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2017-18 College Football Bowl Season TV Schedule

Forty college football games are slated to take place from Dec. 16 thru Jan. 8 for the 2017-18 bowl season, culminating in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 8 from the recently-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

In prime time on Jan. 1, one of the College Football Playoff Semifinal games will feature the Alabama Crimson Tide versus the ACC champion Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La. This is a rematch of last year’s College Football Playoff National Championship which Clemson had emerged victorious.

Earlier on Jan. 1, the other College Football Playoff Semifinal game will be at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca. and features the Big 12 champion Oklahoma Sooners — possessing the best offense in the country — versus the SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs whose defense ranks fourth in the nation.

The other notable bowl matchups include: Pac-12 champion USC Trojans (with potential NFL prospective quarterback Sam Darnold) versus Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes (who just missed out on a spot in the Top 4 playoff teams) in the Cotton Bowl (Dec. 29); Penn State vs. Washington in the Fiesta Bowl (Dec. 30); and, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on Jan. 1 features college football’s lone undefeated team — the Central Florida Knights — taking on the Auburn Tigers who were the only team to have beaten the Alabama Crimson Tide. Auburn fell short of the playoffs due to their loss to Georgia in the SEC Championship game from Dec. 2.

The following is the college football’s bowl schedule (ranks according to the weekly College Football Playoff committee poll), including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.

All times Eastern; schedule subject to change.

Updated Thu., Dec. 14, 2017 4:00 a.m. EST

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

12:00 p.m.: Celebration Bowl: Grambling vs. North Carolina A&T (ABC)
Announcers: Mark Neely (play-by-play), Jay Walker (analyst), Tiffany Greene (reporter)

1:00 p.m.: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. North Texas (ESPN)
Announcers: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst), Kris Budden (reporter)

2:30 p.m.: Autonation Cure Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State (CBS Sports Network)
Announcers: Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), Aaron Taylor (analyst), Jenny Dell (reporter)

3:30 p.m.: Las Vegas Bowl: [25] Boise State vs. Oregon (ABC)
Announcers: Rece Davis (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Molly McGrath (reporter)

4:30 p.m.: Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Marshall vs. Colorado State (ESPN)
Announcers: Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (analyst), Roddy Jones (reporter)

8:00 p.m.: Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State (ESPN)
Announcers: Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst), Olivia Harlan (reporter)

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

7:00 p.m.: Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl: Akron vs. Florida Atlantic (ESPN)
Announcers: Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Kirk Morrison (analyst), Cole Cubelic (reporter(

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

8:00 p.m.: DXL Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Southern Methodist (ESPN)
Announcers: Mike Couzens (play-by-play), John Congemi (analyst), Kris Budden (reporter)

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

8:00 p.m.: Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: Temple vs. Florida International (ESPN)
Announcers: Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Mike Golic Jr. (analyst), Roddy Jones (reporter)

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

12:30 p.m.: Bahamas Bowl: UAB vs. Ohio (ESPN)
Announcers: Steve Levy (play-by-play), Desmond Howard (analyst), Laura Rutledge (reporter)

4:00 p.m.: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming (ESPN)
Announcers: Roy Philpott (play-by-play), Tom Ramsey (analyst), Alex Corddry (reporter)

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

12:00 p.m.: Birmingham Bowl: Texas Tech vs. [23] South Florida (ESPN)
Announcers: Tom Hart (play-by-play), Gene Chizik (analyst), Lauren Sisler (reporter)

3:30 p.m.: Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State vs. Army (ESPN)
Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Mack Brown (analyst), Paul Carcaterra (reporter)

7:00 p.m.: Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Toledo (ESPN)
Announcers: Dave Neal (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (analyst), Dawn Davenport (reporter)

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

8:30 p.m.: Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State vs. Houston (ESPN)
Announcers: Chris Cotter (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst), Shelley Smith (reporter)

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

1:30 p.m.: Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah vs. West Virginia (ESPN)
Announcers: Roy Philpott (play-by-play), Rene Ingoglia (analyst), Kris Budden (reporter)

5:15 p.m.: Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. Northern Illinois (ESPN)
Announcers: Mike Couzens (play-by-play), Ray Bentley (analyst), Allison Williams (reporter)

9:00 p.m.: Cactus Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA (ESPN)
Announcers: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (analyst), Olivia Harlan (reporter)

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

1:30 p.m.: Walk On’s Independence Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Florida State (ESPN)
Announcers: Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Ahmad Brooks (analyst), Roddy Jones (reporter)

5:15 p.m.: New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa vs. Boston College (ESPN)
Announcers: Kevin Negandhi (play-by-play), Mack Brown (analyst), Booger McFarland (analyst), Jen Lada (reporter)

8:30 p.m.: Foster Farms Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue (Fox)
Announcers: Joe Davis (play-by-play), Brady Quinn (analyst), Bruce Feldman (reporter)

9:00 p.m.: Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Missouri (ESPN)
Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), Molly McGrath (reporter)

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

1:30 p.m.: Military Bowl: Virginia vs. Navy (ESPN)
Announcers: Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Krik Morrison (analyst), Alex Corddry (reporter)

5:15 p.m.: Camping World Bowl: [22] Virginia Tech vs. [19] Oklahoma State (ESPN)
Announcers: Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Anthony Becht (analyst), Rocky Boiman (reporter)

9:00 p.m.: Valero Alamo Bowl: [13] Stanford vs. [15] TCU (ESPN)
Announcers: Rece Davis (play-by-play), Joey Galloway (analyst), David Pollack (analyst), Quint Kessenich (reporter)

9:00 p.m.: San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: [18] Washington State vs. [16] Michigan State (FS1)
Announcers: Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst), Jenny Taft (reporter)

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

1:00 p.m.: Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M (ESPN)
Announcers: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst), Kris Budden (reporter)

3:00 p.m.: Hyundai Sun Bowl: [24] NC State vs. Arizona State (CBS)
Announcers: Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (analyst), Allie LaForce (reporter)

4:30 p.m.: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. [21] Northwestern (ESPN)
Announcers: Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst), Olivia Harlan (reporter)

5:30 p.m.: Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Utah State vs. New Mexico State (CBS Sports Network)

8:30 p.m.: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: [8] USC vs. [5] Ohio State (ESPN)
Announcers: Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst), Allison Williams (reporter)

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017

12:00 p.m.: Taxslayer Bowl: Louisville vs. [23] Mississippi State (ESPN)
Announcers: Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (analyst), Cole Cueblic (reporter)

12:30 p.m.: AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. [20] Memphis (ABC)
Announcers: Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Tommy Tubberville (analyst), Paul Carcaterra (reporter)

4:00 p.m.: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: [11] Washington vs. [9] Penn State (ESPN)
Announcers: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), Tom Luginbill (reporter)

8:00 p.m.: Capital One Orange Bowl: [6] Wisconsin vs. [10] Miami (ESPN)
Announcers: Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Molly McGrath (reporter), Todd McShay (reporter)

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

12:00 p.m.: Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina (ESPN2)
Announcers: Adam Amin (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst), Molly McGrath (reporter)

12:30 p.m.: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: [12] Central Florida vs. [7] Auburn (ESPN)
Announcers: Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst), Allison Williams (reporter)

1:00 p.m.: Citrus Bowl: [14] Notre Dame vs. [17] LSU (ABC)
Announcers: Mark Jones (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst), Quint Kessenich (reporter)

5:00 p.m.: COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL: Rose Bowl: [3] Georgia vs. [2] Oklahoma (ESPN)
Announcers: Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Tom Rinaldi (reporter), Maria Taylor (reporter)

8:45 p.m.: COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL: Sugar Bowl: [4] Alabama vs. [1] Clemson (ESPN)
Announcers: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst), Holly Rowe (reporter), Laura Rutledge (reporter)

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

8:00 p.m.: College Football Playoff National Championship: [4] Alabama/[1] Clemson vs. [3] Georgia/[2] Oklahoma (ESPN)
Announcers: Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Tom Rinaldi (reporter), Maria Taylor (reporter)

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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