College Football Playoff: New Year’s Six bowls set

By Kevin Kelley -

Earlier today, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee announced the semifinal pairings. No. 1 Alabama will face No. 4 Oklahoma in the Capital One Orange Bowl and No. 2 Clemson will take on No. 3 Notre Dame in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

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

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 29 before the first College Football Playoff Semifinal begins. The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl Game, and Allstate Sugar Bowl will each be played on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

The College Football National Championship is set for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The game will be televised by ESPN at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT.

Listed below are the matchups along with game information:

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 – Noon ET, ESPN
(10) Florida vs. (7) Michigan
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, GA

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – 1pm ET, ESPN
(11) LSU vs. (8) UCF
State Farm Stadium – Glendale, AZ

Rose Bowl Game
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – 5pm ET, ESPN
(6) Ohio State vs. (9) Washington
Rose Bowl Stadium – Pasadena, CA

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 – 8pm ET, ESPN
(15) Texas vs. (5) Georgia
Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA


Capital One Orange Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 – 4 or 8pm ET, ESPN
(4) Oklahoma vs. (1) Alabama
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, FL

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 – 4 or 8pm ET, ESPN
(3) Notre Dame vs. (2) Clemson
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

CFP National Championship
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 – 8pm ET, ESPN
Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, CA

Bowl Schedules

Comments (3)

Pac 12 shafted. Washington State goes 10-2. Loses by 3 in mid september on the road on a questionable call. Wins 9 straight and loses in a blizzard to Washington.

Conveniently falls just below Florida and LSU in final poll giving SEC 4 NY6 bowls to Pac12 getting one. Huge money disparity. Cougars are rewarded with a 2,000 mile trip to San Antonio to play the 4th ranked Big 12 team Iowa State, who has limited appeal to put it mildly.

Florida blown out by 20 at home to Missouri-how do they get in?

Washington St had their chance & failed! Please don’t blame a questionable call or a blizzard on them losing, they had 60 mins to get it done in both games & failed!
Pac-12 was down this year clearly & no teams deserved to get in, in which they did not.
Florida & LSU played tougher schedules, that’s what it comes down to.