2021-22 College Football bowl schedule

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While the college football coaching carousel rages on off the field, the college football bowl schedule will be set on Sunday following the weekend's conference title games.

This year, the College Football Playoff semifinals will be the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl. The national championship game will be Jan. 10, 2022 in Indianapolis.

Games, dates, times and tie-ins are below, starting with the CFP playoff games. Teams and matchups will be updated this weekend as announced. Tie-ins and affiliations can and will change in order to fill the schedule.

All game times are central.

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College Football Playoff

Friday, Dec. 31

CFP Semifinal — Cotton Bowl, Arlington, Texas: No. 1 seed Alabama vs. No. 4 seed Cincinnati; TBD on ESPN

CFP Semifinal — Orange Bowl, Miami: No. 2 seed Michigan vs. No. 3 seed Georgia; TBD on ESPN

Monday, Jan. 10

CFP National Championship, Indianapolis: Cotton Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner; 7 p.m., ESPN

2021-22 Bowl Schedule

Friday, Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl, Nassau, Bahamas: MTSU vs. Toledo; 11 a.m., ESPN

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl, Orlando: Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina; 5 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 18

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl: Boca Raton, Fla.: Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State; 10 a.m., ESPN

Cricket Celebration Bowl, Atlanta: Jackson State vs. South Carolina State; 11 a.m., ABC

New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque: Fresno State vs. UTEP; 1:15 p.m., ESPN

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, Shreveport, La.: BYU vs. UAB; 2:30 p.m., ABC

LendingTree Bowl, Mobile: Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty; 4:45 p.m., ESPN

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, Inglewood, California: Oregon State vs. Utah State; 6:30 p.m. ABC

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans: Marshall vs. Louisiana; 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl, Myrtle Beach, S.C.: Tulsa vs. Old Dominion; 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise: Wyoming vs. Kent State; 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl, Frisco, Texas: UTSA vs. San Diego State; 6:30 p.m., ESPN2

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth: Army vs. Missouri; 7 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 23

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl, Tampa: Florida vs. UCF; 6 p.m., ESPN

Frisco Football Classic, Frisco, Texas: North Texas vs. Miami (OH); 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 24

EasyPost Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu: Memphis vs. Hawaii; 7 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 25

TaxAct Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.: Georgia State vs. Ball State; 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl, Detroit: Nevada vs. Western Michigan; 10 a.m., ESPN

Military Bowl, Annapolis, Md.: Boston College vs. East Carolina; 1:30 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 28

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham: Auburn vs. Houston; 11 a.m., ESPN

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl, Dallas: Air Force vs. Louisville; 2:15 p.m., ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis: Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State; 5:45 p.m., ESPN

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, San Diego: NC State vs. UCLA; 7 p.m., FOX

Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Phoenix: West Virginia vs. Minnesota; 9:15 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Wasabi Fenway Bowl, Boston: Virginia vs. SMU; 10 a.m., ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, N.Y.: Maryland vs. Virginia Tech; 1:15 p.m., ESPN

Cheez-It Bowl, Orlando: Clemson vs. Iowa State; 4:45 p.m., ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio: Oklahoma vs. Oregon; 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl, Charlotte: South Carolina vs. North Carolina; 10:30 a.m., ESPN

TransPerfect Music City Bowl, Nashville: Tennessee vs. Purdue; 2 p.m., ESPN

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta: Michigan State vs. Pitt; 6 p.m., ESPN

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State; 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, Dec. 31

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Jacksonville: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M; 10 a.m., ESPN

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, El Paso: Miami (Fla.) vs. Washington State; 11:30 a.m., CBS

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl, Tucson, Ariz.: Boise State vs. Central Michigan; 3:30 p.m., Streamed on Barstool platforms

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022

Outback Bowl, Tampa: Penn State vs. Arkansas; 11 a.m., ESPN

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Arizona: Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State; 12 p.m., ESPN

VRBO Citrus Bowl, Orlando: Iowa vs. Kentucky; 12 p.m., ABC

Rose Bowl, Pasadena: Ohio State vs. Utah; 4 p.m., ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans: Baylor vs. Ole Miss; 7:45 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

TaxAct Texas Bowl, Houston: Kansas State vs. LSU; 8 p.m., ESPN

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