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College bowl schedule 2012: Five Saturday games highlight weekend slate

The 2012-13 college football bowl season heats up with a weekend full of games including five on Saturday.

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It's time for the college football bowl season to heat up, and this weekend features eight games, including five during the day Saturday.

Friday's slate begins at 1 p.m. CT with Ohio taking on Louisiana-Monroe in the Advocare v100 Independence Bowl. After Rutgers and Virginia Tech do battle in the Russel Athletic Bowl at 4:30 p.m. CT, football fans in the Lone Star State may want to tune in to the Meineke Bowl at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN to see the Texas Tech Red Raiders play the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

On Saturday, a plethora of games fill the schedule including the Texas Longhorns playing the Oregon State Beavers at 5:45 p.m. CT in the 2012 Alamo Bowl on ESPN. FInally, TCU will close what will be a wild Saturday slate by taking on the Michigan State Spartans in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Phoenix with a kickoff at 9:15 p.m CT on ESPN.

A full schedule with all of the bowl games can be found here.

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