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December 5, 2016

Complete 2016-17 College Football Bowl Lineup

Filed under: College Football, Uncategorized — Bill @ 2:16 pm

Unless you are like me and enjoy watching vintage racing videos, most racing fans get a little antsy this time of year. Where might they turn their attention? College Bowl games.

Meanwhile college football fans will have 41 Bowl games to feast upon this holiday season. The games kick off on Saturday December 17th , and culminate with the National Championship Game on Monday night January 9th.

Once again the CFP Semifinal games will take place on New Year Eve. Alabama takes on Washington in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson plays Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Last year these semifinal games suffered poor TV rating because of the New Years Eve date, and I suspect it will happen again. This is why we study history in school, so as not to repeat the errors of the past.

Because New Years Day falls on a Sunday, in order to not compete with the NFL, there will be no college Bowl games that day. Instead the four traditional Bowl games (Outback, Cotton, Rose & Sugar) will be played on Monday January 2nd. The Orange Bowl will be played of Friday December 30th. Notably absent from the Bowl lineup this year is Notre Dame.

Get ready to cook some chicken wings, pour a frosty cold beverage, and enjoy some college football.

*all times are ET:

Dec. 17 —
New Mexico Bowl, New Mexico vs. Texas-San Antonio
Albuquerque, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Las Vegas Bowl, Houston vs. San Diego State
Las Vegas, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Camelia Bowl, Toledo vs. Appalachian State
Montgomery, Ala., 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Cure Bowl, Arkansas State vs. Central Florida
Orlando, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

New Orleans Bowl, Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
New Orleans, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 19 —
Miami Beach Bowl, Tulsa vs. Central Michigan
Miami, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 20 —
Boca Raton Bowl, Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
Boca Raton, Fla., 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 21 —
Poinsettia Bowl, BYU vs. Wyoming
San Diego, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 22 —
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Idaho vs. Colorado State
Boise, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 —
Bahamas Bowl, Old Dominion vs. Eastern Michigan
Nassau, Bahamas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Armed Forces Bowl, Navy vs. Louisiana Tech
Fort Worth, Texas, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dollar General Bowl, Ohio vs. Troy
Mobile, Ala., 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 24 —
Hawaii Bowl, Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii
Honolulu, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 26 —
St. Petersburg Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio)
St. Petersburg, Fla., 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Quick Lane Bowl, Boston College vs. Maryland
Detroit, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Independence Bowl, North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt
Shreveport, La., 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Dec. 27 —
Heart of Dallas Bowl, North Texas vs. Army
Dallas, noon (ESPN)

Military Bowl, Wake Forest vs. Temple
Annapolis, Md., 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Holiday Bowl, Minnesota vs. Washington State
San Diego, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Cactus Bowl, Baylor vs. Boise State
Phoenix, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 28 —
Pinstripe Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
Bronx, N.Y., 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Russell Athletic Bowl, Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia
Orlando, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Foster Farms Bowl, Indiana vs. Utah
Santa Clara, Calif., 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Texas Bowl, Kansas State vs. Texas A&M
Houston, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 29 —
Birmingham Bowl, South Florida vs. South Carolina
Birmingham, Ala., 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl, Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas
Charlotte, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl, Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
San Antonio, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 30 —
Liberty Bowl, TCU vs. Georgia
Memphis, Tenn., Noon (ESPN)

Sun Bowl, North Carolina vs. Stanford
El Paso, Texas, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Music City Bowl, Nebraska vs. Tennessee
Nashville, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Arizona Bowl, South Alabama vs. Air Force
Tucson, Ariz., 5:30 p.m. (ASN)

Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Michigan
Miami Gardens, Fla., 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 31 —
Citrus Bowl, Louisville vs. LSU
Orlando, 11 a.m. (ABC)

TaxSlayer Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m. (ESPN)

CFP Semifinal: Peach Bowl, Alabama vs. Washington
Atlanta, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

CFP Semifinal: Fiesta Bowl, Clemson vs. Ohio State
Glendale, Ariz., 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 2 —
Outback Bowl, Iowa vs. Florida
Tampa, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Cotton Bowl Classic, Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan
Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Rose Bowl Game, Penn State vs. Southern California
Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Auburn
New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 9 —
National Championship Game: Semifinal winners
Tampa, Fla., 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)



  1. Well Oregon is not in a bowl game this year we just did not play that good this year.But there is always next year i hope we get a good new coach and good football.

    Comment by uncle buck — December 5, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

  2. Wish Florida could of played Wisconsin in the Outback bowl instead of Iowa!

    Comment by Bill English — December 5, 2016 @ 5:48 pm

  3. Bill,

    Do you have the 1985 Orange Bowl between the Washington Huskies and the Oklahoma Sooners? We nicknamed it The Sooner-Schooner Game.

    Thank you.


    Comment by Craig Parker — January 19, 2017 @ 8:59 am

  4. By the way, that was a great Rose Bowl earlier this month.


    Comment by Craig Parker — January 19, 2017 @ 8:59 am

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