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The Official* Bowl Game Broadcast Preview

December 20, 2007 3:24 PM

With bowl season officially kicking off tonight, here’s a rundown of which games are running where, as well as what each of the games scored last season. I’ll contrast and compare who the winners and losers were when the games are completed.

Thursday, Dec. 20
Poinsettia Bowl
Utah (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4)
9 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May
Previous rating: 1.5

Friday, Dec. 21
New Orleans Bowl
Florida Atlantic (7-5) vs. Memphis (7-5)
8 p.m. on ESPN2
Announcers: Eric Collins, Bill Curry
Previous rating: 1.3

Saturday, Dec. 22
PapaJohns.com Bowl
Southern Miss (7-5) vs. Cincinnati (9-3)
1 p.m. on ESPN2
Announcers: Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Previous rating: 1.4

New Mexico Bowl
Nevada (6-6) vs. New Mexico (8-4)
4:30 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Dave Barnett, Rod Gilmore
Previous rating: 1.5

Las Vegas Bowl
BYU (10-2) vs. UCLA (6-6)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire
Previous rating: 1.6

Sunday, Dec. 23
Hawaii Bowl
Boise St. (10-2) vs. East Carolina (7-5)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Previous rating: 2.1

Wednesday, Dec. 26
Motor City Bowl
Central Michigan (8-5) vs. Purdue (7-5)
7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Previous rating: 1.7

Thursday, Dec. 27
Holiday Bowl
Arizona State (10-2) vs. Texas (9-3)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit
Previous rating: 3.4

Friday, Dec. 28
Champs Sports Bowl
Boston College (10-3) vs. Michigan St. (7-5)
5 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge
Previous rating: 2.5

Texas Bowl
TCU (7-5) vs. Houston (8-4)
8 p.m. on NFL Network
Announcers: Brad Sham, Charles Davis, Mike Mayock
Previous rating: 1.4

Emerald Bowl
Oregon State (8-4) vs. Maryland (6-6)
8:30 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Previous rating: 3.7

Saturday, Dec. 29
Meineke Car Care Bowl
Connecticut (9-3) vs. Wake Forest (8-4)
1 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Dave Pasch, Andre Ware
Previous rating: 3.2

Liberty Bowl
UCF (10-3) vs. Mississippi St. (7-5)
4:30 on ESPN
Announcers: Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Previous rating: 2.7

Alamo Bowl
Penn State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (7-5)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Chris Fowler, Craig James, Doug Flutie
Previous rating: 4.9

Sunday, Dec. 30
Independence Bowl
Alabama (6-6) vs. Colorado (6-6)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Previous rating: 2.4

Monday, Dec. 31
Armed Forces Bowl
California (6-6) vs. Air Force (9-3)
12:30 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Dan Fouts, Tim Brant
Previous rating: 1.7

Sun Bowl
Oregon (8-4) vs. USF (9-3)
2 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein
Previous rating: 2.4

Humanitarian Bowl
Fresno State (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5)
2 p.m. on ESPN2
Announcers: Dave Lamont, James Hasty
Previous rating: 1.7

Music City Bowl
Kentucky (7-5) vs. Florida State (7-5)
4 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Previous rating: 1.8

Insight Bowl
Indiana (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6)
6 p.m. on NFL Network
Announcers: Bob Papa, Sterling Sharpe, Mike Mayock
Previous rating: 0.9

Chick-Fil-A Bowl
Clemson (9-3) vs. Auburn (8-4)
7:30 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire
Previous rating: 3.9

Tuesday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
Tennessee (9-4) vs. Wisconsin (9-3)
11 a.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman
Previous rating: 3.6

Cotton Bowl
Missouri (11-2) vs. Arkansas (8-4)
11:30 a.m. on Fox
Announcers: Pat Summerall, Brian Baldinger

Gator Bowl
Virginia (9-3) vs. Texas Tech (8-4)
1 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson
Previous rating: 4.1

Capital One Bowl
Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (8-4)
1 p.m. on ABC
Announcers: Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge

Rose Bowl
USC (10-2) vs. Illinois (9-3)
4:30 p.m. on ABC
Announcers: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit
Previous rating: 13.9

Sugar Bowl
Georgia (10-2) vs. Hawaii (12-0)
8:30 p.m. on Fox
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis
Previous rating: 9.3

Wednesday, Jan. 2
Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma (11-2) vs. West Virginia (10-2)
8 p.m. on Fox
Announcers: Matt Vasgersian, Pat Haden, Terry Donahue
Previous rating: 8.4

Thursday, Jan. 3
Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech (11-2) vs. Kansas (11-1)
8 p.m. on Fox
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Darryl Johnston, Barry Alvarez
Previous rating: 7.0

Saturday, Jan. 5
International Bowl
Rutgers (7-5) vs. Ball State (7-5)
Noon on ESPN2
Announcers: John Saunders, Jesse Palmer
Previous rating: 1.1

Sunday, Jan. 6
GMAC Bowl
Tulsa (9-4) vs. Bowling Green (8-4)
8 p.m. on ESPN
Announcers: Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz
Previous rating: 1.3

Monday, Jan 7
BCS National Championship Game
Ohio State (11-1) vs. LSU (11-2)
8 p.m. on Fox
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Myers


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