2021-22 college football bowl schedule, games, locations, dates, TV channels, kickoff times

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The 2021 college football regular season has reached its conclusion, but there’s still plenty of action left. Conference championship week is coming up and bowl season is right around the corner. The 2021-22 bowl schedule has been announced, and it looks to be a three-and-a-half week extravaganza over the holidays. The postseason will culminate with the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 10, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The CFP semifinals will return to New Year’s Eve, with the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowls serving as this season’s locations. They will take place at either 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. ET, with the designated time for each matchup determined at a later date. 

CBS is once again set to broadcast the Tony the Tiger Bowl from El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET.

Below is the entire remaining schedule for bowl games with dates, times and network affiliations. All information regarding bowl games is subject to change. All times are Eastern.

College Football Playoff

Jan. 10

National ChampionshipIndianapolis, Ind.

8 p.m. (ESPN)

Semifinal winners

Dec. 31

CottonArlington, Texas

3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)


Dec. 31

OrangeMiami Gardens, Fla.

3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)


Selection committee bowl games

Dec. 30

PeachAtlanta, Ga.

7 p.m. (ESPN)

at-large vs. at-large

Jan. 1

FiestaGlendale, Ariz.

1 p.m. (ESPN)

at-large vs. at-large

Jan. 1

RosePasadena, Calif.

5 p.m. (ESPN)

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Jan. 1

SugarNew Orleans, La.

8:45 p.m. (ESPN)

SEC vs. Big 12

Other bowl games Jan. 4Texas BowlHouston, TexasTBD (ESPN) Big 12 vs. SECJan. 1CitrusOrlando, Fla.1 p.m. (ABC) Big Ten vs. SEC Jan. 1OutbackTampa, Fla.Noon (ESPN2) Big Ten vs. SECDec. 31Tony the TigerEl Paso, Texas12:30 p.m. (CBS) ACC vs. Pac-12Dec. 31Arizona

Tucson, Ariz.

4:30 p.m. (Barstool)MAC vs. MWCDec. 31TaxSlayerJacksonville, Fla.11 a.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. SECDec. 30Las VegasLas Vegas, Nev.10:30 p.m. (ESPN)Big Ten vs. Pac-12Dec. 30Music CityNashville, Tenn.3 p.m. (ESPN) Big 10 vs. SECDec. 30Duke’s MayoCharlotte, N.C.11:30 a.m. (ESPN)ACC vs. Big Ten Dec. 29AlamoSan Antonio, Texas9:15 p.m. (ESPN)                       Big 12 vs. Pac-12Dec. 29  Cheez-ItOrlando, Fla.5:45 p.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. Big-12Dec. 29PinstripeNew York, N.Y.2:15 p.m. (ESPN) ACC vs. Big TenDec. 29FenwayBoston, Mass.11 a.m. (ESPN) AAC vs. ACCDec. 28 Guaranteed RatePhoenix, Ariz.10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Big Ten vs. Big 12Dec. 28LibertyMemphis, Tenn.6:45 p.m. (ESPN)Big 12 vs. SECDec. 28HolidaySan Diego, Calif.5 p.m. (FOX) Pac-12 vs. ACCDec. 28First ResponderUniversity Park, Texas3:15 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, ACC, Big-12, Conference USADec. 28BirminghamBirmingham, Ala.Noon (ESPN) AAC vs. SEC Dec. 27MilitaryAnnapolis, Mary.2:30 p.m. (ESPN) East Carolina vs. ACCDec. 27Quick LaneDetroit, Mich.11 a.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Big TenDec. 25CamelliaMontgomery, Ala.2:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Sun BeltDec. 24Hawai’iHonolulu, Hawaii8 p.m. (ESPN) Memphis vs. MWCDec. 23GasparillaTampa, Fla.7 p.m. (ESPN)Pool vs. PoolDec. 22Armed ForcesFort Worth, TexasTBD (ESPN)AAC vs. C-USA Dec. 21FriscoFrisco, Texas7:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, C-USA, MAC, MWC, Sun BeltDec. 21Famous Idaho PotatoBoise, Idaho        3:30 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. MWCDec. 20Myrtle BeachConway, S.C.2:30 p.m. (ESPN) AAC, MAC, Sun BeltDec. 18 New OrleansNew Orleans, La.9:15 p.m. (ESPN) C-USA vs. Sun Belt Dec. 18L.A.Los Angeles, Calif. 7:30 p.m. (ABC) MWC vs. Pac-12Dec. 18LendingTreeMobile, Ala.5:45 p.m. (ESPN) MAC vs. Sun Belt Dec. 18IndependenceShreveport, La.3:30 p.m. (ABC) BYU vs. C-USADec. 18New MexicoAlbuquerque, N.M.2:15 p.m. (ESPN) C-USA vs. MWCDec. 18Celebration

Atlanta, Ga.

Noon (ABC)MEAC vs. SWACDec. 18Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fla.

11 a.m. (ESPN)Pool vs. PoolDec. 17Cure

Orlando, Fla.

6 p.m. (ESPN2)AAC vs. Sun BeltDec. 17Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

Noon (ESPN)Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo


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