2014-2015 College Football Bowl Game Schedule, Including CFB Playoff Dates, Times And Television Listings

The 2014-2015 college football bowl game schedule will kickoff on December 20, 2014 and run all the way up to the first ever CFB Playoff National Championship Game on January 12, 2015. While this is the first ever college football bowl season where more than one game will have championship implications, that does not mean that real fans will be ignoring the other three dozen postseason contests. From the New Orleans Bowl to the Pinstripe Bowl to the National Championship Game, college football fans everywhere will be rejoicing that this truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Well, there is that whole Christmas thing as well. But, fans from all over the country will likely have some sort of rooting interest in at least one of the bowl games, whether it is cheering on their alma mater, or rooting against the school they have always disliked. Here is a complete look at the entire 2014-2015 NCAA College Football Bowl Game schedule, including dates, times and television listings for every bowl game, leading up to the CFB Playoff title game in over a month.

CFB PLAYOFF

Sugar Bowl: ALABAMA vs. OHIO STATE
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Location: New Orleans
Matchup: At-large vs. At-large
Early Las Vegas odds: Alabama -9

Rose Bowl: OREGON vs. FLORIDA STATE
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 1, 5 p.m. ESPN
Location: Pasedena, Calif.
Matchup: At-large vs. At-large
Early Las Vegas odds: Oregon -8.5

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 12, TBD, ESPN
Location: Arlington, Texas
Matchup: Sugar Bowl winner vs. Rose Bowl winner
Early Las Vegas odds:

NEW YEAR’S SIX BOWLS

Peach Bowl: TCU vs. OLE MISS
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Location: Atlanta
Matchup: At-large vs. At-large
Early Las Vegas odds: TCU -3

Fiesta Bowl: ARIZONA vs. BOISE STATE
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 31, 4 p.m., ESPN
Location: Glendale, Ariz.
Matchup: At-large vs. At-large
Early Las Vegas odds: Arizona -4

Orange Bowl: MISSISSIPPI STATE vs. GEORGIA TECH
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 31, 8 p.m., ESPN
Location: Miami
Matchup: ACC vs. SEC/Big Ten/Notre Dame
Early Las Vegas odds: Mississippi State -7

Cotton Bowl: BAYLOR vs. MICHIGAN STATE
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. ESPN
Location: Arlington, Texas
Matchup: At-large vs. At-large
Early Las Vegas odds: Baylor -1.5

AND THE REST…

New Orleans Bowl: LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE vs. NEVADA
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 20, 11 a.m., ESPN
Location: New Orleans
Matchup: Sun Belt vs. Mountain West
Early Las Vegas odds:

New Mexico Bowl: UTAH STATE vs. UTEP
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
Matchup: Mountain West vs. Conference USA
Early Las Vegas odds:

Las Vegas Bowl: COLORADO STATE vs. UTAH
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Location: Las Vegas
Matchup: Mountain West vs. Pac-12
Early Las Vegas odds:

Idaho Potato Bowl: WESTERN MICHIGAN vs. AIR FORCE
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 20, 5:45 p.m., ESPN
Location: Boise, Idaho
Matchup: MAC vs. Mountain West
Early Las Vegas odds:

Camelia Bowl: BOWLING GREEN vs. SOUTH ALABAMA
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 20, 9:15 p.m., ESPN
Location: Montgomery, Ala.
Matchup: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Early Las Vegas odds:

Miami Beach Bowl: MEMPHIS vs. BYU
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 22, 2 p.m., TBD
Location: Miami, Fla.
Matchup: American Athletic Conference vs. BYU
Early Las Vegas odds:

Boca Raton Bowl: MARSHALL vs. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 23, 6 p.m., ESPN
Location: Boca Raton, Fla.
Matchup: Conference USA vs. MAC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Poinsettia Bowl: SAN DIEGO STATE vs. NAVY
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 23, 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Matchup: Mountain West vs. Navy
Early Las Vegas odds:

Bahamas Bowl: WESTERN KENTUCKY vs. CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 24, Noon, ESPN
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Matchup: Conference USA vs. MAC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Hawaii Bowl: FRESNO STATE vs. RICE
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Matchup: Mountain West vs. Conference USA
Early Las Vegas odds:

Heart of Dallas Bowl: ILLINOIS vs. LOUISIANA TECH
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 26, 1 p.m., ESPN
Location: Dallas, Texas
Matchup: Big Ten/Big 12 vs. Conference USA
Early Las Vegas odds:

Quick Lane Bowl: NORTH CAROLINA vs. RUTGERS
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 26, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Location: Detroit, Mich.
Matchup: ACC vs. Big Ten
Early Las Vegas odds:

Bitcoin Bowl: N.C. STATE vs. UCF
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN
Location: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Matchup: ACC vs. American
Early Las Vegas odds:

Military Bowl: VIRGINIA TECH vs. CINCINNATI
Date, Time, TV:Dec. 27, 1 p.m., ESPN
Location: Annapolis, Md
Matchup: ACC vs. American
Early Las Vegas odds:

Sun Bowl: DUKE vs. ARIZONA STATE
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 27, 2 p.m., CBS
Location: El Paso, Texas
Matchup: ACC vs. Pac-12
Early Las Vegas odds:

Independence Bowl: SOUTH CAROLINA vs. MIAMI
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 27, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Location: Shreveport, La.
Matchup: SEC vs. ACC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Pinstripe Bowl: BOSTON COLLEGE vs. PENN STATE
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Location: New York
Matchup: ACC vs. Big Ten
Early Las Vegas odds:

Holiday Bowl: NEBRASKA vs. USC
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN
Location: San Diego, Calif.
Matchup: Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Early Las Vegas odds:

Liberty Bowl: TEXAS A&M vs. WEST VIRGINIA
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 29, 2 p.m., ESPN
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Matchup: Big 12 vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Russell Athletic Bowl: CLEMSON vs. OKLAHOMA
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 29, TBD, TBD
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Matchup: ACC vs. Big 12
Early Las Vegas odds:

Texas Bowl: TEXAS vs. ARKANSAS
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 29, 9 p.m., ESPN
Location: Houston
Matchup: Big 12 vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Music City Bowl: NOTRE DAME vs. LSU
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 30, 3 p.m., ESPN
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Matchup: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Belk Bowl: LOUISVILLE vs. GEORGIA
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Matchup: ACC vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Foster Farms Bowl: MARYLAND vs. STANFORD
Date, Time, TV: Dec. 30, 10 p.m., ESPN
Location: Santa Clara, Calif.
Matchup: Big Ten vs. Pac-12
Early Las Vegas odds:

Citrus Bowl: MINNESOTA vs. MISSOURI
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Matchup: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Outback Bowl: WISCONSIN vs. AUBURN
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 1, Noon, ESPN2
Location: Tampa, Fla.
Matchup: Big Ten vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Armed Forces Bowl: HOUSTON vs. PITTSBURGH
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 2, Noon, ESPN
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Matchup: American vs. Army/At-large
Early Las Vegas odds:

TaxSlayer Bowl: IOWA vs. TENNESSEE
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 2, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Location: Jacksonville, Fla.
Matchup: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

Alamo Bowl: KANSAS STATE vs. UCLA
Date, Time, TV: Jan 2, 6:45 p.m. ESPN
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Matchup: Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Early Las Vegas odds:

Cactus Bowl: OKLAHOMA STATE vs. WASHINGTON
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 2, 10:15 p.m., ESPN2
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Matchup: Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Early Las Vegas odds:

Birmingham Bowl: EAST CAROLINA vs. FLORIDA
Date, Time, TV: Jan. 3, 1 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Location: Birmingham, Ala.
Matchup: American vs. SEC
Early Las Vegas odds:

GoDaddy.com Bowl: TOLEDO vs. ARKANSAS STATE
Date, Time, TV: Jan 4., 9 p.m. ESPN
Location: Mobile, Ala.
Matchup: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Early Las Vegas odds:

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Rob Kelley

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.