2015-2016 College Bowl Season Schedule
2015-2016 College Bowl Season Schedule

In the College Football Playoff Semifinals (December 31), No. 1 Clemson faces No. 4 Oklahoma in the Capital One Orange Bowl at 4 p.m. ET. The Goodyear Cotton Bowl follows at 8 p.m. ET as No. 2 Alabama plays No. 3 Michigan State.

The winner of the Orange Bowl faces the winner of the Cotton Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, at University of Phoenix Stadium, for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 11.

New Year's Six bowl match-ups

Leading into the Playoff Semifinals on New Year's Eve day, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will feature No. 9 Florida State versus No. 18 Houston.

On January 1, 2016, the excitement continues as the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl matches No. 7 Ohio State against No. 8 Notre Dame, followed by the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual featuring No. 5 Iowa versus No. 6 Stanford. On New Year's night, No. 12 Ole Miss will face No. 16 Oklahoma State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Check out the full slate of college bowl games and matchups


2015-16 College Football Bowl Games

Bowl Teams Date Location
CelebrationN.C. A&T (9-2) vs Alcorn St. (9-3)December 19Atlanta
New MexicoArizona (6-6) vs New Mexico (7-5)December 19Albuquerque
Las VegasUtah (9-3) vs Brigham Young (9-3)December 19Las Vegas
CamelliaOhio (8-4) vs Appalachian St. (9-2)December 19Montgomery
CureSan Jose St. (5-7) vs Georgia St. (6-6)December 19Orlando
New OrleansLouisiana Tech (8-4) vs Arkansas St. (8-3)December 19New Orleans
Miami BeachSouth Florida (8-4) vs Western Kentucky (11-2)December 21Miami
Idaho PotatoAkron (7-5) vs Utah St. (6-6)December 22Boise
Boca RatonTemple (10-3) vs Toledo (9-2)December 22Boca Raton
PoinsettiaNorthern Illinois (8-5) vs Boise St. (8-4)December 23San Diego
GoDaddyBowling Green (10-3) vs Georgia Southern (8-3)December 23Mobile
BahamasMiddle Tennessee (7-5) vs Western Michigan (7-5)December 24Nassau
HawaiiCincinnati (7-5) vs San Diego St. (10-3)December 24Honolulu
St. PetersburgMarshall (9-3) vs Connecticut (6-6)December 26St. Petersburg
SunWashington St. (8-4) vs Miami (8-4)December 26El Paso
Heart of DallasWashington (6-6) vs Southern Miss (9-4)December 26Dallas
PinstripeDuke (7-5) vs Indiana (6-6)December 26Bronx
IndependenceVirginia Tech (6-6) vs Tulsa (6-6)December 26Shreveport
Foster FarmsUCLA (8-4) vs Nebraska (5-7)December 26Santa Clara
MilitaryNavy (9-2) vs Pittsburgh (8-4)December 28Annapolis
Quick LaneCentral Michigan (7-5) vs Minnesota (5-7)December 28Detroit
Armed ForcesCalifornia (7-5) vs Air Force (8-5)December 29Fort Worth
Russell AthleticNorth Carolina (11-2) vs Baylor (9-3)December 29Orlando
ArizonaNevada (6-6) vs Colorado St. (7-5)December 29Tucson
TexasLouisiana St. (8-3) vs Texas Tech (7-5)December 29Houston
BirminghamMemphis (9-3) vs Auburn (6-6)December 30Birmingham
BelkNorth Carolina St. (7-5) vs Mississippi St. (8-4)December 30Charlotte
Music CityTexas A&M (8-4) vs Louisville (7-5)December 30Nashville
HolidayUSC (8-5) vs Wisconsin (9-3)December 30San Diego
PeachHouston (12-1) vs Florida St. (10-2)December 31Atlanta
OrangeClemson (13-0) vs Oklahoma (11-1)December 31Miami Gardens
CottonAlabama (12-1) vs Michigan St. (12-1)December 31Arlington
OutbackNorthwestern (10-2) vs Tennessee (8-4)January 1Tampa
CitrusFlorida (10-3) vs Michigan (9-3)January 1Orlando
FiestaOhio St. (11-1) vs Notre Dame (10-2)January 1Glendale
RoseStanford (11-2) vs Iowa (12-1)January 1Pasadena
SugarOklahoma St. (10-2) vs Mississippi (9-3)January 1New Orleans
TaxSlayerGeorgia (9-3) vs Penn St. (7-5)January 2Jacksonville
LibertyArkansas (7-5) vs Kansas St. (6-6)January 2Memphis
AlamoOregon (9-3) vs Texas Christian (10-2)January 2San Antonio
CactusArizona St. (6-6) vs West Virginia (7-5)January 2Phoenix
ChampionshipCotton winner vs Orange winnerJanuary 11Glendale


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