2021 college football bowl schedule with dates, times and TV channels

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Welcome to bowl season!

From the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 17 to the College Football Playoff national championship game on Jan. 10, there will be 43 postseason games played.

Below is the full schedule with dates, times and television channels.

(All times Eastern)

Friday, Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl (Noon, ESPN)

Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo

Cure Bowl (6 p.m., ESPN2)

Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois

Saturday, Dec. 18

Boca Raton Bowl (11 a.m., ESPN)

Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky

New Mexico Bowl (2:15 p.m., ESPN)

UTEP vs. Fresno State

Independence Bowl (3:30 p.m., ABC)


LendingTree Bowl (5:45 p.m., ESPN)

Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty

L.A. Bowl (7:30 p.m., ABC)

Oregon State vs. Utah State

New Orleans Bowl (9:15 p.m., ESPN)

Marshall vs. Louisiana

Monday, Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl (2:30 p.m., ESPN)

Tulsa vs. Old Dominion

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Idaho Potato Bowl (3:30 p.m., ESPN)

Kent State vs. Wyoming

Frisco Bowl (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

UTSA vs. San Diego State

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Armed Forces Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN)

Army vs. Missouri

Thursday, Dec. 23

Frisco Football Classic (3:30 p.m., ESPN)

Miami (Ohio) vs. North Texas

Gasparilla Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN)

UCF vs. Florida

Friday, Dec. 24

Hawaii Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN)

Hawaii vs. Memphis

Saturday, Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl (2:30 p.m., ESPN)

Ball State vs. Georgia State

Monday, Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl (11 a.m., ESPN)

Western Michigan vs. Nevada

Military Bowl (2:30 p.m., ESPN)

Boston College vs. East Carolina

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Birmingham Bowl (Noon, ESPN)

Houston vs. Auburn

First Responder Bowl (3:15 p.m., ESPN)

Air Force vs. Louisville

Liberty Bowl (6:45 p.m., ESPN)

Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State

Holiday Bowl (8 p.m., Fox)

N.C. State vs. UCLA

Guaranteed Rate Bowl (10:15 p.m., ESPN)

West Virginia vs. Minnesota

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Fenway Bowl (11 a.m., ESPN)

SMU vs. Virginia

Pinstripe Bowl (2:15 p.m., ESPN)

Virginia Tech vs. Maryland

Cheez-It Bowl (5:45 p.m., ESPN)

Iowa State vs. Clemson

Alamo Bowl (9:15 p.m., ESPN)

Oregon vs. Oklahoma

Thursday, Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl (11:30 a.m., ESPN)

North Carolina vs. South Carolina

Music City Bowl (3 p.m., ESPN)

Tennessee vs. Purdue

Peach Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN)

Pittsburgh vs. Michigan State

Las Vegas Bowl (10:30 p.m., ESPN)

Wisconsin vs. Arizona State

Friday, Dec. 31

Gator Bowl (11 a.m., ESPN)

Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M

Sun Bowl (12:30 p.m., CBS)

Washington State vs. Miami

Cotton Bowl (3:30 p.m., ESPN)

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (CFP semifinal)

Arizona Bowl (4:30 p.m., Barstool Sports)

Boise State vs. Central Michigan

Orange Bowl (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia (CFP semifinal)

Saturday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl (Noon, ESPN2)

Arkansas vs. Penn State

Fiesta Bowl (1 p.m., ESPN)

Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame

Citrus Bowl (1 p.m., ABC)

Kentucky vs. Iowa

Rose Bowl (5 p.m., ESPN)

Ohio State vs. Utah

Sugar Bowl (8:45 p.m., ESPN)

Ole Miss vs. Baylor

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Texas Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN)

Kansas State vs. LSU

Monday, Jan. 10

College Football Playoff National Championship (8 p.m., ESPN)

Cotton Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner

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