purdue vs. Western Michigan        
Belk Bowl  Dec. 27 8:00 PM Charlotte, NC ESPN
NC State vs. Louisville        
Military Bowl  Dec. 28 4:30 PM Washington, DC ESPN
Toledo vs. Air Force        
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl  Dec. 28 8:00 PM San Diego ESPN
Cal vs. Texas        
Champs Sports Bowl  Dec. 29 5:30 PM Orlando, FL ESPN
Florida State vs. Notre Dame        
Valero Alamo Bowl  Dec. 29 9:00 PM San Antonio ESPN
Baylor vs. Washington        
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl  Dec. 30 12:00 PM Dallas ESPN
BYU vs. Tulsa        
New Era Pinstripe Bowl  Dec. 30 3:20 PM New York ESPN
Iowa State vs. Rutgers        
Franklin Am. Mortgage Music City Bowl  Dec. 30 6:40 PM Nashville, TN ESPN
Wake Forest vs. Mississippi State        
Insight Bowl  Dec. 30 10:00 PM Tempe, AZ ESPN
Iowa vs. Oklahoma        
Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl  Dec. 31 12:00 PM Houston ESPN
Northwestern vs. Texas A&M        
Hyundai Sun Bowl  Dec. 31 2:00 PM El Paso, TX CBS
Georgia Tech vs. Utah        
AutoZone Liberty Bowl  Dec. 31 3:30 PM Memphis, TN ABC
Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt        
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl  Dec. 31 3:30 PM San Francisco ESPN
Illinois vs. UCLA        
Chick-fil-A Bowl  Dec. 31 7:30 PM Atlanta ESPN
Virginia vs. Auburn        
TicketCity Bowl  Jan. 2 12:00 PM Dallas ESPNU
Penn State vs. Houston        
Outback Bowl  Jan. 2 1:00 PM Tampa, FL ABC
Michigan State vs. Georgia        
Capital One Bowl  Jan. 2 1:00 PM Orlando ESPN
Nebraska vs. South Carolina Gator Bowl  Jan. 2 1:00 PM Jacksonville, FL ESPN2
Ohio State vs. Florida        
Rose Bowl  Jan. 2 5:00 PM Pasadena, CA ESPN
Wisconsin vs. Oregon        
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl  Jan. 2 8:30 PM Glendale, AZ ESPN
Oklahoma State vs. Stanford        
Allstate Sugar Bowl  Jan. 3 8:30 PM New Orleans ESPN
Michigan vs. Virginia Tech        
Discover Orange Bowl  Jan. 4 8:30 PM Miami ESPN
Clemson vs. West Virginia        
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic  Jan. 6 8:00 PM Arlington, TX FOX
Kansas State vs. Arkansas        
BBVA Compass Bowl  Jan. 7 1:00 PM Birmingham, AL ESPN
Pittsburgh vs. SMU Bowl  Jan. 8 9:00 PM Mobile, AL ESPN
Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State        
Allstate BCS National Championship Game  Jan. 9 8:30 PM New Orleans ESPN
LSU vs. Alabama      

For more on each bowl game pairing and a complete schedule, stay tuned to SB Nation's 2011 college football bowl game coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. 

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