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.
Nearly a dozen games remain on tap through the Jan. 7 National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama. The gridiron action resumes Tuesday, Jan. 1, beginning at noon.
Michigan schools are well-represented in this year's bowl game schedule, too, with Michigan taking on South Carolina in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday.
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