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2013 bowl game schedule: Sugar Bowl between Florida, Louisville headlines Wednesday

The Gators and Cardinals look to put on a show in New Orleans as the lone bowl game of the day.

Kevin C. Cox

New Years Day brought college football fans a slate of memorable games. As far as BCS games go, the Florida St. Seminoles pulled away from Northern Illinois late to claim the 2013 Orange Bowl championship. On Wednesday, another BCS game is the lone contest on the schedule.

At 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, the Florida Gators and Louisville Cardinals will square off for the 2013 Sugar Bowl. The Gators received an at-large BCS bid after an impressive showing in the SEC this fall, while Louisville beat Rutgers to claim the Big East crown last month.

Florida comes in as one of the nation's top defensive teams. Loaded with a quick, speedy defensive unit, UF gave up an average of just 13 points to their opponents in 2012. That ranks third in the nation. The Cardinals have the talent on offense to put some points up, although they'll have to play just about a perfect game to pull the upset in New Orleans.

For a complete look at this year's slate of bowl games, check out SB Nation's full schedule.