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College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

College Football Bowl Projections for 2019-20

College Football Bowl Projections 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

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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: Indianavs. 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