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College Football 2020-2021 Bowl Schedule & Open Discussion Thread

Watching bowl games over the next two weeks? Join us here to follow along and discuss.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 28 CFP Semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Somehow, college football’s bowl season got underway just two days after the conclusion of the regular season. This year’s bowl schedule features 29 games, a low in recent years due to the coronavirus pandemic but still a huge number. With conference commitments and canceled games playing a major role this fall, there will be a number of sub-.500 teams participating in the postseason.

However, the top four teams that have been invited to the College Football Playoff are the bluest of the blue-blood programs once again. Alabama is the #1 seed this year, marking their sixth overall appearance in the seven years of the playoff and their fourth time as the top seed. #2 seed Clemson returns for the sixth straight year, only missing the playoff in its first iteration after the 2014 season, while Ohio State appears for the fourth time and Notre Dame for the second.

This year’s 2-3 game at the Sugar Bowl is a repeat of one of last year’s semifinal matchups, when Clemson edged out Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. The Tigers would go on to lose to LSU in the championship game, giving the #1 overall seed the championship for the first time in the playoff’s six years.

Of course, leading up to the semifinals on New Year’s Day and the championship game ten days later, there are plenty of other games to watch — some exciting and some, well, less so. For Wisconsin Badgers fans, the Cardinal and White will take on Wake Forest in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte on December 30th.

So get your calendars planned out for the next two weeks and join us here to discuss all the bowl action.

2020-21 Bowl Schedule

Game Date Visiting Team Home Team Venue City Kickoff Time (ET) TV Network
Game Date Visiting Team Home Team Venue City Kickoff Time (ET) TV Network
Myrtle Beach Bowl 12/21/2020 Appalachian State North Texas Brooks Stadium Conway, SC 2:30 PM ESPN
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 12/22/2020 Tulane Nevada Albersons Stadium Boise, ID 3:30 PM ESPN Boca Raton Bowl 12/22/2020 UCF BYU FAU Stadium Boca Raton, FL 7:00 PM ESPN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 12/23/2020 Louisiana Tech Georgia Southern Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 3:00 PM ESPN
Montgomery Bowl 12/23/2020 Memphis FAU Cramton Bowl Montgomery, AL 7:00 PM ESPN
New Mexico Bowl 12/24/2020 Hawai'i Houston Toyota Stadium Frisco, TX 3:30 PM ESPN
Camellia Bowl 12/25/2020 Marshall Buffalo Cramton Bowl Montgomery, AL 2:30 PM ESPN
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl 12/26/2020 South Carolina UAB Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL 12:00 PM ABC
Cure Bowl 12/26/2020 Liberty Coastal Carolina Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL 7:30 PM ESPN
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl 12/26/2020 Louisiana UTSA Gerald J. Ford Stadium Dallas, TX 3:30 PM ABC
LendingTree Bowl 12/26/2020 Western Kentucky Georgia State Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, AL 3:30 PM ESPN
Cheez-It Bowl 12/29/2020 Oklahoma State Miami Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL 5:30 PM ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl 12/29/2020 Texas Colorado Alamodome San Antonio, TX 9:00 PM ESPN
Duke's Mayo Bowl 12/30/2020 Wake Forest Wisconsin Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC 12:00 PM ESPN
TransPerfect Music City Bowl 12/30/2020 Iowa Missouri Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN 4:00 PM ESPN
Goodyear Cotton Bowl 12/30/2020 Oklahoma Florida AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX 8:00 PM ESPN
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl 12/31/2020 Tulsa Mississippi State Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, TX 12:00 PM ESPN
Arizona Bowl 12/31/2020 Ball State San Jose State Arizona Stadium Tucson, AZ 2:00 PM CBSSN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl 12/31/2020 West Virginia Army Liberty Bowl Memphis, TN 4:00 PM ESPN
Mercari Texas Bowl 12/31/2020 Arkansas TCU NRG Stadium Houston, TX 8:00 PM ESPN
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 1/1/2021 Cincinnati Georgia Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA 12:00 PM ESPN
Vrbo Citrus Bowl 1/1/2021 Auburn Northwestern Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL 1:00 PM ABC
Semifinal: Rose Bowl 1/1/2021 #4 Notre Dame #1 Alabama AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX 4:00 PM ESPN
Semifinal: Sugar Bowl 1/1/2021 #3 Ohio State #2 Clemson Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 8:00 PM ESPN
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl 1/2/2021 NC State Kentucky TIAA Bank Field Jacksonville, FL 12:00 PM ESPN
Outback Bowl 1/2/2021 Ole Miss Indiana Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL 12:30 PM ABC
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl 1/2/2021 Oregon Iowa State State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ 4:00 PM ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl 1/2/2021 Texas A&M North Carolina Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 8:00 PM ESPN
CFP National Championship 1/11/2021 Semifinal winner #1 Semifinal winner #2 Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 8:00 PM ESPN