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2021-2022 College Bowl Season Thread

Bowl Games 2021-22: Complete Schedule of Matchups


Here is the full schedule of games for the 2021-22 bowl season.

Friday, Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl

Middle Tennessee State vs. Toledo

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas (12 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Cure Bowl

Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla. (6 p.m. ET on ESPN2)

Saturday, Dec. 18

Boca Raton Bowl

Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. (11 a.m. ET on ESPN)

Celebration Bowl

South Carolina State vs. Jackson State

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta (12 p.m. ET on ABC)

New Mexico Bowl

Fresno State vs. UTEP

Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M. (2:15 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Independence Bowl

BYU vs. UAB

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La. (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC)

LendingTree Bowl

Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala. (5:45 p.m. ET on ESPN)

LA Bowl

Utah State vs. Oregon State

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif. (7:30 p.m. ET on ABC)

New Orleans Bowl

Marshall vs. Louisiana

Caesars Superdome, New Orleans (9:15 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Old Dominion vs. Tulsa

Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C. (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Kent State vs. Wyoming

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Frisco Bowl

UTSA vs. San Diego State

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas (7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Armed Forces Bowl

Army vs. Missouri

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 23

Gasparilla Bowl

Florida vs. UCF

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. (7 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Frisco Football Classic

North Texas vs. Miami (Ohio)

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 24

Hawai'i Bowl

Memphis vs. Hawai'i

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex, Honolulu (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Saturday, Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl

Georgia State vs. Ball State

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala. (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Monday, Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl

Nevada vs. Western Michigan

Ford Field, Detroit (11 a.m. ET on ESPN)

Military Bowl

East Carolina vs. Boston College

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md. (2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Birmingham Bowl

Auburn vs. Houston

Protective Stadium, Birmingham, Ala. (12 p.m. ET on ESPN)

First Responder Bowl

Air Force vs. Louisville


Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas (3:15 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Liberty Bowl

Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn. (6:45 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Holiday Bowl

North Carolina State vs. UCLA

Petco Park, San Diego (8 p.m. ET on Fox)

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

West Virginia vs. Minnesota

Chase Field, Phoenix (10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Fenway Bowl

SMU vs. Virginia

Fenway Park, Boston (11 a.m. ET on ESPN)

Pinstripe Bowl

Maryland vs. Virginia Tech

Yankee Stadium, New York (2:15 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Cheez-It Bowl

Clemson vs. Iowa State

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla. (5:45 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Alamo Bowl

Oklahoma vs. Oregon

Alamodome, San Antonio (9:15 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl

North Carolina vs. South Carolina

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. (11:30 a.m. ET on ESPN)

Music City Bowl

Tennessee vs. Purdue

Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. (3 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Peach Bowl

Pittsburgh vs. Michigan State

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta (7 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Las Vegas Bowl

Wisconsin vs. Arizona State

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 31

Orange Bowl

Michigan vs. Georgia

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla. (7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)


Cotton Bowl Classic

Alabama vs. Cincinnati

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Gator Bowl

Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest

TIAA Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla. (11 a.m. ET on ESPN)

Sun Bowl

Washington State vs. Miami (FL)

Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas (12 p.m. ET on CBS)

Arizona Bowl

Central Michigan vs. Boise State

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz. (2 p.m. ET on Barstool Sports)

Saturday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

Penn State vs. Arkansas

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. (12 p.m. ET on ESPN2)

Citrus Bowl

Iowa vs. Kentucky

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla. (1 p.m. ET on ABC)

Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. (1 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Rose Bowl

Ohio State vs. Utah

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. (5 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Sugar Bowl

Ole Miss vs. Baylor

Caesars Superdome, New Orleans (8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Texas Bowl

LSU vs. Kansas State

NRG Stadium, Houston (9 p.m. ET on ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 10

College Football Playoff National Championship

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).
Old 12-18-21, 05:53 PM
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Re: 2021-2022 College Bowl Season Thread

UAB +7 pays in the Weed Eater Bowl (that's what this bowl will always be to me ). Good game. UAB's RB (McBride) was awesome.
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Re: 2021-2022 College Bowl Season Thread

Just realized that we don’t have the bragging rights thread/contest anymore?
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Unfortunately not. Dr_Evil did not run it last year due to the timing of the games, and hasn't posted about it (or anything else) since.
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Re: 2021-2022 College Bowl Season Thread

Congrats to San Diego State for first ever 12 win season.
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Re: 2021-2022 College Bowl Season Thread

Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
Congrats to San Diego State for first ever 12 win season.
That was one heck of a Bowl game, too! UTSA has done a remarkable job of building that program from the ground up and making it a quick success. Beating them the way San Diego State did (38-24) was pretty impressive. San Diego State was clearly the better team for the last 3 quarters, but UTSA never gave up and kept getting back into the game every time it looked like the Aztecs were putting it away, except after SDSU's last score. That's when UTSA just ran out of gas. But UTSA came in to the game 12-1, and finishing 12-2 is still amazing. San Diego State is sure happy about 12-2 (would have been happier at 13-1, but losing 20 players to COVID for the Conference Championship game pretty much put that out of reach).

But it was a great game, and a great season for the Aztecs! They should finish in the Top 25 in the final polls in a few weeks.
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Hey all sorry I missed getting the Bowl Pickem together this year. Life has been busy of late. If anyone wants to take it over for next year, please feel free. I have some sheets on Google Docs that should be helpful in getting started with how I would do it. Hope everyone is doing good.
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Re: 2021-2022 College Bowl Season Thread

Texas A&M Aggies pull out of Gator Bowl college football game due to COVID-19 issues, injuries.

Texas A&M will not participate in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl because of COVID-19 issues and season-ending injuries within the program, leaving Wake Forest without an opponent as officials try to find a replacement team, it was announced Wednesday.

"It is unfortunate, but we just don't have enough scholarship players available to field a team," Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said.

Texas A&M Aggies pull out of Gator Bowl college football game due to COVID-19 issues, injuries (espn.com)

I hate that for the kids who have worked hard all year.
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Originally Posted by Sonny Corinthos View Post

Texas A&M Aggies pull out of Gator Bowl college football game due to COVID-19 issues, injuries.

Texas A&M will not participate in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl because of COVID-19 issues and season-ending injuries within the program, leaving Wake Forest without an opponent as officials try to find a replacement team, it was announced Wednesday.

"It is unfortunate, but we just don't have enough scholarship players available to field a team," Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said.

Texas A&M Aggies pull out of Gator Bowl college football game due to COVID-19 issues, injuries (espn.com)

I hate that for the kids who have worked hard all year.
COVID is decimating a lot of teams. San Diego State was down 20 players in their Conference Championship game (including ALL of their Tight Ends, and they use the tight ends a lot in both the passing and running games), and they had 30 players who couldn't practice the week before that game. They lost, of course (but they solidly won their Bowl game yesterday, after getting almost everyone back), so A&M being down even more players is making the right call - but it sucks for them. Those players earned that game, and now they don't get it.

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University of Hawaii pulls out of the Hawaii Bowl on the eve of the game with Memphis because of Covid-19.
https://www.usnews.com/news/sports/a...ame-vs-memphis
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University of Hawaii pulls out of the Hawaii Bowl on the eve of the game with Memphis because of Covid-19.
https://www.usnews.com/news/sports/a...ame-vs-memphis
That really blows for Memphis.

If Hawaii had pulled out a day earlier, they could have slotted Memphis nicely into the vacated Gator Bowl slot next weekend.

I hope the Memphis players get to enjoy the trip as a vacation now.
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That really blows for Memphis.

If Hawaii had pulled out a day earlier, they could have slotted Memphis nicely into the vacated Gator Bowl slot next weekend.

I hope the Memphis players get to enjoy the trip as a vacation now.
Yep that sucks for Memphis having to travel so far. Covid-19 infections have gone way up this past week. Yesterday was over 1500 with about 90% on Oahu.
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They should’ve delayed it a week
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They should’ve delayed it a week
How? Keep all the Memphis kids in Waikiki hotel rooms for an extra week without enough money or clothes and keep them away from their families for the entire winter break? That was never an option.
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2 more bowl games cancelled: Fenway (UVA withdrew) and Military (BC withdrew).
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Interesting to see three (now two) football games played at baseball-only parks.

I really wanted to see how they did Fenway, since it's not even big enough to have baseball games there let alone football.
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I really wanted to see how they did Fenway, since it's not even big enough to have baseball games there let alone football.
I mean, it's not the first time that they've done football there.

Here's ND in 2015.



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Miami out of the Sun Bowl, game is still on right now assuming they can find another opponent for Washington St but who can prepare in 5 days?
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Miami out of the Sun Bowl, game is still on right now assuming they can find another opponent for Washington St but who can prepare in 5 days?
Boise has dropped out of the AZ Bowl. There was already controversy over them (and MWC) accepting an invite to it since Barstool is the sponsor and doing the broadcast (on-line only).

So apparently CMU might just move over to the Sun Bowl.
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It turned out to be a good thing that we didn't have a Bowl Pick Em Challenge this year. It would be total chaos.
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It turned out to be a good thing that we didn't have a Bowl Pick Em Challenge this year. It would be total chaos.
All the bowl games should be canceled. I get they won't be, but this year proves how harmful the playoffs have been to the game.

In another thing that had zero impact, I sent a message to the athletic department suggesting we decline our invite. Never should have accepted.
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Impressed college has the cajones to pull out or cancel. The NFL keeps chugging, or is it coughing, along. The real test will be playoff/New Years Day games.
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All the bowl games should be canceled. I get they won't be, but this year proves how harmful the playoffs have been to the game.

In another thing that had zero impact, I sent a message to the athletic department suggesting we decline our invite. Never should have accepted.
this year has proven bowls are pointless and more harmful than good (now in more ways than one). I too wish my school would pull from their bowl. Hopefully this will be the death of bowls games and the expansion of playoff
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this year has proven bowls are pointless and more harmful than good (now in more ways than one). I too wish my school would pull from their bowl. Hopefully this will be the death of bowls games and the expansion of playoff
Well, unless they put EVERYTHING on a level playing field, and include ALL of the G5 schools, there will be a need for the Bowls as a reward and goal for HALF of the FBS/D1 teams who would otherwise be excluded from any post season games.

If you want a playoff that includes EVERY Conference Champion then that would work as a replacement for the Bowls, but if it's still this P5 gets all the playoff spots and the G5 gets screwed out of any involvement save for a rare once in a decade team, then, no, they need the Bowls.
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Well, unless they put EVERYTHING on a level playing field, and include ALL of the G5 schools, there will be a need for the Bowls as a reward and goal for HALF of the FBS/D1 teams who would otherwise be excluded from any post season games.

If you want a playoff that includes EVERY Conference Champion then that would work as a replacement for the Bowls, but if it's still this P5 gets all the playoff spots and the G5 gets screwed out of any involvement save for a rare once in a decade team, then, no, they need the Bowls.
I think having 120+ teams in a league is ridiculous to start with. And yes it should be conference champions and maybe 2 at large. Either way within 10 years the bowl system will be dramatically different . Change is inevitable and with covid and the expansion on the horizon I think non P5 schools will exclusively compete for bowls and P5 should only be in playoffs

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