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College football bowl projections after Week 2

Sep 11, 2018

  • Kyle Bonagura

    ESPN Staff Writer
    • Covers the Pac-12.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Attended Washington State University.
  • Mitch Sherman

    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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