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Bowl projections: Louisville makes semifinal debut

(Note: All times Eastern)


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Saturday, Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Michigan
McMurphy: Louisville vs. Stanford

College Football Playoff at the Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Saturday, Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Louisville vs. Ohio State
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff National Championship

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State
McMurphy: Louisville vs. Ohio State

Bowl schedule

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque
Dec. 17, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Nevada vs. UTSA
McMurphy: Utah State vs. UTSA


Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Boise State vs. USC
McMurphy: Boise State vs. USC

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Troy vs. Central Michigan
McMurphy: South Alabama vs. Toledo


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Citrus Bowl Stadium, Orlando
Dec. 17, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Schlabach: Army vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
McMurphy: Army vs. Troy


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Dec. 17, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Georgia Southern vs. Southern Miss
McMurphy: Georgia Southern vs. Southern Miss


Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami
Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: East Carolina vs. Toledo
McMurphy: Cincinnati vs. Akron


Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Dec. 20, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Western Kentucky vs. South Florida
McMurphy: Marshall vs. Memphis


San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 21, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: BYU vs. San Diego State
McMurphy: BYU vs. San Diego State


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Colorado State vs. Akron
McMurphy: Nevada vs. Central Michigan


Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Dec. 23, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Marshall vs. Tulsa
McMurphy: Louisiana Tech vs. Tulsa


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: West Virginia vs. Navy
McMurphy: West Virginia vs. Navy


Dollar General Bowl

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

Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Western Michigan
McMurphy: Appalachian State vs. Western Michigan


Hawaii Bowl

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

Schlabach: Middle Tennessee vs. Air Force
McMurphy: Middle Tennessee vs. Air Force


St. Petersburg Bowl

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

Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Memphis
McMurphy: NC State vs. USF


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit
Dec. 26, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: NC State vs. Maryland
McMurphy: Wake Forest vs. Kansas State


Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Dec. 26, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. Kansas State
McMurphy: Georgia Tech vs. Auburn


Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas
Dec. 27, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: California vs. Louisiana Tech
McMurphy: Colorado vs. Western Kentucky


Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. SMU
McMurphy: Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina


Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Dec. 27, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Penn State vs. Utah
McMurphy: Penn State vs. Utah


Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix
Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas Tech vs. Colorado
McMurphy: Arizona vs. Texas Tech


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York
Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota
McMurphy: Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota


Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Oklahoma
McMurphy: Florida State vs. Oklahoma


Foster Farms Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Dec. 28, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Schlabach: Indiana vs. Oregon
McMurphy: Indiana vs. Oregon


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston
Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Arkansas
McMurphy: TCU vs. Ole Miss


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Cincinnati vs. Mississippi State
McMurphy: SMU vs. Mississippi State


Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Missouri vs. North Carolina
McMurphy: Tennessee vs. Miami


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio
Dec. 29, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas vs. UCLA
McMurphy: Texas vs. UCLA


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tennessee
Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: TCU vs. Auburn
McMurphy: Oklahoma State vs. South Carolina


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Dec. 30, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Schlabach: Notre Dame vs. Arizona State
McMurphy: North Carolina vs. Arizona State


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ole Miss vs. Miami
McMurphy: Georgia vs. Maryland


Capital One Orange Bowl

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

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Georgia
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Michigan


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Dec. 30, TBD

Schlabach: Old Dominion vs. Utah State
McMurphy: Colorado State vs. California


Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Michigan State vs. Tennessee
McMurphy: Iowa vs. Arkansas


TaxSlayer Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Iowa vs. LSU
McMurphy: Notre Dame vs. LSU


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Jan. 2, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Florida
McMurphy: Nebraska vs. Florida


Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Jan. 2, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Washington vs. Houston
McMurphy: Wisconsin vs. Houston


Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 2, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Nebraska vs. Stanford
McMurphy: Michigan State vs. Washington


Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State
McMurphy: Texas A&M vs. Baylor