ACC, Big 10, Big 12, College Football, Pac-12, Tips & Tricks

Let’s Go Bowling: A Complete List of 2017 FBS Bowl Games


 
UPDATE: Football season is officially over, y’all. Who else is bummed?
 

 
Well, you survived regular season! Talk about a year – lots of upsets, no undefeated Power 5 teams, and quite the coaching carousel. How’d your team end up doing? If your boys have at least a 6-6 record, they’re going bowling! Don’t know which bowl game you’re going to? Don’t sweat it – there’s SO many. Keep reading to see where your boys are ending up and when. Bowl games start TONIGHT!
 
Personally, my favorite part about bowl games is the big non-conference match ups that you might not ever see otherwise. Non-conference games are always my favorite, especially from Power 5 teams. There’s just so much history in those schools and I love seeing new match ups.
 
In a minute, I’ll break down the bowl games from first to last – but first, I’m going to break them down by conference! That way you don’t have to sort through all the dates to find your team if you’re not sure where you’re headed.
 
 

 

 
ALABAMA (11-1):
Sugar Bowl (playoff game) vs. Clemson, W 24-6

Monday, January 1st at 7:45pm CST on ESPN
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
ARKANSAS (4-8):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
AUBURN (10-3):
Peach Bowl vs. Central Florida, L 27-34

Monday, January 1st at 11:30am CST on ESPN
Atlanta, Georgia
 
FLORIDA (4-7):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
GEORGIA (12-1):
Rose Bowl (playoff game) vs. Oklahoma, W 54-48

Monday, January 1st at 4:00pm CST on ESPN
Pasadena, California
 
KENTUCKY (7-5):
Music City Bowl vs. Northwestern, L 23-24

Friday, December 29th at 3:30pm CST on ESPN
Nashville, Tennessee
 
LSU (9-3):
Citrus Bowl vs. Notre Dame, L 17-21

Monday, January 1st at 12:00pm CST on ABC
Orlando, Florida
 
MISSISSIPPI STATE (8-4):
Taxslayer Bowl vs. Louisville, W 31-27

Saturday, December 30th at 11:00am CST on ESPN
Jacksonville, Florida
 
MISSOURI (7-5):
Texas Bowl vs. Texas, L 16-33

Wednesday, December 27th at 9:00pm CST on ESPN
Houston, Texas
 
OLE MISS (6-6):
Ineligible for Post-Season, NCAA Bowl Ban
 
SOUTH CAROLINA (8-4):
Outback Bowl vs. Michigan, W 26-19

Monday, January 1st at 11:00am CST on ESPN2
Tampa, Florida
 
TENNESSEE (4-8):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
TEXAS A&M (7-5):
Belk Bowl vs. Wake Forest, L 52-55

Friday, December 29th at 12:00pm CST on ESPN
Charlotte, North Carolina
 
VANDERBILT (5-7):
Not Bowl Eligible
 

 

 
BOSTON COLLEGE (7-5):
Pinstripe Bowl vs. Iowa, L 20-27

Wednesday, December 27th at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
New York, New York
 
CLEMSON (12-1):
Sugar Bowl (playoff game) vs. Alabama, L 6-24

Monday, January 1st at 7:45pm CST on ESPN
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
DUKE (6-6):
Quick Lane Bowl vs. Northern Illinois, W 36-14

Tuesday, December 26th at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
Detroit, Michigan
 
FLORIDA STATE (6-6):
Independence Bowl vs. Southern Mississippi, W 42-13

Wednesday, December 27th at 1:30pm CST on ESPN
Shreveport, Louisiana
 
GEORGIA TECH (5-6):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
LOUISVILLE (8-4):
Taxslayer Bowl vs. Mississippi State, L 27-31

Saturday, December 30th at 11:00am CST on ESPN
Jacksonville, Florida
 
MIAMI (10-2):
Orange Bowl vs. Wisconsin, L 24-34

Saturday, December 30th at 7:00pm CST on ESPN
Miami, Florida
 
NORTH CAROLINA (3-9):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
NORTH CAROLINA STATE (8-4):
Sun Bowl vs. Arizona State, W 52-31

Friday, December 29th at 2:00pm CST on CBS
El Paso, Texas
 
PITT (5-7):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
SYRACUSE (4-8):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
VIRGINIA (6-6):
Military Bowl vs. Navy, L 7-49

Thursday, December 28th at 1:30pm CST on ESPN
Annapolis, Maryland
 
VIRGINIA TECH (9-3):
Camping World Bowl vs. Oklahoma State, L 21-30

Thursday, December 28th at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
Orlando, Florida
 
WAKE FOREST (7-5):
Belk Bowl vs. Texas A&M, W 55-52

Friday, December 29th at 12:00pm CST on ESPN
Charlotte, North Carolina
 

 

 
ILLINOIS (2-10):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
INDIANA (5-7):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
IOWA (7-5):
Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College, W 27-20

Wednesday, December 27th at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
New York, New York
 
MARYLAND (4-8):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
MICHIGAN (8-4):
Outback Bowl vs. South Carolina, L 19-26

Monday, January 1st at 11:00am CST on ESPN2
Tampa, Florida
 
MICHIGAN STATE (9-3):
Holiday Bowl vs. Washington State, W 42-17

Thursday, December 28th at 8:00pm CST on FOX
San Diego, California
 
MINNESOTA (5-7):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
NEBRASKA (4-8):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
NORTHWESTERN (9-3):
Music City Bowl vs. Kentucky, W 24-23

Friday, December 29th at 3:30pm CST on ESPN
Nashville, Tennessee
 
OHIO STATE (11-2):
Cotton Bowl vs. USC, W 24-7

Friday, December 29th at 7:30pm CST on ESPN
Arlington, Texas
 
PENN STATE (10-2):
Fiesta Bowl vs. Washington, W 35-28

Saturday, December 30th at 3:00pm CST on ESPN
Glendale, Arizona
 
PURDUE (6-6):
Foster Farms Bowl vs. Arizona, W 38-35

Wednesday, December 27th at 7:30pm CST on FOX
Santa Clara, California
 
RUTGERS (4-8):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
WISCONSIN (12-1):
Orange Bowl vs. Miami, W 34-24

Saturday, December 30th at 7:00pm CST on ESPN
Miami, Florida
 

 

 
ARIZONA (7-5):
Foster Farms Bowl vs. Purdue, L 35-37

Wednesday, December 27th at 7:30pm CST on FOX
Santa Clara, California
 
ARIZONA STATE (7-5):
Sun Bowl vs. North Carolina State, L 31-52

Friday, December 29th at 2:00pm CST on CBS
El Paso, Texas
 
CAL (5-7):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
COLORADO (5-7):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
OREGON (7-5):
Las Vegas Bowl vs. Boise State, L 28-38

Saturday, December 16th at 2:30pm CST on ESPN
Las Vegas, Nevada
 
OREGON STATE (1-11):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
STANFORD (9-4):
Alamo Bowl vs. TCU, L 37-39

Thursday, December 28th at 8:00pm CST on ESPN
San Antonio, Texas
 
UCLA (6-6):
Cactus Bowl vs. Kansas State, L 17-35

Tuesday, December 26th at 8:00pm CST on ESPN
Phoenix, Arizona
 
USC (11-2):
Cotton Bowl vs. Ohio State, L 7-24

Friday, December 29th at 7:30pm CST on ESPN
Arlington, Texas
 
UTAH (6-6):
Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. West Virginia, W 30-14

Tuesday, December 26th at 12:30pm CST on ESPN
Dallas, Texas
 
WASHINGTON (10-2):
Fiesta Bowl vs. Penn State, L 28-35

Saturday, December 30th at 3:00pm CST on ESPN
Glendale, Arizona
 
WASINGTON STATE (9-3):
Holiday Bowl vs. Michigan State, L 17-42

Thursday, December 28th at 8:00pm CST on FOX
San Diego, California
 

 

 
BAYLOR (1-11):
Not Bowl Eligible (not even close)
 
IOWA STATE (7-5):
Liberty Bowl vs. Memphis, W 21-20

Saturday, December 30th at 11:30am CST on ABC
Memphis, Tennessee
 
KANSAS (1-11):
Not Bowl Eligible
 
KANSAS STATE (7-5):
Cactus Bowl vs. UCLA, W 35-17

Tuesday, December 26th at 8:00pm CST on ESPN
Phoenix, Arizona
 
OKLAHOMA (12-1):
Rose Bowl (playoff game) vs. Georgia, L 48-54

Monday, January 1st at 4:00pm CST on ESPN
Pasadena, California
 
OKLAHOMA STATE (9-3):
Camping World Bowl vs. Virginia Tech, W 30-21

Thursday, December 28th at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
Orlando, Florida
 
TCU (10-3):
Alamo Bowl vs. Stanford, W 39-37

Thursday, December 28th at 8:00pm CST on ESPN
San Antonio, Texas
 
TEXAS TECH (6-6):
Birmingham Bowl vs. South Florida, L 34-38

Saturday, December 23rd at 11:00am CST on ESPN
Birmingham, Alabama
 
TEXAS (6-6):
Texas Bowl vs. Missouri, W 33-16

Wednesday, December 27th at 9:00pm CST on ESPN
Houston, Texas
 
WEST VIRGINIA (7-5):
Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Utah, L 14-30

Tuesday, December 26th at 12:30pm CST on ESPN
Dallas, Texas
 

 
 
Found your team? Great! Anything like me and use the holiday break as an excuse to binge-watch all the bowl games? Hopefully I’m not the only one… But here are the games by date! Take a look at the other great match ups around the country when your team isn’t on.
 

 
Boca Raton Bowl: Akron (7-7) vs. FAU (11-3)
Boca Raton, Florida at 6:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Akron 3, Florida Atlantic 50
 

 

 
Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5)
Frisco, Texas at 7:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Louisiana Tech 51, SMU 10
 

 

 
Gasparilla Bowl: Temple (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4)
St. Petersburg, Florida at 7:00pm on ESPN
FINAL: Temple 28, FIU 3
 

 

 
Bahamas Bowl: Ohio University (8-4) vs. UAB (8-4)
Nassau, Bahamas at 11:30am CST on ESPN
FINAL: Ohio University 41, UAB 6
 
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Wyoming (7-5)
Boise, Idaho at 3:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Central Michigan 14, Wyoming 37
 

 

 
Birmingham Bowl: USF (9-2) vs. Texas Tech (6-6)
Birmingham, Alabama at 11:00am CST on ESPN
FINAL: South Florida 38, Texas Tech 34
 
Armed Forces Bowl: SDSU (10-2) vs. Army (9-3)
Fort Worth, Texas at 2:30pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: San Diego State 35, Army 42
 
Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State (8-4) vs. Toledo (11-2)
Mobile, Alabama 6:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Appalachian State 34, Toledo 0
 

 

 
Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State (9-4) vs. Houston (7-4)
Honolulu, Hawai’i at 7:30pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Fresno State 33, Houston 27
 

 

 
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah (6-6) vs. West Virginia (7-5)
Dallas, Texas at 12:30pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Utah 30, West Virginia 14
 
Quick Lane Bowl: Duke (6-6) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4)
Detroit, Michigan at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14
 
Cactus Bowl: Kansas State (7-5) vs. UCLA (6-6)
Phoenix, Arizona at 8:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Kansas State 35, UCLA 17
 

 

 
Independence Bowl: Southern Mississippi (8-4) vs. Florida State (6-6)
Shreveport, Louisiana at 12:30pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Southern Mississippi 13, Florida State 42
 
Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5)
New York, New York at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Iowa 27, Boston College 20
 
Foster Farms Bowl: Purdue (6-6) vs. Arizona (7-5)
Santa Clara, California at 7:30pm CST on FOX
FINAL: Purdue 38, Arizona 35
 
Texas Bowl: Texas (6-6) vs. Missouri (7-5)
Houston, Texas at 9:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Texas 33, Missouri 16
 

 

 
Military Bowl: Virginia (6-6) vs. Navy (6-6)
Annapolis, Maryland at 1:30pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Virginia 7, Navy 49
 
Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Virginia Tech (9-3)
Orlando, Florida at 4:15pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Oklahoma State 30, Virginia Tech 21
 
Alamo Bowl: Stanford (9-4) vs. TCU (10-3)
San Antonio, Texas at 8:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Stanford 37, TCU 39
 
Holiday Bowl: Washington State (9-3) vs. Michigan State (9-3)
San Diego, California at 8:00pm CST on FOX
FINAL: Washington State 17, Michigan State 42
 

 

 
Belk Bowl: Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Texas A&M (7-5)
Charlotte, North Carolina at 12:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52
 
Sun Bowl: North Carolina State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5)
El Paso, Texas at 2:00pm CST on CBS
FINAL: North Carolina State 52, Arizona State 31
 
Music City Bowl: Kentucky (7-5) vs. Northwestern (9-3)
Nashville, Tennessee at 3:30pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Kentucky 23, Northwestern 24
 
Arizona Bowl: Utah State (6-6) vs. New Mexico State (6-6)
Tucson, Arizona at 4:30pm CST on CBSSN
FINAL: Utah State 26, New Mexico State 20
 
Cotton Bowl: Ohio State (11-2) vs. USC (11-2)
Arlington, Texas at 7:30pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Ohio State 24, USC 7
 

 

 
Taxslayer Bowl: Louisville (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4)
Jacksonville, Florida at 11:00am CST on ESPN
FINAL: Louisville 27, Mississippi State 31
 
Liberty Bowl: Memphis (10-2) vs. Iowa State (7-5)
Memphis, Tennessee at 11:30am CST on ABC
FINAL: Memphis 20, Iowa State 21
 
Fiesta Bowl: Washington (10-2) vs. Penn State (10-2)
Glendale, Arizona at 3:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Washington 28, Penn State 35
 
Orange Bowl: Wisconsin (12-1) vs. Miami (10-2)
Miami, Florida at 7:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Wisconsin 34, Miami 24
 

 

 
Outback Bowl: South Carolina (8-4) vs. Michigan (8-4)
Tampa, Florida at 11:00am CST on ESPN2
FINAL: South Carolina 26, Michigan 19
 
Peach Bowl: Auburn (10-3) vs. UCF (12-0)
Atlanta, Georgia at 11:30am CST on ESPN
FINAL: Auburn 27, UCF 34
 
Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame (9-3) vs. LSU (9-3)
Orlando, Florida at 12:00pm CST on ABC
FINAL: Notre Dame 21, LSU 17
 
Rose Bowl (playoff game): Georgia (12-1) vs. Oklahoma (12-1)
Pasadena, California at 4:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48 (2OT)
 
Sugar Bowl (playoff game): Clemson (12-1) vs. Alabama (11-1)
New Orleans, Louisiana at 7:45pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Clemson 6, Alabama 24
 

 

 
National Championship: Georgia vs. Alabama
Atlanta, Georgia (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) at 8:00pm CST on ESPN
FINAL: Alabama 26, Georgia 23 (OT)
 

 
Best of luck to you with your team’s bowl game and with the rest of your year! I hope Santa brings you everything you want! To wrap up my year, I’m spending time with my family in Austin, Texas before I have to head back to Louisiana. Catch me on the sidelines of Alabama vs. Clemson Round 3!
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

You Might Also Like

Previous Story
Next Story

Leave a Reply