The 2015-16 bowl schedule is set to be announced today, including the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six games.
Below we will live blog the games and pairings as they are announced. For the complete list of games, check out our Bowl Schedule.
BOWL SCHEDULE UPDATES
The two playoff games are in, with both games on ESPN on 12/31:
Capital One Orange Bowl – (1) Clemson vs. (4) Oklahoma
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – (2) Alabama vs. (3) Michigan State
Some additional updates:
GoDaddy Bowl – Bowling Green vs. Georgia Southern
Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl (Nassau, Bahamas) – Western Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee
Here’s a pretty large domino:
Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA) – Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss
To very little surprise, Navy will play in the Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman. Their opponent will be announced later today. Also, Cincinnati is headed to the Hawaii Bowl.
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall will coach his final game for the Cougars in the Las Vegas Bowl. No opponent has been announced. Also announced:
Appalachian State – Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Arkansas State – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (likely to face Louisiana Tech)
USF will participate in the Miami Beach Bowl. Their rumored opponent is Western Kentucky. There’s quite a bit of intrigue behind that one, if it happens. Also, Stanford will head to the Rose Bowl, where they will face a Big Ten opponent (Iowa?).
On the Rose Bowl front…
Heard from several sources that Rose Bowl will indeed be Iowa vs. Stanford.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 6, 2015
The earlier mention of USF-Western Kentucky in the Miami Beach Bowl is now official, per ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
The Sun Belt announced a moment ago that Georgia State will play in the AutoNation Cure Bowl. The other Sun Belt teams (Arkansas State, Georgia Southern and Appalachian State) have already been referenced.
Appalachian State will face Ohio in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.
We told you earlier that Stanford and Iowa will face off in the Rose Bowl, and that Oklahoma State will face Ole Miss in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Those matchups were just announced by ESPN.
Ohio State and Notre Dame will play in the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl. Houston and Florida State will play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Also, the matchup of Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State we mentioned earlier in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is now official.
Tulsa will play in the Camping World Independence Bowl against a to-be-named opponent.
Miami will play in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, ESPN reports.
A number of announcements coming now. Washington State will face Miami in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. North Carolina will play in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will feature Air Force. Southern Miss will play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
UConn and Marshall will play in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Toledo and Temple will play in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl.
Northern Illinois and Boise State will face off in the Poinsettia Bowl, while Texas Tech goes to the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl.
Louisville gets one of the shorter roadies of the postseason. They will play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
Charlotte’s Belk Bowl will feature Mississippi State and NC State. Duke will play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Northwestern and Tennessee will travel to the Outback Bowl.
The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is complete – Texas A&M vs. Louisville.
Tulsa’s opponent in the Camping World Independence Bowl will be Virginia Tech.
Pitt and Navy will finalize the Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman.
As someone mentioned earlier in the comments section, Florida and Michigan will go in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.
Memphis will play in the Birmingham Bowl, likely against Auburn.
TCU and Oregon are confirmed for the Valero Alamo Bowl. If you like offense, there’s your game.
USC will play in the National University Holiday Bowl. UCLA is in the Foster Farms Bowl.
The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl is set – BYU vs. Utah. Lots of heat to that one.
Baylor and North Carolina will finalize the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Central Michigan and Minnesota will fill out the Quick Lane Bowl. New Mexico will play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. Akron and Utah State will play in the Famous Potato Bowl.
Duke’s New Era Pinstripe Bowl opponent will be Indiana. Kansas State will play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The long-rumored UCLA/Nebraska matchup in the Foster Farms Bowl is set.
The National University Holiday Bowl is done – USC vs. Wisconsin.
San Diego State will be Cincinnati’s Hawai’i Bowl opponent.
It’s apparently going to be Kansas State and Arkansas in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl will be leaving the light on for Arizona State. Also, Texas Tech’s Texas Bowl opponent will be LSU.
West Virginia will lace them up against Arizona State in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.
As someone here suggested earlier, Penn State will indeed play in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Georgia.
Washington will play Southern Miss in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Cal will play Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Georgia State’s AutoNation Cure Bowl foe will be San Jose State.
Arizona and New Mexico will participate in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
As the carousel slowly grinds to a close, it looks as though Nevada and Colorado State will play in the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl. Stand by for confirmation.
That’ll bring the afternoon to a close. Thanks for reading along, commenting, refreshing and spending your Sunday afternoon with us. To find out the time, date and network for your favorite team, check our Bowl Schedule. To insult me interact with me, click the handy little button below!