The college footballbowl season helps close out 2019 by offering up five games on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Three of the matchups pit Power 5 teams going head-to-head but don't overlook the one Group of 5 vs. Power 5 matchup on the docket.
So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are five scheduled for today, Tuesday, Dec. 31.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
College Football Bowl Games on TV Today
12 p.m. on ESPN – Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
Why you should watch: This will be longtime Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster's final game with the Hokies and he has a challenge ahead of him in trying to slow down Kentucky wide receiver-turned-quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. While he's not much of a passer, Bowden is as dangerous as they come as a runner. Injuries forced Bowden to switch to quarterback about midway through the season and all he did was run for 100-plus yards in six of the last seven games, including a pair of 200-yard outbursts. The Wildcats also boast one of the stingiest defenses in the country.
2 p.m. on CBS – Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas)
Why you should watch: Both teams will be missing key playmakers because of draft-related decisions but there will still be some talented players on display. One of them is Arizona State freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels, who has a 17:2 TD-to-INT ratio and can make things happen with his legs too. This game also gives Florida State players who are set to return a chance to impress new head coach Mike Norvell, who will be paying close attention to what happens on the field.
3:45 p.m. on ESPN – Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tenn.)
Why you should watch: This is the first-ever meeting between these two teams. Navy's option-oriented attack is generating 364 rushing yards per game while Kansas State gave up less than half of that (152.3 ypg) during the regular season. The Wildcats also like to run the ball but can make some things happen through the air too. This should be an intriguing chess match of sorts between two well-coached and disciplined teams.
4:30 p.m. on CBSSN – Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
Why you should watch: Another first-time matchup, these two teams got to this bowl game via different means. Wyoming has one of the least productive passing games in FBS but runs the ball effectively and plays stingy defense. Georgia State plies up the yards and points but gives up more of both. Whichever team is able to dictate the proceedings on their terms probably wins.
7:30 p.m. on ESPN – Alamodome (San Antonio)
Why you should watch: On the surface, this is a terrific matchup. But both of these teams had bigger goals than making it to the Alamo Bowl entering this season and some key players have decided to sit this one out. However, this is a critical game for Texas, as head coach Tom Herman has already shuffled his coaching staff and the Longhorns could use a signature win headed into the offseason. Utah laid an egg in the Pac-12 Championship Game but the Utes are 11-2 in bowl games under head coach Kyle Whittingham.