2018-19 college football bowl schedule: Who’s playing, what time, what channel?

The college football bowl season begins Dec. 15 and will culminate with the national championship game on Jan. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The semifinal games will be played Dec. 29 in the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl.

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Can Alabama defend its national title? The Crimson Tide’s first test will come against No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, while No. 2 Clemson will meet third-ranked Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

Both games will be shown on ESPN.

Here is the complete bowl schedule (all times EST):

Dec. 15

New Mexico Bowl (2 p.m., ESPN): Utah State vs. North Texas

Cure Bowl (2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network): Tulane vs. Louisiana

Las Vegas Bowl (3:30 p.m., ABC): Arizona State vs. Fresno State

Camellia Bowl (5:30 p.m., ESPN): Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan

New Orleans Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State

Dec. 18

Boca Raton Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN): Northern Illinois vs. UAB

Dec. 19

Frisco Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN): San Diego State vs. Ohio

Dec. 20

Gasparilla Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN): Marshall vs. South Florida

Dec. 21

Bahamas Bowl (12:30 p.m., ESPN): Florida International vs. Toledo

Idaho Potato Bowl (4 p.m., ESPN): BYU vs. Western Michigan

Dec. 22

Birmingham Bowl (Noon, ESPN): Wake Forest vs. Memphis

Armed Forces Bowl (3:30 p.m., ESPN): Houston vs. Army

Dollar General Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN): Troy vs. Buffalo

Hawaii Bowl (10:30 p.m., ESPN): Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii

Dec. 26

First Responder Bowl (1:30 p.m., ESPN): Boston College vs. Boise State

Quick Lane Bowl (5:15 p.m., ESPN): Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech

Cheez-It Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): TCU vs. California

Dec. 27

Independence Bowl (1:30 p.m., ESPN): Duke vs. Temple

Pinstripe Bowl (5:15 p.m., ESPN): Wisconsin vs. Miami

Texas Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): Baylor vs. Vanderbilt

Dec. 28

Music City Bowl (1:30 p.m., ESPN): Purdue vs. Auburn

Camping World Bowl (5:15 p.m., ESPN): Syracuse vs. West Virginia

Alamo Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): Iowa State vs. Washington State

Dec. 29

Peach Bowl (Noon, ESPN): Florida vs. Michigan

Belk Bowl (Noon, ABC): South Carolina vs. Virginia

Arizona Bowl (1:15 p.m., CBS Sports Network): Nevada vs. Arkansas State

*Cotton Bowl (4 p.m., ESPN): No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

*Orange Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN): No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

Dec. 31

Military Bowl (Noon, ESPN): Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati

Sun Bowl (2 p.m., CBS): Pittsburgh vs. Stanford

Redbox Bowl (3 p.m., Fox): Oregon vs. Michigan State

Liberty Bowl (3:45 p.m., ESPN): Missouri vs. Oklahoma State

Holiday Bowl (7 p.m., FS1): Northwestern vs. Utah

Gator Bowl (7:30 p.m., ESPN): North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl (Noon, ESPN2): Mississippi State vs. Iowa

Citrus Bowl (1 p.m., ABC): Kentucky vs. Penn State

Fiesta Bowl (1 p.m., ESPN): LSU vs. UCF

Rose Bowl (5 p.m., ESPN): Washington vs. Ohio State

Sugar Bowl (8:45 p.m., ESPN): Texas vs. Georgia

Jan. 7

National championship game (8 p.m., ESPN): Semifinal winners

*-National semifinal

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