2018-19 College football bowl schedule, games, dates, times, TV channels

The 2018-19 bowl season has been set. With a few minor details still to be finalized, this is how the 39 games will line up over the month of December and into January, culminating with the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 7, 2019. There are some date changes among the smaller bowls, but the bigger story comes later in bowl season. The College Football Playoff semifinal games -- this year the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl -- will be played Dec. 29.

Below is the list of the 2018-19 college football bowl schedule. All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff

DateBowlTime (TV)Matchup
Jan. 7National Championship
Santa Clara, Calif.
8 p.m. (ESPN)TBA vs. TBA
Dec. 29Cotton
Arlington, Texas
4 p.m. (ESPN) No. 2 Clemson (13-0) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0)
Dec. 29Orange
Miami Gardens, Fla.
8 p.m. (ESPN)No. 1 Alabama (13-0) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1)

Selection committee bowl games

DateBowlTV (Time)Matchup
Jan. 1 Sugar
New Orleans
8:45 p.m. (ESPN) Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia  (11-2)
Jan. 1 Fiesta
Glendale, Ariz.
1 p.m. (ESPN) UCF (12-0) vs. LSU (9-3)
Jan. 1 Rose
Pasadena, Calif.
5 p.m. (ESPN) Ohio State (12-1) vs. Washington (10-3)
Dec. 29 Peach
Atlanta
Noon (ESPN) Michigan (10-2) vs. Florida (9-3)

Other bowl games

DateBowlTime (TV)Matchup
Jan. 1 Citrus
Orlando, Fla.
1 p.m. (ABC) Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3)
Jan. 1 Outback
Tampa, Fla.
Noon (ESPN2) Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4)
Dec. 31 Sun
El Paso, Texas
2 p.m. (CBS) Pittsburgh (7-6) vs. Stanford (8-4)
Dec. 31 Taxslayer
Jacksonville, Fla.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas A&M (8-4) vs. NC State (9-3)
Dec. 31 Holiday
San Diego
7 p.m. (FS1) Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4)
Dec. 31 Liberty
Memphis, Tenn.
3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Missouri (8-4) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6)
Dec. 31 Redbox
Santa Clara, Calif.
3 p.m. (FOX) Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4)
Dec. 31 Military
Annapolis, Md. 
Noon (ESPN) Cincinnati (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6)
Dec. 29        Arizona
Tucson, Ariz.
1:15 p.m. (CBSSN) Nevada (7-5) vs. Arkansas St. (8-4)
Dec. 29 Belk
Charlotte, N.C.
12:30 p.m. (ABC) South Carolina (7-5) vs. Virginia (7-5)
Dec. 28 Alamo
San Antonio
9 p.m. (ESPN) Iowa State (8-4) vs. Wash. State (10-2)
Dec. 28 Camping World
Orlando, Fla.
5:15 p.m. (ESPN)  W. Virginia (8-3) vs. Syracuse (9-3)
Dec. 28 Music City
Nashville, Tenn.
1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Auburn (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6)
Dec. 27 Texas
Houston
9 p.m. (ESPN) Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)
Dec. 27 Pinstripe
New York
5:15 p.m. (ESPN) Miami (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5)
Dec. 27 Independence
Shreveport, La.
1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Temple (8-4) vs. Duke (7-5)
Dec. 26 Cheez-It
Phoenix
9 p.m. (ESPN) TCU (6-6) vs. California (7-5)
Dec. 26 Quick Lane
Detroit
5:15 p.m. (ESPN) Minnesota (6-6) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5)
Dec. 26 First Responder
Dallas
1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3)
Dec. 22 Hawaii
Honolulu
10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Hawaii (8-5) vs. La. Tech (7-5)
Dec. 22 Dollar General
Mobile, Ala.
7 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo (10-3) vs. Troy (9-3)
Dec. 22 Armed Forces
Fort Worth, Texas
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Army (9-2) vs. Houston (8-4)
Dec. 22 Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.
Noon (ESPN) Wake Forest (6-6) vs. Memphis (8-5)
Dec. 21 Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho
4 p.m. (ESPN) BYU (6-6) vs. W. Michigan (7-5)
Dec. 21 Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas
12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Toledo (7-5) vs. FIU (8-4)
Dec. 20 Gasparilla
Tampa, Fla.
8 p.m. (ESPN) Marshall (8-4) vs. S. Florida (7-5)
Dec. 19 Frisco
Frisco, Tex.
8 p.m. (ESPN) Ohio (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5)
Dec. 18 Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fla.
7 p.m. (ESPN) UAB (10-3) vs. N. Illinois (8-5)
Dec. 15 New Orleans
New Orleans, La.
9 p.m. (ESPN) App. State (10-2) vs. MTSU (8-5)
Dec. 15 Camellia
Montgomery, Ala.
5:30 p.m. (ESPN) E. Michigan (7-5) vs. Ga. Southern (9-3)
Dec. 15 Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
3:30 p.m. (ABC) Arizona State (7-5) vs. Fresno State (11-2)
Dec. 15 Cure
Orlando, Fla.
1:30 p.m. (CBSSN) Tulane (6-6) vs. Louisiana (7-6)
Dec. 15 New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.
2 p.m. (ESPN) N. Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2)
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