2018 college football bowl games: Schedule for Dec. 26-28

By Kevin Kelley -

College football bowl games for the 2018-19 season continue this week with nine contests. The bowl schedule includes three games each on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28.

All nine contests during that span will be televised by ESPN.

Wednesday’s action kicks off at 1:30pm ET with the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in Dallas, Texas. The Boston College Eagles take on the 25th-ranked Boise State Broncos in that contest.

Next, it’s the Minnesota Golden Gophers facing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, Michigan at 5:15pm ET.

The third and final game on Wednesday is the Cheez-It Bowl at 9:00pm ET, which features the California Golden Bears and the TCU Horned Frogs.

Thursday’s bowl game action begins at 1:30pm ET with the Temple Owls taking on the Duke Blue Devils in Shreveport, Louisiana in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl.

Then at 5:15pm ET, it’s the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. The matchup features the Miami Hurricanes and the Wisconsin Badgers.

Thursday wraps up with the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl at 9:00pm ET, featuring the Baylor Bears against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

The first bowl game on Friday is again a 1:30pm ET kickoff, and it features the Purdue Boilermakers and the Auburn Tigers in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee.

At 5:15pm ET, the 16th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers face the 20th-ranked Syracuse Orange in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Friday’s bowl games conclude with the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The game features the 24th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones taking on the 13th-ranked Washington State Cougars, which kicks off at 9:00pm ET.

Below is the complete list of bowl games for Dec. 26-28, 2018:

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2018

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Boston College vs. (25) Boise State
1:30pm ET | ESPN
Cotton Bowl Stadium – Dallas, TX

Quick Lane Bowl
Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech
5:15pm ET | ESPN
Ford Field – Detroit, MI

Cheez-It Bowl
California vs. TCU
9:00pm ET | ESPN
Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ

THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl
Temple vs. Duke
1:30pm ET | ESPN
Independence Stadium – Shreveport, LA

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Miami (FL) vs. Wisconsin
5:15pm ET | ESPN
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
Baylor vs. Vanderbilt
9:00pm ET | ESPN
NRG Stadium – Houston, TX

FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2018

Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl
Purdue vs. Auburn
1:30pm ET | ESPN
Nissan Stadium – Nashville, TN

Camping World Bowl
(16) West Virginia vs. (20) Syracuse
5:15pm ET | ESPN
Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL

Valero Alamo Bowl
(24) Iowa State vs. (13) Washington State
9:00pm ET | ESPN
Alamodome – San Antonio, TX

Bowl Schedules