Bowl Games 2020-21: Complete Schedule of Matchups

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws on the run against Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
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Even after a bizarre 2020 college football season, teams across the nation will get a chance to end their year on a high note at bowl games.

The COVID-19 pandemic created significant changes to the regular season, with some conferences shortening schedules and many key games being canceled or postponed. Several bowl games have also been canceled, including the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl and the Quick Lane Bowl.

Despite the adjustments, many teams thrived and will continue to showcase their abilities over the next few weeks.

Alabama returned to the top of the rankings after a "down" 2019, winning the SEC Championship Game over Florida while improving to 11-0 on Saturday. The Crimson Tide are the favorites to take home a national title, while quarterback Mac Jones is a top contender for the Heisman Trophy.

There should also be several exciting games beyond the College Football Playoff.

Coastal Carolina will look to complete its dream season after going 11-0. Cincinnati is also undefeated, adding the AAC championship to its 9-0 record.

Major-conference teams such as Indiana and North Carolina have also exceeded expectations and will celebrate their accomplishments on a bigger stage.

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It leaves plenty of storylines for the upcoming bowl season.

                                                   

2020-21 Bowl Schedule

Dec. 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl: North Texas vs. Appalachian State

Brooks Stadium; Conway, South Carolina (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

      

Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Nevada vs. Tulane

Albertsons Stadium; Boise, Idaho (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

            

Boca Raton Bowl: UCF vs. BYU

FAU Stadium; Boca Raton, Florida (7 p.m. ET on ESPN)

        

Dec. 23

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

       

Montgomery Bowl: Memphis vs. FAU

Cramton Bowl; Montgomery, Alabama (7 p.m. ET on ESPN or ESPN2)

            

Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl: Hawaii vs. Houston

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl: Buffalo vs. Marshall

Cramton Bowl; Montgomery, Alabama (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                  

Dec. 26

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl: South Carolina vs. UAB

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Florida (noon ET on ABC)

               

Cure Bowl: Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina

Camping World Stadium; Orlando, Florida (noon ET on ESPN)

              

Servpro First Responder Bowl: Louisiana vs. UTSA

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC)

      

LendingTree Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

Ladd-Peebles Stadium; Mobile, Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                                

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: Canceled

Independence Stadium; Shreveport, Louisiana (7 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                                    

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Canceled

Chase Field, Phoenix (10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                        

Dec. 28

Military Bowl Presented by Perspecta: Canceled

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium; Annapolis, Maryland (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                

Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl: Miami (FL) vs. Oklahoma State

Camping World Stadium; Orlando, Florida (5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

      

Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Colorado

Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas (9 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                

Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Wake Forest

Bank of America Stadium; Charlotte, North Carolina (noon ET on ESPN)

                      

TransPerfect Music City Bowl: Iowa vs. Missouri

Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tennessee (4 p.m. ET on ESPN)

           

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Oklahoma vs. Florida

AT&T Stadium; Arlington, Texas (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)

               

Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Tulsa vs. Mississippi State

Amon G. Carter Stadium; Fort Worth, Texas (noon ET on ESPN)

             

Arizona Bowl: Ball State vs. San Jose State

Arizona Stadium; Tucson, Arizona (4 p.m. ET on CBS Sports)

                

AutoZone Liberty Bowl: West Virginia vs. Army (Army replaced Tennessee)

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium; Memphis, Tennessee (4 p.m. ET on ESPN)

             

Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs. TCU

NRG Stadium, Houston (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)

                  

Jan. 1

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl: Canceled

Legion Field; Birmingham, Alabama (noon ET on ESPN2)

              

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Georgia

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta (12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

             

Vrbo Citrus Bowl: Auburn vs. Northwestern

Camping World Stadium; Orlando, Florida (1 p.m. ET on ABC)

                      

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame

AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (5 p.m. ET on ESPN)

        

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans (8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN)

             

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: NC State vs. Kentucky

TIAA Bank Field; Jacksonville, Florida (noon ET on ESPN)

         

Outback Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Indiana

Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Florida (12:30 p.m. ET on ABC)

                 

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Iowa State

State Farm Stadium; Glendale, Arizona (4 p.m. ET on ESPN)

           

Capital One Orange Bowl: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina

Hard Rock Stadium; Miami Gardens, Florida (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)

               

Jan. 11

College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T

Hard Rock Stadium; Miami Gardens, Florida (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)