2015-16 “New Year’s Six” Bowl pairings announced

By Kevin Kelley -

Earlier today, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced the semifinal pairings. Clemson will face Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and Alabama will take on Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl

Now the remainder of the “New Year’s Six” bowl games are set, which includes the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl Game, and Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Listed below are the matchups along with game information:

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 – Noon ET, ESPN
Florida State vs. Houston

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 – 1pm ET, ESPN
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

Rose Bowl Game
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 – 5pm ET, ESPN
Iowa vs. Stanford

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 – 8:30pm ET, ESPN
Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss


Capital One Orange Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 – 4 or 8pm ET, ESPN
(1) Clemson vs. (4) Oklahoma

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 – 4 or 8pm ET, ESPN
(2) Alabama vs. (3) Michigan State

Bowl Schedule

Comments (19)

Notre Dame was 2 plays away from being undefeated. Lost 2 games on the road at Clemson and at Stanford by 4 points total!

I like the match-up, Fiesta Bowl with two traditional history programs, OSU vs ND.
FSU vs Houston should be fun to watch.

When people say Ohio State sucks it is because they are jealous their team is not as good.
Bottom line is ND and Stanford lost 2 games weather be 1 point or 100 points a loss is a loss.
Houston Cougars have received no respect and should give Florida St a good game.
Oklahoma will give Clemson all they can handle and Mich St against bama will be hard hitting solid game in both sides.

not one team in championship 4 could beat Ohio State
OSU has a trophy!
MSU could not be within 20 points in a rematch, that is the only reason OSU wanted in the playoffs
MSU is the luckiest team in the NCAA this year

You sound like a baby. Your team, clearly OSU, was beaten and dominated the entire game vs MSU. In the trenches and pretty much everywhere else too. I’d love a rematch because we are getting better while you are staying pretty much the same. But, I’ll just have to settle for the College Football Playoffs vs Alabama while you barely make a New Year’s Six and only because of your name not because you are any good. Truthfully, there were several other games both teams could have lost but winners find a way. OSU is a winning program, no doubt. But so is MSU, and this year, they were better than your team. So suck it up you baby, be excited about a New Year’s Six and play hard and win for the Conference rather than hating on your conference. Idiot. So your first comment, wrong…. MSU beat OSU. MSU has a trophy too, the B1G ten trophy this year, do you? MSU not within 20 points ay? lol I hope your last name isn’t Walker otherwise I’m concerned you have been hit in the head too many times. Lucky or not, a win is a win. We won because we never give up, we don’t make excuses and we play till the clock says 0. Take some notes. I know you want to. lol 2nd time MSU has beaten OSU in the last 3 years to end both of your winning streaks. Anything else I can do to defund your stupid comment? Keep chirping and I’ll answer. Of course I have more knowledge in my little finger about Sports than you, but that doesn’t matter, when you say something stupid you deserve a response.

I hope all you guys with the MOUTH and stupid text fingers, have EYES to Watch what OHIO STATE does to the always over rated Irish

Again, please learn a lesson from Mike Hart…. when he guaranteed wins an called MSU little brother. Then Dantonio showed up and made UofM our little sister. So…. I have a mouth and I’m going to watch ND beat up your Buckeyes, even though I’ll be rooting for OSU since they are in the B1G conference. I just hate haters and between OSU and UofM, I’m not sure which fan base has more haters and moronic fans. Get a clue…. Season’s over, stop crying and how about you keep your mouth shut. You might not look like such an idiot if you do. Go B1G!

big10 – Will have best showing! I think B10 Defense will dominate the top 6 B10 /games.

Show a little respect for all the teams, they all play hard and deserve support from all sports fans!

As with every year, there are always people who have something to say. But, as with every year, the games will be epic, there will be some heart-stopping plays, some blow-outs, some last second wins and I hope a B1G Championship again, just this time for MSU. I think all of the teams that are playing in Bowl games played extremely hard. And in case you all didn’t notice, because the parody is getting so tight, there were some teams without 6 wins that made it. So obviously the games will be closer than usual. I hope. Should be fun and every team is deserving and has a fan base of deserving people. Haters hate, Winners win. Go B1G! Go Green! Spartan Nation!