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Which teams will make the playoff? Where will your favorite team go bowling? Our experts predict all the matchups.
Even though the season doesn’t really get started until Thursday, it’s never too early to start making bowl predictions. Where will your favorite team be playing in December — or January, if you’re lucky? Let’s find out.
All times Eastern.
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Dec. 29,4 p.m. or 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Clemson vs. Washington Sherman: Alabama vs. Wisconsin
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Dec. 29,4 p.m. or 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Alabama vs. Oklahoma Sherman: Clemson vs. Washington
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Jan. 7,8 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson Sherman: Clemson vs. Wisconsin
New Mexico Bowl
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec. 15,2 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Army vs. Utah State Sherman: Wyoming vs. Middle Tennessee
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AutoNation Cure Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 15,2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Bonagura: Navy vs. Arkansas State Sherman: Navy vs. Coastal Carolina
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 15,3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Bonagura: San Diego State vs. UCLA Sherman: Colorado vs. Fresno State
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 15,5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Northern Illinois vs. Troy Sherman: Troy vs. Buffalo
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 15,9 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: UAB vs. Appalachian State Sherman: FIU vs. Appalachian State
Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, Florida Dec. 18,7 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: FAU vs. Ohio Sherman: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Dec. 19,8 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Temple vs. Louisiana Tech Sherman: Temple vs. Western Michigan
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Dec. 20,8 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Houston vs. Wake Forest Sherman: Houston vs. UAB
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 21,12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Southern Miss vs. Western Michigan Sherman: FAU vs. Miami (Ohio)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Dec. 21,4 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Toledo vs. Fresno State Sherman: San Diego State vs. Toledo
Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Dec. 22, noon (ESPN)
Bonagura: UCF vs. LSU Sherman: Tennessee vs. UCF
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 22,3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: USF vs. Kansas State Sherman: Kansas State vs. Memphis
Dollar General Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Dec. 22,7 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Miami (Ohio) vs. Georgia Southern Sherman: Arkansas State vs. Ohio
Hawai’i Bowl
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Dec. 22,10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Middle Tennessee vs. Wyoming Sherman: Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Dec. 26,1:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Marshall vs. Buffalo Sherman: Indiana vs. Southern Miss
Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26,5:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. Purdue Sherman: North Carolina vs. Purdue
Cheez-It Bowl
Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 26,9 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Iowa State vs. California Sherman: TCU vs. Washington State
Walk-On’s Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 27,1:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Duke vs. Arkansas Sherman: Arkansas vs. Georgia Tech
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York
Dec. 27,5:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Louisville vs. Nebraska Sherman: Miami vs. Nebraska
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 27,9 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M Sherman: Iowa State vs. South Carolina
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 28,1:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: NC State vs. Missouri Sherman: Duke vs. Florida
Camping World Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 28,5:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Miami vs. TCU Sherman: Boston College vs. Texas
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 28,5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Bonagura: UNLV vs. UL Monroe Sherman: UNLV vs. Georgia Southern
Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Dec. 28,9 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: Oklahoma State vs. Stanford Sherman: West Virginia vs. Arizona
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Dec. 29, noon (ESPN)
Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Penn State Sherman: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
Belk Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 29, noon (ABC)
Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina Sherman: Florida State vs. Mississippi State
San Francisco Bowl
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 31,3 p.m. (Fox)
Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Oregon Sherman: Iowa vs. California
Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)
Bonagura: Boston College vs. Memphis Sherman: Virginia Tech vs. USF
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 31,3:45 p.m. (ESPN)
Bonagura: West Virginia vs. Ole Miss Sherman: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 31,7 p.m. (FS1)
Bonagura: Iowa vs. Arizona Sherman: Northwestern vs. Oregon
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Dec.

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