New Year’s Eve bowl games 2020: Schedule, matchups, TV

By Kevin Kelley -

The New Year’s Eve bowl games 2020 schedule features three contests, beginning with the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl and culminating with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

The college football bowl schedule on New Year’s Eve kicks off at noon ET on ESPN with the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The contest features the 24th-ranked Tulsa Golden Hurricane of the American taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs of the SEC.

At 2:00pm ET on CBS, the Offerpad Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., kicks off. The Ball State Cardinals from the MAC take on the 22nd-ranked San Jose State Spartans of the Mountain West in that contest.

The third and final New Year’s Eve bowl game is the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. The game, which kicks off at 4:00pm ET on ESPN, features the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12 Conference against the Army Black Knights.

New Year’s Eve was scheduled to culminate with the Mercari Texas Bowl, but the game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues. The contest was set to feature the Arkansas Razorbacks of the SEC against the TCU Horned Frogs, who represent the Big 12.

New Year’s Day 2021 includes four bowl games, featuring the two College Football Playoff Semifinal games. The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide face the fourth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Rose Bowl Game in Arlington, Texas, and the second-ranked Clemson Tigers face the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La.

The college football season concludes on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, with the two semifinal game winners squaring off in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.


Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2020

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
(24) Tulsa vs. Mississippi State
12:00pm ET | ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium – Fort Worth, TX

Offerpad Arizona Bowl
Ball State vs. (22) San Jose State
2:00pm ET | CBS
Arizona Stadium – Tucson, AZ

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
West Virginia vs. Army
4:00pm ET | ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium – Memphis, TN

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