College football helps usher in 2020 with four bowl games on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Traditional New Year's Day games such as the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl are part of Wednesday's lineup as well as an intriguing showdown between historical powerhouses Alabama and Michigan.
So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are four scheduled for today, Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
College Football Bowl Games on TV Today
1 p.m. on ESPN – Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)
Why you should watch: The matchup most will be paying attention to is how Minnesota's potent offense fares against Auburn's stout defense. But don't sleep on the opposite side of the ball for either team. The Golden Gophers took a big step forward in P.J. Fleck's third season and a win over the Tigers from the SEC would be a nice way to finish things off. Meanwhile, Gus Malzahn looks to lead Auburn to a third 10-win campaign in his tenure on The Plains.
1 p.m. on ABC – Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)
Why you should watch: Neither team expected to wind up here entering this season but college football fans aren't complaining. Even though Tua Tagovailoa will not play because of his hip injury and several Alabama defenders are sitting this game out, this is still arguably the bowl matchup outside of the College Football Playoff everyone has been waiting for. Two of college football's winningest programs facing off and don't forget about the Jim Harbaugh vs. Nick Saban storyline. Happy New Year indeed.
5 p.m. on ESPN – Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)
Why you should watch: The Granddaddy of 'Em All has hosted many an instant classic over the years and this edition may join that list. Pac-12 champion Oregon didn't get a spot in the College Football Playoff but has a chance to make a statement against the Big Ten runner-up. The Ducks have a potent offense led by quarterback Justin Herbert and a veteran offensive line but Wisconsin has its usual rock-solid defense and punishing running game featuring two-time Doak Walker Award winner Jonathan Taylor. Oregon's D isn't too shabby either.
8:45 p.m. on ESPN – Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)
Why you should watch: A pair of conference championship game runner-ups clash in New Orleans. Georgia would like to show last year's disappointing Sugar Bowl showing was a fluke with a win over Baylor, but must do so without more than a dozen key contributors due to a combination of injuries, draft-related decisions, and undisclosed circumstances. The Bears want to show that they belong on the same stage as a team from the SEC.