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Vandy’s game is still a week away. Let’s watch some MAC teams instead.

NCAA Football: Toledo at Western Michigan Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

It was a long seven days, but college football is back in our lives. Unless you got desperate and, say, trekked up to northeast Wisconsin for a D3 playoff game in 10 degree weather, you’ve gone a whole week without the NCAA’s second-finest product (the first? Indentured servitude).

Saturday kicks off the FBS postseason with five games pulled from the depth’s of Power 5 non-conference scheduling. A pair of recent FBS additions (UT-San Antonio and Appalachian State), a team that went 0-12 in 2015, and one of the MAC’s most storied programs (TOLEDO) will all be in action.

Since we’ve got nothing to do but run through hypotheticals regarding Wakeyleaks (Joe Fisher would never betray us like that), let’s run with an open thread to talk college football in advance of Vanderbilt’s trip to the Independence Bowl. Here’s your full slate of games for today’s postseason kickoff.

Saturday’s Bowl Schedule

Bowl Team Location Time (ET) / TV Streaming
Bowl Team Location Time (ET) / TV Streaming
Gildan New Mexico Bowl New Mexico vs. UTSA Albuquerque, NM 2 p.m. / ESPN WatchESPN
Las Vegas Bowl Houston vs. San Diego State Las Vegas, NV 3:30 p.m. / ABC ESPN3
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Appalachian State vs. Toledo Montgomery, AL 5:30 p.m. / ESPN WatchESPN
AutoNation Cure Bowl UCF vs. Arkansas State Orlando, FL 5:30 p.m. / CBSSN CBSSports.com
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss vs. UL Lafayette New Orleans, LA 9 p.m. / ESPN WatchESPN