From the middle of December to the middle of January is heaven for college football fans, as there are 40 bowl games in little more than three weeks, that began on Dec. 15 and will end with the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 7.
But why should BYU fans watch any of them other than when the Cougars play on Friday in Boise?
Here are six bowl games BYU shouldn't miss this bowl season.
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
South Florida vs. Marshall on Dec. 20
Time: 6 p.m. MT
BYU fans can get their first look at a 2019 opponent when the Bulls are in action. The Cougars will travel to Tampa, Florida on Oct. 12, 2019 in the sixth game of the season.
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Toldeo vs. FIU on Dec. 21
Time: 10:30 a.m. MT
The last time BYU faced Toledo Jamaal Williams and Kareem Hunt were running up and down the gridiron at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Watch for Toledo wide receiver Jon’Vea Johnson in this game. In 2018 he has 29 receptions for 611 yards and seven touchdowns. He will be a senior when the Cougars enter the Glass Bowl in 2019.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
BYU vs. Western Michigan
Time: 2 p.m. MT
Well, duh, of course BYU fans should watch their beloved Cougars try to get their first ever victory on the Smurf Turf in Boise.
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Boise State vs. Boston College on Dec. 26
Time: 11:30 a.m. MT
The Broncos will face a Boston College team that started the season 7-2 before falling to Clemson.
Boise State's John Hightower will return to the Broncos when they travel to Provo on Oct. 19, 2019.
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Utah vs. Northwestern
Time: 5 p.m. MT
This will be the the Utes' final game before facing BYU in Provo to start the 2019 season.
In 2019 Utah will need to replace at least three coaches (Gary Andersen, Troy Taylor and Justin Ena) who were hired at other schools.
Washington vs. Ohio State
Time: 3 p.m. MT
As the Pac 12 champions, the Huskies will play in the Rose Bowl for the first time since 2001. Utah County fans can focus on former Provo Bulldog Ty Jones, who leads the Huskies with six touchdowns, and has 28 catches for 469 yards.