College football bowl schedule: Tracking the selections for all 34 bowl games in 2020-21

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College football bowl schedule: Tracking the selections for all 34 bowl games in 2020-21

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Bowl season starts before the 2020 college football season ends.

That is par for the course for what has been an unprecedented college football season played through the COVID-19 pandemic. Several teams have accepted bowl bids, and SMU will play UTSA in the Tropical Care Smoothie Bowl on Saturday.

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That is the start of what promises to be a bowl season that will include teams opting out and bowl ties being tested from now until the College Football Playoff championship game. Stadium’s Brett McMurphy first reported several of the early bowl matchups so far.

This season’s semifinals are scheduled for Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. The Playoff championship game will be Jan. 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Sporting News tracks the 2020-21 college football bids here.

College football bowl schedule 2020-21

Saturday, Dec. 19

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl SMU vs. UTSA 7 p.m. ET ESPN

Monday, Dec. 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl North Texas vs. Appalachian State 2:30 p.m. ET ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Nevada vs. Tulane 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN Boca Raton Bowl UCF vs. BYU 7 p.m. ET ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 23

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana Tech 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN Montgomery Bowl* Memphis vs. FAU 7 p.m. ET ESPN/ESPN2

Thursday, Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl Hawaii vs. Houston 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN

Friday, Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl 2:30 p.m. ET ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 26

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl TBA vs.TBA 12 p.m. ET ABC Cure Bowl TBA vs. TBA 12 p.m. ET ESPN SERVPRO First Responder Bowl TBA vs.TBA 3:30 p.m. ET ABC LendingTree Bowl Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Army vs. TBA 7 p.m. ET ESPN Guaranteed Rate Bowl TBA vs.TBA 10:15 p.m. ET ESPN

Monday, Dec. 28

Military Bowl TBA vs. TBA 2:30 p.m. ET ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl TBA vs. TBA 5:30 p.m. ET ESPN Valero Alamo Bowl TBA vs. TBA 9 p.m. ET ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 30

TransPerfect Music City Bowl TBA vs. TBA 3:30 p.m. ET ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl TBA vs. TBA 12 p.m. ET ESPN AutoZone Liberty Bowl TBA vs. TBA 4 p.m. ET ESPN Arizona Bowl TBA vs. TBA 4 p.m. ET CBSSN Texas Bowl TBA vs. TBA 8 p.m. ET ESPN

Friday, Jan. 1

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl TBA vs. TBA 12 p.m. ET ESPN2 Vrbo Citrus Bowl TBA vs. TBA 1 p.m. ET ABC

Saturday, Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl TBA vs. TBA 12 p.m. ET ESPN Outback Bowl TBA vs. TBA 12:30 p.m. ET ABC

New Year’s Day Six bowls

DATE BOWL GAMES TEAMS TIME TV Dec. 30 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic TBA vs. TBA 7:15 p.m. ET ESPN Jan. 1 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl TBA vs. TBA 12:30 p.m. ET ESPN Jan. 2 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl TBA vs. TBA 4 p.m. ET ESPN Jan. 2 Capital One Orange Bowl TBA vs. TBA 8 p.m. ET ESPN

College Football Playoff schedule

DATE BOWL GAMES TEAMS TIME Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Game (CFP Semifinal) TBA vs. TBA 5 p.m. ET Jan. 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) TBA vs. TBA 8:45 p.m. ET Jan. 11 CFP National Championship TBA vs. TBA 8 p.m. ET