College football bowl schedule for 2020 season with dates, times

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Published 12:47 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2020 | Updated 12:51 a.m. ET Dec. 21, 2020


The College Football Playoff selection committee chose Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame to compete for the National Championship and the most recent Amway Coaches poll tells a similar story.


Everything in college football has been impacted by COVID-19, so it’s no surprise that bowl season will look very different than we have come to appreciate during the holidays.

A total of 29 postseason games in the Football Bowl Subdivision are set to take place in December and January. It’s a slimmed-down schedule from the original plan for 43 with games called off due to health concerns and teams opting out.

The College Football Playoff semifinals will be held on Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl, which has moved to Arlington, Texas, and the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The national championship game will wrap up the bowl season on Jan. 11 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

A look at the lineup:

Dec. 21 – Myrtle Beach Bowl: North Texas vs. Appalachian State, ESPN, 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 – Idaho Potato Bowl: Tulane vs. Nevada, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 – Boca Raton Bowl: Central Florida vs. Brigham Young, ESPN, 7 p.m.

Dec. 23 – New Orleans Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana Tech, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 – Montgomery Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis, ESPN, 7 p.m.

Dec. 24 – New Mexico Bowl: Hawaii vs. Houston, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 25 – Camellia Bowl, Buffalo vs. Marshall, ESPN, 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Gasparilla Bowl: South Carolina vs. Alabama-Birmingham, ABC, noon

Dec. 26 – Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty, ESPN, noon

Dec. 26 – First Responder Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Texas-San Antonio, ABC, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 – LendingTree Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 – Cheez-It Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. Oklahoma State, ESPN, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 – Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Colorado, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Dec. 30 – Duke’s Mayo Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin, ESPN, noon

Dec. 30 – Music City Bowl: Iowa vs. Missouri, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 – Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Florida, ESPN, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 31 – Armed Forces Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Tulsa, ESPN, noon

Dec. 31 – Arizona Bowl: San Jose State vs. Ball State, CBS, 2 p.m.

Dec. 31 – Liberty Bowl: West Virginia vs. Tennessee, ESPN, 4 p.m.

Dec. 31 – Texas Bowl: TCU vs. Arkansas, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Jan. 1 – Peach Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Georgia, ESPN, noon

Jan. 1 – Citrus Bowl: Northwestern vs. Auburn, ABC, 1 p.m.

Jan. 1 – Rose Bowl: Alabama vs. Notre Dame, 5 p.m. 

Jan. 1 – Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson, ESPN, 8:45 p.m. 

Jan. 2 – Gator Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Kentucky, ESPN, noon

Jan. 2 – Outback Bowl: Indiana vs. Mississippi, ABC, 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 2 – Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Iowa State, ESPN, 4 p.m.

Jan. 2 – Orange Bowl: North Carolina vs. Texas A&M, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Jan. 11 – College Football Playoff championship game: Miami Gardens, Fla., ESPN, 8 p.m.

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