Bowl projections: Notre Dame in Playoff, split on Auburn, Alabama

Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver William Fuller jumps into the end zone for a touchdown in front of Texas Longhorns safety Dylan Haines for his second of two touchdowns on the night. Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports

(NOTE: All times Eastern)

College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Notre Dame
McMurphy: TCU vs. USC

College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thurs., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Auburn

College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Alabama
McMurphy: TCU vs. Auburn

Bowl schedule

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sat. Dec. 19, 2 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Rice vs. Nevada
McMurphy: Colorado State vs. Louisiana Tech

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Sat., Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Stanford vs. BYU
McMurphy: Cal vs. Boise State

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Sat., Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio vs. Georgia Southern
McMurphy: Ball State vs. Georgia Southern

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Sat., Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Schlabach: UCF vs. Appalachian State
McMurphy: UCF vs. Appalachian State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Sat., Dec. 19, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State
McMurphy: FIU vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami
Mon., Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Cincinnati vs. Louisiana Tech
McMurphy: Western Kentucky vs. Houston

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Tues., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Northern Illinois vs. Utah State
McMurphy: Fresno State vs. Western Michigan

Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Tues., Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: ECU vs. Western Michigan
McMurphy: Temple vs. Toledo

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Wed., Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Washington
McMurphy: San Diego State vs. Virginia Tech

GoDaddy Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Toledo vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
McMurphy: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Thurs., Dec. 24, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Marshall vs. Bowling Green
McMurphy: Middle Tennessee vs. Bowling Green

Hawai'i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Thurs., Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Colorado State vs. Houston
McMurphy: BYU vs. Illinois

St. Petersburg Bowl

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Sat., Dec. 26, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Temple vs. FIU
McMurphy: Cincinnati vs. Marshall

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
Sat., Dec. 26, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Schlabach: Louisville vs. Utah
McMurphy: Miami vs. Utah

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Sat., Dec. 26, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Western Kentucky vs. Texas
McMurphy: Indiana vs. Rice

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Sat., Dec. 26, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Nebraska
McMurphy: Louisville vs. Iowa

Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Sat., Dec. 26, 5:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Missouri
McMurphy: Pitt vs. Florida

Foster Farms Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Sat., Dec. 26, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Iowa vs. Arizona State
McMurphy: Michigan vs. Arizona State

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Mon., Dec. 28, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Navy vs. Duke
McMurphy: Navy vs. Duke

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit
Mon., Dec. 28, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Schlabach: Miami vs. Penn State
McMurphy: North Carolina vs. Penn State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Tues., Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Air Force vs. Rutgers
McMurphy: Air Force vs. Maryland

Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Tues., Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia
McMurphy: Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston
Tues., Dec. 29, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi State
McMurphy: Missouri vs. West Virginia

Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Wed., Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: South Carolina vs. Memphis
McMurphy: South Carolina vs. Memphis

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Wed., Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: NC State vs. Tennessee
McMurphy: NC State vs. Tennessee

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Wed., Dec. 30, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Florida vs. Michigan
McMurphy: Arkansas vs. Nebraska

National University Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Wed., Dec. 30, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Arizona
McMurphy: Wisconsin vs. Arizona

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Thurs., Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Georgia vs. Florida State
McMurphy: Texas A&M vs. Clemson

Outback Bowl

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

Schlabach: Northwestern vs. LSU
McMurphy: Minnesota vs. LSU

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Fri., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M
McMurphy: Northwestern vs. Georgia

Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Fri., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Oregon vs. Boise State
McMurphy: Notre Dame vs. Utah State

Rose Bowl Game Presented By Northwestern Mutual

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

Schlabach: Michigan State vs. UCLA
McMurphy: Ohio State vs. Oregon

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Fri., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Auburn vs. TCU
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Baylor

TaxSlayer Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Sat., Jan. 2, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Ole Miss
McMurphy: Florida State vs. Ole Miss

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Sat., Jan. 2, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Arkansas
McMurphy: Kansas State vs. Mississippi State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio
Sat., Jan. 2, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. USC
McMurphy: Oklahoma vs. UCLA

Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Sat., Jan. 2, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas Tech vs. Cal
McMurphy: Texas vs. Stanford