College football bowl schedule: Tracking the selections for all 42 bowl games in 2021-22

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Bowl Season is here. 

This year’s bowl season includes 42 games between FBS teams. A total of 84 bowl-eligible schools will participate in the postseason. 

The College Football Playoff championship game is Jan. 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The semifinals are Dec. 31 at the Capital One Orange Bowl and Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. The NCAA approved one last bowl game this week so all teams could participate. 

Sporting News will track those selections Sunday. These matchups were first reported by Action Network’s Brett McMurphy

College football bowl schedule 2021-22

DATE BOWL TIME TV MATCHUP
Dec. 17 Bahamas Bowl 12 p.m. ESPN Toledo vs. Middle Tennessee State
Dec. 17 Cure Bowl 6 p.m. ESPN2 Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois
Dec. 18 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl 11 a.m. ESPN Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl 2:15 p.m ESPN UTEP vs. Fresno State
Dec. 18 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl 3:30 p.m. ABC BYU vs. UAB
Dec. 18 Lendingtree Bowl 5:45 p.m. ESPN Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec. 18 Los Angeles Bowl 7:30 pm. ABC Utah State vs. Oregon State
Dec. 18 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 9:15 p.m. ESPN Marshall vs. Louisiana
Dec. 20 Myrtle Beach Bowl 2:30 p.m. ESPN Tulsa vs. Old Dominion
Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 p.m. ESPN Kent State vs. Wyoming
Dec. 21 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl 7:30 p.m. ESPN San Diego State vs. UTSA
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Bowl 8 p.m. ESPN Army vs. Missouri
Dec. 23 Frisco Football Classic TBD ESPN Miami, Ohio vs. North Texas
Dec. 23 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl 7 p.m. ESPN Florida vs. UCF
Dec. 24 Hawai’i Bowl 8 p.m. ESPN Hawaii vs. Memphis
Dec. 25 Camellia Bowl 2:30 p.m. ESPN Ball State vs. Georgia State
Dec. 27 Quick Lane Bowl 11 a.m. ESPN Western Michigan vs. Nevada
Dec. 27 Military Bowl 2:30 p.m. ESPN Boston College vs. East Carolina
Dec. 28 TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl 12 p.m. ESPN Houston vs. Auburn
Dec. 28 First Responder Bowl 3:15 p.m. ESPN Air Force vs. Louisville
Dec. 28 AutoZone Liberty Bowl 6:45 p.m. ESPN Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl 8 p.m. FOX/FS1 UCLA vs. N.C. State
Dec. 28 Guaranteed Rate Bowl 10:15 p.m. ESPN West Virginia vs. Minnesota
Dec. 29 Fenway Bowl 11 a.m. ESPN Virginia vs. SMU
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl 2:15 p.m. ESPN Virginia Tech vs. Maryland
Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl 5:45 p.m. ESPN Clemson vs. Iowa State
Dec. 29 Valero Alamo Bowl 9:15 p.m. ESPN Oregon vs. Oklahoma
Dec. 30 Duke’s Mayo Bowl 11:30 a.m. ESPN North Carolina vs. South Carolina
Dec. 30 Transperfect Music City Bowl 3 p.m. ESPN Tennessee vs. Purdue
Dec. 30 SRS Las Vegas Bowl 10:30 p.m. ESPN Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
Dec. 31 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl 11 a.m. ESPN Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
Dec. 31 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 2 p.m. CBS Washington State vs. Miami
Dec. 31 Arizona Bowl 4:30 p.m. Barstool Boise State vs. Central Michigan
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl 12 p.m. ESPN2 Arkansas vs. Penn State
Jan. 1 Vrbo Citrus Bowl 1 p.m. ABC Iowa vs. Kentucky
Jan. 4 Texas Bowl 9 p.m. ESPN Kansas State vs. LSU

New Year’s Day Six schedule

DATE BOWL TIME TV MATCHUP
Dec. 30 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 7 p.m. ESPN No. 10 Michigan State vs. No. 12 Pitt
Jan. 1 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl 1 p.m. ESPN No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State
Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Game 5 p.m. ESPN No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Utah
Jan. 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl 8:45 p.m. ESPN No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss

College Football Playoff schedule 

Date Bowl Time TV MATCHUP
Dec. 31 Capital One Orange Bowl (semifinal) 3:30/7:30 p.m. ESPN No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia
Dec. 31 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (semifinal) 3:30/7:30 p.m. ESPN No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati
Jan. 10 College Football Playoff championship 8 p.m. ESPN TBD

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