Week One College Football Bowl Projections

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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