College Football Playoff: 2019 New Year’s Six bowls set

By Kevin Kelley -

The College Football Playoff 2019 New Year’s Six was officially announced by the College Football Playoff selection committee on Sunday.

New Year’s Six bowl game matchups announced this afternoon include the Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Memphis-Penn State), Capital One Orange Bowl (Florida-Virginia), Rose Bowl Game (Oregon-Wisconsin), and Allstate Sugar Bowl (Georgia-Baylor).

Earlier today, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced the semifinal pairings. No. 1 LSU will face No. 4 Oklahoma in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga., and No. 2 Ohio State will take on No. 3 Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. Both games are slated for Saturday, Dec. 28.

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 28 at noon ET, just a few hours before the first College Football Playoff Semifinal begins. The Capital One Orange Bowl will be played on Monday, Dec. 30, while the Rose Bowl Game and Allstate Sugar Bowl will both be played on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

The College Football Playoff National Championship is set for Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. The game will be televised by ESPN at 8:00pm ET.

Below is the complete list of matchups for the 2019 New Year’s Six games:

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 – Noon ET, ESPN
(17) Memphis vs. (10) Penn State
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

Capital One Orange Bowl
Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 – 8pm ET, ESPN
(9) Florida vs. (24) Virginia
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL

Rose Bowl Game
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 – 5pm ET, ESPN
(6) Oregon vs. (8) Wisconsin
Rose Bowl Stadium – Pasadena, CA

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 – 8:45pm ET, ESPN
(5) Georgia vs. (7) Baylor
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 – 4pm ET, ESPN
(4) Oklahoma vs. (1) LSU
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga.

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 – 8pm ET, ESPN
(3) Clemson vs. (2) Ohio State
State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Ariz.

CFP National Championship
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 – 8pm ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, La.

Bowl Schedules

Comments (5)

Can only hope this year’s edition of the Wisconsin-Oregon Rose Bowl is better in my perception. I’m a long time southern California resident that grew up in Wisconsin, go to most ever Rose Bowl regardless of who is playing, and have never witnessed two ruder fan bases than what I did for that game. I was seriously embarrassed to say I was a Wisconsinite. Many times a fan base will take on the character of their head coach and I’m thinking the character of Paul Chryst is miles ahead of that of the loud mouth at the time. By the way the Badger fans were once again beyond rude for the TCU Rose Bowl match-up. I know what I have shared here has nothing to do with the game itself, but it does say something about the character of the programs. I believe Badgers are headed in the proper direction with Coach Chryst. Go Badgers.

How Boise State is not playing one of these bowls is a disgrace. The Broncos are a far better team then Memphis as Penn State will prove…..The polls are a joke and you know they are manipulated by ESPN because they own pretty much all the bowl games now.

Why are the “New Year’s Six” games being played on the 28th?! I don’t get it. What happened to 3 games on the 31st and 3 games on the 1st? These games on the 28th are three of the big six! Why aren’t they being aired in better time slots on better days? The Cotton Bowl? At noon? On the 28th? Yeesh. Disappointing to say the least.