College football's bowl season continues with four games on Thursday, Dec. 30. Four of the five Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC) will be represented in these matchups, including a conference champ, which all take place in NFL stadiums.
So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are four involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Thursday, Dec. 30.
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
11:30 a.m. on ESPN – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
Why You Should Watch: It's a Carolina border war in Charlotte, as both the Tar Heels and Gamecocks are hoping to finish the season with a winning record. UNC holds a commanding lead over USC (35-19-4) in the head-to-head series, and unlike several other projected first-round NFL draft picks, quarterback Sam Howell isn't opting out of his bowl game.
3 p.m. on ESPN – Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tenn.)
Why You Should Watch: Teams that exceeded preseason expectations meet in Music City. Both teams feature potent offenses, but Tennessee's is much more intact for this game with Purdue playing without its top two wide receivers.
7 p.m. on ESPN – Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Why You Should Watch: Even though both teams will be missing their All-American offensive playmakers (RB Kenneth Walker III for Michigan State, QB Kenny Pickett for Pittsburgh), don't expect this game to turn into a defensive struggle. The Spartans have the worst passing defense in the nation and their own aerial attack should have success against a suspect Panthers secondary.
10:30 p.m. on ESPN – Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas)
Why You Should Watch: Wisconsin's patented punishing ground attack vs. Arizona State's stingy run defense is the matchup to watch, but this game also gives Sun Devils dual-threat quarterback Jayden Daniels a chance to showcase his skills against the Badgers' stout defense.
Podcast: Previewing Every Bowl Game