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College Football Bowl Games on TV Today (Friday, Dec. 17)

College Football on TV Today

College football returns on Friday with the first two bowl games

College football's bowl season kicks off with two games on Friday, Dec. 17. The launch of the bowl season features the only game that will be played out of the United States while the other will include a conference champion. 

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So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are two involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Friday, Dec. 17.

Note: All times are ET.

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College Football Bowl Games on TV Today

Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo

12 p.m. on ESPN – Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium (Nassau, Bahamas)

Why You Should Watch: Both Middle Tennessee and Toledo have appeared in the Bahamas Bowl before and both teams are looking for their first win in Nassau (0-2). Defenses could hold the key in this game as the Blue Raiders from Conference USA have been extremely opportunistic on that side of the ball while the Rockets from the MAC have been both stingy and made plenty of plays behind the line of scrimmage. 

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina

6 p.m. on ESPN2 – Exploria Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

Why You Should Watch: Northern Illinois is the current MAC champion while Coastal Carolina is just one season removed from winning the Sun Belt and has posted back-to-back 10-win campaigns. Both teams feature potent offenses led by skilled quarterbacks so points should be plentiful in Orlando.

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