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Preseason college football bowl projections

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Note: All times Eastern

College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Monday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: USC vs. Florida State
Hale: USC vs. Alabama

College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Monday, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Hale: Florida State vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Alabama vs. USC
Hale: Florida State vs. Alabama

Bowl schedule

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 16, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas State
Hale: Louisiana Tech vs. Arkansas State


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando
Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Bonagura: Tulane vs. Louisiana
Hale: SMU vs. Troy


Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Bonagura: Colorado State vs. UCLA
Hale: Utah vs. San Diego State


Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Boise State
Hale: Western Kentucky vs. Wyoming


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 16, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Troy
Hale: Ohio vs. Georgia Southern


Boca Raton Bowl

Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: SMU vs. Southern Miss
Hale: Temple vs. Northwestern


Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Houston vs. BYU
Hale: Houston vs. BYU


Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Dec. 21, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: UCF vs. Old Dominion
Hale: UCF vs. Southern Miss


Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 22, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Middle Tennessee vs. Ohio
Hale: FAU vs. Western Michigan


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Dec. 22, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Miami (Ohio) vs. San Diego State
Hale: Miami (Ohio) vs. Boise State


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Dec. 23, Noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Memphis vs. Missouri
Hale: Memphis vs. Arkansas


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: UTSA vs. Army
Hale: Middle Tennessee vs. Texas Tech


Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Dec. 23, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Toledo vs. Appalachian State
Hale: Toledo vs. Appalachian State


Hawai'i Bowl

Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Dec. 24, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Tulsa vs. Wyoming
Hale: Tulsa vs. Colorado State


Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Minnesota vs. FAU
Hale: Iowa vs. Washington State


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26, 6:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Central Michigan vs. Indiana
Hale: Pitt vs. Michigan State


Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 26, 10 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: West Virginia vs. Northern Illinois
Hale: Baylor vs. Arizona State


Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Syracuse vs. Kentucky
Hale: Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York
Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Northwestern
Hale: Wake Forest vs. Maryland


Foster Farms Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 27, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Bonagura: Iowa vs. Oregon
Hale: Minnesota vs. Oregon


Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 27, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Kansas State vs. Texas A&M
Hale: TCU vs. Mississippi State


Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: North Carolina vs. Navy
Hale: North Carolina vs. Navy


Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Texas vs. NC State
Hale: Kansas State vs. Virginia Tech


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio
Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: TCU vs. Washington State
Hale: Texas vs. Stanford


San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (FOX)

Bonagura: Michigan vs. Colorado
Hale: Wisconsin vs. UCLA


Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 29, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee
Hale: Duke vs. Tennessee


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. Utah
Hale: Louisville vs. Colorado


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Nebraska vs. South Carolina
Hale: Nebraska vs. Kentucky


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Bonagura: UNLV vs. Georgia State
Hale: New Mexico vs. Idaho


Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Stanford
Hale: Oklahoma vs. Clemson


TaxSlayer Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Dec. 30, Noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Louisville vs. Florida
Hale: NC State vs. LSU


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)

Bonagura: Baylor vs. Mississippi State
Hale: West Virginia vs. Texas A&M


PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Dec. 30, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Washington vs. Oklahoma State
Hale: Washington vs. Oklahoma State


Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Dec. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Clemson vs. Penn State
Hale: Miami vs. Penn State


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 1, Noon (ESPN2)

Bonagura: LSU vs. Wisconsin
Hale: Georgia vs. Michigan


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Georgia vs. USF
Hale: Auburn vs. USF


Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Bonagura: Auburn vs. Miami
Hale: Florida vs. Notre Dame