The college football bowl season (also known as cozy-pants-and recliner-season) starts this Saturday, and Texas is hosting nine of these big games over the next three weeks.  There are four Texas teams playing in bowl games this year.

Texas has an abundance of huge stadiums that make great host sites for college bowl games, and we're typically a warm-weather state which draws fans who want a vacation when they travel to see their teams play.

These are the Texas sites hosting bowl games this season, along with the broadcast info so you can watch from your recliner instead of making the road trip if you'd like.

Texas-Hosted Bowl Games

Frisco Bowl
TEAMS: San Diego State vs. Ohio  Dec. 19, 7 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Frisco

Armed Forces Bowl
TEAMS: Houston vs. Army, Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Fort Worth

First Responder Bowl
TEAMS: Boston College vs. Boise State, Dec. 26, 12:30 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Dallas

Texas Bowl
TEAMS: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Houston

Alamo Bowl
TEAMS: Iowa State vs Washington State, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: San Antonio

Cotton Bowl
TEAMS: Clemson vs. Notre Dame, Dec. 29 3 p.m. (ESPN) Semifinal playoff game.
LOCATION: Arlington

Sun Bowl
TEAMS: Pittsburgh vs. Stanford, Dec. 31, 1 p.m. CST (CBS)
LOCATION: El Paso

In D2:

The Corsicana Bowl was held at Tiger Stadium in Corsicana on December 1 between Emporia State and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  Emporia State won the game 30-22.

The Heart of Texas Bowl was also held December 1 at Waco ISD Stadium between  The Angelo State University Rams and the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos.  UCO beat ASU 41 to 34.

Texas teams playing in bowl games.

New Mexico Bowl
TEAMS: North Texas vs. Utah State, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM

Cheez-It Bowl
Teams: California vs. TCU, Dec. 26, 8 p.m. CST
LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ

Gator Bowl
TEAMS: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina State, Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m. CST.
LOCATION: Jacksonville, FL

Sugar Bowl
TEAMS: No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 14 Texas, Jan. 1, 7:45 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA

If you're a football fan or a fan of chips and dip, this is a great time of year to hit the sports bar or the recliner and watch these teams battle it out to end their seasons on a good note.  This will be fun.