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2021 Bowl Games: Complete List, Schedule, How to Watch for College Football Playoffs + Every Bowl Game

The College Football Playoff bracket, New Year's Six lineup and entire 2021-22 bowl game schedule are set.

The highly anticipated college football postseason is here. The 2021 College Football Playoffs will include No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Georgia, and No. 4 Cincinnati. 

Cincinnati made history as the first Group of Five school to secure a place in the College Football Playoffs. The Bearcats will face off against the team with the most playoff experience — the Crimson Tide — in the Cotton Bowl. Michigan cinched its first College Football Playoff berth and will take on the Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl. 

There's no doubt that this season's College Football Playoff will be unlike any other; however, there are plenty more exciting bowl games to go around.

Check out the complete slate of bowl games in the table below. 

College Football Playoff

DateGameLocationTime (TV)Matchup

Dec. 31

Cotton Bowl

Arlington, Texas

3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Cincinnati

Dec. 31

Orange Bowl

Miami Gardens, Fla.

7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia

Jan. 10

National Championship

Indianapolis, Ind.

8 p.m. (ESPN)

Semifinal Winners

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New Year's Six Bowl Games

DateBowlLocationTime (TV)Matchup

Dec. 30

Peach

Atlanta, Ga.

7 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: No. 10 Michigan State 31 —. No. 12 Pittsburgh 21

Jan. 1

Fiesta

Glendale, Ariz.

1 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

Jan. 1

Rose

Pasadena, Calif.

5 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Utah

Jan. 1

Sugar

New Orleans, La.

8:45 p.m. (ESPN)

No. 7 Baylor vs. No 8 Ole Miss

Other 2021 Bowl Games

Other Bowl Games

DateBowlLocationTime (TV)Matchup

Dec. 17

Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

Noon (ESPN)

FINAL: Middle Tenn. (7-6) 31  — Toledo (7-6) 24

Dec. 17

Cure

Orlando, Fla.

6 p.m. (ESPN2)

FINAL: N. Illinois (9-5) 41 — C. Carolina (11-2) 47

Dec. 18

Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fla.

11 a.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: W. Kentucky (9-5) 59 — App. State (10-4) 38

Dec. 18

New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M.

2:15 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: UTEP (7-6) 21 — Fresno State (10-3) 31

Dec. 18

Independence

Shreveport, La.

3:30 p.m. (ABC)

FINAL: BYU (10-3) 28 — UAB (9-4) 31

Dec. 18

Lending Tree

Mobile, Ala.

5:45 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: E. Michigan (7-6) 20 — Liberty (8-5) 56

Dec. 18

L.A.

Los Angeles, Calif.

7:30 p.m. (ABC)

FINAL: Utah State (11-3) 24 — Oregon State (7-6) 13

Dec. 18

New Orleans

New Orleans, La. 

9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Marshall (7-6) 21 — Louisiana (13-1) 36

Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach

Conway, S.C.

2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Tulsa (7-6) 30 — Old Dominion (6-7) 17

Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato

Boise, Idaho

3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Kent State (7-7) 28 — Wyoming (7-6) 52

Dec. 21

Frisco

Frisco, Tex.

7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: UTSA (12-2) 24 — San Diego State (12-2) 38

Dec. 22

Armed Forces

Fort Worth, Tex.

8 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Army (9-4) 24 — Missouri (6-7) 22

Dec. 23

Frisco Football Classic

Frisco, Tex.

3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Miami (OH) (7-6) 27 — North Texas (6-7) 14

Dec. 23

Gasparilla

Tampa, Fla.

7:30 p.m. (ABC)

FINAL: Floria (6-7) 17 — UCF (9-4) 29

Dec. 24

Hawai'i

Honolulu, Hawai'i

8 p.m. (ESPN)

CANCELLED Memphis (6-6) vs. Hawaii (6-7)

Dec. 25

Camellia

Montgomery, Ala.

2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Ball State (6-7) 20 — Georgia State (8-5) 51

Dec. 27

Quick Lane

Detroit, Mich.

11 a.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: W. Michigan (8-5) 52 — Nevada (8-5) 24

Dec. 27

Military

Annapolis, Md..

2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

CANCELLED ECU (7-5) vs. Boston College (6-6)

Dec. 28

Birmingham

Birmingham, Ala.

Noon (ESPN)

FINAL: Houston (12-2) 17 — Auburn (6-7) 13

Dec. 28

First Responder

University Park, Tex.

3:15 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Louisville (6-7) 26 — Air Force (10-3) 31

Dec. 28

Holiday

San Diego, Calif.

5 p.m. (FOX)

CANCELLED UCLA (8-4) vs. NC State (9-3)

Dec. 28

Liberty

Memphis, Tenn.

6:45 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Texas Tech (7-6) 34 — Miss. State (7-6) 7

Dec. 28

Guaranteed Rate

Phoenix, Ariz.

10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Minnesota (9-4) 18 — West Virginia (6-7) 6

Dec. 29

Fenway

Boston, Mass.

11 a.m. (ESPN)

CANCELLED Virginia (6-6) vs. SMU (8-4)

Dec. 29

Pinstripe

New York, N.Y.

2:15 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Virginia Tech (6-7) 10 — Maryland (7-6) 54

Dec. 29

Cheez-It

Orlando, Fla.

5:45 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Clemson (12-3) 20 — Iowa State (7-6) 13

Dec. 29

Alamo

San Antonio, Tex.

9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Oklahoma (12-2) 47 — Oregon (10-4) 32

Dec. 30

Duke's Mayo

Charlotte, N.C.

11:30 a.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: N. Carolina (6-7) 21 — S. Carolina (7-6) 38

Dec. 30

Music City

Nashville, Tenn.

3 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Purdue (9-4) 48 — Tennessee (7-6) 45

Dec. 30

Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev.

10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FINAL: Wisconsin (9-4) 20 — Arizona State (8-5) 13

Dec. 31

Gator

Jacksonville, Fla.

11 a.m. (ESPN)

FINAL Wake Forest (11-3) 38 — Rutgers (5-8) 10

Dec. 31

Arizona

Tucson, Ariz.

4:30 p.m. (Barstool)

CANCELLED C. Michigan (8-4) vs. Boise State (7-5)

Dec. 31

Sun

El Paso, Tex.

12:30 p.m. (CBS)

FINAL: Central Michigan (9-4) 24 — Wash. State (7-6) 21

Jan. 1

Outback

Tampa, Fla.

Noon (ESPN2)

FINAL: Penn State (7-6) 10 — Arkansas (9-4) 24

Jan. 1

Citrus

Orlando, Fla.

1 p.m. (ABC)

Iowa (10-3) vs. Kentucky (9-3)

Jan. 4

Texas

Houston, Tex.

9 p.m. (ESPN)

Kansas State (7-5) vs. LSU (6-6)

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