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NCAA.com | December 26, 2014

2014-15 Bowl Season -- Dec. 20-26

Bowl Games: Dec. 20-26  |  Dec. 27-Jan. 4New Year's Six Bowls

NEW ORLEANS BOWL

Superdome | New Orleans

11 a.m. ET Dec. 20 | ESPN

 

16    3

Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) vs. Nevada (7-6)

Series: Nevada leads 1-0

Last Meeting: Sept. 6, 1995 | Nevada 38, Louisiana-Lafayette 14 (at Reno, Nev.)

Ragin' Cajuns Bowl History: 3-0 Last: New Orleans Bowl (2013) | Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21

Wolf Pack Bowl History: 4-9 Last: New Mexico Bowl (2012) | Arizona 49, Nevada 48

NEW MEXICO BOWL

University Stadium | Albuquerque, N.M.

2:20 p.m. ET Dec. 20 | ESPN

 

21    6

Utah State (10-4) vs. UTEP (7-6)

Series: Utah State leads 2-0

Last Meeting: Sept. 16, 1961 | Utah State 21, UTEP 6 (at Logan, Utah)

Aggies Bowl History: 3-5 Last: Poinsettia Bowl (2013) | Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14

Miners Bowl History: 5-8 Last: New Mexico Bowl (2010) | BYU 52, UTEP 24

LAS VEGAS BOWL

Sam Boyd Stadium | Las Vegas

3:30 p.m. ET Dec. 20 | ABC

 

10   45

Colorado State (10-3) vs. Utah (9-4)

 

Series: Utah leads 55-22-2

Last Meeting: Oct. 23, 2010 | Utah 59, Colorado State 6 (at Salt Lake City)

Rams Bowl History: 6-7 Last: New Mexico Bowl (2013) | Colorado State 48, Washington State 45

Utes Bowl History: 13-4 Last: Sun Bowl (2011) | Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL

Bronco Stadium | Boise, Idaho

5:45 p.m. ET Dec. 20 | ESPN

 

38   24

Air Force (10-3) vs. Western Michigan (8-5)

Series: First Meeting

Falcons Bowl History: 10-12-1 Last: Armed Forces Bowl (2012) | Rice 33, Air Force 14

Broncos Bowl History: 0-5 Last: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (2011) | Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32

CAMELLIA BOWL

Cramton Bowl | Montgomery, Ala.

9:15 p.m. ET Dec. 20 | ESPN

 

33   28

Bowling Green (8-6) vs. South Alabama (6-7)

Series: First Meeting

Falcons Bowl History: 4-7 Last: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (2013) | Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27

Jaguars Bowl History: First Bowl Appearance

MIAMI BEACH BOWL

Marlins Park | Miami

2 p.m. ET Dec. 22 | ESPN

 

48  55

BYU (8-5) vs. Memphis (10-3)

Series: First Meeting

Cougars Bowl History: 13-18-1 Last: Fight Hunger Bowl (2013) | Washington 31, BYU 16

Tigers Bowl History: 3-3 Last: Saint Petersburg Bowl (2008) | South Florida 41, Memphis 14

BOCA RATON BOWL

FAU Stadium | Boca Raton, Fla.

6 p.m. ET Dec. 23 | ESPN

 

52  23

Marshall (13-1) vs. Northern Illinois (11-3)


 

Series: Northern Illinois leads 4-3

Last Meeting: Oct. 6, 2001 | Marshall 37, Northern Illinois 15 (at DeKalb, Ill.)

Thundering Herd Bowl History: 8-2 Last: Military Bowl (2013) | Marshall 31, Maryland 20

Huskies Bowl History: 4-5 Last: Poinsettia Bowl (2013) | Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14

POINSETTIA BOWL

Qualcomm Stadium | San Diego

9:30 p.m. ET Dec. 23 | ESPN

 

17   16

Navy (8-5) vs. San Diego State (7-6)

Series: San Diego State leads 3-0

Last Meeting: Dec. 23, 2010 | San Diego State 35, Navy 14 (Poinsettia Bowl)

Midshipmen Bowl History: 8-10-1 Last: Armed Forces Bowl (2013) | Navy 24, Middle Tennessee State 6

Aztecs Bowl History: 3-6 Last: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (2013) | San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24

BAHAMAS BOWL

Thomas Robinson Stadium | Nassau, Bahamas

Noon ET Dec. 24 | ESPN

 

48   49

Central Michigan (7-6) vs. Western Kentucky (8-5)

Series: Central Michigan leads 1-0.

Last Meeting: Dec. 26, 2012 | Central Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21 (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl)

Chippewas Bowl History: 3-4 Last: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (2012) | Central Mich. 24, Western Ky. 21

Hilltoppers Bowl History: 0-1 Last: Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (2012) | Central Mich. 24, Western Ky. 21

HAWAII BOWL

Aloha Stadium | Honolulu

8 p.m. ET Dec. 24 | ESPN

 

6    30


Fresno State (6-8) vs. Rice (8-5)

Series: Fresno State leads 6-0

Last Meeting: Nov. 6, 2004 | Fresno State 52, Rice 21 (at Houston)

Bulldogs Bowl History: 10-12 Last: Las Vegas Bowl (2013) | USC 45, Fresno State 20

Owls Bowl History: 6-5 Last: Liberty Bowl (2013) | Mississippi State 44, Rice 7

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL

Cotton Bowl | Dallas

1 p.m. ET Dec. 26 | ESPN

 

18    35

Illinois (6-7) vs. Louisiana Tech (9-5)

Series: Louisiana Tech leads 1-0

Last Meeting: Sept. 22, 2012 | Louisiana Tech 52, Illinois 24 (at Champaign, Ill.)

Illini Bowl History: 8-9 Last: Fight Hunger Bowl (2011) | Illinois 20, UCLA 14

Bulldogs Bowl History: 2-3-1 Last: Poinsettia Bowl (2011) | TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24

QUICK LANE BOWL

Ford Field | Detroit

4:30 p.m. ET Dec. 26 | ESPN

 

21  40

North Carolina (6-7) vs. Rutgers (8-5)

Series: Rutgers leads 3-2 (UNC vacated 2008 win)

Last Meeting: Sept. 10, 2011 | North Carolina 24, Rutgers 22 (at Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Tar Heels Bowl History: 14-16 Last: Belk Bowl (2013) | North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17

Scarlet Knights Bowl History: 5-4 Last: Pinstripe Bowl (2013) | Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16

ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg, Fla.

8 p.m. ET Dec. 26 | ESPN

 

34  27

NC State (8-5) vs. UCF (9-4)

Series: Series tied 1-1

Last Meeting: Sept. 11, 2010 | NC State 28, UCF 21 (at Orlando)

Wolfpack Bowl History: 14-12-1 Last: Music City Bowl (2012) | Vanderbilt 38, NC State 24

Knights Bowl History: 3-3 Last: Fiesta Bowl (2014) | UCF 52, Baylor 42

 

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