College football bowl projections

2:12 PM ET

Kyle Bonagura

CloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.

Mark Schlabach

CloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer
Author of seven books on college football
Graduate of the University of Georgia

Here’s how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 11. Check back each week for their predictions.

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff National Championship
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: LSU vs. Ohio State
Schlabach: LSU vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Clemson
Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: LSU vs. Alabama
Schlabach: LSU vs. Oregon

Bowl schedule

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 20, 2 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Ohio vs. Western Kentucky
Schlabach: Ohio vs. Florida Atlantic

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Bonagura: Memphis vs. Fresno State
Schlabach: UCF vs. Marshall

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Celebration Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Dec. 21, noon, ABC
Bonagura: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State
Schlabach: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

New Mexico Bowl
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec. 21, 2 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Hawai’i
Schlabach: Charlotte vs. Nevada

Cure Bowl
Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Bonagura: Arkansas State vs. Liberty
Schlabach: Arkansas State vs. Liberty

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Bonagura: Central Michigan vs. Nevada
Schlabach: Central Michigan vs. Temple

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Buffalo vs. Louisiana
Schlabach: Miami (Ohio) vs. Georgia State

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., ABC
Bonagura: Boise State vs. Stanford
Schlabach: Boise State vs. California

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 21, 9 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Appalachian State vs. Southern Miss
Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Louisiana Tech

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: UCF vs. Charlotte
Schlabach: UAB vs. SMU

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: BYU vs. Tulane
Schlabach: BYU vs. Hawai’i

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 26, 4 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: North Carolina vs. Louisiana Tech
Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Western Kentucky

Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Florida State vs. Western Michigan
Schlabach: Florida State vs. Michigan State

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 27, noon, ESPN
Bonagura: Louisville vs. Temple
Schlabach: Louisville vs. Navy

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York
Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Illinois

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State
Schlabach: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 27, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1
Bonagura: Washington vs. Iowa
Schlabach: Washington vs. Michigan

Cheez-It Bowl
Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: San Diego State vs. Iowa State
Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Arizona State

Camping World Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 28, noon, ABC
Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Texas
Schlabach: Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium, Dallas
Dec. 28., noon, ESPN
Bonagura: Cincinnati vs. Oregon
Schlabach: Baylor vs. Memphis

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas
Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Marshall vs. TCU
Schlabach: Utah State vs. Southern Miss

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 30, 4 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech
Schlabach: Miami vs. Kentucky

Redbox Bowl
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 30, 4 p.m., Fox
Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Wisconsin
Schlabach: Indiana vs. Stanford

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Virginia vs. Penn State
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Virginia Tech

Belk Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 31, noon, ESPN
Bonagura: Kentucky vs. Pittsburgh
Schlabach: Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS
Bonagura: California vs. Miami
Schlabach: Virginia vs. Oregon State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: SMU vs. Kansas State
Schlabach: Iowa State vs. Cincinnati

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Bonagura: Georgia Southern vs. Utah State
Schlabach: Georgia Southern vs. Fresno State

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio
Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: USC vs. Baylor
Schlabach: USC vs. Texas

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC
Bonagura: Florida vs. Indiana
Schlabach: Florida vs. Wisconsin

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Auburn vs. Michigan
Schlabach: Auburn vs. Penn State

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Utah vs. Minnesota
Schlabach: Utah vs. Minnesota

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Georgia
Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Jan. 2, 3 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: UAB vs. Navy
Schlabach: Boston College vs. Tulane

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Jan. 2, 7 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Tennessee vs. Illinois
Schlabach: Tennessee vs. Iowa

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Jan. 3, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Wyoming vs. Miami (Ohio)
Schlabach: Wyoming vs. Buffalo

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Air Force vs. Ball State
Schlabach: Air Force vs. Toledo

Mobile Alabama Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Bonagura: Toledo vs. Georgia State
Schlabach: Louisiana vs. Western Michigan

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