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Count me in as one of the critics who say that there are way too many bowl games in college football. With 35 bowl games on the schedule for 2012-13, there are 70 teams that will be playing in those games. Just due to the sheer amount of teams, you are bound to find some really great match-ups and some really, really poor ones.

The Good

BCS Championship Game: Notre Dame vs. Alabama - I don't know if there could be a more intriguing game than the Fighting Irish vs. Crimson Tide. Both programs have huge fan followings who will be helping to build up the hype for this one.

AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma - These two teams have perhaps the biggest gripes with the BCS. Both seemingly earned spots in a BCS bowl game but were not selected. Despite not being a BCS bowl game, the Cotton Bowl may be the best match-up other than the BCS title game.

The Bad

Hyundai Sun Bowl: USC vs. Georgia Tech - Now I could complain about how disappointing USC was this season, but let's look at Georgia Tech instead. They had a losing record! They were 6-7! Could someone explain to me how they are playing a postseason game?

Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State - I am firmly on ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit's side—Northern Illinois does not deserve to be in this game. Florida State will probably blow them out and make what should be a big time BCS game into a laughing stock.

The Ugly

Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan - No offense to either of these teams, but this one has zero appeal, with both teams finishing 4-4 in their conferences. WKU lost to Florida Atlantic, who finished 3-9, and Central Michigan lost to Western Michigan, who finished 4-8. Count me out on this one.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo vs. Utah State - I'm calling this one ugly not because of the teams that are playing, but because of the field they are playing on. The game takes place at Bronco Stadium in Boise, ID, which features a very unique and potentially seizure inducing blue artificial turf. Anytime I see a game on that field my eyes almost pop out of my head.

2013 BCS Bowl Schedule

BCS Bowl Game Teams Date  
Rose Bowl Wisconsin vs. Stanford Jan. 1 Tickets»
Discover Orange Bowl Northern Illinois vs. Florida State Jan. 1 Tickets»
Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisville vs. Florida Jan. 2 Tickets»
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Oregon vs. Kansas State Jan. 3 Tickets»
BCS Championship Game Notre Dame vs. Alabama Jan. 7 Tickets»

2012-13 NCAA Bowl Schedule

Bowl Game Teams Date  
New Mexico Bowl Nevada vs. Arizona Dec. 15 Tickets»
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Toledo vs. Utah State Dec. 15 Tickets»
SD County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl BYU vs. San Diego State Dec. 20 Tickets»
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl UCF vs. Ball State Dec. 21 Tickets»
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Dec. 22 Tickets»
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Washington vs. Boise State Dec. 22 Tickets»
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Fresno State vs. SMU Dec. 24 Tickets»
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan Dec. 26 Tickets»
Military Bowl San Jose State vs. Bowling Green Dec. 27 Tickets»
Belk Bowl Cincinnati vs. Duke Dec. 27 Tickets»
Holiday Bowl Baylor vs. UCLA Dec. 27 Tickets»
Independence Bowl Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe Dec. 28 Tickets»
Russell Athletic Bowl Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech Dec. 28 Tickets»
Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl Minnesota vs. Texas Tech Dec. 28 Tickets»
Armed Forces Bowl Rice vs. Air Force Dec. 28 Tickets»
New Era Pinstripe Bowl West Virginia vs. Syracuse Dec. 29 Tickets»
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Navy vs. Arizona State Dec. 29 Tickets»
Valero Alamo Bowl Texas vs. Oregon State Dec. 29 Tickets»
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl TCU vs. Michigan State Dec. 29 Tickets»
Music City Bowl NC State vs. Vanderbilt Dec. 31 Tickets»
Hyundai Sun Bowl USC vs. Georgia Tech Dec. 31 Tickets»
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Iowa State vs. Tulsa Dec. 31 Tickets»
Chick-fil-A Bowl tickets LSU vs. Clemson Dec. 31 Tickets»
Gator Bowl tickets Mississippi State vs. Northwestern Jan. 1 Tickets»
Heart of Dallas Bowl Purdue vs. Oklahoma State Jan. 1 Tickets»
Outback Bowl South Carolina vs. Michigan Jan. 1 Tickets»
Capital One Bowl Georgia vs. Nebraska Jan. 1 Tickets»
AT&T Cotton Bowl Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma Jan. 4 Tickets»
BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss Jan. 5 Tickets»
GoDaddy.com Bowl Kent State vs. Arkansas State Jan. 6 Tickets»

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