Bowl Games 2019-20: Complete Schedule of Matchups

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2019

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates on the field following the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)
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With the conference championships over, it's time to hand out bowl bids across college football.

A total of 40 bowls populate this year's bowl season, which runs from Dec. 20 through Jan. 13.

With Utah falling to Oregon in the Pac-12 championship, Oklahoma vaulted into the Top Four after claiming the Big 12 title. The Sooners edged out Baylor 30-23 in overtime Saturday.

Oklahoma will face off with LSU, which leapfrogged Ohio State for the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. The selection committee was likely swayed by the Tigers' comprehensive 37-10 win over Georgia. Ohio State beat Wisconsin 34-21 but trailed 21-7 at halftime, so the Buckeyes didn't make the same kind of emphatic statement Saturday.

Along with the semifinals, the committee announced the New Year's Six bowl matchups during Sunday's selection special.

Here's a look at this year's slate.


2019-20 Bowl Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, Dec. 20

Bahamas Bowl (2 p.m., ESPN): Buffalo vs. Charlotte

Frisco Bowl (7:30 p.m., ESPN2): Utah State vs. Kent State


Saturday, Dec. 21

Celebration Bowl (Noon, ABC): Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T

New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m., ESPN): Central Michigan vs. San Diego State

Cure Bowl (2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network): Liberty vs. Georgia Southern

Boca Raton Bowl (3:30 p.m., ABC): SMU vs. FAU

Camellia Bowl (5:30 p.m., ESPN): FIU vs. Arkansas State

Las Vegas Bowl (7:30 p.m., ABC): Boise State vs. Washington

New Orleans Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): Appalachian State vs. UAB


Monday, Dec. 23

Gasparilla Bowl (2:30 p.m., ESPN): UCF vs. Marshall


Tuesday, Dec. 24

Hawaii Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN): Hawaii vs. BYU


Thursday, Dec. 26

Independence Bowl (4 p.m., ESPN): Louisiana Tech vs. Miami

Quick Lane Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN): Pittsburgh vs. Eastern Michigan


Friday, Dec. 27

Military Bowl (Noon, ESPN): North Carolina vs. Temple

Pinstripe Bowl (3:20 p.m., ESPN): Michigan State vs. Wake Forest

Texas Bowl (6:45 p.m., ESPN): Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M

Holiday Bowl (8 p.m., FS1): USC vs. Iowa

Cheez-It Bowl (10:15 p.m., ESPN): Air Force vs. Washington State


Saturday, Dec. 28

Camping World Bowl (Noon, ABC): Notre Dame vs. Iowa State

Cotton Bowl Classic (Noon, ESPN): Penn State vs. Memphis

CFP Semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl (4 or 8 p.m., ESPN): Ohio State vs. Clemson

CFP Semifinal at the Peach Bowl (4 or 8 p.m., ESPN): LSU vs. Oklahoma


Monday, Dec. 30

First Responder Bowl (12:30 p.m., ESPN): Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan

Music City Bowl (4 p.m., ESPN) Mississippi State vs. Louisville

Redbox Bowl (4 p.m., Fox): California vs. Illinois

Orange Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN): Florida vs. Virginia


Tuesday, Dec. 31

Belk Bowl (Noon., ESPN): Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky

Sun Bowl (2 p.m., CBS): Florida State vs. Arizona State

Liberty Bowl (3:45 p.m., ESPN): Navy vs. Kansas State

Arizona Bowl (4:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network): Wyoming vs. Georgia State

Alamo Bowl (7:30 p.m., ESPN): Utah vs. Texas


Wednesday, Jan. 1

Citrus Bowl (1 p.m., ABC): Michigan vs. Alabama

Outback Bowl (1 p.m., ESPN): Minnesota vs. Auburn

Rose Bowl ( 5 p.m., ESPN): Oregon vs. Wisconsin

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


Thursday, Jan. 2

Birmingham Bowl (3 p.m., ESPN): Boston College vs. Cincinnati

Gator Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN): Indiana vs. Tennessee


Friday, Jan. 3

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (3:30 p.m., ESPN): Ohio vs. Nevada


Saturday, Jan. 4

Armed Forces Bowl (11:30 a.m., ESPN): Southern Miss vs. Tulane


Monday, Jan. 6

LendingTree Bowl (7:30 p.m., ESPN): Louisiana vs. Miami (Ohio)


Monday, Jan. 13

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