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College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

Projecting every bowl and playoff games for 2019-20

College football's 2019 bowl season is less than two weeks away, and with all 15 weeks in the books, it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma will compete in the CFB Playoff, with the New Year's Six matchups headlined by Penn State-Memphis in the Cotton Bowl and Wisconsin-Oregon in the Rose Bowl. 

 

The 2019-20 bowl schedule features 40 overall games including the national championship. Additionally, the semifinals will take place on Dec. 28 this season. The Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl will host the semifinals, while the national championship will be held in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on Jan. 13.

 

How will the postseason matchups look by December? Below are Athlon Sports' predictions for every bowl and playoff game in 2019:

 

Editor's Note: This is the set bowl schedule, updated on Dec. 9 to reflect final announcement of games.

 

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

 

Bahamas Bowl

Dec. 20, ESPN at 2 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Conference USA vs. MAC

Projection: Charlotte vs. Buffalo

 

Frisco Bowl

Dec. 20, ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: American vs. At-Large

Projection: Utah State vs. Kent State

 

New Mexico Bowl

Dec. 21, ESPN at 2 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Conference USA vs. Mountain West

Projection: Central Michigan vs. San Diego State

 

Cure Bowl

Dec. 21, CBS Sports Network at 2:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: American vs. Sun Belt

Projection: Liberty vs. Georgia Southern

 

Boca Raton Bowl

Dec. 21, ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: American vs. MAC

Projection: SMU vs. FAU

 

Camellia Bowl

Dec. 21, ESPN at 5:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: MAC vs. Sun Belt

Projection: FIU vs. Arkansas State

 

Las Vegas Bowl

Dec. 21, ABC at 7:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Mountain West vs. Pac-12

Projection: Boise State vs. Washington

 

New Orleans Bowl

Dec. 21, ESPN at 9 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Conference USA vs. Sun Belt

Projection: UAB vs. Appalachian State

 

Gasparilla Bowl

Dec. 23, ESPN at 2:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: American vs. Conference USA

Projection: UCF vs. Marshall

 

Hawaii Bowl

Dec. 24, ESPN at 8 p.m. ET

Tie-In: BYU vs. Mountain West/American

Projection: BYU vs. Hawaii

 

Independence Bowl

Dec. 26, ESPN at 4 p.m. ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. SEC

Projection: Miami vs. Louisiana Tech

 

Quick Lane Bowl

Dec. 26, ESPN at 8 p.m. ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. Big Ten

Projection: Pitt vs. Eastern Michigan

 

Military Bowl

Dec. 27, ESPN at Noon ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. American

Projection: North Carolina vs. Temple

 

Pinstripe Bowl

Dec. 27, ESPN at 3:20 p.m. ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. Big Ten

Projection: Wake Forest vs. Michigan State

 

Texas Bowl

Dec. 27, ESPN at 6:45 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big 12 vs. SEC

Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M

 

Holiday Bowl

Dec. 27, FS1 at 8 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Projection: Iowa vs. USC

 

Cheez-It Bowl

Dec. 27, ESPN at 10:15 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Projection: Washington State vs. Air Force

 

Camping World Bowl

Dec. 28, ABC at Noon ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. Big 12

Projection: Notre Dame vs. Iowa State

 

First Responder Bowl

Dec. 30, ESPN at 12:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big 12 vs. Conference USA

Projection: WKU vs. Western Michigan

 

Music City Bowl

Dec. 30, ESPN at 4 p.m. ET

Tie-In: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC

Projection: Mississippi State vs. Louisville

 

Redbox Bowl

Dec. 30, FOX at 4 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Projection: Illinois vs. California

 

Belk Bowl

Dec. 31, ESPN at Noon ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. SEC

Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky

 

Sun Bowl

Dec. 31, CBS at 2 p.m. ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. Pac-12

Projection: Florida State vs. Arizona State

 

Liberty Bowl

Dec. 31, ESPN at 3:45 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big 12 vs. SEC

Projection: Kansas State vs. Navy

 

Arizona Bowl

Dec. 31, CBS Sports Network at 4:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Mountain West vs. Sun Belt

Projection: Wyoming vs. Georgia State

 

Alamo Bowl

Dec. 31, ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Projection: Texas vs. Utah

 

Citrus Bowl

Jan. 1, ABC at 1 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big Ten vs. SEC

Projection: Michigan vs. Alabama

 

Outback Bowl

Jan. 1, ESPN at 1 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big Ten vs. SEC

Projection: Minnesota vs. Auburn

 

Birmingham Bowl

Jan. 2, ESPN at 3 p.m. ET

Tie-In: American vs. SEC

Projection: Cincinnati vs. Boston College

 

Gator Bowl

Jan. 2, ESPN at 7 p.m. ET

Tie-In: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC

Projection: Indiana vs. Tennessee

 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Jan. 3, ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: MAC vs. Mountain West

Projection: Ohio vs. Nevada

 

Armed Forces Bowl

Jan. 4, ESPN at 11:30 a.m. ET

Tie-In: Big Ten vs. Mountain West

Projection: Southern Miss vs. Tulane

 

LendingTree Bowl

Jan. 6, ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET

Tie-In: MAC vs. Sun Belt

Projection: Miami (Ohio) vs. Louisiana

 

New Year's Six

 

Cotton Bowl

Dec. 28, ESPN at Noon ET

Tie-In: At-Large vs. At-Large

Projection: Memphis vs. Penn State

 

Orange Bowl

Dec. 30, ESPN at 8 p.m. ET

Tie-In: ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame

Projection: Virginia vs. Florida

 

Rose Bowl

Jan. 1, ESPN at 5 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Projection: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

 

Sugar Bowl

Jan. 1, ESPN at 8:45 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Big 12 vs. SEC

Projection: Georgia vs. Baylor

 

College Football Playoff

 

Fiesta Bowl (Semifinal)

Dec. 28, ESPN, 4 or 8 p.m. ET

Tie-In: National Semifinal

Projection: Clemson vs. Ohio State

 

Peach Bowl (Semifinal)

Dec. 28, ESPN, 4 or 8 p.m. ET

Tie-In: National Semifinal

Projection: LSU vs. Oklahoma

 

National Championship

Jan. 13, ESPN at 8 p.m. ET

Tie-In: Fiesta Bowl Winner vs. Peach Bowl Winner

Projection: LSU/Oklahoma vs. Ohio State/Clemson 

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