New Year’s Day Bowl Games 2015

By Kevin Kelley -

The college football bowl schedule continues on New Year’s Day with five games, and two of those are College Football Playoff semifinals.

This season marks the premiere of the “New Year’s Six,” which includes the two College Football Playoff semifinal games and the four top-tier bowls. All of these games will be played on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day this season.

The New Year’s Day bowl schedule kicks off with three games that start within an hour of each other — Outback Bowl, Noon ET (Auburn vs. Wisconsin), Goodyear Cotton Bowl, 12:30pm ET (Michigan State vs. Baylor), and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, 1pm ET (Minnesota vs. Missouri).

The two College Football Playoff semifinal games highlight the slate and begin in the late afternoon with (2) Oregon vs. (3) Florida State in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. That game is followed by (1) Alabama vs. (4) Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Outback Bowl
(19) Auburn vs. (18) Wisconsin – Noon ET, ESPN2

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
(8) Michigan State vs. (5) Baylor – 12:30pm ET, ESPN

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
(25) Minnesota vs. (16) Missouri – 1pm ET, ABC

Rose Bowl Game
(2) Oregon vs. (3) Florida State – 4:30pm ET, ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl
(1) Alabama vs. (4) Ohio State – 8:30pm ET, ESPN

Bowl Schedules

Comments (3)

College & NFL need ‘medical auto review’… of players, letting games flow on, but tracking suspect injuries as well as players ‘down on the field’!!!
Privately tracking feed via commentators,players & coaches-Players Association Reps, tweets from spectators attending,& TV viewers should be funneled to qualified Medical Sports Pro’s in house @ games..
I LOVE SMASHMOUTH FOOTBALL. BO JACKSON type injuries repeats & others recent i.e, G Bay AAron Rodgers purposeful ankle crush say ‘in play injuries’ MEDICAL OVERSIGHT is essential to the future of football USA @ every level. >>Volunteer Medical Committee personnel input assures the future of football: players, teams, ultimately, the NFL., yes?

Why are most games–even major sporting events!–on ESPN these days? They used to be on the main channels so that anybody could watch them. All about money, I guess? It’s frustrating.

Yes Victoria, I am sure you are right, it is about the money and who pays the most. I would have liked to watched the Rose and Sugar Bowls tonight but can’t because of ESPN has the rights. Now they could have let their sister stations ABC broadcast the games but oh no, they can’t do that either. I can remember a time I could watch all the college games on New Years over my antenna. No more and I refuse to pay for Dish or Direct TV and pay for 40 channels that I would never watch. It is always the almighty dollar and forget the people who pay for their advertising.
John Bailey ([email protected])