Category Archives: Bowl Games

New Year’s Bowl Game Viewing Guide

Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California

Times AZ and Eastern.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 – MORNING

Belk Bowl : Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest
11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 – MIDDAY

Sun Bowl : Arizona St. vs. #24 NC State
1:00/3:00 PM, CBS

Music City Bowl : Kentucky vs. #21 Northwestern
2:30/4:30 PM, CBS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 – AFTERNOON/PRIME TIME

Arizona Bowl : New Mexico St. vs. Utah St.
3:30/5:30 PM, CBSSN

Cotton Bowl Classic : #5 Ohio St. vs. #8 USC
6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 – MORNING

Gator Bowl : Louisville vs. #23 Mississippi St.
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Liberty Bowl : Iowa St. at #20 Memphis
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ABC

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 – AFTERNOON/PRIME TIME

Fiesta Bowl : #9 Penn St. vs. #11 Washington
2:00/4:00 PM, ESPN

Orange Bowl : #6 Wisconsin at #10 Miami
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 – MORNING

Peach Bowl : #7 Auburn vs. #12 UCF
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN

Citrus Bowl : #17 LSU vs. #14 Notre Dame
11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ABC

Hall of Fame Bowl : Michigan vs. South Carolina
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 – AFTERNOON/PRIME TIME

The Rose Bowl Game (Semi-Final) : #3 Georgia vs. #2 Oklahoma
3:00/5:00 PM, ESPN

Sugar Bowl (Semi-Final) : #4 Alabama vs. #1 Clemson
6:45/8:45 PM, ESPN

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Christmas Week Bowl Game Viewing Guide

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas – Home of the Alamo Bowl

Times AZ and Eastern.

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What I’m going to watch…

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24

Hawai’i Bowl : Fresno St. vs. Houston
6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah vs. West Virginia
11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. Northern Illinois
3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Copper Bowl : Kansas St. vs. UCLA
7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 – MORNING/AFTERNOON

Independence Bowl: Florida St. vs. Southern Miss
11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl : Boston College vs. Iowa
3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 – PRIME TIME

San Fransisco Bowl Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue
6:30/8:30 PM, FOX

Texas Bowl : Missouri vs. Texas
7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 – MORNING/AFTERNOON

Military Bowl : Virginia at Navy
11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Camping World Bowl : #19 Oklahoma St. vs. #22 Virginia Tech
3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 – PRIME TIME

Alamo Bowl : #13 Stanford vs. #15 TCU
7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Holiday Bowl: #16 Michigan St. vs. #18 Washington St.
7:00/9:00 PM, FS1

Pre-Christmas Bowl Game Viewing Guide

Las Vegas Bowl, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada

Times AZ and Eastern.

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What I’m going to watch…

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 – MORNING

New Orleans Bowl : North Texas vs. Troy
11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 – MIDDAY

Las Vegas Bowl: #25 Boise St. vs. Oregon
1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

New Mexico Bowl : Colorado St. vs. Marshall
2:30/4:30 PM, ESPN

Cure Bowl : Georgia St. vs. Western Kentucky
12:30/2:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 – PRIME TIME

Camellia Bowl : Arkansas St. vs. Middle Tennessee
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Boca Raton Bowl : Akron at Florida Atlantic
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. SMU
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

St. Petersburg Bowl: Florida International vs. Temple
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

Bahamas Bowl: Ohio vs. UAB
10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN

Humanitarian Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming
2:00/4:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

Birmingham Bowl: South Florida vs. Texas Tech
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. San Diego St.
1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Mobile Alabama Bowl: Appalachian St. vs. Toledo
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

The Best of College Football’s Bowl Games 2017-18

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ – Site of the Fiesta Bowl

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 5 1
2 Ohio St. 1 6 2
3 Georgia 3 2 5
4 Clemson 7 1 3 +1
5 Penn St. 5 9 4 +1
6 Oklahoma 8 3 7 +3
7 Washington 4 8 8 +1
8 Auburn 10 4 6 -4
9 Wisconsin 6 7 9 -2
10 Notre Dame 14 11 10
11 Oklahoma St. 11 13 12 +2
12 TCU 13 14 11
13 UCF 9 10 21 +1
14 Miami 19 15 15 -3
15 USC 22 17 14 N/A

Dropped from rankings: Stanford

WEEK 14 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-1 .875 3-0 1.000
Overall 105-67 .610 18-19 .486

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

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BOWL OF THE YEAR 

The Rose Bowl Game (Playoff Semi-Final) : #3 GEORGIA vs. #2 Oklahoma
Mon., Jan. 1, 3:00/5:00 PM, ESPN

FIVE-STAR BOWLS 

Fiesta Bowl : #9 Penn St. vs. #11 WASHINGTON
Sat., Dec. 30, 2:00/4:00 PM, ESPN

Sugar Bowl (Playoff Semi-Final) : #4 ALABAMA* vs. #1 Clemson
Mon., Jan. 1, 6:45/8:45 PM, ESPN

FOUR-STAR BOWLS 

Peach Bowl : #7 Auburn vs. #12 UCF*
Mon., Jan. 1, 10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN

Alamo Bowl : #13 Stanford vs. #15 TCU
Thu., Dec. 28, 7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Camping World Bowl : #19 OKLAHOMA ST. vs. #22 Virginia Tech
Thu., Dec. 28, 3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Orange Bowl : #6 WISCONSIN at #10 Miami
Sat., Dec. 30, 6:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

Gator Bowl : LOUISVILLE* vs. #23 Mississippi St.
Sat., Dec. 30, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Citrus Bowl : #17 LSU vs. #14 NOTRE DAME
Mon., Jan. 1, 11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ABC

Holiday Bowl: #16 MICHIGAN ST. vs. #18 Washington St.
Thu., Dec. 28, 7:00/9:00 PM, FS1

Pinstripe Bowl : Boston College vs. IOWA
Wed., Dec. 27, 3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Liberty Bowl : Iowa St. at #20 MEMPHIS
Sat., Dec. 30, 10:30 AM/12:30 PM, ABC

Cotton Bowl Classic : #5 OHIO ST. vs. #8 USC
Fri., Dec. 29, 6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR BOWLS 

Las Vegas Bowl: #25 BOISE ST. vs. Oregon
Sat., Dec. 16, 1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

Sun Bowl: Arizona St. vs. #24 NC STATE
Fri., Dec. 29, 1:00/3:00 PM, CBS

Birmingham Bowl: SOUTH FLORIDA vs. Texas Tech
Sat., Dec. 23, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

San Francisco Bowl Bowl: Arizona vs. PURDUE*
Wed., Dec. 27, 6:30/8:30 PM, FOX

Belk Bowl : Texas A&M vs. WAKE FOREST
Fri., Dec. 29, 11:00 AM/1:00 PM, ESPN

Texas Bowl : MISSOURI vs. Texas
Wed., Dec. 27, 7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Heart of Dallas Bowl: UTAH vs. West Virginia
Tue., Dec. 26, 11:30 AM/1:30 PM, ESPN

Copper Bowl : KANSAS ST. vs. UCLA
Tue., Dec. 26, 7:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

Hawai’i Bowl : FRESNO ST.* vs. Houston
Sun., Dec. 24, 6:30/8:30 PM, ESPN

Hall of Fame Bowl: MICHIGAN vs. South Carolina
Mon., Jan. 1, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. SAN DIEGO ST.
Sat., Dec. 23, 1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. NORTHERN ILLINOIS*
Tue., Dec. 26, 3:15/5:15 PM, ESPN

Mobile Alabama Bowl: Appalachian St. vs. TOLEDO
Sat., Dec. 23, 5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

*Upset pick

What to Watch: Bowl Game Viewing Guide – New Year’s Edition

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida - Home of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida – Home of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship

The games are ordered by their on-paper most-likeliness to be a fun-to-watch game with up to three at each time slot. See here for an explanation. If there is no overlap in the games, a simple list is used. All times AZ.

FRIDAY, 12/30

Liberty Bowl: Georgia vs. TCU
10:00 AM, ESPN
Overtime Watch

Sun Bowl: North Carolina vs. #18 Stanford
12:00 PM, CBS
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

Music City Bowl: Nebraska vs. #21 Tennessee
1:30 PM, ESPN

Orange Bowl: #11 Florida St. vs. #6 Michigan
6:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, 12/31

MORNING

Citrus Bowl: #13 Louisville vs. #20 LSU
9:00 AM, ABC
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

Gator Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
9:00 PM, ESPN

MIDDAY

Peach Bowl: #1 Alabama vs. #4 Washington
1:00 PM, ESPN
College Football Playoff

NIGHT

Fiesta Bowl: #2 Clemson vs. #3 Ohio St.
5:00 PM, ESPN
College Football Playoff / Bowl of the Year / Overtime Watch

MONDAY, 1/2

MORNING

Hall of Fame Bowl: #17 Florida vs. Iowa
11:00 AM, ABC
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

Cotton Bowl Classic: #15 Western Michigan vs. #8 Wisconsin
11:00 AM, ESPN
P5/G5 Showdown

AFTERNOON

The Rose Bowl Game: #5 Penn St. vs. #9 USC
3:00 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

NIGHT

Sugar Bowl: #14 Auburn vs. #7 Oklahoma
6:30 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

MONDAY, 1/9

College Football Playoff National Championship: #1 Alabama vs. #2 Clemson 
6:30 PM, ESPN

What to Watch – After-Christmas Bowl Game Viewing Guide

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas - Home of the Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas – Home of the Alamo Bowl

The games are ordered by their on-paper most-likeliness to be a fun-to-watch game with up to three at each time slot. See here for an explanation. If there is no overlap in the games, a simple list is used. All times AZ.

MONDAY, 12/26

St. Petersburg Bowl: Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi St.
9:00 AM, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl: Boston College vs. Maryland
12:30 PM, ESPN
Toilet Bowl / Overtime Watch

Independence Bowl: NC State vs. Vanderbilt
3:00 PM, ESPN2

TUESDAY, 12/27

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army vs. North Texas
10:00 AM, ESPN
Toilet Bowl

Military Bowl: #24 Temple vs. Wake Forest
1:30 PM, ESPN

Holiday Bowl: Minnesota vs. Washington St.
5:00 PM, ESPN

Cactus Bowl: Baylor vs. Boise St.
8:15 PM, ESPN

WEDNESDAY, 12/28

Pinstripe Bowl: Northwestern vs. #23 Pitt
12:00 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami vs. #16 West Virginia
3:30 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert

NIGHT

Texas Bowl: Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M
7:00 PM, ESPN

San Francisco Bowl: Indiana vs. #19 Utah
6:30 PM, FOX

THURSDAY, 12/29

Birmingham Bowl: South Carolina vs. South Florida
12:00 PM, ESPN

Belk Bowl: Arkansas vs. #22 Virginia Tech
3:30 PM, ESPN

Alamo Bowl: #10 Colorado vs. #12 Oklahoma St.
7:00 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert

What to Watch – Pre-Christmas Bowl Game Viewing Guide

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida - Home of the Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida – Home of the Boca Raton Bowl

The games are ordered by their on-paper most-likeliness to be a fun-to-watch game with up to three at each time slot. See here for an explanation. If there is no overlap in the games, a simple list is used. All times AZ.

SATURDAY, 12/17

MIDDAY

Las Vegas Bowl: Houston vs. San Diego St.
1:30 PM, ABC

New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico vs. UTSA
12:00 PM, ESPN
Toilet Bowl

AFTERNOON

Camellia Bowl: Appalachian St. vs. Toledo
3:30 PM, ESPN
Overtime Watch

Cure Bowl: Arkansas St. vs. UCF
3:30 PM, CBSSN

NIGHT

New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Miss
7:00 PM, ESPN
Toilet Bowl

MONDAY, 12/19

Miami Beach Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
12:30 PM, ESPN

TUESDAY, 12/20

Boca Raton Bowl: Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
5:00 PM, ESPN
G5 Bowl of the Year

WEDNESDAY, 12/21

Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. Wyoming
7:00 PM, ESPN

THURSDAY, 12/22

Humanitarian Bowl: Colorado St. vs. Idaho
5:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY, 12/23

Bahamas Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
11:00 AM, ESPN
Toilet Bowl / Overtime Watch

Armed Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. #25 Navy
2:30 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert

Mobile Alabama Bowl: Ohio vs. Troy
6:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY, 12/24

Hawai’i Bowl: Hawai’i vs. Middle Tennessee
6:00 PM, ESPN
Toilet Bowl