- Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Ready, set, bowl! The schedule and matchups have been announced for the 2017 college football bowl season, with 41 games on tap between Dec. 16 and Jan. 8.
That includes the College Football Playoffs, with the national title game to be held in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. No team ranked No. 1 in the final CFP regular-season rankings has ever won the national title. Defending national champion Clemson, heading into this year’s playoffs at No. 1, will try to change that.
Sit back and get your college football fix, as the bowl season begins with five games on Dec. 16. Here is the complete schedule.
North Texas vs. Troy, 1 p.m., ESPN
Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky, 2:30 p.m, CBS Sports Network
Boise State vs. Oregon, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Colorado State vs. Marshall, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee State, 8 p.m., ESPN
(Boca Raton, Fla.)
FAU vs. Akron, 7 p.m., ESPN
SMU vs. Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN
(St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Temple vs. FIU, 8 p.m., ESPN
UAB vs. Ohio, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Wyoming vs. Central Michigan, 4 p.m., ESPN
Texas Tech vs. South Florida, 12 p.m.
(Fort Worth, Texas)
Army vs. San Diego State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Toledo vs. Appalachian State, 7 p.m., ESPN
Fresno State vs. Houston, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Utah vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m., ESPN
Duke vs. Northern Illinois, 5:15 p.m., ESPN
UCLA vs. Kansas State, 9 p.m., ESPN
Florida State vs. Southern Miss, 1:30 p.m., ESPN
Boston College vs. Iowa, 5:15 p.m., ESPN
(Santa Clara, Calif.)
Purdue vs. Arizona, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Missouri vs. Texas, 9 p.m., ESPN
Navy vs. Virginia, 1:30 p.m., ESPN
Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State, 5:15 p.m., ESPN
Michigan State vs. Washington State, 8 p.m., FS1
(San Antonio, Texas)
Stanford vs. TCU, 9 p.m., ESPN
Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m., ESPN
(El Paso, Texas)
North Carolina State vs. Arizona State, 3 p.m., CBS.
Northwestern vs. Kentucky, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
New Mexico State vs. Utah State, 5:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Louisville vs. Mississippi State, 12 p.m., ESPN
Memphis vs. Iowa State, 12:30 p.m., ABC
No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State, 4 p.m., ESPN
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami, 8 p.m., ESPN.
Michigan vs. South Carolina, 12 p.m., ESPN
No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Notre Dame vs. LSU, 1 p.m., ABC
No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, 5 p.m., ESPN
No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson, 8:45 p.m., ESPN.
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