We are just a few short weeks away from the National Championship Game for college football, but before we get to the big game, there are several bowl games to look forward to. Some of the best college programs in the nation will square off against each other on the road to being crowned national champion.
PEACH BOWL – NO. 1 ALABAMA VS. NO. 4 WASHINGTON
When the number one team in the country is playing on television, you’re going to watch. Alabama continues to be a power house in college football and this season was no different. They square off against Washington, who is led by quarterback Jake Browning. While Washington has a potent offense, you can’t bet again Nick Saban and Alabama, this is one game you won’t want to miss.
Saturday, December 31, 12:00 PM on ESPN
FIESTA BOWL NO. 2 CLEMSON VS. NO. 3 OHIO STATE
The second playoff semi-final pairs Clemson against Ohio State in what should be an intense match-up. A win here will cap off an impressive run by the Tigers and the Buckeyes will be out to prove themselves against a stiff opposition after a controversial decision to include them in the final four.
Saturday, December 31, 4:00 PM on ESPN
ROSE BOWL – NO. 5 PENN STATE VS. NO. 9 USC
No stranger to the Rose Bowl, USC will look to take advantage of their slight home advantage against the Big Ten Champions, Penn State. While both teams have been enjoying, it could be USC who comes out victorious thanks to star wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster who will look to exploit the Penn State defensive backs.
Monday, January 2, 2:00 PM on ESPN
ORANGE BOWL – NO. 11 FLORIDA STATE VS. NO. 6 MICHIGAN
This year’s Orange Bowl is headlined by two strong football programs, Florida State and Michigan. Prior to the season beginning, many expected both teams to make a deep run into the College Football Playoffs. While that hasn’t happened this year for the two teams, it’s still shaping up to be an enticing match-up full of interesting story lines.
Friday, December 30, 5:00 PM on ESPN
CITRUS BOWL – NO. 20 LSU VS. NO. 13 LOUISVILLE
Heisman Trophy Finalist Lamar Jackson heads into a difficult match-up with a stingy LSU defense. He’ll look to bounce back to his prior form and lead his team to win. However, the pressure will be on interim head coach Ed Orgeron and a rested Leonard Fournette.
Saturday, December 31, 8:00 AM on ABC