College football bowl games 2019: Schedule for Dec. 20-21

By Kevin Kelley -

College football bowl games for the 2019 season begin today with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl and the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.

Overall, there are nine bowl games on the college football bowl schedule this weekend, which includes a whopping seven games on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The action begins on Friday at 2:00pm ET with the Buffalo Bulls taking on the Charlotte 49ers in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. The game will be televised by ESPN.

At 7:30pm ET on Friday, the Utah State Aggies battle the Kent State Golden Flashes in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, and it will be televised by ESPN2.

Saturday’s bowl game action kicks off at noon ET on ABC with Alcorn State and North Carolina A&T in the Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Celebration Bowl started in 2015 and is a matchup of champions from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

The Celebration Bowl is followed by six more bowl games on Saturday — New Mexico Bowl (Central Michigan vs. San Diego State; 2:00pm ET, ESPN), FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl (Liberty vs. Georgia Southern; 2:30pm ET, CBSSN), Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl (SMU vs. Florida Atlantic; 3:30pm ET, ABC), Camellia Bowl (FIU vs. Arkansas State; 5:30pm ET, ESPN), Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (No. 19 Boise State vs. Washington; 7:30pm ET, ABC), and R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (No. 20 Appalachian State vs. UAB; 9:00pm ET, ESPN).

There are no college football bowl games scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22. After Saturday, the next bowl game is slated for Monday, Dec. 23 when the UCF Knights take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.

Below is the complete list of bowl games for Friday, Dec. 20 through Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019:

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Buffalo vs. Charlotte
Dec. 20, 2019 | 2:00pm ET | ESPN

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
Utah State vs. Kent State
Dec. 20, 2019 | 7:30pm ET | ESPN2

Celebration Bowl
Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T
Dec. 21, 2019 | Noon ET | ABC

New Mexico Bowl
Central Michigan vs. San Diego State
Dec. 21, 2019 | 2:00pm ET | ESPN

FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl
Liberty vs. Georgia Southern
Dec. 21, 2019 | 2:30pm ET | CBSSN

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
SMU vs. Florida Atlantic
Dec. 21, 2019 | 3:30pm ET | ABC

Camellia Bowl
FIU vs. Arkansas State
Dec. 21, 2019 | 5:30pm ET | ESPN

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
(19) Boise State vs. Washington
Dec. 21, 2019 | 7:30pm ET | ABC

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
(20) Appalachian State vs. UAB
Dec. 21, 2019 | 9:00pm ET | ESPN

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