College football's bowl season kicks into high gear with six games on Saturday, Dec. 18. The offerings include a pair of conference champions in action as well as another ranked team, along with other games that will take place across the country.
So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are six involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Dec. 18.
Note: All times are ET. The number listed next to the team is from the College Football Playoff rankings.
College Football Bowl Games on TV Today
11 a.m. on ESPN – FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Why You Should Watch: Both Appalachian State and WKU won their respective divisions before falling in the conference championship game. This will be a game of contrasting styles as the Mountaineers from the Sun Belt rely on their running game and defense while the Hilltoppers from Conference USA boast the nation's No. 1 passing attack.
2:15 p.m. on ESPN – University Stadium (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Why You Should Watch: Fresno State has a chance at 10 wins but the Bulldogs are going through a coaching transition and uncertainty at the quarterback position. UTEP is in a bowl game for the first time since 2014 and the Miners are looking for their first postseason victory in more than 40 years.
3:30 p.m. on ABC – Independence Stadium (Shreveport, La.)
Why You Should Watch: BYU is a top-15 team that's aiming for back-to-back 11-win campaigns. UAB has been Conference USA's winningest program since 2017. Both teams feature dynamic running backs and are well-coached, so this should be a quality matchup.
5:45 p.m. on ESPN – Hancock Whitney Stadium (Mobile, Ala.)
Why You Should Watch: These 7-5 teams both average around 32 points per game and feature suspect defenses so there should be plenty of offensive fireworks. This also is a chance to see Liberty quarterback Malik Willis, who is projected by some as a first-round pick in next year's NFL draft, in action.
7:30 p.m. on ABC – SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, Calif.)
Why You Should Watch: The inaugural LA Bowl is the first bowl game to be named after a living person. It also will take place in the same venue that will host the upcoming Super Bowl on Feb. 13. As for the matchup, Utah State is still riding high after winning its first Mountain West title while Oregon State is celebrating its first postseason appearance since 2013.
9:15 p.m. on ESPN –Caesars Superdome (New Orleans)
Why You Should Watch: Louisiana just won the Sun Belt title and is familiar with playing in the Superdome. The Ragin' Cajuns are going through a coaching transition but are looking to finish with an impressive 13-1 record and Top 25 ranking. Marshall went 7-5 in head coach Charles Huff's first season and the Thundering Herd have been competitive in all but one game thus far. Despite the discrepancy in the win-loss column, this one could go either way.
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