Your 2020 College Football Bowl Game Schedule Is Here
The clock is already winding down on a college football season fraught with controversy and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the lack of nonconference games, the unbalanced schedules, and the coronavirus cloud, the College Football Playoff selection committee should have a fairly decent sample to separate the season’s wheat from the chaff.
Quarterback Mac Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide have the No. 1 spot in the CFP ranking and will take on the No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game has been relocated from its traditional home in Pasadena, California, due to COVID-19 concerns.
In the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes take on the No. 2 Clemson Tigers.
The semifinal winners advance to the CFP National Championship game January 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida.
Bowl season will be vastly different this year: Several games have already been canceled and more cancellations are coming, and those that are still happening will be short on both pageantry and spectators.
College Football Bowl Game Schedule
All times Eastern. Schedule subject to change. Additional bowl matchups to be announced.
Monday, December 21
Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State vs. North Texas, Conway, South Carolina (ESPN, 2:30pm)
Tuesday, December 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Tulane vs. Nevada, Boise, Idaho (ESPN, 3:30pm)
RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl: UCF vs. BYU, Boca Raton, Florida (ESPN, 7pm)
Wednesday, December 23
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern, New Orleans (ESPN, 3pm)
Montgomery Bowl: Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic, Montgomery, Alabama (ESPN, 7pm)
Thursday, December 24
New Mexico Bowl: Hawaii vs. Houston, Frisco, Texas (ESPN, 3:30pm)
Friday, December 25
Camellia Bowl: Marshall vs. Buffalo, Montgomery, Alabama (ESPN, 2:30pm)
Saturday, December 26
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl: South Carolina vs. UAB, Tampa (ABC, noon)
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl: Louisiana vs. UTSA, Dallas (ABC, 3:30pm)
LendingTree Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State, Mobile, Alabama (ESPN, 3:30pm)
FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl: Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina, Orlando (ESPN, 7:30pm)
Tuesday, December 29
Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Miami, Orlando (ESPN, 5:30pm)
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Colorado, San Antonio (ESPN, 9pm)
Wednesday, December 30
Duke’s Mayo Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin, Charlotte (ESPN, noon)
TransPerfect Music City Bowl: Iowa vs. Missouri, Nashville (ESPN, 3:30pm)
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Florida vs. Oklahoma, Arlington, Texas (ESPN, 7:15pm)
Thursday, December 31
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Tulsa vs. Mississippi State, Fort Worth (ESPN, noon)
Arizona Bowl: Ball State vs. San Jose State, Tucson (CBS, 2pm)
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: West Virginia vs. Army, Memphis (ESPN, 4pm)
Mercari Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs. TCU, Houston (ESPN, 8pm)
Friday, January 1
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Georgia vs. Cincinnati, Atlanta (ESPN, 12pm)
Vrbo Citrus Bowl: Auburn vs. Northwestern, Orlando (ABC, 1pm)
CFP Semifinal: Rose Bowl, Notre Dame vs. Alabama, Arlington, Texas (ESPN, 4pm)
CFP Semifinal: Allstate Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson, New Orleans (ESPN, 8pm)
Saturday, January 2
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: NC State vs. Kentucky, Jacksonville (ESPN, noon)
Outback Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Indiana, Tampa (ABC, 12:30pm)
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Iowa State, Glendale, Arizona (ESPN, 4pm)
Capital One Orange Bowl: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina, Miami Gardens, Florida (ESPN, 8pm)
Monday, January 11
CFP National Championship, Miami Gardens, Florida (ESPN, 8pm)