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College Football Playoff/bowl schedule for December-January

Starting Dec. 20, there is almost a full month of couch potato fun ahead if you love college football.
Running back DeeJay Dallas (13) and Miami will spend bowl season in Shreveport, La., for the Independence Bowl. [MARK WALLHEISER  |  AP]
Running back DeeJay Dallas (13) and Miami will spend bowl season in Shreveport, La., for the Independence Bowl. [MARK WALLHEISER | AP]
Published Dec. 8, 2019
Updated Dec. 9, 2019

The master list for college football bowl season.

Dec. 20

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Bahamas Bowl: Charlotte (7-5, CUSA) vs Buffalo (7-5, MAC) , Nassau; 2 p.m. TV: ESPN

Frisco Bowl: Utah State (7-5, Mountain West) vs. Kent State, (6-6, MAC), Texas; 7:30 p.m. TV: ESPN2

Dec. 21

Celebration Bowl: North Carolina A&T (8-3, MEAC) vs Alcorn State (9-3, SWAC), Atlanta; noon TV: ABC

New Mexico Bowl: Central Michigan (8-5, MAC) vs. San Diego State (9-3, Mountain West), Albuquerque, 2 p.m. TV: ESPN

Cure Bowl: Georgia Southern (7-5, Sun Belt) vs. Liberty (7-5, Independent), Orlando; 2:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network

Deangelo Antoine, right, and Florida Atlantic will stay home this bowl season. [MIKE STOCKER | AP]

Boca Raton Bowl: SMU (10-2, AAC) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3, CUSA), 3:30 p.m. TV: ABC

Camellia Bowl: Florida International (6-6, CUSA) vs. Arkansas State (7-5, Sun Belt), Montgomery, Ala.; 5:30 p.m. TV: ESPN

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Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State (12-1, Mountain West) vs. Washington (7-5, Pac-12), 7:30 p.m. TV: ABC

New Orleans Bowl: Appalachian State (12-1, Sun Belt) vs. UAB (9-4, CUSA), 9 p.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 23

Running back Otis Anderson and UCF stay in-state this bowl season, heading to Tampa for the Gasparilla Bowl. [WILLIE J. ALLEN JR. | AP]

Gasparilla Bowl: UCF (9-3, AAC) vs. Marshall (8-4, CUSA), Raymond James Stadium, Tampa; 2:30 p.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 24

Hawai’i Bowl: Hawai’i (9-5, Mountain West) vs. BYU (7-5, Independent), Honolulu; 8 p.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 26

Related: RELATED: UCF to face Marshall in Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James

Independence Bowl: Louisiana Tech (9-3, CUSA) vs. Miami (6-6, ACC), Shreveport, La.; 4 p.m. TV: ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl: Pittsburgh (7-5, ACC) vs. Eastern Michigan (6-6, MAC), Detroit; 8 p.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 27

Re'Mahn Davis and Temple get to take on an ACC foe this bowl season. [JOHN MINCHILLO | AP]

Military Bowl: North Carolina (6-6, ACC) vs. Temple (8-4, AAC), Annapolis, Md.; noon TV: ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl: Michigan State (6-6, Big Ten) vs. Wake Forest (8-4, ACC), New York; 3:20 p.m. TV: ESPN

Texas Bowl: Oklahoma State (8-4, Big 12) vs. Texas A&M (7-5, SEC), Houston; 6:45 p.m. TV: ESPN

Holiday Bowl: USC (8-4, Pac-12) vs. Iowa (9-3, Big Ten), San Diego; 8 p.m. TV: Fox Sports 1

Cheez-It Bowl: Air Force (10-2, Mountain West) vs. Washington State (6-6, Pac-12), Phoenix; 10:15 p.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 28

John Shannon (54) and Notre Dame will be hanging out in Florida this holiday season at the Camping World Bowl. [BEN MARGOT | AP]

Camping World Bowl: Notre Dame (10-2, Independent) vs. Iowa State (7-5, Big 12), Orlando; noon TV: ABC

Cotton Bowl Classic: Penn State (10-2, Big Ten) vs. Memphis (12-1, AAC), Arlington, Texas; noon TV: ESPN

College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 1 LSU (13-0, SEC) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1, Big 12), Peach Bowl, Atlanta, 4 p.m. TV: ESPN

Related: College Football Playoff pairings: LSU-Oklahoma and Ohio State-Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal: No. 2 Ohio State (13-0, Big Ten) vs. No. 3 Clemson (13-0, ACC), Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.; 8 p.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 30

Quarterback Kyle Trask and Florida get a coveted New Year's Six Bowl. [JOHN RAOUX | AP]

First Responder Bowl: Western Kentucky (8-4, CUSA) vs. Western Michigan (7-5, MAC), Dallas; 12:30 p.m. TV: ESPN

Music City Bowl: Mississippi State (6-6, SEC) vs. Louisville (7-5, ACC), Nashville, Tenn.; 4 p.m. TV: ESPN

Redbox Bowl: California (7-5, Pac-12) vs. Illinois (6-6, Big Ten), Santa Clara, Calif.; 4 p.m. TV: FOX

Orange Bowl: Florida (10-2, SEC) vs. Virginia (9-4, ACC), Miami Gardens; 8 p.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 31

We hear Texas is nice this time of year. That's where quarterback James Blackman and Florida State will be for the Sun Bowl. [JOHN RAOUX | AP]

Belk Bowl: Virginia Tech (8-4, ACC) vs. Kentucky (7-5, SEC), Charlotte, N.C.; noon TV: ESPN

Sun Bowl: Florida State (6-6, ACC) vs. Arizona State (7-5, Pac-12), El Paso, Texas; 2 p.m. TV: CBS

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Liberty Bowl: Navy (9-2, AAC) vs. Kansas State (8-4, Big 12), Memphis, Tenn.; 3:45 p.m. TV: ESPN

Arizona Bowl: Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West) vs. Georgia State (7-5, Sun Belt), Tucson; 4:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports

Alamo Bowl: Utah (11-2, Pac-12) vs. Texas (7-5, Texas), San Antonio; 7:30 p.m. TV: ESPN

Jan. 1

This isn't Auburn's first trip to Tampa and the Outback Bowl. [BUTCH DILL | AP]

Citrus Bowl: Michigan (9-3, Big Ten) vs. Alabama (10-2, SEC), Orlando; 1 p.m. TV: ABC

Outback Bowl: Auburn (9-3, SEC) vs. No. 16 Minnesota (10-2, Big Ten), Raymond James Stadium, Tampa; 1 p.m. TV: ESPN

Related: Minnesota to face Auburn in Outback Bowl

Rose Bowl: Oregon (11-2, Pac-12) vs. Wisconsin (10-3, Big 10), Pasadena, Calif.; 5 p.m. TV: ESPN

Sugar Bowl: Georgia (11-2, SEC) vs. Baylor (11-2, Big 12), New Orleans; 8:45 p.m. TV: ESPN

Jan. 2

Receiver Josh Palmer and Tennessee will return to the postseason at the Gator Bowl. [L.G. PATTERSON | AP]

Birmingham Bowl: Boston College (6-6, ACC) vs. Cincinnati (10-3, AAC), Alabama; 3 p.m. TV: ESPN

Gator Bowl: Indiana (8-4, Big Ten) vs Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Jacksonville; 7 p.m. TV: ESPN

Jan. 3

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Ohio (6-6, MAC) vs. Nevada (7-5, Mountain West), Boise, Idaho; 3:30 p.m. TV: ESPN

Jan. 4

Armed Forces Bowl: Southern Miss (7-5, CUSA) vs. Tulane (6-6, AAC), Fort Worth, Texas: 11:30 a.m. TV: ESPN

Jan. 6

LendingTree Bowl: Louisiana (10-3, Sun Belt) vs. Miami Ohio (8-5, MAC), Mobile, Ala.; 7:30 p.m. TV: ESPN

Jan. 13

Will it be Dabo Swinney and Clemson in yet another College Football Playoff national title game this year? Stay tuned. [Times]

College Football Playoff National Championship: TBD, New Orleans; 8 p.m. TV: ESPN


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