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2012 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Alabama (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Brian Kelly (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

35 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2013-01-07 BCS Championship Alabama 42 Notre Dame 14 BCS Championship (Miami, FL)
2013-01-06 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State 17 Kent State 13 GoDaddy.com Bowl (Mobile, AL)
2013-01-05 BBVA Compass Bowl Mississippi 38 Pittsburgh 17 BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
2013-01-04 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13 Cotton Bowl (Arlington, TX)
2013-01-03 Fiesta Bowl Oregon 35 Kansas State 17 Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ)
2013-01-02 Sugar Bowl Louisville 33 Florida 23 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2013-01-01 Capital One Bowl Georgia 45 Nebraska 31 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2013-01-01 Gator Bowl Northwestern 34 Mississippi State 20 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2013-01-01 Heart of Dallas Bowl Oklahoma State 58 Purdue 14 Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2013-01-01 Orange Bowl Florida State 31 Northern Illinois 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2013-01-01 Outback Bowl South Carolina 33 Michigan 28 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2013-01-01 Rose Bowl Stanford 20 Wisconsin 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
2012-12-31 Chick-fil-A Bowl Clemson 25 Louisiana State 24 Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
2012-12-31 Liberty Bowl Tulsa 31 Iowa State 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2012-12-31 Music City Bowl Vanderbilt 38 North Carolina State 24 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
2012-12-31 Sun Bowl Georgia Tech 21 Southern California 7 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
2012-12-29 Alamo Bowl Texas 31 Oregon State 27 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
2012-12-29 Armed Forces Bowl Rice 33 Air Force 14 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2012-12-29 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan State 17 Texas Christian 16 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
2012-12-29 Fight Hunger Bowl Arizona State 62 Navy 28 Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2012-12-29 Pinstripe Bowl Syracuse 38 West Virginia 14 Pinstripe Bowl (New York, NY)
2012-12-28 Independence Bowl Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
2012-12-28 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Texas Tech 34 Minnesota 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston, TX)
2012-12-28 Russell Athletic Bowl Virginia Tech 13 Rutgers 10 Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2012-12-27 Belk Bowl Cincinnati 48 Duke 34 Belk Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
2012-12-27 Holiday Bowl Baylor 49 UCLA 26 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
2012-12-27 Military Bowl San Jose State 29 Bowling Green State 20 Military Bowl (Washington, DC)
2012-12-26 Little Caesars Bowl Central Michigan 24 Western Kentucky 21 Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI)
2012-12-24 Hawaii Bowl Southern Methodist 43 Fresno State 10 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
2012-12-22 Las Vegas Bowl Boise State 28 Washington 26 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
2012-12-22 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 43 East Carolina 34 New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2012-12-21 Beef O'Brady's Bowl Central Florida 38 Ball State 17 Beef O'Brady's Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL)
2012-12-20 Poinsettia Bowl Brigham Young 23 San Diego State 6 Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, CA)
2012-12-15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State 41 Toledo 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, ID)
2012-12-15 New Mexico Bowl Arizona 49 Nevada 48 New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)