Only a handful of games remain in the 2012-13 college football bowl season culminating with the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night. While only one more BCS game proper remains before Monday's National Championship Game, there are still some good matchups starting Thursday night.
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ESPN:
One night in November prevented this matchup from being the National Championship Game. This game could be the final as a college coach for the Ducks' Chip Kelley who is rumored to be the target of interest for several NFL teams. Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein will play his final college game on Thursday as well.
Cotton Bowl, Texas A&M Aggies vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, Friday, 8 p.m., Fox:
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the Aggies face their former Big 12 rivals in the Sooners. While the attention may be focused on Manziel, don't count out Sooners quarterback Landry Jones who threw for almost 4,000 yards during the regular season.
Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, 1 p.m., ESPN:
The Panthers play in this game for the third straight season, splitting both games and having lost the 2012 edition of the game, 28-6, to the SMU Mustangs. The Rebels on the other hand enter this game having won their first Egg Bowl in four seasons over the Mississippi St. Bulldogs.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama, Sunday, 9 p.m., ESPN:
After faltering in the MAC Championship game, the Golden Flashes still get rewarded with their first bowl game in 40 years. The Red Wolves will be coached in this game by defensive coordinator John Thompson as former head coach Gus Malzahn left to take the same job for the Auburn Tigers.
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fla., Monday, 8 p.m., ESPN:
The last time the Irish won a national championship was in 1988 while the Tide have won two of the last three BCS National Championship games. Both teams have won eight total national championships but the Irish have won five of the six games the two teams have played against each other.