The college footballbowl season continues with three games on Thursday, Dec. 31. Fittingly, the last day of 2020 isn't without a cancellation, as the scheduled Texas Bowl between Arkansas and TCU was called off earlier this week (the Sun Bowl, which also was set to be played on Dec. 31, was canceled earlier this month), but there are still three bowl games on the docket. On the eve of the College Football Playoff, fans can tune into an intriguing AAC vs. SEC matchup, a showdown between Group of 5 conference champions, and a pairing that wasn't part of the original bowl lineup.
So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are three scheduled for today, Thursday, Dec. 31.
Note: All times are ET.
College Football Bowl Games on TV Today
12 p.m. on ESPN – Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)
Why you should watch: After coming up short in the AAC title game, Tulsa has a chance to finish things off with a win over an SEC team. Mississippi State has had its struggles since starting things off with a stunning upset of defending national champion LSU, but the Bulldogs are coming off a win of their own and seemed to have found something in freshman quarterback Will Rogers. The Golden Hurricane have been getting it done on defense all season but will be without their best player, All-American LB Zaven Collins.
2 p.m. on CBS – Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Ariz.)
Why you should watch: Champions of the MAC and Mountain West square off in the desert. San Jose State is looking to cap off an unforgettable undefeated season while Ball State is still flying high after claiming the MAC title. Anyone who watched the Mountain West title game knows that the Spartans are legitimate on both sides of the ball but the Cardinals have embraced the role of underdog before so this could end up being one of the more entertaining bowl games this season.
4 p.m. on ESPN – Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tenn.)
Why you should watch: West Virginia was originally set to play Tennessee but the Volunteers had to bow out because of COVID-19 concerns. Enter Army, a team that was supposed to play in the Independence Bowl but couldn't find an opponent. Now the Black Knights will aim for their 10th win against a Mountaineers team eager to test its top-five-in-the-nation defense against Army's patented triple-option attack.
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