NCAAF Teams
Kyle Bonagura and David M. Hale 33d

College football bowl projections

College Football, USC Trojans

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: Penn State vs. TCU
Hale: Penn State vs. TCU

College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

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

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson
Hale: Alabama vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T

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

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Penn State
Hale:  Alabama vs. Penn State

Bowl schedule

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

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

Bonagura: Southern Miss vs. Troy
Hale: Southern Miss vs. Arkansas State


AutoNation Cure Bowl

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

Bonagura: Kansas State vs. New Mexico State
Hale: Indiana vs. South Alabama


Las Vegas Bowl

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

Bonagura: Boise State vs. Arizona
Hale: Fresno State vs. Utah


Gildan New Mexico Bowl

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

Bonagura: FAU vs. Fresno State
Hale: Marshall vs. San Diego State


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

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

Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Arkansas State
Hale: Northern Illinois vs. Troy


Boca Raton Bowl

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

Bonagura: Tulane vs. UT San Antonio
Hale: Tulane vs. FAU


Frisco Bowl

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

Bonagura: UCF vs. UCLA
Hale: UCF vs. UCLA


Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

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

Bonagura: Houston vs. North Texas
Hale: SMU vs. FIU


Bahamas Bowl

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

Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Ohio
Hale: Akron vs. North Texas


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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

Bonagura: Northern Illinois vs. Colorado State
Hale: Ohio vs. Boise State


Birmingham Bowl

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

Bonagura: Memphis vs. Tennessee
Hale: Memphis vs. Tennessee


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

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

Bonagura: Marshall vs. Army*
Hale: Western Kentucky vs. Army*


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: San Diego State vs. Navy
Hale: Houston vs. Wyoming


Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

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

Bonagura: Cal vs. Louisiana Tech
Hale: Cal vs. UT San Antonio


Quick Lane Bowl

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

Bonagura: Purdue vs. Syracuse
Hale: Western Michigan vs. Syracuse


Cactus Bowl

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

Bonagura: Texas Tech vs. Utah
Hale: Texas Tech vs. Arizona State


Walk-On's Independence Bowl

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

Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. FIU
Hale: Wake Forest vs. Central Michigan 


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

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

Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota
Hale: Boston College vs. Minnesota


Foster Farms Bowl

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

Bonagura: Indiana vs. Washington State
Hale: Northwestern vs. Stanford


Texas Bowl

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

Bonagura: West Virginia vs. South Carolina
Hale: Texas vs. Texas A&M


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: SMU vs. Virginia
Hale: Navy vs. Virginia


Camping World Bowl

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

Bonagura: NC State vs. Iowa State
Hale: NC State vs. Iowa State


Valero Alamo Bowl

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

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


San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

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

Bonagura: USC vs. Northwestern
Hale: USC vs. Michigan


Belk Bowl

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

Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky
Hale: Georgia Tech vs. Florida


Hyundai Sun Bowl

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

Bonagura: Louisville vs. Arizona State
Hale: Louisville vs. Arizona


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

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

Bonagura: Iowa vs. Florida
Hale: Iowa vs. South Carolina


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

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

Bonagura: Wyoming vs. Georgia State
Hale: Colorado State vs. Utah State


Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic 

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

Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
Hale: Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame


TaxSlayer Bowl 

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

Bonagura: Florida State vs. LSU
Hale: Florida State vs. Kentucky


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

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

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


PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

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

Bonagura: Stanford vs. Oklahoma
Hale: Washington vs. Wisconsin


Capital One Orange Bowl

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

Bonagura: Miami vs. Georgia 
Hale: Miami vs. Ohio State


Outback Bowl

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

Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Michigan
Hale: LSU vs. Michigan State


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

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

Bonagura: Wisconsin vs. South Florida
Hale: Georgia vs. South Florida


Citrus Bowl

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

Bonagura: Auburn vs. Michigan State
Hale: Auburn vs. Virginia Tech

* - Team accepted bowl bid

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