Big Year for Postseason DFW College Football

by BoCarter | Posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Bowl Notes: This has been a great year for college football in the DFW Metroplex. For the first time in history two DFW teams are going to FBS conference championship games (TCU to the Big 12 and North Texas to the C-USA contest), and this is the first time in recorded annals that SMU, TCU and UNT have been invited to bowls (Sunday selections) in the same season. Also, NAIA hopeful Texas Wesleyan resumed football after a 76-year layoff.
Following is a list of bowl games for selection Sunday use:
2017-18 Bowl Schedules, Results, Attendance – 41 Bowls
Date Bowl Name Location Telecast Time (All Times EST) Attendance
Dec. 16 Celebration Bowl, Atlanta, MEAC vs. SWAC champions, ESPN, noon
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans, Sun Belt/Conference USA, ESPN, 1 p.m.
AutoNation Cure Bowl, Orlando, American/Sun Belt, CBSSN, 3:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas, Mountain West/Pac-12, ABC, 4:30 p.m.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque, Conference USA/Mountain West,
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, Ala., MAC/Sun Belt, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 19 Boca Raton Bowl, Boca Raton, Fla., American/Conference USA, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Dec. 20 DXL Frisco Bowl, Frisco, Texas, American/At-Large, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 21 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla., American/Conference USA, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 22 Bahamas Bowl, Ohio vs. UAB, Nassau, Bahamas, ESPN, 12:30 p.m.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, Idaho, MAC/Mountain West, ESPN, 4 p.m.
Dec. 23 Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala., SEC/American, ESPN, noon
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, Army vs. Big Ten, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.
Dollar General Bowl, Mobile, Ala., MAC/Sun Belt, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Dec. 24 Hawai’i Bowl, Honolulu, American/Mountain West, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 26 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dallas Cotton Bowl Stadium, Big 12/C-USA, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
Quick Lane Bowl, Detroit, Big Ten/ACC or Notre Dame, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Cactus Bowl, Phoenix Chase Field, Big 12/Pac-12, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 27 Walk On’s Independence Bowl, Shreveport, SEC/ACC or Notre Dame, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Yankee Stadium, Big Ten/ACC or Notre Dame, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Foster Farms Bowl, Santa Clara, Calif., Pac-12/Big Ten, FOX, 8:30 p.m.
Academy Sports & Outdoors Texas Bowl, Houston, Big 12/SEC, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 28 Military Bowl Pres. By Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Md., ACC or Notre Dame/American, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
Camping World Bowl, Orlando, Big 12/ACC or Notre Dame, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
SDCCU Holiday Bowl , San Diego, Big Ten/Pac-12, FS1, 9 p.m.
Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, Big 12/Pac 12, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 29 Belk Bowl, Charlotte, SEC/ACC or Notre Dame, ESPN, 1 p.m.
Hyundai Sun Bowl, El Paso, Pac-12/ACC or Notre Dame, CBS, 3 p.m.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Nashville, SEC/Big Ten/ACC/Notre Dame, ESPN, 4:30 p.m.
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, Tucson, Mountain West/Sun Belt, CBSSN, 5:30 p.m.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Arlington, Texas, At-Large/At-Large [New Year’s Six], ESPN, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 30 TaxSlayer Bowl, Jacksonville, SEC/ACC/Big Ten/Notre Dame, ESPN, noon
AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis, Big 12/SEC, ABC, 12:30 p.m.
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz., At-Large/At-Large [New Year’s Six], 4 p.m., ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl, Miami Lakes, ACC/Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame/NY6, ESPN, 8 p.m. [New Year’s Six]
Jan. 1, 2018 Outback Bowl, Tampa, Big Ten/SEC, ESPN2, noon
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta, At-Large/At-Large [New Year’s Six], 12:30 p.m., ESPN
Citrus Bowl, Orlando, SEC/ACC/Big Ten/Notre Dame, 1 p.m., ABC
Rose Bowl Pres. By Northwestern Mutual, Pasadena, CFP Semifinal Game, ESPN, 5 p.m. Six]
Allstate Sugar Bowl, CFP Semifinal Game. ESPN, 8:45 p.m.
Jan. 8 CFP National Championship, Atlanta, CFP Semifinal Winners, 8 p.m.
Conference Records in 2017-18 Bowls (41 Bowls Total) – Through Dec. 15
AAC 0-0
ACC 0-0
Big Ten 0-0
Big 12 0-0
C-USA 0-0
Independents 0-0
MAC 0-0
MWC 0-0
Pac-12 0-0
SEC 0-0
Sun Belt 0-0
Total 2017-18 Attendance 41 Total Bowls: TBD, average: TBD
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