Notre Dame Fan Guide to All 42 Bowl Games

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Las Vegas Bowl presented by Geico:

Houston vs. San Diego State (3:30pm ET, ABC)

For everyone who was hoping by some miracle Tom Herman would be Notre Dame’s next coach, here’s your Bowl Season Day 1 game to watch.

Herman and the Cougars were one of the underdogs everyone wanted to make the College Football Playoff. After their kick six against Oklahoma on opening Saturday, Houston was the talk of college football. But losses to Navy and SMU basically ended their season and now they’re here.

On the other side of the ball, San Diego State has one player that was jipped from the Heisman race. Donnel Pumphrey was one of the best running backs in college football. If he didn’t play for San Diego State, he would’ve been in New York City.

This game is just one last chance for Irish fans to watch Tom Herman coach Houston. Besides that, Irish fans can enjoy the first big name bowl of the year.