College Football Playoff and Bowl Schedules

Tanner Dennie | December 2, 2018
College Football Playoff and Bowl Schedules 2018
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Let’s go bowling! It’s every college football buff’s favorite time of the year. After an exciting weekend of conference championships match ups, we will soon learn the fate of six teams that are fighting for the chance to compete for the national championship. Let’s look at some of the possible match ups for this years College Football Playoff semifinal and other notable New Year’s Six bowl games.


Orange Bowl: (1) Alabama vs. (4) Oklahoma

After pulling off a 35-28 come-from-behind victory over the Georgia Bulldogs in the last minute of the SEC Championship game, the Alabama Crimson Tide should easily claim the number one seed. With Georgia losing and projected to fall from the number four seed, the Oklahoma Sooners are likely move into the fourth spot after claiming the Big 12 championship over rival Texas Longhorns. Though most pundits seem to be in favor of Oklahoma claiming the fourth seed, other pundits are lobbying for the Georgia Bulldogs to remain at four after almost defeating the undefeated Crimson Tide. Ohio State’s win over Northwestern in the Big 10 Championship game also throws a wrench in what the committee could decide for the fourth playoff spot.

Cotton Bowl: (2) Clemson vs. (3) Notre Dame

Clemson’s 42-10 win over Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship game shows once again why the Tigers are among the favorites to hoist the College Football Playoff trophy at the seasons end. The Fighting Irish head into their match up with the Tigers with a perfect 12-0 record, but some believe that controversy could occur on selection Sunday and the order of the top four playoff spots due to the fact Notre Dame doesn’t play in a conference and didn’t play in a conference championship game.

Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Texas

After leading by two touchdowns in the second half, Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs suffered another detrimental loss to the Crimson Tide for the second time in 2019. Oklahoma and Ohio State winning their conferences respectively doesn’t bode well for the Bulldogs and their chances at clinching a playoff berth. The Texas Longhorns made strides in year two under head coach Tom Herman, showing the country why the Longhorns could be a legitimate force in the near college football future. After losing to the Sooners 39-27 in the Big 12 title game, the Longhorns should find themselves in a match up with the Bulldogs on New Year’s Day.

Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Washington

The Ohio State Buckeyes aren’t newcomers to controversy when it comes to the college football world, but there very well could be some controversy come selection Sunday. The Buckeyes have made a strong push for the playoffs after upsetting and knocking rival Michigan Wolverines out of the playoff picture and winning the Big 10 to finish the season, but that ultimately might not be enough for the Buckeyes to claim a date with number one seed Alabama. Washington locked up their place in the Rose Bowl after defeating (17) Utah 10-3 in the Pac 12 title game, in what was one of the most intriguing defensive Matchups this college football season. Chris Petersen has coached in many big games and the Huskies are more than capable of defeating anyone in the country.

Fiesta Bowl: LSU vs. UCF

What an up and down season it has been for the LSU Tigers. After suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Florida Gators in the middle of the season, LSU regrouped and defeated a top ten Georgia team to propel them into the College Football Playoff talks. The Tigers will have a fun match up with the UCF Knights, who are riding a 25-game winning streak and claimed their second straight AAC Championship against the Memphis Tigers. Without quarterback McKenzie Milton, the Knights will have an uphill battle to climb when facing a physical LSU defensive front.

Peach Bowl: Florida vs. Michigan

The Gators finished the regular season with a 9-3 record in Dan Mullen’s first season with the Gators. The Gators finished the season defeating LSU, along with a victory over the Florida State Seminoles 41-14 to claim a spot in a New Year’s Six game. Michigan are luckily still in the mix after falling to the Buckeyes the final week of the season. After going on a run mid-season, the Wolverines have plenty to play for with Jim Harbaugh having many questions to answer.

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Complete Bowl Schedules and Matchups


Jan. 1, 2019
Rose Bowl - Pasadena, CA  |  5 p.m. ESPN
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Matchup: No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Washington

Jan. 1, 2019
Sugar Bowl - New Orleans, LA  | 8:45 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: No. 14 Texas vs. No. 4 Georgia

Jan. 7, 2019
National Championship - Santa Clara, CA   |  5 p.m. ESPN
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Matchup: Cotton winner vs. Orange winner

The Selection Committee Bowl Games


Dec. 26, 2018
Cotton Bowl - Arlington, TX | 12:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

Dec. 29, 2018
Orange Bowl | Miami, FL  | TBD, ESPN
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Matchup: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

Jan 1. 2019
Peach Bowl | Atlanta, GA | 12:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Florida vs. Michigan (10-3)

Jan 1. 2019
Fiesta Bowl - Glendale, AZ | 4 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: UCF vs. LSU

Other Bowl Games


Dec. 15, 2018
Celebration Bowl - Atlanta, GA | Noon, ABC
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Matchup: Alcorn State vs. NCATSU

New Orleans Bowl - New Orleans, LA | 8 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Appalachian State vs. Conference USA

Cure Bowl - Orlando, FL | 2:30 p.m., CBSSN
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Matchup: Tulane vs. UL Lafayette

Las Vegas Bowl - Las Vegas, NV  | 12:30 p.m., ABC
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Matchup: No. 25 Fresno State vs. Arizona State

New Mexico Bowl - Albuquerque, NM | 4:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: North Texas vs. Utah State

Camellia Bowl - Montgomery, AL | 5:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern


Dec. 18, 2018
Boca Raton Bowl - Boca Raton, FL | 7 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: NIU vs. UAB


Dec. 19, 2018
Frisco Bowl - Frisco, TX  | 8 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Ohio vs. San Diego State


Dec. 20, 2018
Gasparilla Bowl - St. Petersburg, FL | 8 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: USF vs. Marshall


Dec. 21, 2018
Bahamas Bowl - Nassau, Bahamas | 12:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Florida International vs. Toledo

Idaho Potato Bowl - Boise, ID | 2 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Buffalo vs. Ohio State


Dec. 22, 2018
Birmingham Bowl - Birmingham, AL - Noon, ESPN
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Matchup: Memphis vs. Wake Forest

Armed Forces Bowl - Fort Worth, TX | 2:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Houston vs. Army

Dollar General Bowl - Mobile, AL | 7 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Buffalo vs. Troy

Hawai'i Bowl - Honolulu, HI | 5:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii


Dec. 26, 2018
Quick Lane Bowl - Detroit, MI | 5:15 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech

Cheez-It Bowl - Phoenix, AZ | 7 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Oklahoma State vs. California


Dec. 27, 2018
Independence Bowl - Shreveport, LA | 1:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Duke vs. Temple

Pinstripe Bowl - New York 5:15 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Virginia vs. Wisconsin

Foster Farms Bowl - Santa Clara, CA | 8:30 p.m., FOX
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Matchup: Purdue vs. Arizona


Texas Bowl - Houston, TX | 9 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt


Dec. 28, 2018
Camping World Bowl - Orlando, FL  | 5:15 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: West Virginia vs. Syracuse

Alamo Bowl - San Antonio, TX  | 8 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Iowa State vs. Washington State

Music City Bowl - Nashville, TN | 12:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Auburn vs. Purdue

Arizona Bowl - Tucson, AZ | 5:30 p.m., CBSSN
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Matchup: Mountain West vs. Arkansas State


Dec. 29, 2018
Belk Bowl - Charlotte, NC | 12 p.m. ESPN
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Matchup: South Carolina vs. Virginia

Liberty Bowl - Memphis, TN 3:45 p.m., ABC
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Matchup: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri


Dec. 31, 2018
Holiday Bowl - San Diego, CA | 7 p.m., FS1
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Matchup: Northwestern vs. Utah

Sun Bowl - El Paso, TX | 2 p.m., CBS
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Matchup: Stanford vs. Pitt


Gator (TaxSlayer) Bowl - Jacksonville, FL | 7:30 p.m., ESPN
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Matchup: Texas A&M vs. NC State

Military Bowl - Annapolis, Maryland 12 p.m. ESPN
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Matchup: Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati


Jan. 1, 2018
Outback Bowl - Tampa, FL | Noon, ESPN2
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Matchup: Michigan vs. South Carolina

Citrus Bowl - Orlando, FL | 1 p.m., ABC
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Matchup: Kentucky vs. Penn State

Check back for updates as the college football post season progresses!



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Wed
Dec 19, 2018
7:00 PM
Frisco Bowl: Ohio Bobcats vs. San Diego State Aztecs
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, TX
Thu
Dec 20, 2018
8:00 PM
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall Thundering Herd vs. South Florida Bulls
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
Fri
Dec 21, 2018
2:00 PM
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: BYU Cougars vs. Western Michigan Broncos
Albertsons Stadium
Boise, ID
Sat
Dec 22, 2018
11:00 AM
Birmingham Bowl: Memphis Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Legion Field Stadium
Birmingham, AL
Sat
Dec 22, 2018
2:30 PM
Armed Forces Bowl: Houston Cougars vs. Army West Point Black Knights
Amon Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX
Sat
Dec 22, 2018
5:30 PM
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii Warriors vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Aloha Stadium
Aiea, HI
Wed
Dec 26, 2018
12:30 PM
First Responder Bowl: Boston College Eagles vs. Boise State Broncos
Cotton Bowl Stadium
Dallas, TX
Wed
Dec 26, 2018
5:15 PM
Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Ford Field
Detroit, MI
Wed
Dec 26, 2018
7:00 PM
Cheez-It Bowl: California Golden Bears vs. TCU Horned Frogs
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
Thu
Dec 27, 2018
TBD
PARKING: Texas Bowl: Baylor Bears vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
NRG Stadium Parking Lots
Houston, TX
Thu
Dec 27, 2018
12:30 PM
Independence Bowl: Temple Owls vs. Duke Blue Devils
Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA
Thu
Dec 27, 2018
5:15 PM
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
Thu
Dec 27, 2018
8:00 PM
Texas Bowl: Baylor Bears vs. Vanderbilt Commodores
NRG Stadium
Houston, TX
Fri
Dec 28, 2018
12:30 PM
Music City Bowl: Purdue Boilermakers vs. Auburn Tigers
Nissan Stadium - Nashville
Nashville, TN
Fri
Dec 28, 2018
5:15 PM
Camping World Bowl: Syracuse Orange vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
Fri
Dec 28, 2018
8:00 PM
Valero Alamo Bowl: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Washington State Cougars
Alamodome
San Antonio, TX
Sat
Dec 29, 2018
TBD
PARKING: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Florida Gators vs. Michigan Wolverines
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Parking Lots
Atlanta, GA
Sat
Dec 29, 2018
11:15 AM
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Nevada Wolf Pack
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ
Sat
Dec 29, 2018
12:00 PM
Belk Bowl: South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Virginia Cavaliers
Bank Of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Sat
Dec 29, 2018
12:00 PM
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Florida Gators vs. Michigan Wolverines
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
Sat
Dec 29, 2018
3:00 PM
Cotton Bowl Classic: Clemson Tigers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
Sat
Dec 29, 2018
8:00 PM
Capital One Orange Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
Mon
Dec 31, 2018
12:00 PM
Redbox Bowl: Oregon Ducks vs. Michigan State Spartans
Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, CA
Mon
Dec 31, 2018
12:00 PM
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Stanford Cardinal
Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX
Mon
Dec 31, 2018
12:00 PM
Military Bowl: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, MD
Mon
Dec 31, 2018
2:45 PM
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Missouri Tigers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Liberty Bowl Stadium
Memphis, TN
Mon
Dec 31, 2018
4:00 PM
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: Utah Utes vs. Northwestern Wildcats
SDCCU Stadium
San Diego, CA
Mon
Dec 31, 2018
7:30 PM
TaxSlayer Bowl: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Texas A&M Aggies
TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL
Mon
Dec 31, 2018
7:31 PM
PARKING: TaxSlayer Bowl
TIAA Bank Field Parking Lots
Jacksonville, FL
Tue
Jan 1, 2019
TBD
PARKING: Sugar Bowl : Georgia Bulldogs vs. Texas Longhorns
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Parking Lot
New Orleans, LA
Tue
Jan 1, 2019
11:00 AM
Fiesta Bowl: LSU Tigers vs. UCF Knights
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, AZ
Tue
Jan 1, 2019
12:00 PM
Outback Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
Tue
Jan 1, 2019
1:00 PM
Citrus Bowl: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
Tue
Jan 1, 2019
2:00 PM
Rose Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Washington Huskies
Rose Bowl - Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Tue
Jan 1, 2019
7:45 PM
Sugar Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs. Texas Longhorns
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA
Mon
Jan 7, 2019
5:00 PM
College Football Playoff National Championship
Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, CA
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