College football bowl TV lineup: Part II


Now we get into the meat by-product portion of the college bowl’s sirloin steak happy meal:


==5 p.m., ESPN and Poinsettia Bowl from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego: No. 9 Boise State (12-0) vs. No. 11 Texas Christian (10-2) (with Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May and Todd Harris)
Official bowl site linked here.
Comment: How’d this matchup come about, when all the money they had to lure these two teams came from the San Diego County Credit Union? Someone should trade this off with the International Bowl, played right before the BCS title game.


==5 p.m., ESPN and Hawaii Bowl from Honolulu: Hawaii vs. Notre Dame (with Dave Pasch and Andre Ware)
Official bowl site linked here
Comment: Otherwise known as the University of Hawaii’s 14th game of the regular season. A 6-6 Irish team earns a trip to Honolulu, where they try to find a lei big enough to drape over Charlie Weis’ shoulders.


==4:30 p.m., ESPN2 and Motor City Bowl from Ford Field in Detroit: Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan (with Todd Harris and Ray Bentley)
Official bowl site linked here.
Comment: Presented by Ford, GM and any other John Elway car dealership you can find still in business. FAU and CMU arrived via their own private jets.


== 10 a.m., ESPN and Meineke Car Care Bowl from Charlotte, N.C.: North Carolina vs. West Virginia (with Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Rob Stone)
Official bowl site linked here.
Comment: The ACC ended up with 10 bowl-eligible teams, and North Carolina could have done much better than 8-4 overall. Instead, they practically get a home game. West Virginia, third in the Big East, had hopes of better days as well.

==1:30 p.m., ESPN and Champs Sports Bowl from Orlando (Fla.) Citrus Bowl: Florida State vs. Wisconsin (with Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire and Holly Rowe)
Official bowl site linked here.
Comment: The poor stepchild of the Florida Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1, this one brings Bobby Bowden another chance to keep pace with Joe Paterno in the oldest-coach-alive contest.

== 5 p.m., ESPN and Emerald Bowl at San Francisco’s AT&T Park: Cal vs. Miami (with Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore and Quint Kessenich)
Official bowl site linked here.
Comment: If the ballpark isn’t filled with all Cal Bear fans, then something’s gone nuts.


==5 p.m., ESPN and Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.: Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois (with Pam Ward and Ray Bentley)
Official bowl site linked here.
Comment: Started in 1976. Lost its juice soon afterward. Shouldn’t this be played in Philadelphia?

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