Week One College Football Bowl Projections

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2018-19 College Football bowl projections
Members of the UCF Knights celebrate a victory last year against Auburn. Could UCF be the first non-power five school to make the playoffs? (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Week one of the 2018 College Football season is in the books. We saw some teams such as Penn State and Michigan State avoid a disastrous start to the season. Meanwhile, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma flexed their muscles with dominating opening game performances. As the season grows older the destinations will become clearer. But, here is our look at the Week one college football bowl projections.

Saturday, December 15th

Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque (2:00 p.m., ESPN)
North Texas vs Fresno State

AutoNation Cure Bowl, Orlando, Fla. (2:30 p.m., CBSSN)
Cincinnati vs Troy

Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas (3:30 p.m., ABC)
San Diego State vs Utah

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, Ala. (5:30 p.m., ESPN)
Toledo vs Appalachian State

R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans (9 p.m., ESPN)
Louisiana Tech vs Louisiana Monroe

TUESDAY, DEC. 18th

Boca Raton Bowl, Boca Raton, Fla. (7 p.m., ESPN)
SMU vs Florida International

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19th

Frisco Bowl, Frisco, Texas (8 p.m., ESPN)
Houston vs. Buffalo

THURSDAY, DEC. 20th

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla. (8 p.m., ESPN)
South Florida vs. UAB

FRIDAY, DEC. 21st

Bahamas Bowl, Nassau, Bahamas (12:30 p.m., ESPN)
Northern Illinois vs Middle Tennessee State

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise (4 p.m., ESPN)
Utah State vs Western Michigan

SATURDAY, DEC. 22nd

Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala. (12 p.m., ESPN)
Tennessee vs. UCF

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, Texas (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
Kansas State vs. Army

Dollar General Bowl, Mobile, Ala. (7 p.m., ESPN)
Ohio vs Arkansas State

Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, (10:30 p.m., ESPN)
Marshall vs Wyoming

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26

First Responder Bowl, Dallas (1:30 p.m., ESPN)
Hawaii vs Southern Mississippi

Quick Lane Bowl, Detroit (5:15 p.m., ESPN)
Wake Forest vs Indiana

Cactus Bowl, Phoenix (9 p.m., ESPN)
Iowa State vs California

THURSDAY, DEC. 27

Independence Bowl, Shreveport, La. (1:30 p.m., ESPN)
Duke vs Arkansas

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, New York (5:15 p.m., ESPN)
Florida State vs Minnesota

Texas Bowl, Houston (9 p.m., ESPN)
Texas vs South Carolina

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Nashville, Tenn. (1:30 p.m., ESPN)
Missouri vs N.C. State

Camping World Bowl, Orlando, Fla. (5:15 p.m., ESPN)
Notre Dame vs TCU

Arizona Bowl, Tucson, Ariz. (5:30 p.m., CBSSN)
UNLV vs BYU

Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
West Virginia vs. USC

SATURDAY, DEC. 29

Belk Bowl, Charlotte, N.C. (1 p.m., ESPN)
Kentucky vs Virginia Tech

MONDAY, DEC. 31st

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Md. (12:00 p.m., ESPN)
Boston College vs Navy

Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas (2 p.m., CBS)
Louisville vs. Arizona

San Francisco Bowl, Santa Clara, California (3 pm., FOX)
Northwestern vs. Oregon

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Tenn. (3:45 p.m., ESPN)
Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, San Diego (7 p.m., FS1)
Stanford vs Rutgers

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla. (7:30 p.m., ESPN)
Iowa vs Florida

MONDAY, JAN. 1, 2018

Outback Bowl, Tampa, Fla. (12 p.m., ESPN2)
LSU vs Purdue

Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. (1 p.m., ABC)
Michigan State vs Mississippi State

NEW YEAR’S SIX BOWLS

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta (Dec. 29, 12:00 p.m., ESPN)
Miami vs. Penn State

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz. (Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN)
Boise State vs. Michigan

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual, Pasadena, Calif. (Jan. 1, 5 p.m., ESPN)
Wisconsin vs. Washington

Allstate Sugar Bowl, New Orleans (Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN)
Auburn vs Oklahoma

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Capital One Orange Bowl, Miami Gardens, Fla. (Dec. 29, 4 p.m./8 p.m., ESPN)
Alabama vs Ohio State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Arlington, Texas (Dec. 29, 4 p.m./8 p.m., ESPN)
Clemson vs Georgia

 

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