It's the most wonderful time of the year for college football fans: Bowl season!
The 2012 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision bowl game schedule has been under way since Dec. 15, when Arizona edged Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl and Utah State routed Toledo in the Potato Bowl.
Thirty-two games remain on tap through the Jan. 7 National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama. The gridiron action resumes tonight, however, when Ball State faces UCF at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Michigan schools are well-represented in this year's bowl game schedule, too. Here's what to look for:
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Detroit):
- Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
- 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 26
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, AZ):
- Michigan State vs. TCU
- 10:15 p.m. on Dec. 29
Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL):
- Michigan vs. South Carolina
- 1 p.m. on Jan. 1
San Diego BYU 23, San Diego State 6
St. Petersburg Dec. 21 7:30 p.m. St. Petersburg, Fla. Ball State vs. UCF ESPN New Orleans Dec. 22 Noon New Orleans East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN Las Vegas Dec. 22 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas Boise State vs. Washington ESPN Hawaii Dec. 24 8 p.m. Honolulu SMU vs. Fresno State ESPN Little Caesars Dec. 26 7:30 p.m. Detroit Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan ESPN Military Dec. 27 3 p.m. Washington, D.C. San Jose State vs. Bowling Green ESPN Belk Dec. 27 6:30 p.m. Charlotte, N.C. Duke vs. Cincinnati ESPN Holiday Dec. 27 9:45 p.m. San Diego UCLA vs. Baylor ESPN Independence Dec. 28 2 p.m. Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe vs. Ohio ESPN Russell Athletic Dec. 28 5:30 p.m. Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers ESPN Texas Dec. 28 9 p.m. Houston Minnesota vs. Texas Tech ESPN Armed Forces Dec. 29 11:45 a.m. Fort Worth, Texas Rice vs. Air Force ESPN Fight Hunger Dec. 29 3:15 p.m. San Francisco Arizona State vs. Navy ESPN2 Pinstripe Dec. 29 3:15 p.m. Bronx, N.Y. Syracuse vs. West Virginia ESPN Alamo Dec. 29 6:45 p.m. San Antonio Texas vs. Oregon State ESPN Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 29 10:15 p.m. Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State vs. TCU ESPN Music City Dec. 31 Noon Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt vs. NC State ESPN Sun Dec. 31 2 p.m. El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech vs. USC CBS Liberty Dec. 31 3:30 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State vs. Tulsa ESPN Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 7:30 p.m. Atlanta Clemson vs. LSU ESPN Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Noon Dallas Purdue vs. Oklahoma State ESPNU Gator Jan. 1 Noon Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi State vs. Northwestern ESPN2 Capital One Jan. 1 1 p.m. Orlando, Fla. Georgia vs. Nebraska ABC Outback Jan. 1 1 p.m. Tampa, Fla. South Carolina vs. Michigan ESPN Rose Jan. 1 5 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. Wisconsin vs. Stanford ESPN Orange Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. Miami Northern Illinois vs. Florida State ESPN Sugar Jan. 2 8:30 p.m. New Orleans Florida vs. Louisville ESPN Fiesta Jan. 3 8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. Oregon vs. Kansas State ESPN Cotton Jan. 4 8 p.m. Arlington, Texas Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma FOX Compass Jan. 5 1 p.m. Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi ESPN GoDaddy.com Jan. 6 9 p.m. Mobile, Ala. Kent State vs. Arkansas State ESPN BCS Championship Jan. 7 8:30 p.m. Miami Notre Dame vs. Alabama ESPN