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College Football Bowl Schedule for 2021-22

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2021-22

There are 42 bowl games scheduled between Dec. 17 and Jan. 4

College football's bowl schedule for 2021-22 is slated to start on Dec. 17 and continues until the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 10 in Indianapolis. This season's bowl slate once again includes 43 contests, plus the national title game following the two CFB Playoff Semifinal matchups (Cotton and Orange), which will be played on Dec. 31.

Originally, there were only 41 bowl games scheduled but last week, the NCAA approved a replacement bowl (Frisco Football Classic) so that all 84 bowl-eligible teams would be able to participate. The bowl season kicks off with two games on Dec. 17, followed by six matchups on Saturday, Dec. 18. There also are five games scheduled for Dec. 28 (Tuesday), Dec. 31 (Friday), and Jan. 1 (Saturday).

Below is the full 2021-22 bowl schedule, featuring the date of the game, kickoff time, TV channel, location, and matchup.

Note: All times ET. The number next to a team is courtesy of College Football Playoff rankings.

College Football Bowl Schedule for 2021-22

Bahamas Bowl

Fri., Dec. 17 – ESPN at 12 p.m. (Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas)
Matchup: Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl

Fri., Dec. 17 – ESPN2 at 6 p.m. (Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla.)
Matchup: Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

Sat., Dec. 18 – ESPN at 11 a.m. (FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.)
Matchup: WKU vs. Appalachian State

PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl

Sat., Dec. 18 – ESPN at 2:15 p.m. (University Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M.)
Matchup: UTEP vs. Fresno State

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Sat., Dec. 18 – ABC at 3:30 p.m. (Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La.)
Matchup: UAB vs. No. 13 BYU

LendingTree Bowl

Sat., Dec. 18 – ESPN at 5:45 p.m. (Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala.)
Matchup: Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel

Sat., Dec. 18 – ABC at 7:30 p.m. (SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.)
Matchup: Utah State vs. Oregon State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Sat., Dec. 18 – ESPN at 9:15 p.m. (Caesars Superdome in New Orleans)
Matchup: No. 23 Louisiana vs. Marshall

Myrtle Beach Bowl Presented by TaxAct

Mon., Dec. 20 – ESPN at 2:30 p.m. (Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C.)
Matchup: Old Dominion vs. Tulsa

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tues., Dec. 21 – ESPN at 3:30 p.m. (Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho)
Matchup: Kent State vs. Wyoming

Frisco Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl

Tues., Dec. 21 – ESPN at 7:30 p.m. (Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas)
Matchup: UTSA vs. San Diego State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Wed., Dec. 22 – ESPN at 8 p.m. (Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas)
Matchup: Missouri vs. Army West Point

Frisco Football Classic

Thurs., Dec. 23 – ESPN at 3:30 p.m. (Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas)
Matchup: North Texas vs. Miami (Ohio)

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl

Thurs., Dec. 23 – ESPN at 7 p.m. (Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Matchup: UCF vs. Florida

EasyPost Hawaii Bowl

Fri., Dec. 24 – ESPN at 8 p.m. (Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu)
Matchup: Memphis vs. Hawaii

TaxAct Camellia Bowl

Sat., Dec. 25 – ESPN at 2:30 p.m. (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.)
Matchup: Georgia State vs. Ball State

Quick Lane Bowl

Mon., Dec. 27 – ESPN at 11 a.m. (Ford Field in Detroit)
Matchup: Western Michigan vs. Nevada

Military Bowl Presented by Peraton

Mon., Dec. 27 – ESPN at 2:30 p.m. (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.)
Matchup: Boston College vs. East Carolina

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Tues., Dec. 28 – ESPN at 12 p.m. (Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.)
Matchup: No. 20 Houston vs. Auburn

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SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Tues., Dec. 28 – ESPN at 3:15 p.m. (Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas)
Matchup: Air Force vs. Louisville

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Tues., Dec. 28 – ESPN at 6:45 p.m. (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn.)
Matchup: Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Tues., Dec. 28 – FOX at 8 p.m. (Petco Park in San Diego)
Matchup: UCLA vs. No. 18 NC State

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Tues., Dec. 28 – ESPN at 10:15 p.m. (Chase Field in Phoenix)
Matchup: West Virginia vs. Minnesota

Wasabi Fenway Bowl

Wed., Dec. 29 – ESPN at 11 a.m. (Fenway Park in Boston)
Matchup: SMU vs. Virginia

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Wed., Dec. 29 – ESPN at 2:15 p.m. (Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.)
Matchup: Maryland vs. Virginia Tech

Cheez-It Bowl

Wed., Dec. 29 – ESPN at 5:45 p.m. (Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.)
Matchup: No. 19 Clemson vs. Iowa State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Wed., Dec. 29 – ESPN at 9:15 p.m. (Alamodome in San Antonio)
Matchup: No. 14 Oregon vs. No. 16 Oklahoma

Duke's Mayo Bowl

Thurs., Dec. 30 – ESPN at 11:30 a.m. (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.)
Matchup: North Carolina vs. South Carolina

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Thurs., Dec. 30 – ESPN at 3 p.m. (Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.)
Matchup: Tennessee vs. Purdue

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Thurs., Dec. 30 – ESPN at 7 p.m. (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)
Matchup: No. 12 Pittsburgh vs. No. 10 Michigan State

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

Thurs., Dec. 30 – ESPN at 10:30 p.m. (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas)
Matchup: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Fri., Dec. 31 – ESPN at 11 a.m. (TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.)
Matchup: No. 17 Wake Forest vs. No. 25 Texas A&M

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Fri., Dec. 31 – CBS at 12 p.m. (Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas)
Matchup: Washington State vs. Miami

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl

Fri., Dec. 31 – Barstool Sports at 2 p.m. (Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.)
Matchup: Central Michigan vs. Boise State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

Fri., Dec. 31 – ESPN at 3:30 p.m. (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas)
Matchup: No. 4 Cincinnati vs. No. 1 Alabama

Capital One Orange Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

Fri., Dec. 31 – ESPN at 7:30 p.m. (Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Matchup: No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Michigan

Outback Bowl

Sat., Jan. 1 – ESPN2 at 12 p.m. (Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.)
Matchup: Penn State vs. No. 21 Arkansas

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Sat., Jan. 1 – ABC at 1 p.m. (Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.)
Matchup: No. 15 Iowa vs. No. 22 Kentucky

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Sat., Jan. 1 – ESPN at 1 p.m. (State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.)
Matchup: No. 9 Oklahoma State vs. No. 5 Notre Dame

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Capital One Venture X

Sat., Jan. 1 – ESPN at 5 p.m. (Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.)
Matchup: No. 11 Utah vs. No. 6 Ohio State

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Sat., Jan. 1 – ESPN at 8:45 p.m. (Caesars Superdome in New Orleans)
Matchup: No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss

TaxAct Texas Bowl

Tues., Jan. 4 – ESPN at 9 p.m. (NRG Stadium in Houston)
Matchup: LSU vs. Kansas State

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T

Mon., Jan. 10 – ESPN at 8 p.m. (Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis)
Matchup: TBD vs. TBD