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No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama for BCS national title

Tyrann Mathieu of the LSU Tigers reacts after

Tyrann Mathieu of the LSU Tigers reacts after he returned a punt 42 yards against the Georgia Bulldogs during the third quarter of the 2011 SEC Conference Championship game. (Dec. 3, 2011) Credit: Getty

No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama will get a rematch for the BCS national championship on Jan. 9 at the Superdome in New Orleans.

The other BCS matchups were what was generally predicted. The one surprise as the Sugar Bowl taking Michigan to play Virginia Tech. The Hokies are coming off a 38-10 loss to Clemson in the ACC title game. The Sugar Bowl passed on Boise State, Kansas State and Baylor, among others.

BCS National Championship
At the Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 9, 8:30 p.m.
No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama

Orange Bowl
At Miami
Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m.
No. 23 West Virginia vs. No. 15 Clemson

Sugar Bowl
At New Orleans
Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m.
No. 13 Michigan vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech

Fiesta Bowl
At Glendale, Ariz.
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m.
No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State

Rose Bowl
At Pasadena, Calif.
Jan. 2, 5 p.m.
No. 10 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Oregon

Non-BCS bowls

New Mexico Bowl
At Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec. 17, 2 p.m.
Temple vs. Wyoming

Idaho Potato Bowl
At Boise, Idaho
Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.
Ohio vs. Utah State

New Orleans Bowl
At the Superdome
Dec. 17, 9 p.m.
San Diego State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
At St. Petersburg, Fla.
Dec. 20, 8 p.m.
Florida International vs. Marshall

Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
Dec. 21, 8 p.m.
No. 18 TCU vs. Louisiana Tech

Las Vegas Bowl
At Las Vegas
Dec. 22, 8 p.m.
Arizona State vs. No. 7 Boise State

Hawaii Bowl
At Honolulu
Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
Nevada vs. No. 21 Southern Mississippi

Independence Bowl
At Shreveport, La.
Dec. 26, 5 p.m.
Missouri vs. North Carolina

Little Caesars Bowl
At Detroit
Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m.
Purdue vs. Western Michigan

Belk Bowl
At Charlotte, N.C.
Dec. 27, 8 p.m.
Louisville vs. North Carolina State

Military Bowl
At Washington, D.C.
Dec. 28, 4:30 p.m.
Toledo vs. Air Force

Holiday Bowl
At San Diego
Dec. 28, 8 p.m.
California vs. No. 24 Texas

Champs Sports Bowl
At Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m.
Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Alamo Bowl
At San Antonio
Dec. 29, 9 p.m.
Washington vs. No. 12 Baylor

Armed Forces Bowl
At Dallas
Dec. 30, 12 p.m.
BYU vs. Tulsa

Pinstripe Bowl
At Yankee Stadium, Bronx
Dec. 30, 3:20 p.m.
Rutgers vs. Iowa State

Music City Bowl
At Nashville, Tenn.
Dec. 30, 6:40 p.m.
Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest

Insight Bowl
At Tempe, Ariz.
Dec. 30, 10 p.m.
Iowa vs. No. 14 Oklahoma

Meineke Car Care Bowl
At Houston
Dec. 31, 12 p.m.
Texas A&M vs. Northwestern

Sun Bowl
At El Paso, Texas
Dec. 31, 2 p.m.
Georgia Tech vs. Utah

Liberty Bowl
At Memphis, Tenn.
Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Illinois vs. UCLA

Chick-fil-A Bowl
At Atlanta
Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Virginia vs. No. 25 Auburn

TicketCity Bowl
At Dallas
Jan. 2, 12 p.m.
No. 19 Houston vs. No. 22 Penn State

Outback Bowl
At Tampa, Fla.
Jan. 2, 1 p.m.
No. 16 Georgia vs. No. 17 Michigan State

Capital One Bowl
At Orlando
Jan. 2, 1 p.m.
No. 9 South Carolina vs. No. 20 Nebraska

Gator Bowl
At Jacksonville, Fla,
Jan. 2, 1 p.m.
Florida vs. Ohio State

BBVA Compass Bowl
At Birmingham, Ala.
Jan. 7, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. SMU Bowl
At Mobile, Ala.
Jan. 8, 9 p.m.
Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois

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