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Boise State Broncos To Face Northern Illinois Huskies in Poinsettia Bowl

Boise State has accepted a bid to play Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl.

BOISE, Idaho--Christmas comes a little early for selected college football teams, and that day is today.

Boise State has just accepted a bid to play in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego vs. Northern Illinois.

Throughout the day, beginning with the announcement of the NCAA FBS playoff teams, and continuining through the bowl pecking order, we will begin to fill in the puzzle that is the college football bowl season.

#1 Clemson will face #4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl while #2 Alabama takes on #3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl.  Those two winners will meet in the national championship game the following week in Glendale, Arizona.

Oklahoma State will play Mississippi in the Sugar Bowl, and we know that Stanford will play Iowa in the Rose Bowl.  And just announced, Notre Dame vs. Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl and Houston vs. Florida State in the Peach.  

Following the completion of the New Year's Six Bowl announcements, the plethora of bowl committees will make their matchup announcements.  We can also begin to fill in the bowl pairings from the bottom, as these teams have accepted bids to plaly in the following bowl games:

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl--North Carolina A&T

Alamo Bowl--TCU vs. Oregon

Arizona Bowl--Colorado State vs. Nevada

Armed Services Bowl--Air Force vs. California

Bahamas Bowl--Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan

Belk Bowl--North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State

Birmingham Bowl--Auburn vs. Memphis

Boca Raton--Temple vs. Toledo

Cactus Bowl--Arizona State vs. West Virginia

Camelia Bowl--Appalachian State vs. Ohio

Citrus Bowl--Michigan vs. Florida

Cure Bowl--Georgia State vs. San Jose State

Foster Farms Bowl--UCLA vs. Nebraska

GoDaddy Bowl--Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green

Hawai'i Bowl--San Diego State vs. Cincinnati

Heart of Dallas--Southern Mississippi vs. Washington

Holiday Bowl--USC vs. Wisconsin

Independence Bowl--Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech

Las Vegas Bowl--BYU vs. Utah

Liberty Bowl--Kansas State vs. Arkansas

Miami Beach Bowl--South Florida vs. Western Kentucky

Military Bowl--Navy vs. Pittsburgh

Music City--Louisville vs. Texas A&M

New Orleans Bowl--Arkanasas State vs. Louisiana Tech

New Mexico Bowl--New Mexico vs. Arizona

Outback Bowl--Northwestern vs. Tennessee

Pinstripe Bowl--Duke vs. Indiana

Poinsettia Bowl--Boise State vs. Northern Illinois

Potato Bowl--Akron vs. Utah State

Quick Lane Bowl--Minnesota vs. Central Michigan

Russell Athletic--North Carolina vs. Baylor

St. Petersburg--UConn vs. Marshall

Sun Bowl--Washington State vs. Miami of Florida

Tax Slayer--Penn State vs. Georgia

Texas Bowl--Texas Tech vs. LSU

Stay tuned to BroncoCountry for up-to-the minute information all day on College Football Selection Sunday.

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