The 2018-19 College Football Bowl Schedule has officially been released by the Football Bowl Association. The FBA represents college football’s 40 postseason games.
With 40 total games including the College Football National Championship, 78 teams will play in a postseason game in 2018-19, which is 60% of the FBS.
The 2018-19 bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15 with the Celebration Bowl at Noon ET on ABC. That game pits teams from the MEAC and SWAC from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
The Celebration Bowl is followed by five FBS bowl games on Dec. 15: Gildan New Mexico Bowl, AutoNation Cure Bowl, Las Vegas Bowl, Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
On Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, the two College Football Playoff semifinal games will take place. Hosts this season are the Capital One Orange Bowl and the Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Kickoff for the semifinals will be 4:00pm ET and 8:00pm ET, with the exact order announced after the pairings are set in December.
The College Football National Championship Game concludes the college football season on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at 8:00pm. ET. The two playoff semifinal winners will meet at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.