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. 4Texas Bowl
Houston, TexasTBD (ESPN) Big 12 vs. SECJan. 1Citrus
Orlando, Fla.
1 p.m. (ABC) Big Ten vs. SEC Jan. 1Outback
Tampa, Fla.
Noon (ESPN2) Big Ten vs. SEC
Dec. 31Tony the Tiger
El Paso, Texas
12:30 p.m. (CBS) ACC vs. Pac-12Dec. 31TaxSlayer
Jacksonville, Fla.11 a.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. SECDec. 30Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
10:30 p.m. (ESPN)Big Ten vs. Pac-12Dec. 30Music City
Nashville, Tenn.
3 p.m. (ESPN) Big 10 vs. SEC
Dec. 30Duke’s Mayo
Charlotte, N.C.11:30 a.m. (ESPN)ACC vs. Big Ten
Dec. 29Alamo
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-12Dec. 29Pinstripe
New York, N.Y.
2:15 p.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. Big TenDec. 29Fenway
Boston, Mass.11 a.m. (ESPN) AAC vs. ACCDec. 28 Guaranteed Rate
Phoenix, Ariz.10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Big Ten vs. Big 12Dec. 28Liberty
Memphis, Tenn.
6:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Big 12 vs. SECDec. 28First Responder
University Park, Texas3:15 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, ACC, Big-12, Conference USADec. 28Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.
Noon (ESPN) AAC vs. SEC
Dec. 27Military
Annapolis, Mary.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC vs. ACCDec. 27Quick Lane
Detroit, Mich.
11 a.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Big TenDec. 25Camellia
Montgomery, Ala.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Sun BeltDec. 24Hawai’i
Honolulu, Hawaii8 p.m. (ESPN) AAC vs. MWCDec. 23Gasparilla
Tampa, Fla.
7 p.m. (ESPN)Pool vs. PoolDec. 22Armed Forces
Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 21Frisco
Frisco, Texas7:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, C-USA, MAC, MWC, Sun BeltDec. 21Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho        
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. MWCDec. 20Myrtle Beach
Conway, S.C.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, MAC, Sun BeltDec. 18 New Orleans
New Orleans, La.9:15 p.m. (ESPN) C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 18L.A.
Los Angeles, Calif.
7:30 p.m. (ABC) MWC vs. Pac-12Dec. 18Lending Tree
Mobile, Ala.5:45 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 18Independence
Shreveport, La.3:30 p.m. (ABC) BYU vs. C-USADec. 18New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.2:15 p.m. (ESPN) C-USA vs. MWCDec. 18Celebration

Atlanta, Ga.

Noon (ABC)MEAC vs. SWACDec. 18Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fla.

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

Orlando, Fla.

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

Nassau, Bahamas

Noon (ESPN)C-USA vs. MACTBDArizona

Tucson, Ariz.


San Francisco, Calif.

TBDBig Ten vs. Pac-12TBDHoliday

San Diego, Calif.

Fox/FS1ACC vs. Pac-12

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