College football bowl projections after Week 13

After a college football weekend with postponements, cancellations and altered schedules, we return with another bowl game outlook.

Will the final four change with the second College Football Playoff ranking coming this Tuesday? Where will Ohio State fall in the mix?


Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach weigh in with their latest bowl projections.

College Football Playoff



College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Jan. 11, ESPN


Bonagura: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Jan. 1, ESPN


Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 1, ESPN


Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Bowl schedule



Dec. 19

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Houston vs. UTSA

Schlabach: Houston vs. UTSA

Dec. 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina)

2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia Southern

Schlabach: FAU vs. Georgia State

Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: San Jose State vs. Central Michigan

Schlabach: San Jose State vs. Central Michigan

Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Florida)

7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: UCF vs. Liberty

Schlabach: UCF vs. Liberty

Dec. 23

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: UAB vs. Louisiana

Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Louisiana Tech

Montgomery Bowl

Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)

7 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2 and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia State

Schlabach: Kent State vs. Troy

Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl

Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Nevada vs. Kent State

Schlabach: BYU vs. Fresno State

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)

2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Buffalo vs. Coastal Carolina

Schlabach: Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern

Dec. 26

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

Noon on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Virginia vs. South Carolina

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina

Cure Bowl


Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Troy

Schlabach: Marshall vs. Louisiana

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas)

3:30 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. SMU

Schlabach: Virginia vs. Tulsa

LendingTree Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, Ala.)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Marshall vs. Appalachian State

Schlabach: UAB vs. Coastal Carolina

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium (Shreveport, Louisiana)

7 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Army vs. UCLA

Schlabach: Army vs. Oregon State

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Chase Field (Phoenix)

10:15 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Maryland vs. Kansas State

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Michigan State

Dec. 28

Military Bowl Presented by Perspecta

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Maryland)

2:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Navy vs. Pittsburgh

Schlabach: Navy vs. Pittsburgh

Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl

Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)

5:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State

Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome (San Antonio)

9 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. USC

Schlabach: Iowa State vs. Washington

Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo Bowl

Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin

Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Maryland

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)

3:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Iowa vs. Tennessee

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

7:15 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Iowa State vs. Texas A&M

Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M

LA Bowl

SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)

10:45 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Boise State vs. Oregon State

Schlabach: Boise State vs. UCLA

Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Tulsa vs. TCU

Schlabach: TCU vs. SMU

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl (El Paso, Texas)


2 p.m. on CBS


Bonagura: Boston College vs. Colorado

Schlabach: Boston College vs. Colorado

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tennessee)

4 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: West Virginia vs. Kentucky

Schlabach: West Virginia vs. Ole Miss

Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Arizona)

4 p.m. on CBSSN


Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. San Diego State

Schlabach: Western Michigan vs. Nevada

Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium (Houston)

8 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Texas vs. Arkansas

Schlabach: Texas vs. LSU

Jan. 1

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama)

Noon on ESPN2 and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Memphis vs. Mississippi State

Schlabach: Memphis vs. Mississippi State

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)

12:30 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Schlabach: Georgia vs. Cincinnati

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)

1 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Indiana vs. Auburn

Schlabach: Northwestern vs. Auburn

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Florida)

Noon on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: NC State vs. Ole Miss

Schlabach: NC State vs. Missouri

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

12:30 p.m. on ABC and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Northwestern vs. LSU

Schlabach: Iowa vs. Arkansas

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)

4 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: BYU vs. Washington

Schlabach: USC vs. Indiana

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)

8 p.m. on ESPN and the ESPN App


Bonagura: Florida vs. Miami

Schlabach: Florida vs. Miami

Date TBD

Las Vegas Bowl

Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas)

Bonagura: Oregon vs. Missouri

Schlabach: Oregon vs. Tennessee

Canceled bowl games



Bowl games that have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic:


  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl

  • Fenway Bowl

  • San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

  • Bahamas Bowl

  • Hawai'i Bowl

  • Redbox Bowl

  • Quick Lane Bowl

  • Celebration Bowl



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