2016-2017 Bowl Game Matchups

This is the best time of year for all football plans. In the NFL, playoff races are starting to heat up with only four weeks remaining. As for college, fans have three high-stake games to look forward to, in addition to a lot of great matchups to look forward. Whether it be Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football program trying to prove they are still one of the best teams in the nation when they take on Florida State, or a fun matchup in Oklahoma State and Colorado, this year’s bowl games are set up to be must-match. Here are this year’s matchups and schedule.

College Football Playoff:

Saturday December 31st

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

#1 Alabama vs. #4 Washington

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

Playstation Fiesta Bowl

#2 Clemson vs. #3 Ohio State

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

College Football National Championship:

Monday January 9th

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa FL

Power 5 Premier Bowl Games:

Friday December 30th

Capital One Orange Bowl

#6 Michigan vs. #11 Florida State

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

Monday January 2nd

Outback Bowl

Iowa vs. #17 Florida

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

#8 Wisconsin vs. #15 Western Michigan

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Rose Bowl Game

#5 Penn State vs. #9 USC

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Allstate Sugar Bowl

#7 Oklahoma vs. #14 Auburn

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Other Power 5 Bowl Games

Friday December 30th

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

TCU vs. Georgia

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN

Hyundai Sun Bowl

#18 Stanford vs. North Carolina

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

#21 Tennessee vs. Nebraska

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

Saturday December 31st

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

#13 Louisville vs. #20 LSU

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

TaxSlayer Bowl

Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL

Rest Of Bowl Games:

Saturday December 17h

AFR Celebration Bowl

North Carolina Central vs. Grambling State

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

UTSA vs. New Mexico

University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Las Vegas Bowl

San Diego State vs. Houston

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

AutoNation Cure Bowl

UCF vs. Akransas State

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando, FL

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Toledo vs. Appalachian State

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

UL Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Monday December 19th

Miami Beach Bowl

Tulsa vs. Central Michigan

Marlins Park, Miami, FL

Tuesday December 20th

Boca Raton Bowl

Memphis vs. Western Kentucky

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Wednesday December 21st

San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl

BYU vs. Wyoming

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Thursday December 22nd

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Idaho vs. Colorado State

Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, ID

Friday December 23rd

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

#25 Navy vs. Louisiana Tech

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Dollar General Bowl

Ohio vs. Troy

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Saturday December 24th

Hawaii Bowl

Hawaii vs. MTSU

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

Monday December 26th

St. Petersburg Bowl

Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio)

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

Quick Lane Bowl

Boston College vs. Maryland

Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Camping World Independence Bowl

NC State vs. Vanderbelt

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

Tuesday December 27th

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Army vs. North Texas

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX

Military Bowl Game

24 Temple vs. Wake Forest

Navy-Marines Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Holiday Bowl

Minnesota vs. Washington State

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

Baylor vs. Boise State

Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ

Wednesday December 28th

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

#23 Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Russell Athletic Bowl

#16 West Virginia vs. Miami

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

Foster Farms Bowl

#19 Utah vs. Indiana

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Advocare V100 Texas Bowl

Kansas State vs. Texas A&M

NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Thursday December 29th

Birmingham Bowl

USF vs. South Carolina

Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Belk Bowl

#22 Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Valero Alamo Bowl

#10 Colorado vs. #12 Oklahoma State

Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

This bowl season should be everything college football fans want at the end of the season. If you are feeling luxurious, you may look into Rose Bowl tickets with a pissed off Penn State playing the hometown USC Trojans. If you like a stingy defense against a flashy offense, the Citrus Bowl between Louisville and LSU may be more your cup of tea.