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College football TV schedule and open thread: New Year’s Day bowls

Welcome to 2019.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A very Happy New Year to you, dear Alligator Army readers.

If you’d like to ease into 2019 with some college football, there are five games for you to feast your eyes upon today.

Outback Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Iowa (12:00 p.m., ESPN2): The No. 18 Bulldogs are in Tampa squaring off against the Hawkeyes - themselves frequent Outback Bowl participants - in what would seem to be a low-scoring affair.

Bowl gifts: Fossil watch, Jostens ring, $125 Best Buy gift card, Outback Steakhouse Gift card, and a hat.

Playstation Fiesta Bowl
LSU vs. UCF (1:00 p.m., ESPN): Will the No. 11 Tigers be the team to finally vanquish the No. 8 Knights and end the nation’s longest winning streak? Or will we have to keep hearing about claimed national titles from the UCF faithful?

Bowl gifts: PS4 gift package, Fossil watch with engraved caseback, and an Ogio X-Fit backpack.

VRBO Citrus Bowl
Kentucky vs. Penn State (1:00 p.m., ABC): The No. 14 Wildcats cap their successful season against the No. 12 Nittany Lions in Orlando’s annual Big Ten-SEC showdown.

Bowl gifts: $400 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, and an Ogio backpack with luggage tag.

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Washington vs. Ohio State (5:00 p.m., ESPN): This year’s Grandaddy of Them All features the Pac-12 Champion No. 9 Huskies against the Big Ten Champion No. 6 Buckeyes in Urban Meyer’s last game at the helm.

Bowl gifts: A gift suite, Fossil watch, Ogio backpack, and a New Era 9Fifty adjustable hat.

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Texas vs. Georgia (8:45 p.m., ESPN): The Big-12 runner-up, the No. 15 Longhorns, take on the SEC runner-up No. 5 Bulldogs, who just missed the playoff themselves after falling to Alabama late.

Bowl gifts: A gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Rock ’Em socks, and cufflinks.

And here is your schedule table.

Schedule for Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Match-up Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Match-up Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Mississippi State vs. Iowa (Outback Bowl) 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
LSU vs. UCF (Fiesta Bowl) 1:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Kentucky vs. Penn State (Citrus Bowl) 1:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Washington vs. Ohio State (Rose Bowl) 5:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Texas vs. Georgia (Sugar Bowl) 8:45 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN