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The full college football bowl game schedule for the upcoming 2022 season was released Thursday, and it features 43 contests spanning three weeks in December and January. Action begins on Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and runs through Jan. 9, when a College Football Playoff national champion will be crowned at SOFI Stadium in Inglewood, California. 

Highlighting the early schedule is a loaded seven-game slate on Saturday, December 17. With New Year's Day falling on a Sunday, there are no bowls scheduled for Jan. 1, which makes for a strange quirk on a day that is typically significant in college football's postseason. Instead, New Year's Eve and Jan. 2 will be among the biggest dates this postseason.

Both CFP semifinal games — the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl — are set for Dec. 31, while the Cotton Bowl, Citrus Bowl and Rose Bowl will be played Jan. 2. Bowl participants will be unveiled on Sunday, December 4 after conference championship games have been decided.

CBS will once again carry the Sun Bowl on Dec. 30 in El Paso, Texas.

Below is the entire schedule for bowl games with dates, times and network affiliations. All information regarding bowl games is subject to change. All times are Eastern.

2022-23 college football bowl schedule

College Football Playoff

DateBowlTime (TV)Matchup

Jan. 9

National Championship
Inglewood, Calif.

TBD (ESPN)

Semifinal matchups

Dec. 31

Peach semifinal
Atlanta, Ga.

4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

TBD

Dec. 31

Fiesta semifinal
Glendale, Ariz.

4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

TBD

Selection committee bowl games

DateBowlTime (TV)Matchup

Dec. 30

Orange
Miami, Fla.

7:30 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/ND

Dec. 31

Sugar
New Orleans, La..

Noon. (ESPN)

SEC vs. Big 12

Jan. 2

Rose
Pasadena, Calif.

5 p.m. (ESPN)

Big Ten vs. Pac-12

Jan. 2

Cotton
Arlington, Texas

1 p.m. (ESPN)

At-Large vs. At-Large

Other bowl games

DateBowlTime (TV)Matchup
TBAHoliday
San Diego, Calif.
TBD (Fox) Pac-12 vs. ACC                       
Jan. 2Citrus
Orlando, Fla.
1 p.m. (ABC) Big Ten vs. SEC
Jan. 2Tampa Bay
Tampa, Fla.
Noon (ESPN2) SEC vs. Big Ten/ACC
Dec. 31Music City

Nashville, Tenn.

Noon (ABC)SEC vs. Big Ten/ND
Dec. 30Arizona
Tucson, Ariz.
4:30 p.m. (Barstool)Mountain West vs. MAC
Dec. 31TaxSlayer
Jacksonville, Fla.
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) SEC vs. ACC/ND
Dec. 30Tony the Tiger
El Paso, Tex.
2 p.m. (CBS)ACC/Notre Dame vs. Pac-12
Dec. 30Duke's Mayo
Charlotte
Noon (ESPN) ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten
Dec. 29Alamo
San Antonio
9 p.m. (ESPN)Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Dec. 29Cheez-It
Orlando, Fla.
5:30 p.m. (ESPN)                       
ACC/ND vs. Big 12
Dec. 29  Pinstripe
New York
2 p.m. (ESPN) ACC/ND vs. Big Ten
Dec. 28Texas
Houston, Tex.
9 p.m. (ESPN) Big 12 vs. SEC
Dec. 28Liberty
Memphis
5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Big 12 vs. SEC
Dec. 28 Military
Annapolis, Md.
2 p.m. (ESPN) ACC/ND vs. American
Dec. 27Guaranteed Rate
Phoenix, Ariz.
10:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Big 12 vs. Big Ten
Dec. 27Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.
3:15 or 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)SEC vs. ACC/American/CUSA
Dec. 27First Responder
University Park, Tex.
3:15 or 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)  Big 12 vs. ACC/American/CUSA
Dec. 27Camellia
Montgomery, Ala.
Noon (ESPN) MAC vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 26Quick Lane
Detroit, Mich.
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Big Ten vs. MAC      
Dec. 24Hawai'i
Honolulu, Hawai'i
8 p.m. (ESPN)Mountain West vs. C-USA
Dec. 23Gasparilla
Tampa, Fla.
TBD (ESPN) SEC vs ACC/American/CUSA
Dec. 23Independence
Shreveport, La.
TBD (ESPN) American vs. Army
Dec. 22Armed Forces
Fort Worth, Tex.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN)American vs. C-USA
Dec. 21

New Orleans
New Orleans, La.

9 p.m. (ESPN)Sun Belt vs. C-USA
Dec. 20Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fla.
7:30 p.m. (ESPN)American/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt  
Dec. 20Famous Idaho Potato
Boise, Idaho  
3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Mountain West vs. MAC
Dec. 19Myrtle Beach
Conway, S.C.         
2:30 p.m. (ESPN) American/MAC/Sun Belt
Dec. 17Frisco
Frisco, Tex.
9:15 p.m. (ESPN) American/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt 
Dec. 17Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nev.
7:30 p.m. (ABC) Pac-12 vs. SEC
Dec. 17LendingTree
Mobile, Ala.
5:45 p.m. (ESPN)MAC vs. Sun Belt
Dec. 17Jimmy Kimmel L.A.
Inglewood, Calif.
3:30 p.m. (ABC) Pac-12 vs. Mountain West
Dec. 17New Mexico
Albuquerque, N.M.
2:15 p.m. (ESPN) American/C-USA/MW
Dec. 17Fenway
Boston, Mass.
11 a.m. (ESPN) ACC/Notre Dame vs. American
Dec. 16Cure

Orlando, Fla.

3 p.m. (ESPN)American/C-USA/MAC/MW/Sun Belt  
Dec. 16Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

11:30 a.m. (ESPN)C-USA vs. MAC