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2017-18 College Football Bowl Roundup and Link Station

We’re Picking EVERY Bowl Game, Again!

Yes, just like last bowl season, we are picking every 2017-18 college football bowl game. From the first half-dozen that kick off the season on Dec 16, 2017 to the championship game on Jan 8, 2018. That includes every bowl in between. We’ll start posting our picks soon. There are 15 bowl games prior to Christmas and then after Dec 25, there are 26 more games, including the three games that comprise the championship series. Here’s a quick list of each game and the teams that will be playing. We will link from this post to each of the picks that we post. Look for the first pick to be posted Dec 8.

The First Six

Often with these early bowls you’ll tend to see a lot of points put on the scoreboard. Although these are not top-tiered games, they often offer a lot of exciting action. You can spend all day watching the action from noon until about 11 p.m.

Dec. 16

Celebration Bowl: North Carolina A&T vs. Grambling
(Noon ET on ABC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. North Texas
(1 p.m. ET on ESPN at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans)

AutoNation Cure Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State
(2:30 p.m. ET on CBSSN at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida)

Las Vegas Bowl: Oregon vs. No. 25 Boise State
(3:30 p.m. ET on ABC at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas)

GILDAN New Mexico Bowl: Marshall vs. Colorado State
(4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Arkansas State
(8 p.m. ET on ESPN at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama)

The Next Level

There’s a nine-game push from Dec 19 to Dec 24 with three games being played on the 23rd and one on Christmas Eve. That one is the Hawaii Bowl. You won’t find a 2017-18 college football bowl game played on Christmas Day. But there is NFL action as the Steelers play the Texans and the Raiders play the Eagles.

Dec. 19

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Akron
(7 p.m. ET on ESPN at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida)

Dec. 20

DXL Frisco Bowl: SMU vs. Louisiana Tech
(8 p.m. ET on ESPN at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas)

Dec. 21

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl: Temple vs. Florida International
(8 p.m. ET on ESPN at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida)

Dec. 22

Bahamas Bowl: UAB vs. Ohio
(12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming vs. Central Michigan
(4 p.m. ET on ESPN at Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho)

Dec. 23

Birmingham Bowl: Texas Tech vs. USF
(Noon ET on ESPN at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama)

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State vs. Army
(3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas)

Dollar General Bowl: Toledo vs. Appalachian State
(7 p.m. ET on ESPN at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama)

Dec. 24

Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State vs. Houston
(8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu)

The Bulk of the Games

With two weeks to go to the College Football Playoff (CFP) championship games, there is still plenty of action to go. Before you get to a CFP contest, there will be 23 other games played from Dec 26 to Jan 1. New Year’s Day is also when the two semi-final CFP games are played with the final contest being held a week later. Here are the 23 other games that are not part of the CFP series.

Dec. 26

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: West Virginia vs. Utah
(1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Cotton Bowl in Dallas)

Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. Northern Illinois
(5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN at Ford Field in Detroit)

Cactus Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA
(9 p.m. ET on ESPN at Chase Field in Phoenix)

Dec. 27

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Florida State
(1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana)

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa vs. Boston College
(5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN at Yankee Stadium in New York)

Foster Farms Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue
(8:30 p.m. ET on Fox at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California)

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Missouri
(9 p.m. ET on ESPN at NRG Stadium in Houston)

Dec. 28

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Virginia vs. Navy
(1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland)

Camping World Bowl: No. 22 Virginia Tech vs. No. 19 Oklahoma State
(5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida)

Valero Alamo Bowl: No. 13 Stanford vs. No. 15 TCU
(9 p.m. ET on ESPN at Alamodome in San Antonio)

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: No. 18 Washington State vs. No. 16 Michigan State
(9 p.m. ET on Fox at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego)

Dec. 29

Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
(1 p.m. ET on ESPN at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina)

Hyundai Sun Bowl: No. 24 NC State vs. Arizona State
(3 p.m. ET on CBS at Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas)

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. No. 21 Northwestern
(4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee)

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Utah State
(5:30 p.m. ET on CBSSN at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona)

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 8 USC vs. No. 5 Ohio State
(8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas)

Dec. 30

TaxSlayer Bowl: Louisville vs. No. 23 Mississippi State
(Noon ET on ESPN at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. No. 20 Memphis
(12:30 p.m. ET on ABC at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee)

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 11 Washington vs. No. 9 Penn State
(4 p.m. ET on ESPN at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona)

Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami
(8 p.m. ET on ESPN at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida)

Jan. 1

Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina
(Noon ET on ESPN2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 12 UCF vs. No. 7 Auburn
(12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)

Citrus Bowl Presented by Overton’s: No. 14 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 LSU
(1 p.m. ET on ABC at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida)

College Football Playoff

Here you go. These are the games that everyone is waiting for and on which every sports bettor will wager. After Jan 8, there won’t be another 2017-18 college football bowl game left to play.

Jan. 1

College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma
(5 p.m. ET on ESPN at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California)

College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 1 Clemson
(8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans)

Jan. 8

College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T: To Be Determined
(8 p.m. ET on ESPN at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)

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Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He’s written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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