This New Year's Day, the Bowl games around College Football have a bit of a throwback feel to them. A couple of the matchups are repeats from several years ago, and in the same place no less, while the Big Ten's representative in the Rose Bowl is one that has not been to Pasadena in nearly a quarter-decade.
In the early games, we see a pair of repeats from the mid-2000s. Ohio State and Notre Dame square off in Arizona, rekindling a Fiesta Bowl matchup from January 2006. Likewise, Michigan and Florida are seeing each other in Orlando's Citrus Bowl, the first time either of those two teams has been in that bowl game since they met in that bowl game following the 2007 season (when it was simply the Capital One Bowl).
In the evening's game, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss see each other in a rematch of the Cotton Bowls played following the 2009 and 2003 seasons.
Enjoy the games, and join APC here as we'll follow along with them all day long.
#13 Northwestern Wildcats (10-2) vs. #23 Tennessee Volunteers (8-4)
Raymond James Stadium
12:00 Noon ET (11:00 AM CT)
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
#14 Michigan Wolverines (9-3) vs. #19 Florida Gators (10-3)
1:00 PM ET (12 Noon CT)
#8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2) vs. #7 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)
University of Phoenix Stadium
11:00 AM MT (12 Noon CT)
#6 Stanford Cardinal (11-2) vs. #5 Iowa Hawkeyes (12-1)
2:00 PM PT (4:00 CT)
#16 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2) vs. #12 Ole Miss Rebels (9-3)
New Orleans, LA
7:30 PM CT