• Ready, set, bowl! Here is the college football bowl schedule

    By: Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Ready, set, bowl! The schedule and matchups have been announced for the 2017 college football bowl season, with 41 games on tap between Dec. 16 and Jan. 8. 

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    That includes the College Football Playoffs, with the national title game to be held in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. No team ranked No. 1 in the final CFP regular-season rankings has ever won the national title. Defending national champion Clemson, heading into this year’s playoffs at No. 1, will try to change that.

    Sit back and get your college football fix, as the bowl season begins with five games on Dec. 16. Here is the complete schedule.

    Saturday, December 16

    New Orleans Bowl

    (New Orleans)

    North Texas vs. Troy, 1 p.m., ESPN

    Cure Bowl

    (Orlando, Fla.)

    Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky, 2:30 p.m, CBS Sports Network

    Las Vegas Bowl

    (Las Vegas)

    Boise State vs. Oregon, 3:30 p.m., ABC

    New Mexico Bowl


    Colorado State vs. Marshall, 4:30 p.m., ESPN

    Camellia Bowl

    (Montgomery, Ala.)

    Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee State, 8 p.m., ESPN

    Tuesday, Dec. 19

    Boca Raton Bowl

    (Boca Raton, Fla.)

    FAU vs. Akron, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Wednesday, Dec. 20

    Frisco Bowl

    (Frisco, Texas)

    SMU vs. Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN

    Thursday, Dec. 21

    Gasparilla Bowl

    (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

    Temple vs. FIU, 8 p.m., ESPN

    Friday, Dec. 22

    Bahamas Bowl

    (Nassau, Bahamas)

    UAB vs. Ohio, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

    Potato Bowl

    (Boise, Idaho)

    Wyoming vs. Central Michigan, 4 p.m., ESPN

    Saturday, Dec. 23

    Birmingham Bowl

    (Birmingham, Ala.)

    Texas Tech vs. South Florida, 12 p.m.

    Armed Forces Bowl

    (Fort Worth, Texas)

    Army vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

    Dollar General Bowl

    (Mobile, Ala.)

    Toledo vs. Appalachian State, 7 p.m., ESPN

    Sunday, Dec. 24

    Hawaii Bowl


    Fresno State vs. Houston, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

    Tuesday, Dec. 26

    Heart of Dallas Bowl


    Utah vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

    Quick Lane Bowl


    Duke vs. Northern Illinois, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

    Cactus Bowl


    UCLA vs. Kansas State, 9 p.m., ESPN

    Wednesday, Dec. 27

    Independence Bowl

    (Shreveport, La.)

    Florida State vs. Southern Miss, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

    Pinstripe Bowl

    (New York)

    Boston College vs. Iowa, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

    Foster Farms Bowl

    (Santa Clara, Calif.)

    Purdue vs. Arizona, 8:30 p.m., Fox

    Texas Bowl


    Missouri vs. Texas, 9 p.m., ESPN

    Thursday, Dec. 28

    Military Bowl

    (Annapolis, Md.)

    Navy vs. Virginia, 1:30 p.m., ESPN

    Camping World Bowl

    (Orlando, Fla.)

    Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

    Holiday Bowl

    (San Diego)

    Michigan State vs. Washington State, 8 p.m., FS1

    Alamo Bowl

    (San Antonio, Texas)

    Stanford vs. TCU, 9 p.m., ESPN

    Friday, Dec. 29

    Belk Bowl

    (Charlotte, N.C.)

    Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m., ESPN

    Sun Bowl

    (El Paso, Texas)

    North Carolina State vs. Arizona State, 3 p.m., CBS.

    Music City Bowl

    (Nashville, Tenn.)

    Northwestern vs. Kentucky, 4:30 p.m., ESPN

    Arizona Bowl

    (Tucson, Ariz.)

    New Mexico State vs. Utah State, 5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

    Cotton Bowl Classic

    (Arlington, Texas)

    No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

    Saturday, Dec. 30

    Taxslayer Bowl

    (Jacksonville, Fla.)

    Louisville vs. Mississippi State, 12 p.m., ESPN

    Liberty Bowl

    (Memphis, Tenn.)

    Memphis vs. Iowa State, 12:30 p.m., ABC

    Fiesta Bowl

    (Glendale, Ariz.)

    No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State, 4 p.m., ESPN

    Orange Bowl


    No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami, 8 p.m., ESPN.

    Monday, Jan. 1

    Outback Bowl

    (Tampa, Fla.)

    Michigan vs. South Carolina, 12 p.m., ESPN

    Peach Bowl


    No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

    Citrus Bowl

    (Orlando, Fla.)

    Notre Dame vs. LSU, 1 p.m., ABC

    College Football Playoff semifinal

    Rose Bowl

    (Pasadena, Calif.)

    No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, 5 p.m., ESPN

    College Football Playoff semifinal

    Sugar Bowl

    (New Orleans)

    No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson, 8:45 p.m., ESPN.

    Monday, Jan. 8

    College Football Playoff

    Championship game, 8 p.m., ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

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