College football bowl projections – ESPN

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College football bowl projections – ESPN

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  • Kyle Bonagura

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    ESPN Staff Writer

    • Covers the Pac-12.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Attended Washington State University.
  • Mark Schlabach

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    ESPN Senior Writer

    • Senior college football writer
    • Author of seven books on college football
    • Graduate of the University of Georgia

Here’s how our experts see the bowl matchups after the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings.

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff National Championship

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans


8 p.m., Jan. 13, ESPN


Bonagura: LSU vs. Ohio State

Schlabach: LSU vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona


4 or 8 p.m., Dec. 28, ESPN


Bonagura: LSU vs. Clemson

Schlabach: LSU vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta


4 of 8 p.m., Dec. 28, ESPN


Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Utah

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Oklahoma


Bowl schedule

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas


2 p.m., Dec. 20, ESPN


Bonagura: Buffalo vs. Charlotte

Schlabach: Buffalo vs. Charlotte

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas


7:30 p.m., Dec. 20, ESPN2


Bonagura: SMU vs. Florida Atlantic

Schlabach: Tulane vs. Toledo

Celebration Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta


Noon, Dec. 21, ABC


Bonagura: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

Schlabach: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

New Mexico Bowl

Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico


2 p.m., Dec. 21, ESPN


Bonagura: Marshall vs. San Diego State

Schlabach: Western Kentucky vs. Wyoming

Cure Bowl

Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida


2:30 p.m., Dec. 21, CBS Sports Network


Bonagura: Georgia Southern vs. Florida International

Schlabach: Arkansas State vs. Liberty

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida


3:30 p.m., Dec. 21, ABC


Bonagura: Ohio vs. Tulane

Schlabach: Ohio vs. SMU

Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama


5:30 p.m., Dec. 21, ESPN


Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Louisiana

Schlabach: Georgia State vs. Kent State

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas


7:30 p.m., Dec. 21, ABC


Bonagura: Boise State vs. Washington State

Schlabach: Boise State vs. Arizona State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans


9 p.m., Dec. 21, ESPN


Bonagura: Appalachian State vs. UAB

Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Louisiana Tech

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida


2:30 p.m., Dec. 23, ESPN


Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Temple

Schlabach: Florida International vs. UCF

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu


8 p.m., Dec. 24, ESPN


Bonagura: BYU vs. Hawai’i

Schlabach: BYU vs. Hawai’i

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana


4 p.m., Dec. 26, ESPN


Bonagura: Miami vs. Louisiana Tech

Schlabach: Miami vs. Florida Atlantic

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit


8 p.m., Dec. 26, ESPN


Bonagura: Boston College vs. Indiana

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Michigan State

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland


Noon, Dec. 27, ESPN


Bonagura: UCF vs. North Carolina

Schlabach: Temple vs. Pittsburgh

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York


3:20 p.m., Dec. 27, ESPN


Bonagura: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest

Schlabach: Indiana vs. North Carolina

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston


6:45 p.m., Dec. 27, ESPN


Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State

Schlabach: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego


8 p.m., Dec. 27, Fox Sports 1


Bonagura: Iowa vs. Arizona State

Schlabach: Iowa vs. USC

Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix


10:15 p.m., Dec. 27, ESPN


Bonagura: Air Force vs. Liberty

Schlabach: Air Force vs. Washington State

Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida


Noon, Dec. 28, ABC


Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Texas

Schlabach: Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas


Noon, Dec. 28, ESPN


Bonagura: Memphis vs. Baylor

Schlabach: Memphis vs. Auburn

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas


12:30 p.m., Dec. 30, ESPN


Bonagura: Southern Miss vs. Kent State

Schlabach: Marshall vs. Western Michigan

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee


4 p.m., Dec. 30, ESPN


Bonagura: Louisville vs. Mississippi State

Schlabach: Louisville vs. Mississippi State

Redbox Bowl

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California


4 p.m., Dec. 30, Fox


Bonagura: California vs. Illinois

Schlabach: California vs. Illinois

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida


8 p.m., Dec. 30, ESPN


Bonagura: Virginia vs. Florida

Schlabach: Virginia vs. Florida

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina


Noon, Dec. 31, ESPN


Bonagura: Kentucky vs. Pittsburgh

Schlabach: UAB vs. Virginia Tech

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas


2 p.m., Dec. 31, CBS


Bonagura: Washington vs. Virginia Tech

Schlabach: Washington vs. Wake Forest

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee


3:45 p.m., Dec. 31, ESPN


Bonagura: Iowa State vs. Navy

Schlabach: Iowa State vs. Navy

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona


4:30 p.m., Dec. 31, CBS Sports Network


Bonagura: Georgia State vs. Nevada

Schlabach: Georgia Southern vs. Nevada

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio


7:30 p.m., Dec. 31, ESPN


Bonagura: USC vs. Oklahoma State

Schlabach: Oregon vs. Texas

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida


1 p.m., Jan. 1, ABC


Bonagura: Auburn vs. Michigan

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Michigan

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida


1 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN


Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Alabama

Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Tennessee

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


5 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN


Bonagura: Penn State vs. Oregon

Schlabach: Penn State vs. Utah

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans


8:45 p.m., Jan. 1, ESPN


Bonagura: Georgia vs. Oklahoma

Schlabach: Georgia vs. Baylor

Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama


3 p.m., Jan. 2, ESPN


Bonagura: Florida State vs. Cincinnati

Schlabach: Boston College vs. Cincinnati

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida


7 p.m., Jan. 2, ESPN


Bonagura: Wisconsin vs. Tennessee

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho


3:30 p.m., Jan. 3, ESPN


Bonagura: Miami (Ohio) vs. Utah State

Schlabach: Miami (Ohio) vs. Utah State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas


11:30 p.m., Jan. 4, ESPN


Bonagura: Toledo vs. Wyoming

Schlabach: Southern Miss vs. San Diego State

LendingTree Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama


7:30 p.m., Jan. 6, ESPN


Bonagura: Central Michigan vs. Arkansas State

Schlabach: Central Michigan vs. Louisiana

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