College Bowl Games Are Here, Which Games Mean the Most and Who Will be the National Champion?

Story By: Richard Thomas

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

It’s that time of year.. some are thinking holidays, some are thinking hardware under the tree. Today the CFB Selection committee showcased some of the match-ups the remainder of the month leading up the National Championship Game.

So where there any surprises? Some say the Champions Bracket could have gone either LSU and Ohio State in the #1 spot, but these games with Clemson and Oklahoma in the mix certainly offer some excitement coming up.

We will have coverage from several of the bowl games this season. Here is the complete schedule below.

New Year’s Six bowl games

Date Bowl / Location Matchup Prediction
Jan. 1 Sugar
New Orleans
SEC vs. Big 12 (5) Georgia vs. (7) Baylor
Jan. 1 Rose
Pasadena, Calif.
Big Ten vs. Pac-12 (8) Wisconsin vs. (6) Oregon
Dec. 30 Orange
Miami Gardens, Fla.
ACC vs. SEC/B1G/ND (24) Virginia vs. (9) Florida
Dec. 28 Cotton
Arlington, Tex.
At-large vs. At-large (17) Memphis vs. (10) Penn State

Other bowl games

DateBowlTime (TV)Matchup
Jan. 6 Lending Tree Bowl
Mobile, Ala.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Louisiana vs. Miami (OH)
Jan. 4 Armed Forces
Fort Worth, Texas
11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Tulane vs. Southern Miss
Jan. 3 Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Nevada vs. Ohio
Jan. 2 Gator
Jacksonville, Fla.
7 p.m. (ESPN) Tennessee vs. Indiana
Jan. 2 Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.
3 p.m. (ESPN) Boston College vs. Cincinnati
Jan. 1 Outback
Tampa, Fla.
1 p.m. (ESPN) Minnesota vs. Auburn
Jan. 1 Citrus
Orlando, Fla.
1 p.m. (ABC) Michigan vs. Alabama
Dec. 31 Arizona
Tucson, Ariz.
4:30 p.m. (CBSSN) Wyoming vs. Georgia State
Dec. 31 Liberty
Memphis, Tenn.
3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Kansas State vs. Navy
Dec. 31 Tony the Tiger Sun
El Paso, Texas
2 p.m. (CBS) Arizona State vs. Florida State
Dec. 31 Belk
Charlotte, N.C.
Noon (ESPN) Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky
Dec. 31 Alamo
San Antonio, Texas
7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Utah vs. Texas
Dec. 30 Redbox
Santa Clara, Calif.
4 p.m. (FOX)
Illinois vs. Cal
Dec. 30 Music City
Nashville, Tenn.
4 p.m. (ESPN) Louisville vs. Mississippi State
Dec. 30 First Responder
12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Western Michigan vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 28 Camping World
Orlando, Fla.
Noon (ABC) Notre Dame vs. Iowa State
Dec. 27 Cheez-It
10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Washington State vs. Air Force
Dec. 27 Holiday
San Diego
8 p.m. (FS1) USC vs. Iowa
Dec. 27 Texas
6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 27 Pinstripe
New York
3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 27 Military
Annapolis, Md.
Noon (ESPN) North Carolina vs. Temple
Dec. 26 Quick Lane
8 p.m. (ESPN) Pitt vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec. 26 Independence
Shreveport, La.
4 p.m. (ESPN) Miami (FL) vs. Louisiana Tech
Dec. 24 Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
8 p.m. (ESPN) BYU vs. Hawaii
Dec. 23 Gasparilla
Tampa, Fla.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Marshall vs. UCF
Dec. 21 New Orleans
New Orleans
9 p.m. (ESPN) UAB vs. Appalachian State
Dec. 21 Las Vegas
Las Vegas
7:30 p.m. (ABC) Washington vs. Boise State 
Dec. 21 Camellia
Montgomery, Ala.
5:30 p.m. (ESPN) FIU vs. Arkansas State
Dec. 21 Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fla.
3:30 p.m. (ABC) FAU vs. SMU
Dec. 21 Cure
Orlando, Fla.
2:30 p.m. (CBSSN) Georgia Southern vs. Liberty
Dec. 21 New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.
2 p.m. (ESPN) Central Michigan vs. San Diego State
Dec. 20 Frisco
Frisco, Texas
7:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Utah State vs. Kent State
Dec. 20 Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
2 p.m. (ESPN) Charlotte vs. Buffalo

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