New Year’s Day bowl games 2022: Schedule, matchups, TV

By Kevin Kelley -

The New Year’s Day bowl games 2022 schedule features five contests, including three College Football Playoff New Year’s Six games.

The college football bowl schedule on New Year’s Day kicks off at noon ET with the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Big Ten taking on the 21st-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks of the SEC in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The game will be televised by ESPN2.

One hour later at 1:00pm ET on ESPN, the ninth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys face the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The Vrbo Citrus Bowl also kicks off at 1:00pm ET and will be televised nationally by ABC. The 15th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes  of the Big Ten will take on the 22nd-ranked Kentucky Wildcats of the SEC in that matchup at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

The Rose Bowl Game is up next at 5:00pm ET on ESPN. “The Granddaddy of Them All” features the 11th-ranked Utah Utes of the Pac-12 against the sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes of the Big Ten at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.

New Year’s Day action concludes with the Allstate Sugar Bowl at 8:45pm ET on ESPN. The seventh-ranked Baylor Bears play the eighth-ranked Ole Miss Rebels in that contest at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La.

The 2021 college football season comes to a conclusion on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, with the College Football Playoff National Championship. The two semifinal game winners will square off at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., and the contest will be televised by ESPN at 8:00pm ET.


Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022

Outback Bowl
(21) Arkansas 24, Penn State 10
12:00pm ET | ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
(9) Oklahoma State 37, (5) Notre Dame 35
1:00pm ET | ESPN
State Farm Stadium – Glendale, AZ

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
(22) Kentucky 20, (15) Iowa 17
1:00pm ET | ABC
Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL

Rose Bowl Game
(6) Ohio State 48, (11) Utah 45
5:00pm ET | ESPN
Rose Bowl Stadium – Pasadena, CA

Allstate Sugar Bowl
(7) Baylor 21, (8) Ole Miss 7
8:00pm ET | ESPN
Caesars Superdome – New Orleans, LA

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