On Saturday, college football fans have four bowl games to help them get into the holiday spirit. The action kicks off at noon ET in Birmingham and also will feature games in Texas and Hawaii before the night is over. These also will be the last bowl games played until the day after Christmas so be sure to get your college football fix in!
So if you're wondering, "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are four bowl games scheduled for today, Saturday, Dec. 22.
12 p.m. ET, ESPN — Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.
Why You Should Watch: This matchup lost some its luster when Memphis' Darrell Henderson, the nation's second-leading rusher, announced he would skip the bowl game to focus on the NFL draft. Even without Henderson, the Tigers' offense should be able to have some success moving the ball against a Wake Forest defense that has struggled to stop the run. The Demon Deacons meanwhile have been energized by sophomore Jamie Newman's emergence at quarterback and will be looking for a third straight bowl victory.
Spread: Memphis -4.5
3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN — Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas
Why You Should Watch: This game is all about style of play. Will Army’s ground game get on track and dominate the time of possession? Or will Houston’s high-powered offense jump to an early lead and force the Black Knights out of their comfort zone?
Spread: Army -3
7 p.m. ET, ESPN — Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
Why You Should Watch: Troy’s standout defense will try to contain Buffalo’s high-powered offense in an intriguing matchup between two of the top Group of 5 teams. Both teams recorded wins over Power 5 programs this season and are led by rising star head coaches (Lance Leipold and Neal Brown). This should be a good one.
Spread: Buffalo -2.5
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN — Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii
Why You Should Watch: The Rainbow Warriors finished 3-9 last season but improved to 8-5 behind an offense that averaged 32.1 points a game. Louisiana Tech jumped out to a 6-2 start but stumbled down the stretch with a 1-3 finish. A stingy defense (23.8 ppg) led by end Jaylon Ferguson will be a good matchup for Hawaii’s offense.
Spread: Hawaii - 1