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CFB Playoff filled with impressive but flawed teams
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CFB Playoff filled with impressive but flawed teams
SI Staff
Monday December 7th, 2015

The College Football Playoff will pit four teams in two semifinals on New Year's Eve. No. 1 Clemson will take on No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl and No. 2 Alabama will face No. 3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl, with the winners meeting on January 11 in the national championship game. The matchups for every other bowl game are also set. From the Alamo Bowl (TCU vs. Oregon) to the Las Vegas Bowl (BYU vs. Utah) to the Russell Athletic Bowl (North Carolina vs. Baylor), there are a number of intriguing contests set to take place.

Saturday, Dec. 19
Bowl Matchup Location Time TV
AFR Celebration Bowl
Alcorn State
vs.
North Carolina A&T
Georgia Dome
(Atlanta, GA)
12:00 p.m. ABC
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Arizona
vs.
New Mexico
University Stadium
(Albuquerque, NM)
2:00 p.m. ESPN
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
(22)Utah
vs.
BYU
Sam Boyd Stadium
(Las Vegas, NV)
3:30 p.m. ABC
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Appalachian State
vs.
Ohio
Cramton Bowl
(Montgomery, AL)
5:30 p.m. ESPN
AutoNation Cure Bowl
Georgia State
vs.
San Jose State
Citrus Bowl Stadium
(Orlando, FL)
7:00 p.m. CBSSN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Arkansas State
vs.
Louisiana Tech
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
(New Orleans, LA)
9:00 p.m. ESPN
Monday, Dec. 21
Miami Beach Bowl
USF
vs.
Western Kentucky
Marlins Park
(Miami, FL)
2:30 p.m. ESPN
Tuesday, Dec. 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Akron
vs.
Utah State
Albertson's Stadium
(Boise, ID)
3:30 p.m. ESPN
Boca Raton Bowl
Temple
vs.
Toledo
FAU Stadium
(Boca Raton, FL)
7:00 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, Dec. 23
San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl
Boise State
vs.
NIU
Qualcomm Stadium
(San Diego, CA)
4:30 p.m. ESPN
GoDaddy Bowl
Bowling Green
vs.
Georgia Southern
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
(Mobile, AL)
8:00 p.m. ESPN
Thursday, Dec. 24
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Middle Tennessee
vs.
Western Michigan
Thomas Robinson Stadium
(Nassau, Bahamas)
12:00 p.m. ESPN
Hawai'i Bowl
Cincinnati
vs.
San Diego State
Aloha Stadium
(Honolulu, HI)
8:00 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, Dec. 26
St. Petersburg Bowl
Marshall
vs.
UConn
Tropicana Field
(St. Petersburg, FL)
11:00 a.m. ESPN
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Miami (FL)
vs.
Washington State
Sun Bowl Stadium
(El Paso, TX)
2:00 p.m. CBS
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Southern Miss
vs.
Washington
Cotton Bowl Stadium
(Dallas, TX)
2:20 p.m. ESPN
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Duke
vs.
Indiana
Yankee Stadium
(Bronx, NY)
3:30 p.m. ABC
Camping World Independence Bowl
Tulsa
vs.
Virginia Tech
Independence Stadium
(Shreveport, LA)
5:45 p.m. ESPN
Foster Farms Bowl
Nebraska
vs.
UCLA
Levi's Stadium
(Santa Clara, CA)
9:15 p.m. ESPN
Monday, Dec. 28
Military Bowl
(21)Navy
vs.
Pittsburgh
Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium
(Annapolis, MD)
2:30 p.m. ESPN2
Quick Lane Bowl
Central Michigan
vs.
Minnesota
Ford Field
(Detroit, MI)
5:00 p.m. ESPN
Tuesday, Dec. 29
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Air Force
vs.
California
Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Fort Worth, TX)
2:00 p.m. ESPN
Russell Athletic Bowl
(10)North Carolina
vs.
Baylor
Orlando Citrus Bowl
(Orlando, FL)
5:30 p.m. ESPN
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Colorado State
vs.
Nevada
Arizona Stadium
(Tucson, AZ)
7:30 p.m. ASN
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
(20)LSU
vs.
Texas Tech
NRG Stadium
(Houston, TX)
9:00 p.m. ESPN
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Birmingham Bowl
Auburn
vs.
Memphis
Legion Field
(Birmingham, AL)
12:00 p.m. ESPN
Belk Bowl
Mississippi State
vs.
N.C. State
Bank of America Stadium
(Charlotte, NC)
3:30 p.m. ESPN
Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl
Louisville
vs.
Texas A&M
Nissan Stadium
(Nashville, TN)
7:00 p.m. ESPN
National University Holiday Bowl
(25)USC
vs.
Wisconsin
Qualcomm Stadium
(San Diego, CA)
10:30 p.m. ESPN
Thursday, Dec. 31
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Florida State
vs.
Houston
Georgia Dome
(Atlanta, GA)
12:00 p.m. ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl
(1)Clemson
vs.
(4)Oklahoma
Sun Life Stadium
(Miami Gardens, FL)
4:00 p.m. ESPN
Goodyear Cotton Bowl
(2)Alabama
vs.
(3)Michigan State
AT&T Stadium
(Arlington, TX)
8:00 p.m. ESPN
Friday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
(13)Northwestern
vs.
(23)Tennessee
Raymond James Stadium
(Tampa, FL)
12:00 p.m. ESPN2
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
(14)Michigan
vs.
(19)Florida
Orlando Citrus Bowl
(Orlando, FL)
1:00 p.m. ABC
BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl
(7)Ohio State
vs.
(8)Notre Dame
U. of Phoenix Stadium
(Glendale, AZ)
1:00 p.m. ESPN
Rose Bowl Game
(5)Iowa
vs.
(6)Stanford
Rose Bowl
(Pasadena, CA)
5:00 p.m. ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl
(12)Ole Miss
vs.
(16)Oklahoma State
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
(New Orleans, LA)
8:30 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, Jan. 2
TaxSlayer Bowl
Georgia
vs.
Penn State
EverBank Field
(Jacksonville, FL)
12:00 p.m. ESPN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Arkansas
vs.
Kansas State
Liberty Bowl
(Memphis, TN)
3:20 p.m. ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl
(11)TCU
vs.
(15)Oregon
Alamodome
(San Antonio, TX)
6:45 p.m. ESPN
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Arizona State
vs.
West Virginia
Chase Field
(Phoenix, AZ)
10:15 p.m. ESPN
Monday, Jan. 11
CFP National Championship
(1)Clemson
vs.
(2)Alabama
U. of Phoenix Stadium
(Glendale, AZ)
8:30 p.m. ESPN

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