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Three bowls in two days

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Bowl season began on Saturday with a quartet of bowls.  Today and tomorrow, there are three more for your viewing enjoyment.

The full bowl schedule for the bowl season is below, as a public service to you.  As for the bowls played tonight and tomorrow, here's the skinny:

Monday:  BYU vs. Memphis in the Miami Beach Bowl

  • What to watch for: BYU (8-4) is the team that knocked Cal out of bowl eligibility in the regular season finale. Will the Cougars finish their season on an even higher note?  It won't be easy against Memphis. The Tigers (9-3) gave UCLA all it could handle earlier this season and are riding a six-game winning streak. Also, watch for Fiat Lux in the stands. A little bird told me he is attending this game.
  • UPDATE: In a wild one, Memphis defeated BYU 55-48 in 2 OT.  And a postgame brawl broke out.

Tuesday:  Marshall vs. Northern Illinois in the Boca Raton Bowl
  • What to watch for: Marshall is 12-1, with its only loss a 67-66 overtime classic to Western Kentucky on November 28. The Thundering Herd features quarterback Rakeem Cato, who passed for 3,622 yards and and 37 touchdowns this season.  Meanwhile, Northern Illinois (11-2) is the MAC champion.  And as Mike Pawlawski once said: never thumb your nose at a conference champion.
Tuesday: San Diego State vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl
  • What to watch for: Navy (7-5) played less than two weeks ago in the Army-Navy game. San Diego State (7-5) has not played since November 29. Will the Midshipmen be sharper as a result?  Or will the Aztecs' rest be an advantage?

SB Nation 2014 College Football Guide

Sat, Dec 20, 2014
11:00 AM ET
ESPN
Louisiana-Lafayette vs.
(New Orleans Bowl)
Nevada
2:20 PM ET
ESPN
UTEP vs.
(New Mexico Bowl)
Utah State
3:30 PM ET
ABC
Colorado State vs.
(Las Vegas Bowl)
(22) Utah
5:45 PM ET
ESPN
Western Michigan vs.
(Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)
Air Force
9:15 PM ET
ESPN
Bowling Green vs.
(Camellia Bowl)
South Alabama
Mon, Dec 22, 2014
2:00 PM ET
ESPN
Memphis vs.
(Miami Beach Bowl)
BYU
Tue, Dec 23, 2014
6:00 PM ET
ESPN
Marshall vs.
(Boca Raton Bowl)
Northern Illinois
9:30 PM ET
ESPN
San Diego State vs.
(Poinsettia Bowl)
Navy
Wed, Dec 24, 2014
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
Western Kentucky vs.
(Bahamas Bowl)
Central Michigan
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
Rice vs.
(Hawai'i Bowl)
Fresno State
Fri, Dec 26, 2014
1:00 PM ET
ESPN
Illinois vs.
(Heart of Dallas Bowl)
Louisiana Tech
4:30 PM ET
ESPN
North Carolina vs.
(Quick Lane Bowl)
Rutgers
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
UCF vs.
(Bitcoin Bowl)
NC State
Sat, Dec 27, 2014
1:00 PM ET
ESPN
Cincinnati vs.
(Military Bowl)
Virginia Tech
2:00 PM ET
CBS
Duke vs.
(Sun Bowl)
(15) Arizona State
3:30 PM ET
ABC
Miami (FL) vs.
(Independence Bowl)
South Carolina
4:30 PM ET
ESPN
Boston College vs.
(Pinstripe Bowl)
Penn State
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
Nebraska vs.
(Holiday Bowl)
(24) USC
Mon, Dec 29, 2014
2:00 PM ET
ESPN
West Virginia vs.
(Liberty Bowl)
Texas A&M
5:30 PM ET
ESPN
(17) Clemson vs.
(Russell Athletic Bowl)
Oklahoma
9:00 PM ET
ESPN
Texas vs.
(Texas Bowl)
Arkansas
Tue, Dec 30, 2014
3:00 PM ET
ESPN
Notre Dame vs.
(Music City Bowl)
(23) LSU
6:30 PM ET
ESPN
(21) Louisville vs.
(Belk Bowl)
(13) Georgia
10:00 PM ET
ESPN
Maryland vs.
(Foster Farms Bowl)
Stanford
Wed, Dec 31, 2014
12:30 PM ET
ESPN
(6) TCU vs.
(Peach Bowl)
(9) Mississippi
4:00 PM ET
ESPN
(20) Boise State vs.
(Fiesta Bowl)
(10) Arizona
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
(12) Georgia Tech vs.
(Orange Bowl)
(7) Mississippi State
Thu, Jan 1, 2015
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2
(18) Wisconsin vs.
(Outback Bowl)
(19) Auburn
12:30 PM ET
ESPN
(5) Baylor vs.
(Cotton Bowl)
(8) Michigan State
1:00 PM ET
ABC
(25) Minnesota vs.
(Citrus Bowl)
(16) Missouri
5:00 PM ET
ESPN
(2) Oregon vs.
(Rose Bowl playoff semifinal)
(3) Florida State
8:30 PM ET
ESPN
(1) Alabama vs.
(Sugar Bowl playoff semifinal)
(4) Ohio State
Fri, Jan 2, 2015
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
Houston vs.
(Armed Forces Bowl)
Pittsburgh
3:20 PM ET
ESPN
Iowa vs.
(Taxslayer Bowl)
Tennessee
6:45 PM ET
ESPN
(11) Kansas State vs.
(Alamo Bowl)
(14) UCLA
10:15 PM ET
ESPN
Oklahoma State vs.
(Cactus Bowl)
Washington
Sat, Jan 3, 2015
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
East Carolina vs.
(Birmingham Bowl)
Florida
Sun, Jan 4, 2015
9:00 PM ET
ESPN
Toledo vs.
(GoDaddy Bowl)
Arkansas State
Mon, Jan 12, 2015
8:30 PM ET
ESPN
TBD vs.
(National championship game)
TBD