College Football Bowl Schedule: Matchups, TV Times, Locations for All Games

Start times, matchup and television channels for all 41 games.

The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national championship slated for Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The bowl season kicks off with five games on Dec. 19 and continues with 12 matchups before Christmas. The post-Christmas slate features six contests on Dec. 26 and continues with several intriguing matchups until Dec. 31 when the New Year’s Six games take over. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between Florida State and Houston is the first game on Dec. 31, followed by the two playoff games and then the usual Jan. 1 slate. 

 

Here are the dates, start times, matchups and television channels for all 41 bowl games. 

 

College Football's 2015-16 Bowl Schedule
Bowl Date Time/TV Channel Matchup

AutoNation Cure

(Orlando, Fla.)

Dec. 19

Noon ET

CBSSN

Georgia State vs.

San Jose State 

Gildan New Mexico

(Albuquerque, N.M.)

Dec. 19

2 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Arizona vs.

New Mexico  

Royal Purple
Las Vegas

(Las Vegas, Nev.)

Dec. 19

3:30 p.m. ET

ABC

BYU vs.

Utah 

Raycom Media
Camellia

(Montgomery, Ala.)

Dec. 19

5:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Appalachian State vs.

Ohio 

R+L Carriers
New Orleans

(New Orleans, La.)

Dec. 19

9 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Arkansas State vs.

Louisiana Tech 

Miami Beach

(Miami, Fla.)

Dec. 21

2:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

WKU vs. 

South Florida 

Famous Idaho Potato

(Boise, Idaho)

Dec. 22

3:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

Utah State vs.

Akron 

Marmot Boca Raton

(Boca Raton, Fla.)

Dec. 22

7 p.m. ET

ESPN

Temple vs.

Toledo  

SDCCU Poinsettia

(San Diego, Calif.)

Dec. 23

4:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Boise State vs.

Northern Illinois 

GoDaddy

(Mobile, Ala.)

Dec. 23

8 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Georgia Southern vs.

Bowling Green  

Popeyes Bahamas

(Nassau, Bahamas)

Dec. 24

Noon ET

ESPN

 Western Michigan vs.

MTSU 

Hawaii

(Honolulu, Hawaii)

Dec. 24

8 p.m. ET

ESPN

San Diego State vs.

Cincinnati 

St. Petersburg

(St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Dec. 26

11 a.m. ET

ESPN

 UConn vs.

Marshall  

Hyundai Sun

(El Paso, Texas)

Dec. 26

2 p.m. ET

CBS

 Miami vs.

Washington State 

Zaxby's Heart of
Dallas

(Dallas, Texas)

Dec. 26

2:20 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Washington vs.

Southern Miss 

New Era Pinstripe

(Bronx, N.Y.)

Dec. 26

3:30 p.m. ET

ABC

Indiana vs.

Duke  

Independence

(Shreveport, La.)

Dec. 26

5:45 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Tulsa vs. 

Virginia Tech 

Foster Farms

(Santa Clara, Calif.)

Dec. 26

9:15 p.m. ET

ESPN

 UCLA vs. 

Nebraska 

Military

(Annapolis, Md.)

Dec. 28

2:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

Navy vs.

Pittsburgh 

Quick Lane

(Detroit, Mich.)

Dec. 28

5 p.m. ET

ESPN2

Central Michigan vs.

Minnesota 

Lockheed Martin
Armed Forces

(Fort Worth, Texas)

Dec. 29

2 p.m. ET

ESPN

California vs.

Air Force  

Russell Athletic

(Orlando, Fla.)

Dec. 29

5:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

 North Carolina vs. 

Baylor 

NOVA Home 

Loans Arizona

(Tucson, Ariz.)

Dec. 29

7:30 p.m. ET

Campus Insiders

Nevada vs.

Colorado State 

AdvoCare V100
Texas

(Houston, Texas)

Dec. 29

9 p.m. ET

ESPN

LSU vs.

Texas Tech   

Birmingham

(Birmingham, Ala.)

Dec. 30

Noon ET

ESPN

 Memphis vs.

Auburn 

Belk

(Charlotte, N.C.)

Dec. 30

3:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

 NC State vs.

Mississippi State 

Franklin American
Music City

(Nashville, Tenn.)

Dec. 30

7 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Texas A&M vs.

Louisville 

National University
Holiday

(San Diego, Calif.)

Dec. 30

10:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

USC vs.

Wisconsin 

Outback

(Tampa, Fla.)

Jan. 1

Noon ET

ESPN2

 Northwestern vs.

Tennessee  

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus

(Orlando, Fla.)

Jan. 1

1 p.m. ET

ABC

 Michigan vs.

Florida  

TaxSlayer

(Jacksonville, Fla.)

Jan. 2

Noon ET

ESPN

 Penn State vs.

Georgia 

AutoZone Liberty

(Memphis, Tenn.)

Jan. 2

3:20 p.m. ET

ESPN

Kansas State vs.

Arkansas 

Valero Alamo

(San Antonio, Texas)

Jan. 2

6:45 p.m. ET

ESPN

Oregon vs.

TCU 

Cactus

(Phoenix, Ariz.)

Jan. 2

10:15 p.m. ET

ESPN

Arizona State vs.

West Virginia 

       

Chick-fil-A Peach

(Atlanta, Ga.)

Dec. 31

Noon ET

ESPN

 Florida State vs.

Houston 

Fiesta

(Glendale, Ariz.)

Jan. 1

1 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Notre Dame vs.

Ohio State 

Rose

(Pasadena, Calif.)

Jan. 1

5 p.m. ET

ESPN

Stanford vs. 

Iowa 

Sugar

(New Orleans, La.)

Jan. 1

8:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

Oklahoma State vs.

Ole Miss 

       

Cotton

(Arlington, Texas)

Dec. 31

4 p.m. ET

ESPN

 Clemson vs.

Oklahoma 

Orange

(Miami Gardens, Fla.)

Dec. 31

8 p.m. ET

ESPN

Michigan State vs.

Alabama 

National Championship

(Glendale, Ariz.)

Jan. 11

8:30 p.m. ET

ESPN

Clemson/Oklahoma vs.

Alabama/Mich. State

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