If you enjoyed last season’s absolutely thrilling college football bowl game season that concluded with Clemson’s exciting win over Alabama in the national championship game and you’re looking forward to the coming season like never before, then you’ll be pleased to know that ESPN recently released its final list of bowl games that will be televised for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Better yet, thanks to this look at each bowl game, you’re going to find out just when the postseason fireworks will get started.
2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule, Dates, Times & TV Channels
This coming season, there will be a surprisingly high number of games taking place in the month of December, starting with five bowl game that will all get underway on Dec. 16.
Also, there will be no New Year’s eve games this season although there will be five New Year’s Day bowl games with the Outback Bowl, Peach Bowl and Citrus Bowl joining the traditional Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl which will serve as this season’s two national semifinal playoff matchups.
Here is a look at the complete 2017-18 college football bowl game schedule.
|Sat, Dec. 16||Noon||Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl||ABC|
|1 p.m.||R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl||ESPN|
|3:30 p.m.||Las Vegas Bowl||ABC|
|4:30 p.m.||Gildan New Mexico Bowl||ESPN|
|8 p.m.||Raycom Media Camellia Bowl||ESPN|
|Tue, Dec. 19||7 p.m.||Boca Raton Bowl||ESPN|
|Thu, Dec. 21||8 p.m.||St. Petersburg Bowl||ESPN|
|Fri, Dec. 22||12:30 p.m.||Bahamas Bowl||ESPN|
|4 p.m.||Famous Idaho Potato Bowl||ESPN|
|Sat, Dec. 23||12 p.m.||Birmingham Bowl||ESPN|
|3:30 p.m.||Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl||ESPN|
|7 p.m.||Dollar General Bowl||ESPN|
|Sun, Dec. 24||8:30 p.m.||Hawai’i Bowl||ESPN|
|Tue, Dec. 26||TBD||Quick Lane Bowl||ESPN|
|TBD||Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl||ESPN|
|Wed, Dec. 27||1:30 p.m.||Independence Bowl||ESPN|
|5:15 p.m.||New Era Pinstripe Bowl||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||Texas Bowl||ESPN|
|Thu, Dec. 28||1:30 p.m.||Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman||ESPN|
|5:15 p.m.||Camping World Bowl||ESPN|
|9 p.m.||Valero Alamo Bowl||ESPN|
|Fri, Dec. 29||1 p.m.||Belk Bowl||ESPN|
|4:30 p.m.||Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl||ESPN|
|8:30 p.m.||Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic*||ESPN|
|Sat, Dec. 30||Noon||TaxSlayer Bowl||ESPN|
|12:30 p.m.||AutoZone Liberty Bowl||ABC|
|4 p.m.||PlayStation Fiesta Bowl*||ESPN|
|8 p.m.||Capital One Orange Bowl*||ESPN|
|Mon, Jan 1||Noon||Outback Bowl||ESPN2|
|12:30 p.m.||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl*||ESPN|
|1 p.m.||Citrus Bowl||ABC|
|5 p.m.||College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual*||ESPN|
|8:45 p.m.||College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl*||ESPN|
|Mon, Jan 8||8 p.m.||College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T||ESPN|
Although it’s subject to change, right now, I’m going with final four that includes Alabama (again), Penn State, USC and Florida State, although I believe Michigan and Oklahoma, among a handful of other teams, will challenge for one of the four playoff berths.
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