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2021-22 college football bowl schedule, games, dates, locations, kickoff times, TV channels

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We are less than 100 days from the first full Saturday of the college football season, but we also know what we should expect at the end of the season. The 2021-22 bowl schedule has been announced, and it looks to be a three-and-a-half week extravaganza over the holidays. The postseason will culminate with the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 10, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The CFP semifinals will return to New Year’s Eve, with the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowls serving as this season’s locations. They will take place at either 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. ET, with the designated time for each matchup determined at a later date. 

CBS is once again set to broadcast the Tony the Tiger Bowl from El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET.

Below is the entire remaining schedule for bowl games with dates, times and network affiliations. All information regarding bowl games is subject to change. All times are Eastern.

College Football Playoff

Jan. 10

National Championship
Indianapolis, Ind.

8 p.m. (ESPN)

Semifinal winners

Dec. 31

Arlington, Texas

3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)


Dec. 31

Miami Gardens, Fla.

3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)


Selection committee bowl games

Dec. 30

Atlanta, Ga.

7 p.m. (ESPN)

at-large vs. at-large

Jan. 1

Glendale, Ariz.

1 p.m. (ESPN)

at-large vs. at-large

Jan. 1

Pasadena, Calif.

5 p.m. (ESPN)

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Jan. 1

New Orleans, La.

8:45 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC vs. Big 12

Other bowl games

Jan. 4 Texas Bowl
Houston, Texas
TBD (ESPN) Big 12 vs. SEC
Jan. 1 Citrus
Orlando, Fla.
1 p.m. (ABC) Big Ten vs. SEC
Jan. 1 Outback
Tampa, Fla.
Noon (ESPN2) Big Ten vs. SEC
Dec. 31 Tony the Tiger
El Paso, Texas
12:30 p.m. (CBS) ACC vs. Pac-12
Dec. 31 TaxSlayer
Jacksonville, Fla.
11 a.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. SEC
Dec. 30 Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Dec. 30 Music City
Nashville, Tenn.
3 p.m. (ESPN) Big 10 vs. SEC
Dec. 30 Duke’s Mayo
Charlotte, N.C.
11:30 a.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. Big Ten
Dec. 29 Alamo
San Antonio, Texas
9:15 p.m. (ESPN)                        Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Dec. 29                         Cheez-It
Orlando, Fla.
5:45 p.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. Big-12
Dec. 29 Pinstripe
New York, N.Y.
2:15 p.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. Big Ten
Dec. 29 Fenway
Boston, Mass.
11 a.m. (ESPN) AAC vs. ACC
Dec. 28 Guaranteed Rate
Phoenix, Ariz.
10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Big Ten vs. Big 12
Dec. 28 Liberty
Memphis, Tenn.
6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Big 12 vs. SEC
Dec. 28 First Responder
University Park, Texas
3:15 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, ACC, Big-12, Conference USA
Dec. 28 Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.
Noon (ESPN) AAC vs. SEC
Dec. 27 Military
Annapolis, Mary.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC vs. ACC
Dec. 27 Quick Lane
Detroit, Mich.
11 a.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Big Ten
Dec. 25 Camellia
Montgomery, Ala.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 24 Hawai’i
Honolulu, Hawaii
8 p.m. (ESPN) AAC vs. MWC
Dec. 23 Gasparilla
Tampa, Fla.
7 p.m. (ESPN) Pool vs. Pool
Dec. 22 Armed Forces
Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 21 Frisco
Frisco, Texas
7:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, C-USA, MAC, MWC, Sun Belt
Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho        
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. MWC
Dec. 20 Myrtle Beach
Conway, S.C.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, MAC, Sun Belt
Dec. 18 New Orleans
New Orleans, La.
9:15 p.m. (ESPN) C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 18 L.A.
Los Angeles, Calif.
7:30 p.m. (ABC) MWC vs. Pac-12
Dec. 18 Lending Tree
Mobile, Ala.
5:45 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 18 Independence
Shreveport, La.
3:30 p.m. (ABC) BYU vs. C-USA
Dec. 18 New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.
2:15 p.m. (ESPN) C-USA vs. MWC
Dec. 18 Celebration

Atlanta, Ga.

Noon (ABC) MEAC vs. SWAC
Dec. 18 Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fla.

11 a.m. (ESPN) Pool vs. Pool
Dec. 17 Cure

Orlando, Fla.

6 p.m. (ESPN2) AAC vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 17 Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

Noon (ESPN) C-USA vs. MAC
TBD Arizona

Tucson, Ariz.

TBD Redbox

San Francisco, Calif.

TBD Big Ten vs. Pac-12
TBD Holiday

San Diego, Calif.

Fox/FS1 ACC vs. Pac-12