College Football Playoff Semifinal: Sugar Bowl — No. 2 Washington vs. No. 3 Texas
Date: January 1st Time: 8:45 p.m. ET Location: Caesars Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana
This rematch of the Alama Bowl from last season is no less interesting of a playoff semifinal than the first. In all honesty, it’s a game between two teams who many thought would slip up before getting to this point. Instead, either Washington or Texas will end up playing for a national title depending on who comes out victorious in New Orleans.
Date: December 30th Time: Noon ET Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia
In the third of three matchups between the Big Ten and SEC, Penn State and Ole Miss will clash in the ATL. It sets up quite the coaching meeting between James Franklin and Lane Kiffin as their programs go at it in order to earn their 11th and final win of 2023.
Date: December 30th Time: 4 p.m. ET Location: Hard Rock Stadium – Miami, Florida
There’s likely no more depressed bowl on the schedule than the Seminoles vs. the Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl. Florida State is convinced that they should have been in the playoff while Georgia knows they should be there as well after winning the last two national championships. Still, if both teams put this behind them and show up like they have all season, it should make for a great game in South Beach.
Date: January 1st Time: 1 p.m. ET Location: State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
Oregon had their shot and missed when it came to the Pac-12 Championship and a spot in the playoff. Now, with those off the table, all the Ducks can do is try to earn their dozenth win against Liberty, a team that is unblemished after the regular season and a championship win out of Conference USA.
Saturday, December 16th Myrtle Beach Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Ohio Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina) 11 a.m. – ESPN and the ESPN App
Cricket Celebration Bowl: Howard vs. Florida A&M Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia) Noon – ABC and the ESPN App
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana Caesars Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana) 2:15 p.m. – ESPN and the ESPN App
Avocados from Mexico Cure Bowl: Miami (OH) vs. Appalachian State FBC Mortgage Stadium (Orlando, Florida) 3:30 p.m. – ABC and the ESPN App