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College football bowl lineup for the 2021 postseason

From the Gasparilla Bowl to College Football Playoff action, here are the matchups from Dec. 17 through Jan. 10.
UCF quarterback Parker Navarro, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the win over USF in Orlando on Nov. 26. The Knights will be in Tampa for bowl season.
UCF quarterback Parker Navarro, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the win over USF in Orlando on Nov. 26. The Knights will be in Tampa for bowl season. [ CHASITY MAYNARD | Orlando Sentinel ]
Published Dec. 5, 2021
Updated Dec. 5, 2021

College football bowl season is the perfect excuse to veg out on the couch. A handy guide to all the matchups this postseason:

College Football Playoff

Dec. 31

Cotton Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Orange Bowl: No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 10

Championship, Indianapolis, 8 p.m., ESPN

Bowls

Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo, noon, ESPN

Cure Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN2

Dec. 18

Appalachian State and running back Camerun Peoples, center, will be in the Sunshine State for the Boca Raton Bowl.
Appalachian State and running back Camerun Peoples, center, will be in the Sunshine State for the Boca Raton Bowl. [ MATTHEW HINTON | Associated Press ]

Boca Raton Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State, 11 a.m., ESPN

Celebration Bowl: South Carolina State vs. Jackson State, noon, ABC

New Mexico Bowl: UTEP vs. Fresno State, 2:15 p.m., ESPN

Independence Bowl: BYU vs. UAB, 3:30 p.m., ABC

LendingTree Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty, 5:45 p.m., ESPN

LA Bowl: Utah State vs. Oregon State, 7:30 p.m., ABC

New Orleans Bowl: Marshall vs. Louisiana, 9:15 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl: Old Dominion vs. Tulsa, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Kent State vs. Wyoming, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Frisco Bowl: UTSA vs. San Diego State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 22

Armed Forces Bowl: Missouri vs. Army, 8 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 23

Florida running back Malik Davis will be back in his hometown for bowl season this year.
Florida running back Malik Davis will be back in his hometown for bowl season this year. [ PHELAN M. EBENHACK | Associated Press ]

Frisco Football Classic: North Texas vs. Miami (Ohio), 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Gasparilla Bowl: Florida vs. UCF, 7 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 24

Hawai’i Bowl: Memphis vs. Hawai’i, 8 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl: Ball State vs. Georgia State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Nevada, 11 a.m., ESPN

Military Bowl: Boston College vs. East Carolina, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 28

Birmingham Bowl: Houston vs. Auburn, noon, ESPN

First Responder Bowl: Air Force vs. Louisville, 3:15 p.m., ESPN

Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech, 6:45 p.m., ESPN

Holiday Bowl: UCLA vs. NC State, 8 p.m., Fox

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: West Virginia vs. Minnesota, 10:15 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 29

Oregon running back Seven McGee carries the ball during the first half of the Pac-12 championship on Friday in Las Vegas.
Oregon running back Seven McGee carries the ball during the first half of the Pac-12 championship on Friday in Las Vegas. [ CHASE STEVENS | Associated Press ]

Fenway Bowl: SMU vs. Virginia, 11 a.m., ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl: Maryland vs. Virginia Tech, 2:15 p.m., ESPN

Cheez-It Bowl: Clemson vs. Iowa State, 5:45 p.m., ESPN

Alamo Bowl: Oregon vs. Oklahoma, 9:15 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: North Carolina vs. South Carolina, 11:30 a.m., ESPN

Music City Bowl: Tennessee vs. Purdue, 3 p.m., ESPN

Peach Bowl: Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ESPN

Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State, 10:30 p.m., ESPN

Dec. 31

Gator Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, 11 a.m., ESPN

Sun Bowl: Washington State vs. Miami, 12:30 p.m., CBS

Arizona Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Boise State, 2 p.m., Barstool (streaming)

Jan. 1

Arkansas and quarterback KJ Jefferson will take on Penn State in the Outback Bowl in Tampa.
Arkansas and quarterback KJ Jefferson will take on Penn State in the Outback Bowl in Tampa. [ MICHAEL WOODS | Associated Press ]

Outback Bowl: Penn State vs. Arkansas, noon, ESPN2

Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs. Kentucky, 1 p.m., ABC

Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State, 1 p.m., ESPN

Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Utah, 5 p.m., ESPN

Sugar Bowl: Mississippi vs. Baylor, 8:45 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 4

Texas Bowl: LSU vs. Kansas State, 9 p.m., ESPN