FBA Announces 2016-17 Postseason Bowl Schedule
41-Game Slate to Begin December 17
and conclude with CFP Championship Game January 9
Forty-one postseason college football bowl games highlight this year’s “bowl season” with appealing matchups throughout the middle of December onward.
The Gildan New Mexico Bowl kicks off the schedule on Saturday, December 17 when New Mexico takes on UT San Antonio. Five games take place on the opening weekend of postseason play.
Pittsburgh, which beat CFP participant Clemson, meets Northwestern in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, December 28.
Stanford, with Heisman Trophy candidate Christian McCaffrey, travels to the Hyundai Sun Bowl for a matchup against North Carolina. That game takes place in El Paso, TX on Friday, December 30.
The Valero Alamo Bowl matches Oklahoma State of the Big 12 against Colorado, which represented the Pac-12 in that conference’s championship game after winning the Pac-12 South Division. This game falls on Thursday, December 29, from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.
Michigan will face Florida State in the Capital One Orange Bowl in a prime time contest scheduled for Friday, December 30.
Other late-year pairings include Group of 5 representative Western Michigan taking on Wisconsin in the January 2 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic; Auburn colliding with Oklahoma in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, also on January 2, as is an Outback Bowl hookup between Florida and Iowa.
The entire 2016-17 schedule:
|December 17||Gildan New Mexico Bowl||UTSA vs New Mexico||2:00 p.m./ESPN|
|Las Vegas Bowl||SDSU vs Houston||3:30 p.m./ABC|
|Raycom Media Camellia Bowl||Toledo vs Appalachian State||5:30 p.m./ESPN|
|AutoNation Cure Bowl||Arkansas State vs UCF||5:30 p.m./CBSSN|
|R+L Carriers NO Bowl||Southern Miss vs Louisiana-Lafayette||9:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 19||Miami Beach Bowl||Tulsa vs Central Michigan||2:30 p.m./ESPN|
|December 20||Boca Raton Bowl||WKU vs Memphis||7:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 21||SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl||BYU vs Wyoming||9:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 22||Famous Idaho Potato Bowl||Colorado State vs Idaho||7:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 23||Popeyes Bahamas Bowl||Old Dominion vs E. Michigan||1:00 p.m./ESPN|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Louisiana Tech vs Navy||4:30 p.m./ESPN|
|Dollar General Bowl||Troy vs Ohio||8:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 24||Hawai’i Bowl||Middle Tennessee vs. Hawai’i||8:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 26||St. Petersburg Bowl||Miss State vs Miami (OH)||11:00 a.m./ESPN|
|Quick Lane Bowl||Boston College vs Maryland||2:30 p.m./ESPN|
|Camping World Independence Bowl||Vanderbilt vs NC State||5:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 27||Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl||North Texas vs Army||12 noon/ESPN|
|Military Bowl||Temple vs Wake Forest||3:30 p.m./ESPN|
|National General Holiday Bowl||Washington State vs Minnesota||7:00 p.m./ESPN|
|Motel 6 Cactus Bowl||Boise State v Baylor||10:15 p.m./ESPN|
|December 28||New Era Pinstripe Bowl||Pittsburgh vs Northwestern||2:00 p.m./ESPN|
|Russell Athletic Bowl||West Virginia vs Miami||5:30 p.m./ESPN|
|Foster Farms Bowl||Utah vs Indiana||8:30 p.m./FOX|
|AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl||Kansas State vs Texas A&M||9:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 29||Birmingham Bowl||South Carolina vs South Florida||2:00 p.m./ESPN|
|Belk Bowl||Virginia Tech vs Arkansas||5:30 p.m./ESPN|
|Valero Alamo Bowl||Oklahoma State vs Colorado||9:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 30||AutoZone Liberty Bowl||TCU vs Georgia||12 noon/ESPN|
|Hyundai Sun Bowl||Stanford vs North Carolina||2:00 p.m./CBS|
|NOVA Arizona Bowl||South Alabama vs Air Force||5:30 p.m./CI|
|Franklin American Music City Bowl||Nebraska vs Tennessee||3:30 p.m./ESPN|
|Capital One Orange Bowl||Michigan vs Florida State||8:00 p.m./ESPN|
|December 31||Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl||LSU vs Louisville||11:00 a.m./ABC|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Georgia Tech vs Kentucky||11:00 a.m./ESPN|
|Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl||Alabama vs Washington||3:00 p.m./ESPN|
|PlayStation Fiesta Bowl||Clemson vs Ohio State||7:00 p.m./ESPN|
|January 2||Outback Bowl||Iowa vs Florida||1:00 p.m./ABC|
|Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic||Western Michigan vs Wisconsin||1:00 p.m./ESPN|
|Rose Bowl||USC vs Penn State||5:00 p.m./ESPN|
|Allstate Sugar Bowl||Auburn vs Oklahoma||8:30 p.m./ESPN|
|January 9||CFP National Championship||TBD||8:30 p.m./ESPN|