Big Ten Football: Full Breakdown Of Bowl Matchups, Times

It's bowl season, which means we've got a full slate of Big Ten bowl games to look forward to as December segues into January. We're here to break down all of the conference-affiliated matchups announced on Sunday.

Quick Lane Bowl (5:00pm EST, Dec. 28th)

Detroit, MI

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

Minnesota will look to end a trying, emotional 5-7 campaign on a high note against a Central Michigan team which won five of its last six games.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (3:30pm EST, Dec. 26th)

New York, NY

Duke Blue Devils vs. Indiana Hoosiers

Two traditional basketball powerhouses will attempt to showcase their pigskin prowess in one of the coolest bowl venues around -- Yankee Stadium.

Foster Farms Bowl (9:15pm EST, Dec. 26th)

Santa Clara, CA

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. UCLA Bruins

Nebraska has been snake-bitten all year long, but they'll have a chance to end things on a high note against a UCLA team that was a loss to USC short of a Pac-12 title game berth

Holiday Bowl (10:30pm EST, Dec. 30th)

San Diego, CA

#25 USC Trojans vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin wins by shutting down the pass. USC wins by airing it out. Something will have to give in this classic yin/yang showdown.

Outback Bowl (12:00pm EST, Jan. 1st)

Tampa, FL

#13 Northwestern Wildcats vs. #23 Tennessee Volunteers

Northwestern posted double-digit wins for just the 4th time in program history. Their reward is a battle with athletic QB Josh Dobbs and the Vols.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (1:00pm EST, Jan. 1st)

Orlando, FL

#19 Florida Gators vs. #14 Michigan Wolverines

Florida's offense has been awful as of late, and Michigan's defense has shown itself time and time again as being capable of elite status. This may be a major mismatch in favor of the Wolverines.

Fiesta Bowl (1:00pm EST, Jan. 1st)

Glendale, AZ

#8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #7 Ohio State Buckeyes

Want TV ratings? Put two of the most recognizable and widely-followed programs in college football in a New Year's Six bowl game. Clear your calendars for this epic showdown.

Rose Bowl (5:10pm EST, Jan. 1st)

Pasadena, CA

#5 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. #6 Stanford Cardinal

Do you like watching smashmouth, ground-and-pound football? This game is for you. Both teams are going to run the rock over and over in hopes of controlling the tempo. Whoever does it better will win.

TaxSlayer Bowl (12:00pm EST, Jan. 2nd)

Jacksonville, FL

Georgia Bulldogs vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

Georgia's in flux. Penn State is looking to prove that it's on the way to taking a step up. If there was ever a time for James Franklin's squad to buckle down, it's in this game.

National Semifinal

Goodyear Cotton Bowl (8:00pm EST, Dec. 31st)

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

#2 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. #3 Michigan State Spartans

MSU QB Connor Cook will be tasked with facing one of the fiercest pass rushes around. How he fares will dictate how this semifinal matchup plays out.

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