College Football Bowl Schedule 2011-2012: Complete Look At FBS Match-Ups

The FBS bowl season begins with three games on Saturday. This StoryStream will have details on every game.

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2011 Valero Alamo Bowl: Baylor Vs. Washington

Thursday night could be the last time you see 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III play college football, as the Baylor Bears play the Washington Huskies in the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX (9 p.m. on ESPN). The dual-threat quarterback, who's known as RG3, helped the Bears (9-3) to their second straight postseason appearance, while the Huskies (7-5) are searching for their second consecutive bowl victory.

Over the course of the 2011 season, RG3 compiled solid stats --a 192. passer rating, 36-pass touchdowns with just six interceptions, 644-rushing yards with nine rushing touchdowns -- which helped him earn Baylor's first Heisman trophy.

Game: Valero Alamo Bowl

Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 29, 9 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Betting Odds: Balyor by 10 points.

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2011 Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State Vs. Notre Dame

It seems forever ago that the Florida St. Seminoles and Notre Dame Fighting Irish were battling each other for national supremacy, and on Thursday night these two non-conference rivalry will be renewed when these two historic programs meet in the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL (5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN).

The match up features a battle of two head coaches -- UND's Brian Kelly and FSU's Jimbo Fisher -- that will be trying to use this postseason appearance to springboard a future that hopefully brings back memories of the better times.

Game: Champs Sports Bowl

Date/Time: Thursday, Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Betting Odds: Florida State by 3 1/2 points.

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2011 Belk Bowl: NC State Vs. Louisville Preview

Freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater gets a chance to cap off a record-setting year, as the Louisville Cardinals take on the N.C. State Wolfpack in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, NC (8 p.m. on ESPN). Tossing for the most passing yards in school history by a freshman (1,855) and helping the Cardinals (7-5) finish the season winning five of their last six games, Bridgewater has Louisville fans and their second-year head coach Charlie Strong salavating about the future.

Louisville will face the Wolfpack (7-5) who closed out their season winning five of their last seven games, including a come-from-behind victory against eventual Atlantic Coast Conference champions, Clemson University, 37-13, Nov. 19.

Game: 2011 Belk Bowl at Bank Of American Stadium in Charlotte, NC.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Stream: ESPN3

Betting Odds: The Wolfpack enter the contest as 1 1/2-point favorites.

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2011 Independence Bowl: North Carolina Vs. Missouri

The Missouri Tigers football program makes its seventh straight bowl appearance Monday, as the Tigers (7-5) play the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA (5 p.m. ET on ESPN2). The Tigers (7-5), who will be playing in the Southeastern Conference next season, did not earn a allotted bowl invite from their departing Big 12 Conference, while the Tar Heels (7-5) are playing in their third straight bowl game.

Both programs are playing with head coaches who have made headlines this season, as Missouri's headman Gary Pinkel was arrested on suspicion on drunk driven charges in mid-November, while North Carolina hired Southern Mississippi's Larry Fedora who just a few days ago helped the Golden Eagles win the Hawaii Bowl over Nevada.

Game: Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA

Date/Time: Monday, Dec. 26, 5 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN2

Stream: ESPN3

Betting Odds: The Tigers enter the contest as six-point favorites.

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St. Petersburg Bowl: Florida International Vs. Marshall

Florida International will meet Marshall Tuesday (8 p.m. ET/ESPN) in the 2011 Beef 'O' Brady St. Petersburg Bowl at Tropicana Field. The Panthers (8-4) earned the invite after winning a school record eight games in the regular season, while a dramatic touchdown in the season finale helped the Thundering Herd (6-6) earn a bowl berth.

FIU is making its second straight bowl appearance after last season claiming its first ever bowl victory. Marshall's defense enters the contest second nationally with 21.5 tackles for loss and tied fifth nationally with 11 sacks.

Florida International is favored by 4 1/2 points.

Game: Beef 'O' Brady Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL

Date/Time: Tues., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Betting Odds: Florida International by 4 1/2 points.

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Bowl Schedule 2011-2012: New Mexico Bowl Pits Wyoming Vs. Temple

The 2011-2012 FBS bowl season kicks off Saturday afternoon when the Temple Owls meet the Wyoming Cowboys in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m. ET/ESPN). Temple (8-4) plays in the Mid-American Conference. Wyoming, also 8-4, plays in the Mountain West Conference and just completed its best regular season since winning eight games in 1998. Temple is making its second bowl appearance in three seasons.

Temple employs a run-heavy offense led by Bernard Pierce (1,381 yards and 25 touchdowns), Matt Brown (867 yards) and quarterback Chris Coyer (491 yards).

Wyoming freshman quarterback Brett Smith ran for 645 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground, while throwing for another 2,495 yards and 18 more scores.

Temple is a 7.5-point favorite

Game: Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 17, 2 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Betting Odds: Temple By 7.5

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