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College football bowl projections after Week 1

Sep 4, 2018

  • Kyle Bonagura
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    ESPN Staff Writer
    • Covers the Pac-12.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Attended Washington State University.
  • Mitch Sherman
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    ESPN Staff Writer
    • Nebraska/Big Ten/Recruiting reporter.
    • Joined ESPN in 2011.
    • Graduated from the University of Nebraska.

Week 1 is history, so here are the first adjustments to our experts’ bowl projections for this season.

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff schedule

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Dec. 29, 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Sherman: Alabama vs. Wisconsin


College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Dec. 29, 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Sherman: Clemson vs. Oklahoma


College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Jan. 7, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson

Sherman: Alabama vs. Clemson

Bowl schedule

New Mexico Bowl

Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dec. 15, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech

Sherman: Arizona State vs. Middle Tennessee


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Bonagura: UL Monroe vs. Cincinnati

Sherman: UL Monroe vs. Tulsa


Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Bonagura: California vs. Fresno State

Sherman: Colorado vs. Fresno State


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama

Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Arkansas State vs. Ohio

Sherman: Army vs. Buffalo


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Dec. 15, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Georgia Southern vs. UAB

Sherman: Southern Miss vs. Appalachian State


Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium

Boca Raton, Florida


Dec. 18, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: FAU vs. Eastern Michigan

Sherman: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois


Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

Dec. 19, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: USF vs. Northern Illinois

Sherman: Cincinnati vs. Western Michigan


Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Louisville vs. UCF

Sherman: Houston vs. UAB


Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Southern Miss vs. Buffalo

Sherman: FAU vs. Miami (Ohio)


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Dec. 21, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Nevada vs. Western Michigan

Sherman: San Diego State vs. Toledo


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Dec. 22, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Army vs. Houston

Sherman: Tennessee vs. UCF


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Air Force vs. Kansas State

Sherman: Kansas State vs. Memphis


Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Appalachian State vs. Toledo

Sherman: Arkansas State vs. Ohio


Hawai’i Bowl

Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

Dec. 22, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: San Diego State vs. North Texas

Sherman: Utah State vs. Louisiana Tech


SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Nebraska vs. Marshall

Sherman: Maryland vs. North Texas


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit

Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Syracuse vs. Maryland

Sherman: NC State vs. Northwestern


Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix

Dec. 26, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Colorado vs. Baylor

Sherman: Texas vs. Washington State


Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: BYU vs. Wake Forest

Sherman: Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York

Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Boston College vs. Northwestern

Sherman: Miami (Florida) vs. Nebraska


Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston

Dec. 27, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Texas

Sherman: Texas Tech vs. Arkansas


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: LSU vs. Florida State

Sherman: Duke vs. South Carolina


Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Miami vs. TCU

Sherman: Boston College vs. Iowa State


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Bonagura: Troy vs. UNLV

Sherman: Nevada vs. Georgia Southern


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: USC vs. West Virginia

Sherman: Oklahoma State vs. Utah


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Dec. 29, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Auburn

Sherman: LSU vs. Notre Dame


Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 29, noon (ABC)

Bonagura: South Carolina vs. Duke

Sherman: Virginia Tech vs. Florida


San Francisco Bowl

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Dec. 31, 3 p.m. (Fox)

Bonagura: Utah vs. Michigan

Sherman: Iowa vs. California


Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland

Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: NC State vs. Memphis

Sherman: Louisville vs. USF


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

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

Bonagura: Arkansas vs. Iowa State

Sherman: TCU vs. Texas A&M


San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego

Dec. 31, 7 p.m. (FS1)

Bonagura: Oregon vs. Penn State

Sherman: Michigan State vs. USC


TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

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

Bonagura: Missouri vs. Iowa

Sherman: Missouri vs. Minnesota


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Georgia Tech

Sherman: Oregon vs. Florida State


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2)

Bonagura: Florida vs. Michigan State

Sherman: Michigan vs. Mississippi State


Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech

Sherman: Penn State vs. Auburn


PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Boise State vs. Washington

Sherman: Boise State vs. Stanford


Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Bonagura: Wisconsin vs. Stanford

Sherman: Ohio State vs. Washington


Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

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

Bonagura: Georgia vs. Oklahoma State

Sherman: West Virginia vs. Georgia

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