The College footballbowl season starts to wind down as there are just two games on tap for on Thursday, Jan. 2. With the New Year's Day lineup living up to the hype, the last Group of 5 vs. Power 5 matchup and an intriguing Big Ten vs. SEC pairing will try and follow suit on Thursday. There are just three more bowl games and the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 13 left after Thursday.
So if you're wondering "What college football bowl games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for today, Thursday, Jan. 2.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
College Football Bowl Games on TV Today
3 p.m. on ESPN – Legion Field (Birmingham, Ala.)
Why you should watch: Cincinnati has been one of the top Group of 5 teams this season. The Bearcats beat UCLA to open the campaign and was in the running for a New Year's Six bowl until losing back-to-back games to Memphis to finish out the regular season. Boston College needed to win its final game to become bowl eligible, is in the midst of a coaching transition following the firing of Steve Addazio, and will be without its best player (running back AJ Dillon) on Thursday. This is the last Group of 5 vs. Power 5 matchup this bowl season and Cincinnati has a chance to even the scorecard (P5 leads 3-4).
7 p.m. on ESPN – TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Why you should watch: Both of these teams have something to prove on Thursday night. Indiana won eight games during the regular season, but none of those victories came against a team that finished with a winning record. Tennessee meanwhile, turned things completely around from a 1-4 start but needs to finish strong or risk losing some of the momentum that has been building. The Hoosiers boast the more explosive offense, especially through the air, while the Volunteers' defense has been one of the keys during the team's current five-game winning streak.