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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

 
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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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