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College Football 2017 Bowl Game Schedule: from the Celebration Bowl to the CFP Title Game

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Here are all the details for all the bowl games taking place between now and January 8th.

CFP National Championship Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Merry bowlmas to all!

The first college football bowl games of the year kick off on Saturday, December 16th, as football fans are treated to three weekends of bowl games plus a national championship a week later.

The top four teams in the College Football Playoff were set about two weeks ago following conference championship games, and for the first time we have two teams from a single conference in the top four. Those two come in at numbers 3 and 4 in the final rankings, as Georgia won the SEC with Alabama sneaking into the top four with one loss.

The Big Ten is well-represented in the big bowl games too, with three teams going to “New Year’s Six” bowl games, which constitute the most prestigious group of contests. That group includes Ohio State and Wisconsin, which met in a hard-fought Big Ten Championship Game, as well as East division runners-up Penn State.

Here’s the full schedule of all the games, with the Playoff and New Year’s Six games up first, followed by the remaining bowl games in chronological order.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual

#3 Georgia Bulldogs vs. #2 Oklahoma Sooners

Monday, January 1st, 2018
2:00 PM PT (5:00 ET)
ESPN
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Allstate Sugar Bowl

#4 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. #1 Clemson Tigers

Monday, January 1st, 2018
7:45 PM CT (8:45 ET)
ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

National Championship Game

Monday, January 8th, 2018
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

NEW YEAR’S SIX BOWLS

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

#8 USC Trojans vs. #5 Ohio State Buckeyes

Friday, December 29th
7:30 PM CT (8:30 ET)
ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

#11 Washington Huskies vs. #9 Penn State Nittany Lions

Saturday, December 30th
1:00 PM PT (4:00 ET)
ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Capital One Orange Bowl

#10 Miami Hurricanes vs. #6 Wisconsin Badgers

Saturday, December 30th
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl

#12 UCF Golden Knights vs. #7 Auburn Tigers

Monday, January 1st, 2018
12:30 PM ET
ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

OTHER BOWL GAMES

Saturday, December 16th

Celebration Bowl

Grambling State Tigers vs. North Carolina A&T Aggies

12:00 Noon ET
ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Troy Trojans vs. North Texas Mean Green

1:00 PM ET
ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Georgia State Panthers

2:30 PM ET
CBS Sports Network
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

Las Vegas Bowl

#25 Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon Ducks

12:30 PM PT (3:30 ET)
ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

GILDAN New Mexico Bowl

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Colorado State Rams

2:30 PM MT (4:30 ET)
ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

7:00 PM CT (8:00 ET)
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

Tuesday, December 19

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

Akron Zips vs. Florida Atlantic Owls

7:00 PM ET
ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

DXL Frisco Bowl

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. SMU Mustangs

7:00 PM CT (8:00 ET)
ESPN
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Thursday, December 21

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Temple Owls vs. Florida International Panthers

8:00 PM ET
ESPN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

Friday, December 22

Bahamas Bowl

UAB Blazers vs. Ohio Bobcats

12:30 PM ET
ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Wyoming Cowboys

2:00 PM MT (4:00 ET)
ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertons Stadium, Boise, ID

Saturday, December 23rd

Birmingham Bowl

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. South Florida Bulls

11:00 AM CT (12:00 Noon ET)
ESPN
Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Army Black Knights

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Dollar General Bowl

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Toledo Rockets

6:00 PM CT (7:00 ET)
ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Sunday, December 24th

Hawai’i Bowl

Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Houston Cougars

3:30 PM HT (8:30 PM ET)
ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

Tuesday, December 26th

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Utah Utes vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

12:30 PM CT (1:30 ET)
ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX

Quick Lane Bowl

Duke Blue Devils vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

5:15 PM ET
ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Cactus Bowl

Kansas State Wildcats vs. UCLA Bruins

6:00 PM PT (9:00 ET)
ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ

Wednesday, December 27th

Walk On’s Independence Bowl

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs. Florida State Seminoles

12:30 PM CT (1:30 ET)
ESPN
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Boston College Eagles

5:15 PM ET
ESPN
Yankee Stadium, New York, NY

Foster Farms Bowl

Arizona Wildcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers

5:30 PM PT (8:30 ET)
FOX
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

Texas Longhorns vs. Missouri Tigers

8:00 PM CT (9:00 ET)
ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Thursday, December 28th

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Navy Midshipmen

1:30 PM ET
ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Camping World Bowl

#22 Virginia Tech Hokies vs. #19 Oklahoma State Cowboys

5:15 PM ET
ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

Valero Alamo Bowl

#13 Stanford Cardinal vs. #15 TCU Horned Frogs

8:00 PM CT (9:00 ET)
ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

#18 Washington State Cougars vs. #16 Michigan State Spartans

6:00 PM PT (9:00 ET)
FOX
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA

Friday, December 29th

Belk Bowl

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Texas A&M Aggies

1:00 PM ET
ESPN
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Hyundai Sun Bowl

#24 NC State Wolfpack vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

2:00 PM CT (3:00 ET)
CBS
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Kentucky Wildcats vs. #21 Northwestern Wildcats

3:30 PM CT (4:30 ET)
ESPN
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico State Aggies

2:30 PM PT (5:30 ET)
CBS Sports Network
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Saturday, December 30th

TaxSlayer Bowl

Louisville Cardinals vs. #23 Mississippi State Bulldogs

12:00 Noon ET
ESPN
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Iowa State Cyclones vs. #20 Memphis Tigers

11:30 AM CT (12:30 ET)
ABC
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

Monday, January 1st

Outback Bowl

Michigan Wolverines vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

12:00 Noon ET
ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s

#14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #17 LSU Tigers

1:00 PM ET
ABC
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL