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Colleges

2017-18 college football bowl schedule

College Football Playoff

Semifinals, Jan. 1

Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)

No. 3 Georgia (12-1, SEC) vs. No. 2 Oklahoma (12-1, Big 12), 5 p.m., ESPN

Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)

No. 4 Alabama (11-1, SEC) vs. No. 1 Clemson (12-1, ACC), 8:45 p.m., ESPN

National championship (Atlanta), Jan. 8

8 p.m. ESPN

Bowls

Dec. 16

Celebration Bowl (Atlanta)

North Carolina A&T (11-0, MEAC) vs. Grambling State (11-1, SWAC), Noon, ABC

New Orleans Bowl

Troy (10-2, Sun Belt) vs. North Texas (6-4, CUSA)

Cure Bowl (Orlando)

Western Kentucky (6-6, CUSA) vs. Georgia State (6-5, Sun Belt), 2:30 p.m., CBSSN

Las Vegas Bowl

Boise State (10-3, MWC) vs. Oregon (7-5, Pac-12), 3:30 p.m., ABC

New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque)

Marshall (7-5, CUSA) vs. Colorado State (7-5, MWC), 4:30 p.m., ESPN

Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.)

Middle Tennessee (6-6, CUSA) vs. Arkansas State (7-4, Sun Belt), 8 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 19

Boca Raton Bowl

Akron (7-6, MAC) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3, CUSA), 7 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 20

Frisco Bowl (Texas)

SMU (7-5, AAC) vs. Louisiana Tech (6-6, CUSA), 8 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 21

Gasparilla Bowl (St. Petersburg)

Florida International (8-4, CUSA) vs. Temple (6-6, AAC), 8 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 22

Bahamas Bowl

UAB (8-4, CUSA) vs. Ohio (8-4, MAC), 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise)

Central Michigan (8-4, MAC) vs. Wyoming (7-5, MWC), 4 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 23

Birmingham Bowl (Alabama)

USF (9-2, AAC) vs. Texas Tech (6-6, Big 12), Noon, ESPN

Armed Forces Bowl

San Diego State (10-2, MWC) vs. Army (8-3, Independent), 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Dollar General Bowl (Mobile, Ala.)

Appalachian State (8-4, Sun Belt) vs. Toledo (11-2, MAC), 7 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 24

Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu)

Fresno State (9-4, MWC) vs. Houston (7-4, AAC), 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 26

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Utah (6-6, Pac-12) vs. West Virginia (7-5, Big 12), 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit)

Duke (6-6, ACC) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4, MAC), 5:15 p.m., ESPN

Cactus Bowl (Phoenix)

Kansas State (7-5, Big 12) vs. UCLA (6-6, Pac-12), 9 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 27

Independence Bowl (Shreveport, La.)

Florida State (6-6, ACC) vs. Team, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl (New York)

Iowa (7-5, Big Ten) vs. Boston College (7-5, ACC), 5:15 p.m., ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl (Santa Clara, Calif.)

Arizona (7-5, Pac-12) vs. Purdue (6-6, Big Ten), 8:30 p.m., FOX

Texas Bowl (Houston)

Missouri (7-5, SEC) vs. Texas (6-6, Big 12), 9 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 28

Military Bowl (Annapolis, Md.)

Virginia (6-6, ACC) vs. Navy (6-5, AAC), 1:30 p.m. ESPN

Camping World Bowl (Orlando)

Virginia Tech (9-3, AAC) vs. Oklahoma State (9-3, Big 12), 5:15 p.m., ESPN

Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, Texas)

Stanford (9-4, Pac-12) vs. TCU (10-3, Big 12), 9 p.m., ESPN

Holiday Bowl (San Diego)

Washington State (9-3, Pac-12) vs. Michigan State (9-3, Big Ten), 9 p.m., FOX

Dec. 29

Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.)

Wake Forest (7-5, AAC) vs. Texas A&M (7-5, SEC), 1 p.m. ESPN

Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas)

NC State (8-4, ACC) vs. Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12), 3 p.m., CBS

Music City Bowl (Nashville)

Kentucky (7-5, SEC) vs. Northwestern (9-3, Big Ten), 4:30 p.m., ESPN

Arizona Bowl (Tucson)

Utah State (6-6, MWC) vs. New Mexico State (6-6, Sun Belt), 5:30 p.m., CBSSN

Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas)

USC (11-2, Pac-12) vs. Ohio State (11-2, Big Ten), 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 30

TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville)

Louisville (8-4, ACC) vs. Mississippi State (8-4, SEC), Noon, ESPN

Liberty Bowl (Memphis)

Iowa State (7-5, Big 12) vs. Memphis (10-2, AAC), 12:30 p.m., ABC

Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.)

Washington (10-2, Pac-12) vs. Penn State (10-2, Big Ten), 4 p.m., ESPN

Orange Bowl (Miami Gardens)

Wisconsin (12-1, Big Ten) vs. Miami (10-2, ACC), 8 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl (Tampa)

Michigan (5-4, Big Ten) vs. South Carolina (8-4, SEC), Noon, ESPN2

Peach Bowl (Atlanta)

UCF (12-0, AAC) vs. Auburn (10-3, SEC), 12:30 p.m., ESPN

Citrus Bowl (Orlando)

Notre Dame (9-3, Independent) vs. LSU (9-3, SEC), 1 p.m., ABC

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