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MMQB: Which Bowl Game Entices you the Most?

With so many options, this could be a tough one to answer.

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Now that the official bowl schedule has been released, it's time to talk about it! But first, let's take a look at all of the match-ups awaiting us, from the College Playoff all the way down to Detroit.

Playoff semifinal Date Location
Rose No. 2 Oregon No. 3 Florida State 1/1/2015 Pasadena, CA
Sugar No. 1 Alabama No. 4 Ohio State 1/1/2015 New Orleans, LA
New Year's bowl Date Location
Cotton Baylor Michigan State 1/1/2015 Arlington, TX
Fiesta Boise State Arizona 12/31/2014 Glendale, AZ
Orange Georgia Tech Mississippi State 12/31/2014 Miami, FL
Peach TCU Ole Miss 12/31/2014 Atlanta, GA
Bowl Date Location
GoDaddy Toledo Arkansas State 1/4/2015 Mobile, AL
Birmingham East Carolina Florida 1/3/2015 Birmingham, AL
Alamo Kansas State UCLA 1/2/2015 San Antonio, TX
Armed Forces Houston Pitt* 1/2/2015 Fort Worth, TX
Cactus Oklahoma State Washington 1/2/2015 Tempe, AZ
TaxSlayer Iowa Tennessee 1/2/2015 Jacksonville, FL
Citrus Minnesota Missouri 1/1/2015 Orlando, FL
Outback Wisconsin Auburn 1/1/2015 Tampa, FL
Belk Louisville Georgia 12/30/2014 Charlotte, NC
Music City Notre Dame LSU 12/30/2014 Nashville, TN
Foster Farms Maryland Stanford 12/30/2014 Santa Clara, CA
Liberty West Virginia Texas A&M 12/29/2014 Memphis, TN
Russell Athletic Clemson Oklahoma 12/29/2014 Orlando, FL
Texas Texas Arkansas 12/29/2014 Houston, TX
Holiday Nebraska USC 12/27/2014 San Diego, CA
Independence Miami South Carolina 12/27/2014 Shreveport, LA
Military Cincinnati Virginia Tech 12/27/2014 Annapolis, MD
Pinstripe Boston College Penn State 12/27/2014 New York, NY
Sun Duke Arizona State 12/27/2014 El Paso, TX
Bitcoin UCF NC State 12/26/2014 St. Petersburg, FL
Quick Lane North Carolina Rutgers 12/26/2014 Detroit, MI
Heart of Dallas Illinois Louisiana Tech 12/26/2014 Dallas, TX
Bahamas Western Kentucky Central Michigan 12/24/2014 Nassau, BS
Hawaii Rice Fresno State 12/24/2014 Honolulu, HI
Boca Marshall Northern Illinois 12/23/2014 Boca Raton, FL
Poinsettia San Diego State Navy 12/23/2014 San Diego, CA
Miami Beach Memphis BYU 12/22/2014 Miami, FL
Camellia Bowling Green South Alabama 12/20/2014 Montgomery, AL
Las Vegas Colorado State Utah 12/20/2014 Las Vegas, NV
New Mexico UTEP Utah State 12/20/2014 Albuquerque, NM
New Orleans Louisiana-Lafayette Nevada 12/20/2014 New Orleans, LA
Potato Western Michigan Air Force 12/20/2014 Boise, ID

As you can see, there are plenty of enticing options for your viewership. For me though, the most interesting game will take place on January 1st, and it won't include any of Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, or Ohio State. The Michigan State-Baylor game is fascinating. Not only does it include one of the team who I believe should have been included in the playoff, but it's a classic showdown between defense and offense, even if Michigan State's defense isn't quite at the same level it was last year. Connor Cook and the rest of the Spartans suffered two big losses this year to Oregon and Ohio State, but I still believe they have the ability to hang with those top tier teams, so this game will be a great chance for them to prove me right or wrong.

On the other side, Baylor is just fun to watch. I will never say no to watching the Bears take the field, especially in a game that should give their offense a real test. It will also be fun to see former Penn Stater Shawn Oakman play what could be his last college game.

That's enough from me though, because there should be plenty of conversation on this in the comments. So, Black Shoe Diaries readers, I have a question for you. Aside from the Pinstripe Bowl, which bowl game are you most excited for and why?