2021 College Football Bowl Schedule Released

May 28, 2021 by Staff

The 2021-2022 bowl season will consist of 42 bowl games, plus the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The Fenway and L.A. Bowls join the fray this year.

Last season saw several bowl games canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic while the Rose Bowl was moved to Texas and the Montgomery Bowl was a one-off replacement for the Fenway Bowl.

Date Time, TV Bowl Location Match-up
Date TBD Time TBD Holiday Bowl San Diego PAC-12 vs. ACC
Date TBD Time TBD Red Box Bowl San Francisco PAC-12 vs. Big Ten
Date TBD Time TBD Arizona Bowl Tucson MWC vs. Sun Belt
December 17, 2021 (Friday) 12:00 PM, ESPN Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas MAC vs. CUSA
December 17, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 PM, ESPN-2 Cure Bowl Orlando American vs. Sun Belt
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 11:00 AM, ESPN Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton CUSA vs. American or MAC
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 2:15 PM, ESPN New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque MWC vs. CUSA
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 3:30 PM, ABC Independence Bowl Shreveport ACC vs. SEC
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 5:45 PM, ESPN LendingTree Bowl Mobile MAC vs. Sun Belt
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 7:30 PM, ABC LA Bowl Inglewood PAC-12 vs. MWC
December 18, 2021 (Saturday) 9:15 PM, ESPN New Orleans Bowl New Orleans CUSA vs. Sun Belt
December 20, 2021 (Monday) 2:30 PM, ESPN Myrtle Beach Bowl Conway, SC Sun Belt, CUSA, MAC
December 21, 2021 (Tuesday) 3:30 PM, ESPN Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise MWC vs. MAC
December 21, 2021 (Tuesday) 7:30 PM, ESPN Frisco Bowl Frisco, TX American, CUSA, MAC, MWC
December 22, 2021 (Wednesday) Time TBD, ESPN Armed Forces Bowl Ft. Worth At-large vs. At-large
December 23, 2021 (Thursday) 7:00 PM, ESPN Gasparilla Bowl Tampa All but Big Ten, Sun Belt
December 24, 2021 (Friday) 8:00 PM, ESPN Hawai'i Bowl Manoa American vs. MWC
December 25, 2021 (Saturday) 2:30 PM, ESPN Camellia Bowl Montgomery Sun Belt vs. MAC
December 27, 2021 (Monday) 11:00 AM, ESPN Quick Lane Bowl Detroit MAC vs. Big Ten
December 27, 2021 (Monday) 2:30 PM, ESPN Military Bowl Annapolis ACC vs. American
December 28, 2021 (Tuesday) 12:00 PM, ESPN Birmingham Bowl Birmingham SEC vs. American
December 28, 2021 (Tuesday) 3:15 PM, ESPN First Responder Bowl Dallas Big Ten vs. Big 12
December 28, 2021 (Tuesday) 6:45 PM, ESPN Liberty Bowl Memphis Big 12 v s. SEC
December 28, 2021 (Tuesday) 10:15 PM, ESPN Guaranteed Rate Bowl Phoenix Big Ten v. Big 12
December 29, 2021 (Wednesday) 11:00 AM, ESPN Fenway Bowl Boston ACC vs. American
December 29, 2021 (Wednesday) 2:15 PM, ESPN PinstripeBowl Bronx ACC vs. Big Ten
December 29, 2021 (Wednesday) 5:45 PM, ESPN Cheez-It Bowl Orlando ACC vs. Big 12
December 29, 2021 (Wednesday) 9:15 PM, ESPN Alamo Bowl San Antonio Big 12 vs. PAC-12
December 30, 2021 (Thursday) 11:30 AM, ESPN Duke's Mayo Bowl Charlotte ACC vs. SEC
December 30, 2021 (Thursday) 3:00 PM, ESPN Music City Bowl Nashville Big Ten vs. SEC
December 30, 2021 (Thursday) 7:00 PM, ESPN Peach Bowl Atlanta Playoff Committee Places Teams
December 30, 2021 (Thursday) 10:30 PM, ESPN Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas PAC-12 vs. Big Ten
December 31, 2021 (Friday) TBD Orange Bowl Miami Gardens CFP Semifinal
December 31, 2021 (Friday) TBD Cotton Bowl Classic Arlington CFP Semifinal
December 31, 2021 (Friday) 11:00 AM, ESPN Gator Bowl Jacksonville ACC vs. SEC
December 31, 2021 (Friday) 12:30 PM, CBS Sun Bowl El Paso ACC vs. PAC-12
January 1, 2022 (Saturday) 12:00 PM, ESPN-2 Outback Bowl Tampa SEC vs. Big Ten
January 1, 2022 (Saturday) 1:00 PM, ESPN Fiesta Bowl Glendale Playoff Committee Places Teams
January 1, 2022 (Saturday) 1:00 PM, ABC Citrus Bowl Orlando Big Ten vs. SEC
January 1, 2022 (Saturday) 5:00 PM, ESPN Rose Bowl Pasadena Playoff Committee Places Teams (Traditionally PAC-12 vs. Big Ten)
January 1, 2022 (Saturday) 8:45 PM, ESPN Sugar Bowl New Orleans Playoff Committee Places Teams (Traditionally SEC vs. Big 12)
January 4, 2022 (Tuesday) Time TBD, ESPN Texas Bowl Houston Big 12 vs. SEC
January 10, 2022 (Monday) 8:00 PM (EST), ESPN College Football Playoff National Championship Indianapolis Cotton Winner vs. Orange Winner