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College football bowl projections after Week 2

Sep 11, 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.

Our bowl experts still see an Alabama-Clemson rematch for the College Football Playoff National Championship, but they also have Oklahoma as one of the final four teams.

Here are the bowl lineups after Week 2.

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: Alabama vs. Ohio State

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: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

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: San Diego State vs. Middle Tennessee

Sherman: Utah State vs. North Texas


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

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

Bonagura: UL Monroe vs. Cincinnati

Sherman: Memphis vs. Troy


Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

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

Bonagura: California vs. Utah State

Sherman: California vs. Fresno State


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama

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

Bonagura: Arkansas State vs. Ohio

Sherman: Appalachian State 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: UL Monroe vs. UAB


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: FAU vs. Toledo


Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

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

Bonagura: USF vs. Northern Illinois

Sherman: Cincinnati vs. Middle Tennessee


Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

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

Bonagura: Louisville vs. Houston

Sherman: Florida State vs. Houston


Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

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

Bonagura: Louisiana Tech vs. Buffalo

Sherman: Marshall vs. BYU


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

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

Bonagura: UNLV vs. Western Michigan

Sherman: San Diego State vs. Ohio


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Dec. 22, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. UCF

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: Baylor vs. Army


Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

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

Bonagura: Appalachian State vs. Toledo

Sherman: Arkansas State vs. Eastern Michigan


Hawai’i Bowl

Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

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

Bonagura: Hawaii vs. North Texas

Sherman: Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech


SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Cotton Bowl, Dallas

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

Bonagura: Nebraska vs. Marshall

Sherman: Minnesota vs. Colorado


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit

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

Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. Minnesota

Sherman: NC State vs. Nebraska


Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix

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

Bonagura: Washington State vs. Iowa State

Sherman: Iowa State vs. Washington State


Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

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

Bonagura: Memphis vs. Syracuse

Sherman: Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York

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

Bonagura: NC State vs. Northwestern

Sherman: Miami vs. Maryland


Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston

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

Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Baylor

Sherman: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

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

Bonagura: Kentucky vs. Miami

Sherman: Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky


Camping World Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

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

Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. TCU

Sherman: Boston College vs. TCU


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

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

Bonagura: Troy vs. Fresno State

Sherman: UNLV vs. Georgia Southern


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

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

Bonagura: Oregon vs. West Virginia

Sherman: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon


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. South Carolna


San Francisco Bowl

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

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

Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Michigan State

Sherman: Northwestern vs. Arizona State


Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

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

Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)

Bonagura: Florida State vs. Navy

Sherman: Syracuse vs. USF


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

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

Bonagura: Florida vs. Texas

Sherman: Texas vs. Florida


San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

SDCCU Stadium, San Diego

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

Bonagura: Colorado vs. Iowa

Sherman: Iowa vs. USC


TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

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

Bonagura: Missouri vs. Maryland

Sherman: Missouri vs. Michigan State


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

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

Bonagura: USC vs. Boston College

Sherman: Utah vs. Duke


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2)

Bonagura: LSU vs. Michigan

Sherman: Michigan vs. Mississippi State


Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

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

Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Penn State

Sherman: Penn State vs. Auburn


PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm 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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