* New Orleans Bowl, 10 a.m.: Colorado State vs. Arkansas State. Not a marquee game, but after 14 days of virtually no college football, America will be ready to watch bright and early.
* New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, N.M., 1 p.m.: Texas-San Antonio vs. Utah State. Larry Coker’s fledgling program is eligible for bowl consideration.
* Las Vegas Bowl, 2:30 p.m.: Boise State vs. Oregon State. Good game for pre-Christmas.
* Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, Idaho, 4:30 p.m.: Ball State vs. Nevada. Remember when the Big 12 was aligned with the Boise bowl?
* Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, Ala., 8 p.m.: Toledo vs. South Alabama. Montgomery used to host the Blue-Gray Game on Christmas Day.
* Miami Beach Bowl, 1 p.m.: Brigham Young vs. Houston. Strange bowl contract — the Mormons and South Beach.
* Boca Raton Bowl, 5 p.m.: Middle Tennessee vs. Northern Illinois. Two years ago, the Huskies were in South Florida for the Orange Bowl.
* Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego, 8:30 p.m.: Navy vs. Fresno State. San Diego is a Navy town.
* Bahamas Bowl, Nassau, Bahamas, 11 a.m.: Rice vs. Bowling Green. Somehow, college football and the Bahamas seem an odd fit.
* Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, 7 p.m.: Florida Atlantic vs. San Diego State. Honolulu once attracted major conferences, but no longer.
* Heart of Dallas Bowl, noon: Indiana vs. North Texas. Dan McCarney’s Mean Green get a shot at a major-conference foe.
* Detroit Lions Bowl, 3:30 p.m.: North Carolina State vs. Minnesota. NFL teams do whatever they can get to get in the game-hosting business.
* St. Petersburg Bowl, 7 p.m.: Central Florida vs. Syracuse. Quite a good matchup for a game that doesn’t have much cachet.
* Military Bowl, Annapolis, Md., noon: Duke vs. East Carolina. Some bowl cities are more exciting, but none are more charming, than Annapolis.
* Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, 1 p.m.: Louisville vs. Arizona. The stately Sun moves off its traditional New Year’s Eve date.
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