Record 42 Bowl Games: We list who, when, where and why

By Frank Cooney, NFL Draft Scout, The Sports Xchange

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Dec 3, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart and quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) celebrates after their 50-30 victory over the LSU Tigers in the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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There is a record number of College Football Bowl games this season

A total of 42 postseason games in the Football Bowl Subdivision are scheduled for December and January.

The action kicks off Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and Cure Bowl. One day later, there are six games scheduled across the country.

The College Football Playoff semifinals will be held on Dec. 31 at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona and the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

The national championship game will wrap up the bowl season extravaganza on Jan. 9 at SofFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.


A rundown of all the games.

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Dec. 16 - Bahamas Bowl: Miami (Ohio) vs. Alabama-Birmingham, ESPN, 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 16 - Cure Bowl: Troy vs. Texas-San Antonio, ESPN, 3 p.m.

Dec. 17 - Fenway Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Louisville, ESPN, 11 a.m.

Dec. 17 - New Mexico Bowl: SMU vs. Brigham Young, ESPN, 2:15 p.m.

Dec. 17 - LA Bowl: Fresno State vs. Washington State, ABC, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 17 - LendingTree Bowl: Southern Mississippi vs. Rice, ESPN, 5:45 p.m.

Dec. 17 - Las Vegas Bowl:  Oregon State vs. Florida, ABC, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 17 - Frisco Bowl: Boise State vs. North Texas, ESPN, 9:15 p.m.

Dec. 19 - Myrtle Beach Bowl: Marshall vs. Connecticut, ESPN, 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 20 - Idaho Potato Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 20 - Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo vs. Liberty, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 - New Orleans Bowl: South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Dec. 22 - Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs. Baylor, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 - Independence Bowl: Houston vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, ESPN, 3 p.m.

Dec. 23 - Gasparilla Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Missouri, ESPN, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 24 - Hawaii Bowl: San Diego State vs. Middle Tennessee, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Dec. 26 - Quick Lane Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green, ESPN, 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 27 - Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo, ESPN, noon

Dec. 27 - First Responder Bowl: Memphis vs. Utah State, ESPN, 3:15 p.m.

Dec. 27 - Birmingham Bowl:  East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina, ESPN, 6:45 p.m.

Dec. 27 - Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Wisconsin, ESPN, 10:15 p.m.

Dec. 28 - Military Bowl: Duke vs. Central Florida, ESPN, 2 p.m.

Dec. 28 - Liberty Bowl: Kansas vs. Arkansas, ESPN, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 - Holiday Bowl: North Carolina vs. Oregon, Fox, 8 p.m.

Dec. 28 - Texas Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Mississippi, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Dec. 29 - Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota, ESPN, 2 p.m.

Dec. 29 - Cheez-It Bowl: Florida State vs. Oklahoma, ESPN, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 29 - Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Washington, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Dec. 30 - Duke's Mayo Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Maryland, ESPN, noon

Dec. 30 - Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. UCLA, CBS, 2 p.m.

Dec. 30 - Gator Bowl: Notre Dame vs. South Carolina, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 - Arizona Bowl: Ohio vs. Wyoming, 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 30 - Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Tennessee, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Dec. 31 - Music City Bowl: Iowa vs. Kentucky, ABC, noon

Dec. 31 - Sugar Bowl: Kansas State vs. Alabama, ESPN, noon

Dec. 31 - Fiesta Bowl: Michigan vs. TCU, ESPN, 4 p.m.

Dec. 31 - Peach Bowl: Georgia vs. Ohio State , ESPN, 8 p.m.   

Jan. 2 - ReliaQuest Bowl: Illinois vs. Mississippi State, ESPN2, noon

Jan. 2 - Cotton Bowl: Tulane vs. Southern California, ESPN, 1 p.m.

Jan. 2 - Citrus Bowl: Purdue vs. LSU, ABC, 1 p.m.

Jan. 2 - Rose Bowl: Utah vs. Penn State, ESPN, 5 p.m.

Jan. 9 - College Football Playoff championship game: Semifinal winners, ESPN, 8 p.m.

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