College football bowl schedule: Dates, times, TV channels for every FBS bowl game in 2020-21

Get ready for one of the most peculiar bowl seasons in recent memory, if not ever.

Traditional bowl tie-ins, COVID-19 opt-outs and the removal of a .500 record minimum will all factor into the 2020-21 bowl season, not to mention 15 canceled bowl games. While the New Year’s Day 6 bowls remain largely intact, every other bowl remains up in the air.

That said, there already are some interesting bowl matchups, including No. 18 Miami vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl, No. 14 Northwestern vs. Auburn in the Citrus Bowl and No. 12 Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty in the Cure Bowl, among others.

With that, Sporting News breaks down the 2020-21 bowl schedule, including bowl matchups, times and TV channels:

MORE: Predicting all 29 bowl games in 2020-21

College football bowl schedule 2020-21

* Indicates reportedly canceled bowl games

Monday, Dec. 21

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Myrtle Beach Bowl
North Texas vs. Appalachian State
2:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Nevada vs. Tulane
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Boca Raton Bowl
No. 16 BYU vs. UCF
7 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana Tech
3 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Montgomery Bowl*
Memphis vs. FAU
7 p.m.
ESPN/ESPN2, fuboTV

Thursday, Dec. 24

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
New Mexico Bowl
Hawaii vs. Houston
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Friday, Dec. 25

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Camellia Bowl
Buffalo vs. Marshall
2:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Saturday, Dec. 26

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Canceled


Cure Bowl
No. 12 Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty
Noon
ESPN, fuboTV
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
No. 19 Louisiana vs. UTSA
3:30 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV
LendingTree Bowl
Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Canceled


Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Canceled

Monday, Dec. 28

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Military Bowl
Canceled*

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Cheez-It Bowl
No. 18 Miami vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State
5:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Valero Alamo Bowl
No. 20 Texas vs. Colorado
9 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin
Noon
ESPN, fuboTV
TransPerfect Music City Bowl
No. 15 Iowa vs. Missouri
3:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Thursday, Dec. 31

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
No. 24 Tulsa vs. Mississippi State
Noon
ESPN, fuboTV
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
West Virginia vs. Tennessee
4 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Arizona Bowl
No. 22 San Jose State vs. Ball State
4 p.m.
CBSSN, fuboTV
Texas Bowl
TCU vs. Arkansas
8 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

Friday, Jan. 1

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Canceled


Vrbo Citrus Bowl
No. 14 Northwestern vs. Auburn
1 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV

Saturday, Jan. 2

Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
No. 23 N.C. State vs. Kentucky
Noon
ESPN, fuboTV
Outback Bowl
No. 11 Indiana vs. Ole Miss
12:30 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV

New Year’s Day 6 bowls

Date
Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Dec. 30
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Florida
7:15 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 1
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Georgia
12:30 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 2
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 10 Iowa State vs. No. 25 Oregon
4 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 2
Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 5 Texas A&M vs. No. 13 North Carolina
8 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV

College Football Playoff schedule

Date
Bowl
Matchup
Time (ET)
TV
Jan. 1
Rose Bowl Game (CFP semifinal)
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame
5 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 1
Allstate Sugar Bowl (CFP semifinal)
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State
8:45 p.m.
ESPN, fuboTV
Jan. 11
CFP National Championship
TBD vs. TBD
8 p.m.
ABC, fuboTV