College Bowl Games: What You Need to Know

Royal Oak offers a variety of places and plenty of TVs to watch the big games.

It's the end of another football season for college teams. Here's what you need to know to cheer on your favorite teams:

Where to watch: Local favorites 

Royal Oak offers plenty of places to watch your favorite game, including:

  • : Bartender Jennifer Frassetto says what sets Rock on Third apart is its "neighborhood feel."  Number of TVs: 12
  •  wrote on Facebook: "Mr. B's always has an enthusiastic crowd" and all its televisions are HD. Number of TVs: 47
  • : The saloon is a popular spot to catch a game and invites MSU fans on Jan. 2 for the Outback Bowl. Number of TVs: 21
  • : The brewery is spacious and the TVs are easy to see and hear from every table. Number of TVs: 10
  • : Cantina Diablo's smolders with a modern glow of red lights and flat screen TVs lining the Main Street restaurant. Number of TVs: 70
  • Other favorite places: , ,  and .

Who: Michigan teams

  • Spartans:The 12th-ranked Michigan State University Spartans (10-3, 7-1 Big Ten) will play No. 18 Georgia (10-3, 7-1 SEC) in the 26th annual Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  • Wolverines: No. 13 University of Michigan (10-2, 6-2 Big 10) will face 17th-ranked Virginia Tech (11-2, 7-2 ACC) in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 3 game at the Superdome in New Orleans.

What: The rest of the games

There are plenty of matchups for college football fans:

  • TicketCity Bowl: Noon Jan. 2, ESPNU, (19) Houston vs. (22) Penn State
  • Outback Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 2, ABC, (17) Michigan State vs. (16) Georgia
  • Capital One Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN, (20) Nebraska vs. (9) South Carolina
  • Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN2, Ohio State vs. Florida
  • Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: 5 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN, (10) Wisconsin vs. (5) Oregon
  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN, (4) Stanford vs. (3) Oklahoma State
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3, ESPN, (13) Michigan vs. (11) Virginia Tech
  • Discover Orange Bowl: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4, ESPN, (23) West Virginia vs. (15) Clemson
  • AT&T Cotton Bowl: 8 p.m. Jan. 6, FOX, (8) Kansas State vs. (6) Arkansas
  • BBVA Compass Bowl: 1 p.m. Jan. 7, ESPN, SMU vs. Pittsburgh
  • GoDaddy.com Bowl: 9 p.m. Jan. 8, ESPN, Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
  • Allstate BCS National Championship Game: 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9, ESPN, (1) LSU vs. (2) Alabama


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