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College football TV schedule: Bowl season begins Saturday (+video)

There are five postseason college football games Saturday as the 2014 bowl season gets underway across the country.

Over 30 college football bowl games will be played between now and the first week of January, culminating with the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game in Arlington, Texas, on Jan. 12.

Saturday, ten teams hit the field in five different bowl games to get the postseason started.

The day kicks off with the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, named for a freight carrying company, from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, featuring Nevada and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Nevada, also known as the Wolf Pack, is a member of the Mountain West Conference and compiled a 7-5 record this season. Louisiana-Lafayette, affectionately referred to as the "Ragin' Cajuns," representing the Sun Belt Conference, posted an 8-4 mark in 2014.

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be televised on ESPN, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern time Saturday.

Next up will be the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, named for an apparel maker, from Albuquerque, with Utah State taking on Texas-El Paso (UTEP).

The Aggies of Utah State finished their 2014 season in the Mountain West Conference with a 9-4 record. UTEP, nicknamed the Miners, competes in Conference USA and compiled a 7-5 mark.

You can watch the Gildan New Mexico Bowl on ESPN, starting at 2:20 p.m. Eastern.

The most colorful bowl game Saturday will be the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, named for an automotive and industrial lubricant producer, in which No. 22 Utah will meet Colorado State.

The Utes of Utah are members of the Pacific-12 Conference, where they put together an 8-4 record this year. Colorado State is nicknamed the Rams and compiled a 10-2 mark in Mountain West Conference play.

The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time Saturday and can be seen on ABC.

The most delicious bowl game Saturday will be the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, featuring Western Michigan and Air Force.

The Broncos of Western Michigan were 8-4 during Mid-American Conference play in 2014. The US Air Force Academy, nicknamed the Falcons, plays football in the Mountain West Conference and finished the 2014 season with a 9-3 record.

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will be televised on ESPN, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Eastern.

Finally on Saturday night, the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, named for a broadcast media company and the state flower of Alabama, takes place in Montgomery, Alabama. The game pits Bowling Green against South Alabama.

The Bowling Green Falcons compiled a 7-6 record in the Mid-American Conference this year. South Alabama, also known as the Jaguars, was 6-6 in Sun Belt Conference play this fall.

You can watch the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl on ESPN, beginning at 9:15 p.m. Eastern Saturday night.

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