2019-20 College Football Bowl Megathread (and Schedule)

I know there's another thread with a similar title, but it mainly existed to discuss who might be in the bowls and the playoff, and I reckon it'd help everyone to have a fresh thread starting with the full bowl schedule as we normally have for each week during the season. So...here's the schedule:

Friday, December 20
2:00 p.m., ESPN - Buffalo (7-5) vs. Charlotte (7-5) (Bahamas Bowl)
7:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Utah State (7-5) vs. Kent State (6-6) (Frisco Bowl)

Saturday, December 21
2:00 p.m., ESPN - Central Michigan (8-5) vs. San Diego State (9-3) (New Mexico Bowl)
2:30 p.m., CBSSN - Liberty (7-5) vs. Georgia Southern (7-5) (FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl)
3:30 p.m., ABC - SMU (10-2) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3) (Boca Raton Bowl)
5:30 p.m., ESPN - Florida International (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-5) (Camellia Bowl)
7:30 p.m., ABC - #19 Boise State (12-1) vs. Washington (7-5) (Las Vegas Bowl)
9:00 p.m., ESPN - #20 Appalachian State (12-1) vs. UAB (9-4) (New Orleans Bowl)

Monday, December 23
2:30 p.m., ESPN - UCF (9-3) vs. Marshall (8-4) (Gasparilla Bowl)

Tuesday, December 24
8:00 p.m., ESPN - Hawaii (9-5) vs. BYU (7-5) (Hawaii Bowl)

Thursday, December 26
4:00 p.m., ESPN - Louisiana Tech (9-3) vs. Miami (6-6) (Independence Bowl)
8:00 p.m., ESPN - Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Eastern Michigan (6-6) (Quick Lane Bowl)

Friday, December 27
Noon, ESPN - North Carolina (6-6) vs. Temple (8-4) (Military Bowl)
3:20 p.m., ESPN - Michigan State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (8-4) (Pinstripe Bowl)
6:45 p.m., ESPN - #25 Oklahoma State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (7-5) (Texas Bowl)
8:00 p.m., FS1 - #16 Iowa (8-3) vs. #22 USC (8-4) (Holiday Bowl)
10:15 p.m., ESPN - Air Force (10-2) vs. Washington State (6-6) (Cheez-It Bowl)

Saturday, December 28
Noon, ESPN -
#10 Penn State (10-2) vs. #17 Memphis (12-1) (Cotton Bowl)
Noon, ABC - #15 Notre Dame (10-2) vs. Iowa State (7-5) (Camping World Bowl)
**4:00 p.m., ESPN - #1 LSU (13-0) vs. #4 Oklahoma (12-1) (Peach Bowl) - CFP Semifinal
**8:00 p.m., ESPN - #2 Ohio State (13-0) vs. #3 Clemson (13-0) (Fiesta Bowl) - CFP Semifinal

Monday, December 30

12:30 p.m., ESPN - Western Kentucky (8-4) vs. Western Michigan (7-5) (First Responder Bowl)
4:00 p.m., ESPN - Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Louisville (7-5) (Music City Bowl)
4:00 p.m., FOX - California (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6) (Redbox Bowl)
8:00 p.m., ESPN - #9 Florida (10-2) vs. #24 Virginia (9-4) (Orange Bowl)

Tuesday, December 31

Noon, ESPN - Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. Kentucky (7-5) (Belk Bowl)
2:00 p.m., CBS - Florida State (6-6) vs. Arizona State (7-5) (Sun Bowl)
3:45 p.m., ESPN - #23 Navy (10-2) vs. Kansas State (8-4) (Liberty Bowl)
4:30 p.m., CBSSN - Wyoming (7-5) vs. Georgia State (7-5) (Arizona Bowl)
7:30 p.m., ESPN - #11 Utah (11-2) vs. Texas (7-5) (Alamo Bowl)

Wednesday, January 1
1:00 p.m., ESPN - #12 Auburn (9-3) vs. #18 Minnesota (10-2) (Outback Bowl)
1:00 p.m., ABC - #13 Alabama (10-2) vs. #14 Michigan (9-3) (Capital One Bowl)
5:00 p.m., ESPN - #6 Oregon (11-2) vs. #8 Wisconsin (10-3) (Rose Bowl)
8:45 p.m., ESPN - #5 Georgia (11-2) vs. #7 Baylor (11-2) (Sugar Bowl)

Thursday, January 2

3:00 p.m., ESPN - #21 Cincinnati (10-3) vs. Boston College (6-6) (Birmingham Bowl)
7:00 p.m., ESPN - Indiana (8-4) vs. Tennessee (7-5) (Gator Bowl)

Friday, January 3
3:30 p.m., ESPN - Ohio (6-6) vs. Nevada (7-5) (Potato Bowl)

Saturday, January 4
11:30 a.m., ESPN - Southern Mississippi (7-5) vs. Tulane (6-6) (Armed Forces Bowl)

Monday, January 6
7:30 p.m., ESPN - Louisiana (10-3) vs. Miami-Ohio (8-5) (Lendingtree Bowl)

Monday, January 13
**8:00 p.m., ESPN - TBD vs. TBD (CFP National Championship Game) - Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

(EDIT - finally updated Navy's record after the Army-Navy game.)
 
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canderson

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Thanks for starting this. Bowl matchups are always fun to look at but with players electing more and more not to play it's really hard to put a ton of stock into them, especially before kickoff.

I just hope most the games are competitive, fun and no one is seriously injured. Also the Army-Navy game this this weekend.

Go Army! Beat Navy!
 

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In case anyone is curious, here's which conference officials got assigned to each game:

Friday, December 20
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl 1 p.m. ESPN Thomas A Robinson Stadium, Nassau Buffalo vs Charlotte SunBelt
Frisco Bowl 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX Kent St vs Utah St CUSA
Saturday, December 21
Celebration Bowl 11:00 a.m. ABC Mercedes Bens Stadium, Atlanta, GA NC A&T vs Alcorn St SunBelt
New Mexico Bowl 1:00 p.m. ESPN Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM San Diego St vs Central Michigan American
Cure Bowl 1:30 p.m. CBSSN Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL Liberty vs Georgia Southern MWC
Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl 2:30 p.m. ESPN FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL FAU vs SMU SunBelt
Camellia Bowl 4:30 p.m. ESPN Crampton Bowl, Montgomery, AL FIU vs Arkansas St MWC
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl 6:30 p.m. ABC Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV Washington vs Boise St CUSA
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 8:00 p.m. ESPN Mercedes Bens Superdome, New Orleans, LA UAB vs App St MAC
Monday, Dec 23
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl 1:30 p.m. ESPN Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL Marshall vs UCF Big Ten
Tuesday, Dec. 24
SoFi Hawai'i Bowl 7 p.m. ESPN Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI BYU vs Hawai'i MAC
Thursday, Dec. 26
Walk-On's Independence Bowl 3 p.m. ESPN Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA Miami vs Louisiana Tech Big 12
Quick Lane Bowl 7 p.m. ESPN Ford Field, Detroit, MI Pittsburgh vs Eastern Michigan SEC
Friday, Dec. 27
Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman 11:00 a.m. ESPN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD North Carolina vs Temple MWC
New Era Pinstripe Bowl 2:20 p.m. ESPN Yankee Stadium, Newy York, NY Wake Forest vs Michigan St Big 12
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl 6:45 p.m. ESPN NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Oklahoma St vs Texas A&M Big Ten
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl 7:00 p.m. ESPN SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA Iowa vs USC ACC
Cheez-It Bowl 9:15 p.m. ESPN Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ Air Force vs Washington St Big Ten
Saturday, Dec. 28
Camping World Bowl 11 a.m. ESPN Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Notre Dame vs Iowa St SEC
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic 11:00 a.m. ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX Memphis vs Penn St ACC
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Semifinal) 3 p.m. ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA LSU vs Oklahoma ACC
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Semifinal) 7 p.m. ESPN State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ Ohio St vs Clemson SEC
Monday, Dec. 30
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl 11:30 a.m. ESPN Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX Western KY vs Western MI SunBelt
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl 3:00 p.m. ESPN Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN Mississippi St vs Louisville Pac12
Redbox Bowl 3:00 p.m. FOX Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA Illinois vs Cal SEC
Capital One Orange Bowl 7:00 p.m. ESPN Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL Florida vs Virginia Big 12
Tuesday, Dec. 31
Belk Bowl 11:00 a.m. ESPN Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC Kentucky vs Virginia Tech Big 12
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 1:00 p.m. CBS Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX Florida St vs Arizona St Big Ten
AutoZone Liberty Bowl 2:45 p.m. ESPN Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TX Navy vs Kansas St ACC
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl 3:30 p.m. CBSSN Arizona Stadium, Tuscon, AZ Wyoming vs Georgia St Pac12
Valero Alamo Bowl 6:30 p.m. ESPN Alamodome, San Antonio, TX Utah vs Texas SEC
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Vrbo Citrus Bowl 12:00 p.m. ABC Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL Alabama vs Michigan Pac12
Outback Bowl 12:00 p.m. ESPN Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL Auburn vs Minnesota ACC
Rose Bowl Game 4 p.m. ESPN Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA Oregon vs Wisconsin Big 12
Allstate Sugar Bowl 7:45 p.m. ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA Georgia vs Baylor Big Ten
Thursday, Jan. 2
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl 2:00 p.m. ESPN Legion Field, Birmingham, AL Boston College vs Cincinnati MAC
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl 6:00 p.m. ESPN TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL Tennessee vs Indiana Pac12
Friday, Jan. 3
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2:30 p.m. ESPN Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID Ohio vs Nevada CUSA
Saturday, Jan. 4
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl 10:30 a.m. ESPN Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX Tulane vs Southern Miss American
Monday, Jan. 6
LendingTree Bowl 6:30 p.m. ESPN Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL Louisiana vs Miami (OH) American
Monday, Jan. 13
National Championship Game 7 p.m. ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA TBD vs TBD Pac12
 

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Thanks for starting this. Bowl matchups are always fun to look at but with players electing more and more not to play it's really hard to put a ton of stock into them, especially before kickoff.

I just hope most the games are competitive, fun and no one is seriously injured. Also the Army-Navy game this this weekend.

Go Army! Beat Navy!
Agree with this sentiment. Have to think that as the amateurism model continues to crumble the bowl concept will change drastically.
 

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3 OU players suspended
Three Oklahoma Sooners football players, including defensive lineman Ronnie Perkins, have reportedly been suspended and will not play in the College Football Playoff semifinal Peach Bowl against No. 1 LSU.

According to SoonerScoop.com, Perkins, running back Rhamondre Stevenson and wide receiver Trejan Bridges are the suspended players. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports confirmed Perkins' suspension.

Jason Kersey of The Athletic reported the suspensions are a result of failed drug tests.
 

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The cradle of the game.
Shout out to the University of West Florida Argonauts for winning the D-II National Championship.

... in the program's 4th year!
 

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Shout out to the University of West Florida Argonauts for winning the D-II National Championship.

... in the program's 4th year!
It was an epic journey. Congratulations to them for finishing their quest.
 

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I don’t know Bowl selection politics so there is probably an answer that makes sense to this question: why if Notre Dame and PSU are playing a bowl game on the same day at the same time, why aren’t they playing each other? Seems like that would be an easy sell.
 

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I don’t know Bowl selection politics so there is probably an answer that makes sense to this question: why if Notre Dame and PSU are playing a bowl game on the same day at the same time, why aren’t they playing each other? Seems like that would be an easy sell.
Because no one would watch, much less attend, a Memphis/ISU game.
 

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I'm so excited for the big games today and especially the 8pm game. I think they should be a ton of fun
 

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Big 10 defense!!!
Nobody plays defense anymore. Penn State’s pass defense got exposed by Minnesota last month and again today by Memphis. This is the modern game. I miss the days when a good running game and strong D were a good formula for controlling a game.
 

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Two drives for Oklahoma. -7 yards, two 3 and outs. One play out of six went for positive yards. 4.
 

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Two drives for Oklahoma. -7 yards, two 3 and outs. One play out of six went for positive yards. 4.
I should have expected it, but this is shocking. Oklahoma doesn't look like they belong on the same field so far. Early i guess.
 

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That was a fantastic catch.

And now a TD. Pretty solid answer by Okla, they needed it.
incredible catch...………...and always a good idea on a run near the end zone to fling the ball carrier FORWARD into the end zone.

Nice answer by the sooners.
 

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Boger's crew working this game; good to know.

If the Sooners aren't going to get calls like that, then forget it.