College football bowl projections

Here's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 12. 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:LSU vs. Ohio State

Schlabach: LSU vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

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


Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Clemson

Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Clemson

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

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

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


Bonagura: LSU vs. Utah

Schlabach: LSU vs. Oregon

Bowl schedule



Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Dec. 20, 2 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Eastern Michigan vs. Western Kentucky

Schlabach:Florida Atlantic vs. Ohio

Tropical Smoothie CafeFrisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

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


Bonagura: Memphis vs. Fresno State

Schlabach: UCF vs. Marshall

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

New Mexico Bowl

Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dec. 21, 2 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Marshall vs. Wyoming

Schlabach:Charlotte vs. Nevada

Cure Bowl

Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida

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


Bonagura: Liberty vs. Georgia State

Schlabach:Liberty vs. Arkansas State

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida

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


Bonagura: Tulane vs. Buffalo

Schlabach:Tulane vs. Central Michigan

Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama

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


Bonagura: Toledo vs. Louisiana

Schlabach:Miami (Ohio) vs. Georgia State

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

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


Bonagura: Boise State vs. Washington State

Schlabach:Boise State vs. Arizona State



R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Dec. 21, 9 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Appalachian State vs. Southern Miss

Schlabach:Appalachian State vs. Louisiana Tech



Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

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


Bonagura: UCF vs. Charlotte

Schlabach:UAB vs. SMU

SoFi Hawai'i Bowl


Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: BYU vs. Hawai'i

Schlabach:BYU vs. Hawai'i

Walk-On's Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

Dec. 26, 4 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Florida State vs. Louisiana Tech

Schlabach:Florida State vs. Western Kentucky

Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit

Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Michigan State vs. North Carolina

Schlabach:Michigan State vs. North Carolina

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland

Dec. 27, noon, ESPN


Bonagura:Miamivs. Temple

Schlabach:Louisville vs. Navy

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York

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


Bonagura: Indiana vs. Wake Forest

Schlabach:Pittsburgh vs. Illinois

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston

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


Bonagura:Kentucky vs. Oklahoma State

Schlabach:Iowa State vs. Texas A&M

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego

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


Bonagura: Washington vs. Michigan

Schlabach:Washington vs. Michigan

Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix

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


Bonagura: San Diego State vs. Kansas State

Schlabach:San Diego State vs. Kansas State

Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 28, noon, ABC


Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Iowa State

Schlabach:Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Dallas

Dec. 28, noon, ESPN


Bonagura: Cincinnati vs. Florida

Schlabach:Baylor vs. Memphis

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas

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


Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. TCU

Schlabach:Utah State vs. Southern Miss

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Dec. 30, 4 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Missouri vs. Pittsburgh

Schlabach:Miami vs. Kentucky

Redbox Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Dec. 30, 4 p.m., Fox


Bonagura: California vs. Illinois

Schlabach:California vs. Indiana

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Georgia vs. Virginia

Schlabach:Georgia vs. Virginia Tech

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 31, noon, ESPN


Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech

Schlabach:Missouri vs. Wake Forest

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS


Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Louisville

Schlabach:Virginia vs. Washington State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

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


Bonagura: SMU vs. Texas

Schlabach:TCU vs. Cincinnati

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

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


Bonagura: Georgia Southern vs. Nevada

Schlabach:Georgia Southern vs. San Jose State

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio

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


Bonagura: USC vs. Baylor

Schlabach:USC vs. Texas

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC


Bonagura: Auburn vs. Wisconsin

Schlabach:Florida vs. Penn State

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura:Texas A&M vs. Penn State

Schlabach:Auburn vs. Minnesota

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Oregon vs. Minnesota

Schlabach:Wisconsin vs. Utah

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

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


Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Alabama

Schlabach:Oklahoma vs. Alabama

Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Jan. 2, 3 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: UAB vs. Navy

Schlabach:Army vs. Temple

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Jan. 2, 7 p.m., ESPN


Bonagura: Iowa vs. Tennessee

Schlabach:Iowa vs. Tennessee

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

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


Bonagura: Central Michigan vs. Utah State

Schlabach:Buffalo vs. Wyoming

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

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


Bonagura: Air Force vs. Miami (Ohio)

Schlabach:Air Force vs. Toledo

LendingTree Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

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


Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Arkansas State

Schlabach:Western Michigan vs. Louisiana

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