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american college football Each December ushers in a college bowl season with 12 top ranked teams heading into the playoffs with a countdown to the final championship game in January.

The semifinals rotate among six different bowl games: the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Peach Bowl.

This year, it will be the Cotton Bowl and the Orange Bowl that serve as the seminfinals, both played on Friday, December 31, 2021. The winner of each game goes on to meet up at the 2022 College Football Championship on Monday, January 10, 2022 with a shot at college football glory.

Just up ahead, check out the complete official schedule of dates, times, and TV channels, with the official team matchups for every college football bowl game this season:

NOTE: The Hawaii Bowl, the Fenway Bowl, Arizona Bowl, Holiday Bowl, and the Military Bowl have all been canceled due to COVID.

The Sun Bowl on December 31 was also in doubt with the withdrawal of Miami which reported at least 10 cases of COVID among its players. Opponent Washington State will now play replacement team Central Michigan when the Sun Bowl plays out on December 31 in El Paso.

Meanwhile, Rutgers will play in the Gator Bowl on December 31 as it steps up to replace Texas A&M, another COVID cancellation, against Wake Forest.

2021 - 2022 College Football Bowl Games TV Schedule

Friday, Dec 17, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Bahamas Bowl
Middle Tenn. vs. Toledo

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
12:00pm, ESPN
Cure Bowl
Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida
6:00pm, ESPN2

Saturday, Dec 18, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Boca Raton Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State
FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, FL
11:00am, ESPN
Celebration Bowl
South Carolina State vs. Jackson State
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
12:00pm, ABC
New Mexico Bowl
Fresno State vs. UTEP
Dreamstyle Stadium
Albuquerque, NM
2:15pm, ESPN
Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA
3:30pm, ABC
LendingTree Bowl
Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, AL
5:45pm, ESPN
LA Bowl
Utah State vs. Oregon State
SoFi Stadium
Inglewood, CA
7:30pm, ABC
New Orleans Bowl
Marshall vs. No. 23 Louisiana
Caesars Superdome
New Orleans, LA
9:15pm, ESPN

Monday, Dec 20, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Tulsa vs. Old Dominion
Brooks Stadium
Conway, SC
2:30pm, ESPN

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Kent State vs. Wyoming
Albertsons Stadium
Boise, ID
3:30pm, ESPN
Frisco Bowl
UTSA vs. San Diego State
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, TX
7:30pm, ESPN

Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Armed Forces Bowl
Army vs. Missouri
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX
8:00pm, ESPN

Thursday, Dec 23, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Gasparilla Bowl
UCF vs. Florida
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
7:00pm, ESPN

Friday, Dec 24, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Hawaii Bowl - CANCELED
Memphis vs. Hawaii
Ching Complex
Honolulu, HI
8:00pm, ESPN

Saturday, Dec 25, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Camellia Bowl
Ball State vs. Georgia State
Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, AL
2:30pm, ESPN

Monday, Dec 27, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Quick Lane Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Nevada
Ford Field
Detroit, MI
11:00am, ESPN
Military Bowl - CANCELED
ECU vs. Boston College
Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium
Annapolis, MD
2:30pm, ESPN

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Birmingham Bowl
(20) Houston vs. Auburn
Protective Stadium
Birmingham, AL
12:00pm, ESPN
First Responder Bowl
Air Force vs. Louisville
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, TX
3:15pm, ESPN
Liberty Bowl
Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, TN
6:45pm, ESPN
Holiday Bowl Canceled
(18) N.C. State vs. UCLA
Petco Park
San Diego, CA
8:00pm, FOX
Guaranteed Rate Bowl
West Virginia vs. Minnesota
Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ
10:15pm, ESPN

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Fenway Bowl - CANCELED
SMU vs. Virginia
Fenway Park
Boston, MA
11:00am, ESPN
Pinstripe Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Maryland
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
2:15pm, ESPN
Cheez-It Bowl
(19) Clemson vs. Iowa State
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
5:45pm, ESPN
Alamo Bowl
(14) Oregon vs. (16) Oklahoma
San Antonio, TX
9:15pm, ESPN

Thursday, Dec 30, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Duke's Mayo Bowl
North Carolina vs. South Carolina
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
11:30am, ESPN
Music City Bowl
Tennessee vs. Purdue
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN
3:00pm, ESPN
Peach Bowl
(10) Michigan State vs. (12) Pittsburgh
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
7:00pm, ESPN
Las Vegas Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas, NV
10:30pm, ESPN

Friday, Dec 31, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Cotton Bowl
Semifinal Game (1) Alabama vs. (4) Cincinnati
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
3:30pm, ESPN
Orange Bowl
Semifinal Game (2) Michigan vs. (3) Georgia
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
7:30pm, ESPN
Gator Bowl
(17) Wake Forest vs. (16) Rutgers
TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL
11:00am, ESPN
Sun Bowl
Washington State vs. Central Michigan
Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX
12:00pm, CBS
Arizona Bowl - CANCELED
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ
4:30pm, Barstool Sports

Saturday, Jan 1, 2022

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Outback Bowl
(21) Arkansas vs. Penn State
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
12:00pm, ESPN2
Fiesta Bowl
(5) Notre Dame vs. (9) Oklahoma State
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, AZ
1:00pm, ESPN
Citrus Bowl
(15) Iowa vs. (22) Kentucky
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
1:00pm, ABC
Arizona Bowl
Boise State vs. Central Michigan
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ
2:00pm, livestream
Rose Bowl
(6) Ohio State vs. (11) Utah
Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA
5:00pm, ESPN
Sugar Bowl
(7) Baylor vs. (8) Ole Miss
Caesars Superdome
New Orleans, LA
8:45pm, ESPN

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV
Texas Bowl
Kansas State vs. LSU
NRG Stadium
Houston, TX
9:00pm, ESPN

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2022

  Location Time (ET) / TV
College Football National Championship
Cotton Bowl Winner vs. Orange Bowl Winner
NRG Stadium
Houston, TX
9:00pm, ESPN

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