The full college football bowl game schedule for the upcoming 2022 season was released Thursday, and it features 43 contests spanning three weeks in December and January. Action begins on Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and runs through Jan. 9, when a College Football Playoff national champion will be crowned at SOFI Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Highlighting the early schedule is a loaded seven-game slate on Saturday, December 17. With New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, there are no bowls scheduled for Jan. 1, which makes for a strange quirk on a day that is typically significant in college football's postseason. Instead, New Year's Eve and Jan. 2 will be among the biggest dates this postseason.
Both CFP semifinal games — the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl — are set for Dec. 31, while the Cotton Bowl, Citrus Bowl and Rose Bowl will be played Jan. 2. Bowl participants will be unveiled on Sunday, December 4 after conference championship games have been decided.
CBS will once again carry the Sun Bowl on Dec. 30 in El Paso, Texas.
Below is the entire schedule for bowl games with dates, times and network affiliations. All information regarding bowl games is subject to change. All times are Eastern.
2022-23 college football bowl schedule
College Football Playoff
4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)
4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Selection committee bowl games
7:30 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)
ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND
SEC vs. Big 12
5 p.m. (ESPN)
Big Ten vs. Pac-12
1 p.m. (ESPN)
At-Large vs. At-Large
Other bowl games
San Diego, Calif.
|TBD (Fox)||Pac-12 vs. ACC |
|1 p.m. (ABC)||Big Ten vs. SEC|
|Jan. 2||Tampa Bay|
|Noon (ESPN2)||SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC|
|Dec. 31||Music City |
|Noon (ABC)||SEC vs. Big Ten/ND|
|4:30 p.m. (Barstool)||Mountain West vs. MAC|
|3:30 p.m. (ESPN)||SEC vs. ACC/ND|
|Dec. 30||Tony the Tiger|
El Paso, Tex.
|2 p.m. (CBS)||ACC/Notre Dame vs. Pac-12|
|Dec. 30||Duke's Mayo|
|Noon (ESPN)||ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten|
|9 p.m. (ESPN)||Big 12 vs. Pac-12|
|5:30 p.m. (ESPN) ||ACC/ND vs. Big 12|
|2 p.m. (ESPN)||ACC/ND vs. Big Ten|
|9 p.m. (ESPN)||Big 12 vs. SEC|
|5:30 p.m. (ESPN)||Big 12 vs. SEC|
|Dec. 28|| Military|
|2 p.m. (ESPN)||ACC/ND vs. American|
|Dec. 27||Guaranteed Rate|
|10:15 p.m. (ESPN)||Big 12 vs. Big Ten|
|3:15 or 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)||SEC vs. ACC/American/CUSA|
|Dec. 27||First Responder|
University Park, Tex.
|3:15 or 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)||Big 12 vs. ACC/American/CUSA|
|Noon (ESPN)||MAC vs. Sun Belt|
|Dec. 26||Quick Lane|
|2:30 p.m. (ESPN)||Big Ten vs. MAC |
|8 p.m. (ESPN)||Mountain West vs. C-USA|
|TBD (ESPN)||SEC vs ACC/American/CUSA|
|TBD (ESPN)||American vs. Army|
|Dec. 22||Armed Forces|
Fort Worth, Tex.
|7:30 p.m. (ESPN)||American vs. C-USA|
|9 p.m. (ESPN)||Sun Belt vs. C-USA|
|Dec. 20||Boca Raton|
Boca Raton, Fla.
|7:30 p.m. (ESPN)||American/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt |
|Dec. 20||Famous Idaho Potato|
|3:30 p.m. (ESPN)||Mountain West vs. MAC|
|Dec. 19||Myrtle Beach|
|2:30 p.m. (ESPN)||American/MAC/Sun Belt|
|9:15 p.m. (ESPN)||American/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt|
|Dec. 17||Las Vegas|
Las Vegas, Nev.
|7:30 p.m. (ABC)||Pac-12 vs. SEC|
|5:45 p.m. (ESPN)||MAC vs. Sun Belt|
|Dec. 17||Jimmy Kimmel L.A.|
|3:30 p.m. (ABC)||Pac-12 vs. Mountain West|
|Dec. 17||New Mexico|
|2:15 p.m. (ESPN)||American/C-USA/MW|
|11 a.m. (ESPN)||ACC/Notre Dame vs. American|
|Dec. 16||Cure |
|3 p.m. (ESPN)||American/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt |
|Dec. 16||Bahamas |
|11:30 a.m. (ESPN)||C-USA vs. MAC|