Now that Christmas is past, the bowl season kicks into high-gear. For college football fans, the coming week is akin to the various post-Christmas sales retailers offer immediately after Dec. 25. For bargain-hounds, the holidays are just beginning. It’s the same for football junkies, who have a deluge of games now through New Year’s to enjoy.
The rush starts right away. Saturday marks the most loaded slate of the bowl season yet: a full six-pack of postseason tilts, featuring teams from five conferences and three of the Power Five.
For the ACC and Big Ten, the bowl season kicks off in earnest with Miami, Duke and Virginia Tech, and Indiana and Nebraska all in action. With three teams playing — Washington, Washington State and UCLA — the Pac-12 will already be halfway through its bowl season by day’s end.