College football bowl projections after Week 5

Here's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 5. Check back each week for their predictions.

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff National Championship

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Schlabach:Alabama vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Clemson

Schlabach: Georgia vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Oklahoma

Bowl schedule



Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau

Dec. 20, 2 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Kent State vs. Marshall

Schlabach:Marshall vs. Central Michigan

Tropical Smoothie CafeFrisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2


Bonagura: Cincinnati vs. Army

Schlabach: SMU vs. Army

Celebration Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Dec. 21, noon, ABC


Bonagura: North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

Schlabach:North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State

DreamHouse New Mexico Bowl

Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dec. 21, 2 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Florida Atlantic vs. Utah State

Schlabach:Western Kentucky vs. San Diego State

Cure Bowl

Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network


Bonagura: Coastal Carolina vs. North Texas

Schlabach: Temple vs. Arkansas State

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida

Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m., ABC


Bonagura: Ohio vs. Houston

Schlabach: Cincinnati vs. Western Michigan

Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama

Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Eastern Michigan vs. Louisiana

Schlabach:Buffalo vs. Coastal Carolina

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., ABC


Bonagura: Cal vs. Fresno State

Schlabach:Colorado vs. Utah State



R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Dec. 21, 9 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Arkansas State vs. Southern Miss

Schlabach:Southern Miss vs. Louisiana



Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Tulane vs. UAB

Schlabach:UAB vs. UCF

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl


Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: BYU vs. Navy

Schlabach: Memphis vs. BYU

Walk-On's Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

Dec. 26, 4 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: SMU vs. NC State

Schlabach:Boston College vs. Louisiana Tech

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit

Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Nebraska vs. Syracuse

Schlabach:Syracuse vs. Indiana

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland

Dec. 27, noon, ESPN


Bonagura: Florida State vs. Temple

Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Navy

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York

Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh

Schlabach:Duke vs. Nebraska

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston

Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State

Schlabach:TCU vs. Texas A&M

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego

Dec. 27, 8 p.m., Fox Sports 1


Bonagura: Utah vs. Iowa

Schlabach: Michigan vs. California

Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix

Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Washington State vs. TCU

Schlabach: Iowa State vs. USC

Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 28, noon, ABC


Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. Baylor

Schlabach: Virginia vs. Baylor

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Dallas

Dec. 28., noon, ESPN


Bonagura: Boise State vs. Notre Dame

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Boise State

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas

Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Louisiana Tech vs. West Virginia

Schlabach: West Virginia vs. North Texas

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Dec. 30, 4 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Pittsburgh

Schlabach:Minnesota vs. South Carolina

Redbox Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Dec. 30, 4 p.m., Fox


Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Michigan

Schlabach: Maryland vs. Utah

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Virginia vs. LSU

Schlabach:Clemson vs. Notre Dame

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 31, noon, ESPN


Bonagura: Kentucky vs. Miami

Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Kentucky

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS


Bonagura: USC vs. Duke

Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Arizona State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: UCF vs. Iowa State

Schlabach:Kansas State vs. Ole Miss

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network


Bonagura: San Diego State vs. Troy

Schlabach:Hawaii vs. UL Monroe

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio

Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Washington vs. Oklahoma State

Schlabach:Oklahoma State vs. Washington

Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC


Bonagura: Auburn vs. Penn State

Schlabach:Iowa vs. Auburn

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Florida vs. Minnesota

Schlabach: Michigan State vs. Florida

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Oregon vs. Wisconsin

Schlabach: Penn State vs. Oregon

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Texas vs. Georgia

Schlabach:LSU vs. Texas

Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Jan. 2, 3 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Colorado vs. Memphis

Schlabach: Miami vs. Tulane

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Jan. 2, 7 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: South Carolina vs. Indiana

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Mississippi State

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Jan. 3, 3:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Hawaii

Schlabach:Eastern Michigan vs. Wyoming

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Maryland vs. Air Force

Schlabach: Air Force vs. Washington State

Mobile Alabama Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Toledo vs. Appalachian State

Schlabach:Toledo vs. Appalachian State

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