College football bowl schedule: Dates, times, & matchups for every FBS bowl game in 2021-22

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2021-22 College Football Bowl Games Schedule 

Bowl season naysayers will argue that the College Football Playoff has diminished the quality of the other games. That’s up for debate. What isn’t debatable is that the quantity of postseason competition on the college gridiron is at a high point. A mind-numbing 43 bowl games (including the CFP National Championship) are on the schedule – and 44 if you count one FCS contest.

Here is the complete list, with times, locations, TV channels, and odds.

Friday, December 17: Bahamas Bowl – Middle Tennessee vs Toledo

Time: Noon ET
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
TV: ESPN
Odds: Toledo -10, O/U 51.5

Friday, December 17: Cure Bowl – Northern Illinois vs Coastal Carolina

Time: 6pm ET
Location: Orlando, Florida
TV: ESPN2
Odds: Coastal Carolina -10.5, O/U 64

Saturday, December 18: Boca Raton Bowl – Western Kentucky vs Appalachian State

Time: 11am ET
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
TV: ESPN
Odds: Appalachian State -3, O/U 68

Saturday, December 18: New Mexico Bowl – UTEP vs Fresno State

Time: 2:15pm ET
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
TV: ESPN
Odds: Fresno State -11.5, O/U 51

Saturday, December 18: Independence Bowl – UAB vs BYU

Time: 3:30pm ET
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
TV: ABC
Odds: BYU -7, O/U 54.5

Saturday, December 18: LendingTree Bowl – Eastern Michigan vs Liberty

Time: 7:30pm ET
Location: Inglewood, California
TV: ESPN
Odds: Oregon State -7, O/U 67.5

Saturday, December 18: Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl – Utah State vs Oregon State

Time: 5:45 pm ET
Location: Mobile, Alabama
TV: ABC
Odds: Liberty -9.5, O/U 58.5

Saturday, December 18: New Orleans Bowl – Louisiana vs Marshall

Time: 9:15pm ET
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN
Odds: Louisiana -5, O/U 55

Monday, December 20: Myrtle Beach Bowl – Old Dominion vs Tulsa

Time: 2:30pm ET
Location: Conway, South Carolina
TV: ESPN
Odds: Tulsa -9.5, O/U 52.5

Tuesday, December 21: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Kent State vs Wyoming

Time: 3:30pm ET
Location: Boise, Idaho
TV: ESPN
Odds: Wyoming -3, O/U 59

Tuesday, December 21: Frisco Bowl – UTSA vs San Diego State

Time: 7:30pm ET
Location: Frisco, Texas
TV: ESPN
Odds: UTSA -2.5, O/U 49.5

Wednesday, December 22: Armed Forces Bowl – Missouri vs Army

Time: 8pm ET
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
TV: ESPN
Odds: Army -3.5, O/U 58

Thursday, December 23: Frisco Football Classic – North Texas vs Miami (OH)

Time: 3:30pm ET
Location: Frisco, Texas
TV: ESPN
Odds: Miami (OH) -3, O/U 54

Thursday, December 23: Gasparilla Bowl – UCF vs Florida

Time: 7pm ET
Location: Tampa, Florida
TV: ESPN
Odds: Florida -6.5, O/U 55.5

Friday, December 24: Hawaii Bowl – Memphis vs Hawaii

Time: 8pm ET
Location: Conway, Honolulu, Hawaii
TV: ESPN
Odds: Memphis -7.5, O/U 58.5

Saturday, December 25: Camellia Bowl – Georgia State vs Ball State

Time: 2:30pm ET
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
TV: ESPN
Odds: Georgia State -4.5, O/U 50

Monday, December 27: Quick Lane Bowl – Western Michigan vs Nevada

Time: 1pm ET
Location: Detroit, Michigan
TV: ESPN
Odds: Western Michigan -3.5, O/U 59

Monday, December 27: Military Bowl – Boston College vs East Carolina

Time: 2:30pm ET
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
TV: ESPN
Odds: Boston College -3, O/U 51.5

Tuesday, December 28: Birmingham Bowl – Houston vs Auburn

Time: Noon ET
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
TV: ESPN
Odds: Auburn -3, O/U 51

Tuesday, December 28: First Responder Bowl – Air Force vs Louisville

Time: 3:15pm ET
Location: Dallas, Texas
TV: ESPN
Odds: Louisville -1.5, O/U 55.5

Tuesday, December 28: Liberty Bowl – Mississippi State vs Texas Tech

Time: 6:45pm ET
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
TV: ESPN
Odds: Mississippi State -8.5, O/U 59.5

Tuesday, December 28: Holiday Bowl – UCLA vs N.C. State

Time: 8pm ET
Location: San Diego, California
TV: FOX
Odds: N.C. State -1, O/U 59.5

Tuesday, December 28: Guaranteed Rate Bowl – West Virginia vs Minnesota

Time: 10:15pm ET
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
TV: ESPN
Odds: Minnesota -3.5, O/U 45

Wednesday, December 29: Fenway Bowl – SMU vs Virginia

Time: 11am ET
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
TV: ESPN
Odds: Virginia -2, O/U 71

Wednesday, December 29: Pinstripe Bowl – Maryland vs Virginia Tech

Time: 2:15pm ET
Location: Bronx, New York
TV: ESPN
Odds: Maryland -1, O/U 55

Wednesday, December 29: Cheez-it Bowl – Clemson vs Iowa State

Time: 5:45pm ET
Location: Orlando, Florida
TV: ESPN
Odds: Iowa State -1.5, O/U 45.5

Wednesday, December 29: Alamo Bowl – Georgia State vs Ball State

Time: 9:15pm ET
Location: San Antonio, Texas
TV: ESPN
Odds: Oklahoma -4.5, O/U 61

Thursday, December 30: Mayo Bowl – North Carolina vs South Carolina

Time: 11:30am ET
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: ESPN
Odds: North Carolina -8.5, O/U 58.5

Thursday, December 30: Music City Bowl – Tennessee vs Purdue

Time: 3pm ET
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
TV: ESPN
Odds: Tennessee -4.5, O/U 63

Thursday, December 30: Peach Bowl – Pittsburgh vs Michigan State

Time: 7pm ET
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
TV: ESPN
Odds: Michigan State -1.5, O/U 60

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Thursday, December 30: Las Vegas Bowl – Wisconsin vs Arizona State

Time:10:30pm ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: ESPN
Odds: Wisconsin -7, O/U 42

Friday, December 31: Gator Bowl – Wake Forest vs Texas A&M

Time: 11pm ET
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
TV: ESPN
Odds: Texas A&M -5, O/U 57.5

Friday, December 31: Sun Bowl – Washington State vs Miami (FL)

Time: Noon ET
Location: El Paso, Texas
TV: CBS
Odds: Miami (FL) -2.5, O/U 60

Friday, December 31: Arizona Bowl – Central Michigan vs Boise State

Time: 2pm ET
Location: Tucson, Arizona
TV: Barstool
Odds: Boise State -7.5, O/U 55.5

Friday, December 31: Cotton Bowl – Cincinnati vs Alabama

Time: 3:30pm ET
Location: Arlington, Texas
TV: ESPN
Odds: Alabama -13.5, O/U 58

Friday, December 31: Orange Bowl – Georgia vs Michigan

Time: 7:30pm ET
Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
TV: ESPN
Odds: Georgia State -7.5, O/U 43.5

Saturday, January 1: Outback Bowl – Penn State vs Arkansas

Time: Noon ET
Location: Tampa, Florida
TV: ESPN2
Odds: Penn State -2.5, O/U 46.5

Saturday, January 1: Fiesta Bowl – Oklahoma State vs Notre Dame

Time: 1pm ET
Location: Glendale, Arizona
TV: ESPN
Odds: Notre Dame -2, O/U 45.5

Saturday, January 1: Citrus Bowl – Iowa vs Kentucky

Time: 1pm ET
Location: Orlando, Florida
TV: ABC
Odds: Kentucky -3, O/U 44

Saturday, January 1: Rose Bowl – Utah vs Ohio State

Time: 5pm ET
Location: Pasadena, California
TV: ESPN
Odds: Ohio State -6.5, O/U 65.5

Saturday, January 1: Camellia Bowl – Baylor vs Ole Miss

Time: 8:45pm ET
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN
Odds: Baylor -1, O/U 55

Thursday, January 4: Texas Bowl – LSU vs Kansas State

Time: 9pm ET
Location: Houston, Texas
TV: ESPN
Odds: Kansas State -4.5, O/U 47

Monday, January 10: CFB National Championship

Time: 8pm ET
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: ESPN

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