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Football bowl game schedule

For some, December is all about the holidays. January is all about the New Year. It’s family gatherings and gifts, confetti and Champagne. But then there are the rest of us. Those of us who know that mid-December through the first part of January is the exclusive territory of college football bowl games.

If you’re one of us, you’ve learned to wrap gifts and prepare for parties while keeping your full attention glued to the TV. You are a true fan, and you’ve waited all year for this. So let’s take a closer look at the bowl game schedule that will be upon us before you can say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

College Football Bowl Game Schedule

Saturday, December 15

  • Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl – North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State
  • New Mexico Bowl – Utah State vs. North Texas
  • AutoNation Cure Bowl – Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl – Fresno State vs. Arizona State
  • Raycom Media Camellia Bowl – Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan
  • R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Middle Tennessee State vs. Appalachian State

Tuesday, December 18

  • Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl – UAB vs. Northern Illinois

Wednesday, December 19

  • DXL Frisco Bowl – San Diego State vs. Ohio

Thursday, December 20

  • Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl – Marshall vs. South Florida

Friday, December 21

  • Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl – FIU vs. Toledo
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Western Michigan vs. BYU

Saturday, December 22

  • Jared Birmingham Bowl – Memphis vs. Wake Forest
  • Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl – Houston vs. Army
  • Dollar General Bowl – Buffalo vs. Troy
  • SoFi Hawaii Bowl – Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii

Wednesday, December 26 

  • SERVPRO First Responder Bowl – Boston College vs. Boise State
  • Quick Lane Bowl – Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech
  • Cheez-It Bowl – California vs. TCU

Thursday, December 27

  • Walk-On’s Independence Bowl – Temple vs. Duke
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl – Miami vs. Wisconsin
  • Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl – Baylor vs. Vanderbilt

Friday, December 28

  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl – Purdue vs. Auburn
  • Camping World Bowl – West Virginia vs. Syracuse
  • Valera Alamo Bowl – Iowa State vs. Washington State

Saturday, December 29

  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – Florida vs. Michigan
  • Belk Bowl – South Carolina vs. Virginia
  • NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl – Arkansas State vs. Nevada
  • College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – Clemson vs. Notre Dame
  • College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl – Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Monday, December 31

  • Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman – Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl – Stanford vs. Pitt
  • Redbox Bowl – Michigan State vs. Oregon
  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
  • San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl – Northwestern vs. Utah
  • TaxSlayer Gator Bowl – NC State vs. Texas A&M

Tuesday, January 1

  • Outback Bowl – Mississippi State vs. Iowa
  • VRBO Citrus Bowl – Kentucky vs. Penn State
  • PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – LSU vs. UCF
  • Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual – Washington vs. Ohio State
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl – Texas vs. Georgia

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