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The Bowl Season is upon us

Get ready for one of the most unusual bowl seasons in recent history.  After a somewhat difficult season throughout all sports, Football college teams across the nation will have the opportunity to end this torrid year on a high.

College Bowl Season 2020/2021: What to Expect, Matchups and Dates

Bowl Season is widely considered as one of the most exciting times of the year for pro handicappers and for the hardcore fans its’ as though Christmas has come early for them.  NCAA Football’s postseason remains on the oldest holiday rituals in college Football; with the oldest bowl game to be ever played dating back to 1902.

While the traditional game-week festivities have been toned down this year, it nevertheless remains a thrilling time of the year for players in particular.  Sadly, and as expected due to the circumstances we find ourselves in, the typical bowl experience will be a no go this season which is part of why so many teams have declined invitations to take part.

That said, there are still plenty of matchups you should be looking forward to, including No. 18 Miami Vs No. 21 Oklahoma State, No. 14 Northwestern Vs Auburn and No. 12 Coastal Carolina Vs Liberty among the most anticipated matches.

The College Football Playoff semifinals will see No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide meeting the No.4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Rose Bowl.  No. 2 Clemson Tigers and No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes meet in the other semifinal on January 1.

The Season got underway on Saturday December 19 and is to conclude three weeks later with the Playoff National Championship to be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Monday January 11.

Teams that have opted out of the Bowl Games

Boise State, Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Pittsburgh, San Diego State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington, Washington state.

Full schedule

Most games will be available to watch live on ESPN.  You can find out when your favorite team is playing on the main event schedule.

Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Nevada vs. Tulane

Boca Raton Bowl

Dec. 23

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern

Montgomery Bowl
Memphis vs. FAU

Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl
Hawaii vs. Houston

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl
Buffalo vs. Marshall

Dec. 26

Cure Bowl
No. 12 Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
No. 19 Louisiana vs. UTSA

LendingTree Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl
No. 18 Miami vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State

Valero Alamo Bowl
No. 20 Texas vs. Colorado

Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
No. 15 Iowa vs. Missouri

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Florida

Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
No. 24 Tulsa vs. Mississippi State

Arizona Bowl
No. 22 San Jose State vs. Ball State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Army vs. West Virginia

Texas Bowl
TCU vs. Arkansas

Jan. 1

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Georgia

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
No. 14 Northwestern vs. Auburn

College Football Playoff semifinal — Game 1
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame

Allstate Sugar Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal)
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
No. 23 NC State vs. Kentucky

Outback Bowl
No. 11 Indiana vs. Ole Miss

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 25 Oregon

Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 5 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 North Carolina

Jan. 11

College Football Playoff National Championship Game
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, Florida