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College Football Bowl Schedule 2016-17: Dates, Times & TV Channels

College Bowl Schedule

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The college football postseason begins Saturday, December 17 with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl featuring North Carolina Central at Grambling State. It’s the first of six Saturday games starting at 12:00 P.M. EST, and one of 41 contests that will be played between then and January 2. It’s a casual (and die-hard) football fan’s dream: important games being played nearly every night between some of the biggest programs in the country.

Obviously the two biggest games are going to be the two semi-finals for the College Football Playoff National Championship, but in between you’ll have 82 teams going all-out to wrap up their season with a win. January 9 will cap off the NCAA Division I-A season with the College Football Playoff National Championship, so let’s provide full viewing details for each game.

College Bowl Schedule 2016-2017

Below are all the specifics for the college football bowl games and the College Football Playoff:

Saturday, December 17 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Celebration Grambling State vs. North Carolina Central 12:00 P.M. ABC
New Mexico New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio 2:00 P.M. ESPN
Las Vegas San Diego State vs. Houston 3:30 P.M. ABC
Cure Central Florida vs. Arkansas 5:30 P.M. CBSSN
Camellia Toledo vs. Appalachian State 5:30 P.M.. ESPN
New Orleans Southern Mississippi vs. Lousiana Lafayette 9:00 P.M. ESPN

Monday, December 19 Bowl Game

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Miami Beach Tulsa vs. Central Michigan 2:30 P.M. ESPN

Tuesday, December 20 Bowl Game

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Boca Raton Memphis vs. Western Kentucky 7:00 P.M. ESPN

Wednesday, December 21 Bowl Game

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Poinsettia Brigham Young University vs. Wyoming 9:00 P.M. ESPN

Thursday, December 22 Bowl Game

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Idaho Potato Idaho vs. Colorado State 7:00 P.M. ESPN

Friday, December 23 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Bahamas Old Dominion vs. Eastern Michigan 1:00 P.M. ESPN
Armed Forces Navy vs. Louisiana Tech 4:30 P.M. ESPN
Dollar General Ohio vs. Troy 8:00 P.M. ESPN

Saturday, December 24 Bowl Game

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Hawaii Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee State 8:00 P.M. ESPN

Monday, December 26 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
St. Petersburg Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio) 11:00 A.M. ESPN
Quick Lane Boston College vs. Maryland 2:30 P.M. ESPN
Independence North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt 5:00 P.M. ESPN2

Tuesday, December 27 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Heart of Dallas Army vs. North Texas 12:00 P.M. ESPN
Military Temple vs. Wake Forest 3:30 P.M. ESPN
Holiday Minnesota vs. Washington State 7:00 P.M. ESPN
Cactus Baylor vs. Boise State 10:15 P.M. ESPN

Wednesday, December 28 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Pinstripe Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern 2 p.m. ESPN
Russell Athletic Miami (Florida) vs. West Virginia 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Foster Farms Indiana vs. Utah 8:30 p.m. FOX
Texas Kansas State vs. Texas A&M 9:00 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, December 29 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Birmingham South Florida vs. South Carolina 2:00 P.M. ESPN
Belk Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas 5:30 P.M. ESPN
Alamo Oklahoma State vs. Colorado 9:00 P.M. ESPN

Friday, December 30 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Liberty Texas Christian vs. Georgia 12:00 P.M. ESPN
Sun North Carolina vs. Stanford 2:00 P.M. CBS
Music City Nebraska vs. Tennessee 3:30 P.M. ESPN
Arizona Air Force vs. South Alabama 5:30 P.M. ASN
Orange Michigan vs. Florida State 8:00 P.M. ESPN

Saturday, December 31 College Football Playoff

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Citrus Louisiana State vs. Louisville 11:00 A.M. ABC
TaxSlayer Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky 11:00 A.M. ESPN
Chik-fil-A Alabama vs. Washington 3:00 P.M. ESPN
Fiesta Clemson vs. Ohio State 7:00 P.M. ESPN

Monday, January 2 Bowl Games

Bowl Matchup Time TV
Outback Iowa vs. Florida 1:00 P.M. ABC
Cotton Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan 1:00 P.M. ESPN
Rose Penn State vs. Southern California 5:00 P.M. ESPN
Sugar Auburn vs. Oklahoma 8:30 P.M. ESPN

Monday, January 9 College Football Playoff National Championship Game

Bowl Matchup Time TV
CFP Championship Fiesta winner vs. Peach winner 8:30 P.M. ESPN

While most of the attention will be focused around the December 31 and January 9 CFP games, other notable games include Penn State vs. Southern California, which features arguably the two hottest teams from the end of the regular season. The renownedly snubbed Michigan battles Florida State as they wave their fists at the final four committee and the yet undefeated Western Michigan will try their talents against Wisconsin with their maybe soon-to-be-former-head coach, P.J. Fleck.

There will be plenty of football around the holiday season, check here for all the details!

  • COED Writer
    Peter Forsee is an aspiring sports writer with a strong interest in MLB, NFL and NCAA college football. He has experience covering collegiate baseball as both a writer and broadcaster in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Peter is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism emphasizing in Sport Management.