ROSE BOWL – 01/01/13 (5pm ET)
Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Stanford Cardinal – W
ORANGE BOWL – 01/01/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois
Florida State Seminoles – W
SUGAR BOWL – 01/02/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida vs. Louisville
Florida Gators – L
FIESTA BOWL – 01/03/13 (8:30pm ET)
Kansas State vs. Oregon
Oregon Ducks – W
Note: the Fiesta Bowl is one of many useless bowl game concepts that should never have been realized, but because the teams playing in it this year are among the top five teams in the country, I decided to include it in my list of bowl games that actually matter.
COTTON BOWL – 01/04/13 (8pm ET)
Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M
Texas A&M Aggies – W
BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – 01/07/13 (8:30pm ET)
Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ed’s list of college football bowl games that almost matter.
ALAMO BOWL – 12/29/12 (6:45pm ET)
Texas vs. Oregon State
SUN BOWL – 12/31/12 (2pm ET)
Georgia Tech vs. USC
CHICK-FIL-A BOWL – 12/31/12 (7:30pm ET)
LSU vs. Clemson
GATOR BOWL – 01/01/13 (12pm ET)
Mississippi State vs. Northwestern
CAPITAL ONE BOWL – 01/01/13 (1pm ET)
Georgia vs. Nebraska
Ed’s top ten list of the dumbest-named college football bowl games… in no particular order.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Meineke Car Care Bowl Of Texas
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Wide receiver Terrence Toliver, a native Texan, caught a Cotton Bowl record-tying three touchdown passes Friday, lifting LSU to a 38-24 victory over Texas A&M at Cowboys Stadium.
Jordan Jefferson accounted for four touchdowns for No. 11 LSU (11-2), which rolled up 446 yards to snap a six-game winning streak for No. 17 Texas A&M (9-4).
LSU erased an early 10-0 deficit behind Toliver and Jefferson. Jefferson hit Toliver for a 47-yard touchdown late in the first quarter, then Jefferson scored on a 1-yard run to give LSU its first lead at 14-10 in the second quarter.
After the Aggies scored to retake the lead, a 17-yard run by Stevan Ridley gave LSU the lead for good with 4:43 left in the second quarter. Jefferson added touchdown passes of 2 and 41 yards to Toliver.
Jefferson completed 10 of 19 passes for 158 yards. Toliver, who is from Hemptsted, Texas, near A&M’s campus in College Station, caught five passes for 112 yards.
LSU intercepted Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill three times while cornerback Tyrann Mathieu had a sack and fumble return.