The college footballbowl season helps wind down the year with four games on Monday, Dec. 30. A quartet of four intriguing matchups are on tap, three of them the Power 5 variety. The Orange Bowl also takes center stage on Monday night as the New Year's Six lineup continues its rollout.
So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are four scheduled for today, Monday, Dec. 30.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
College Football Bowl Games on TV Today
12:30 p.m. on ESPN – Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)
Why you should watch: These teams used to face each other frequently, but that was more than 70 years ago. As for this matchup, WKU will look to put the finishing touches on what has been an impressive turnaround under first-year head coach Tyson Helton. WMU also has taken strides under head coach Tim Lester as the Broncos can make it three straight years of improvement in the win column with a victory in Dallas.
4 p.m. on ESPN – Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tenn.)
Why you should watch: Teams with different expectations entering this season wrap things up in Music City. Mississippi State is hoping for a positive finish to what has largely been a disappointing season in Joe Moorhead's second year while Louisville is looking to cap off what has been an impressive showing in Scott Satterfield's debut. Motivation could be a key factor in this intriguing SEC vs. ACC matchup.
4 p.m. on FOX – Levi's Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.)
Why you should watch: Illinois is in its first bowl game since 2014 while Cal is making a second straight postseason appearance. Both Lovie Smith and Justin Wilcox are defensive-minded coaches and that's the side of the ball both teams relied heavily on to get them to a bowl game. Points could be hard to come by in Levi's Stadium for this Pac-12 vs. Big Ten pairing.
8 p.m. on ESPN – Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Why you should watch: The matchup between Virginia dual-threat quarterback Bryce Perkins and Florida's defense should be fun to watch. The key for the Cavaliers is if their defense, which got throttled by Clemson in the ACC title game, can slow down the Gators' passing attack enough to give Perkins a fighting chance.