College football bowl games schedule 2017-18: Dates, times, TV channels

College football bowl games are almost about to start for the season. Games begin Saturday, Dec. 16. Find the full schedule below, including the dates, times and TV channels. Troy won the first game of the day, beating North Texas.

Games continue almost every day through January 1. On that day, the College Football Playoff starts with two semifinal games. The Rose Bowl will see Georgia-Oklahoma in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. ET. The Sugar Bowl has Clemson-Alabama in the second semifinal at 8:45 p.m. The national championship game will be played on Jan. 8 and feature the winners of the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl.

College football bowl games schedule

Saturday, Dec. 16 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
New Orleans Bowl Troy vs. North Texas 1 p.m. ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Cure Bowl Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State 2:30 p.m. CBSSN Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.
Las Vegas Bowl Oregon vs. Boise State 3:30 p.m. ABC Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
New Mexico Bowl  Marshall vs. Colorado State 4:30 p.m. ESPN Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M.
Camellia Bowl  Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee 8 p.m. ESPN Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.

Tuesday, Dec. 19 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Boca Raton Bowl FAU vs. Akron 7 p.m. ESPN FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.

Wednesday, Dec. 20 bowl games

Bowl game  Team Time (ET) TV channel Location
Frisco Bowl SMU vs. Louisiana Tech 8 p.m. ESPN Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

Thursday, Dec. 21 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Gasparilla Bowl FIU vs. Temple 8 p.m. ESPN Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Friday, Dec. 22 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Bahamas Bowl Ohio vs. UAB 12:30 p.m. ESPN Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Bahamas
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Central Michigan vs. Wyoming 4 p.m. ESPN Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Saturday, Dec. 23 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Birmingham Bowl Texas Tech vs. South Florida 12 p.m. ESPN Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.
Armed Forces Bowl Army vs. San Diego State 3:30 p.m. ESPN Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Dollar General Bowl Toledo vs. Appalachian State 7 p.m. ESPN Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.

Sunday, Dec. 24 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Hawai’i Bowl Fresno State vs. Houston 8:30 p.m. ESPN Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Tuesday, Dec. 26 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Heart of Dallas Bowl West Virginia vs. Utah 1:30 p.m. ESPN Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Quick Lane Bowl Duke vs. Northern Illinois 5:15 p.m. ESPN Ford Field, Detroit
Cactus Bowl Kansas State vs. UCLA 10 p.m. ESPN Phoenix

Wednesday, Dec. 27 bowl games

Bowl game  Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Independence Bowl Florida State vs. Southern Miss 1:30 p.m. ESPN Shreveport, La.
Pinstripe Bowl Iowa vs. Boston College 5:15 p.m. ESPN Yankee Stadium
Foster Farms Bowl Arizona vs. Purdue 8:30 p.m. FOX Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Texas Bowl Texas vs. Missouri 9 p.m. ESPN NRG Stadium, Houston

Thursday, Dec. 28 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Military Bowl Navy vs. Virginia 1:30 p.m. ESPN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.
Camping World Bowl  Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State 5:15 p.m. ESPN Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.
Alamo Bowl Stanford vs. TCU 9 p.m. ESPN San Antonio, Texas
Holiday Bowl Michigan State vs. Washington State 9 p.m. FOX Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

Friday, Dec. 29 bowl games

Bowl game  Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Belk Bowl Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest 1 p.m. ESPN Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Sun Bowl Arizona State vs. NC State 3 p.m. CBS Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
Music City Bowl Kentucky vs. Northwestern 4:30 p.m. ESPN Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
Arizona Bowl New Mexico State vs. Utah State 5:30 p.m. CBSSN Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ari.
Cotton Bowl Ohio State vs. USC 8:30 p.m. ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Saturday, Dec. 30 bowl games

Bowl game Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
TaxSlayer Bowl Louisville vs. Mississippi State 12 p.m. ESPN EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.
Liberty Bowl Memphis vs. Iowa State 1:30 p.m. ABC Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.
Fiesta Bowl Penn State vs. Washington 4 p.m. ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ari.
Orange Bowl Miami vs. Wisconsin 8 p.m. ESPN Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

Monday, Jan. 1 bowl games

Bowl games  Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
Outback Bowl Michigan vs. South Carolina 12 p.m. ESPN2 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
Peach Bowl Auburn vs. UCF 12:30 p.m. ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Citrus Bowl Notre Dame vs. LSU 1 p.m. ABC Orlando, Fla.
Rose Bowl (Semifinal) Oklahoma vs. Georgia 5 p.m. ESPN Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Sugar Bowl (Semifinal) Clemson vs. Alabama 8:45 p.m. ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Monday, Jan. 8 bowl games

Bowl games Teams Time (ET) TV channel Location
National Championship Game Semifinal winners 8 p.m. ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

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