College Football Notes – Nov. 18, 2019

by BoCarter | Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2019

Army West Point assistant coach and U.S. Army military veteran Mike Viti has been selected as the eighth recipient of Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America. Coordinated by the staff at the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the FWAA was created in June 2012 to honor an individual and/or a group within the realm of the sport of football.

Former executive director of the College Football Association, commissioner of the Big 12 and Big Eight Conferences and president of Neinas Sports Services, Chuck Neinas, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the AFCA’s highest honor – the Tuss McLaughry Award. Neinas will receive the award during the 2020 AFCA Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Early in his career, Neinas served as assistant executive director of the NCAA from 1961-1971, supervisor of NCAA Championships, NCAA Congressional liaison, and he was responsible for financial and business affairs in his role as secretary to the NCAA Council and Executive Committee. He moved into conference office supervision in 1971 with the Big Eight from 1971-80 before moving to the CFA executive post.

NFF College Hall of Fame Facts

Some notable birthdates in NFF College Hall of Fame annals in the Nov. 18-24 time period are Nov. 18 (1896) Slip Madigan, Ottawa, Ill.; (1934) Paul Wiggin, Modesto, Calif.; (1948) Jack Tatum, Cherryville, N.C.; (1969) Raghib Ismail, Elizabeth, N.J.; Nov. 19 (1947) Mike Phipps, Shelbyville, Ind.; (1949) Ahmad Rashad (nee’ Bobby Moore), Portland, Ore.; Nov. 20 (1901) Bill Mallory, Memphis, Tenn.; (1970) Trevor Cobb, Houston, Texas; (1971) Chris Bisaillon, Kankakee, Ill.; Nov. 21 (1897) Aubrey Devine, Des Moines, Iowa; (1916) Sid Luckman, Brooklyn, N.Y.; (1964) Thomas Everett, Daingerfield, Texas; (1966) Troy Aikman, West Covina, Calif.; Nov. 22 (1946) Mel Long, Toledo, Ohio; Nov. 23 (1916) Ken Kavanaugh, Little Rock, Ark.; (1930) Dick Kazmaier, Toledo, Ohio; (1937) Alex Kroll, Leechburg, Pa.; (1944) Gene Washington, La Porte, Texas; Nov. 24 (1893) Bob Higgins, Corning, N.Y.; (1905) Jack Mollenkopf, Convoy, Ohio; (1912) Dixie Howell, Hartford, Ala.; (1924) Dick Scott, Highland Falls, N.Y.; (1931) Stan Jones, Altoona, Pa.; (1935) Pervis Atkins, Ruston, La.; (1959) Terry Kinard, Bitburg, Germany.

Notable anniversary death dates for Hall of Famers are Nov. 18 (1977) Davey O’Brien, Ft. Worth, Texas; Nov. 19 (1982) Ray Morrison, Miami Springs, Fla.; Nov. 20 (2010) Rob Lytle, Fremont, Ohio; Nov. 23 (2004) Harrison Stafford, Edna, Texas; Nov. 24 (1977) Joe Utay, Dallas, Texas.

Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members Nov. 18 Raghib Ismail,  Nov. 19 Mike Phipps, Ahmad Rashad, Nov. 20 Trevor Cobb, Chris Bisaillon, Nov. 21 (1897) Thomas Everett, Troy Aikman, Nov. 22 Mel Long, Nov. 24 Terry Kinard…

The postponed Air Force-New Mexico clash will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. (MST) in Albuquerque, N.M…Georgia and Ohio State have scheduled a two-game series in 2030 and ’31…Florida and Arizona State will meet in 2028 and 2031…Michigan will pay Hawai’i a non-conference opponent record guarantee of $1.9 million for the teams’ 2022 tilt in Ann Arbor, Mich…Virginia Tech released the financial details for future non-conference opponents…The University of Calgary (Canada) made a successful return to postseason play after a brief layoff with a Canada West Division triumph over Manitoba…Notre Dame’s school-record skein of 273 sellouts since 1973 ended last week against Navy…Baylor’s 9-0 start in 2-019 tied the school record set by the 2013 squad (ranked a record third nationally)…Appalachian State is utilizing its key win over SEC opponent South Carolina earlier this year for recruiting and ratings’ purposes. It vaulted the Mountaineers into the College Football Playoff rankings at No. 25 – the school’s first appearance in the CFP standings…Oklahoma’s comeback from a 25-point deficit (28-3) at Baylor represented the largest turnaround in school football annals to a 34-31 win over the Bears…TCU has the opportunity to make its seventh consecutive bowl appearance if the Horned Frogs can defeat either Oklahoma or West Virginia in the Fort Worth university’s final two regular-season outings…Clemson became the first NCAA FBS entry to score 45 or more points in six straight games since 1972 after its victory over Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Wake Forest…Southern California enters Saturday’s crosstown showdown with UCLA while holding a 47-32-7 advantage entering the 87th game in the series. USC also becomes one of the first FBS schools to close the regular season at a bowl-eligible 7-4 overall. UCLA hosts California Nov. 30 to end the 2019 regular campaign.

Air Force Academy, Alabama, Clemson, Louisville, Rice, and Utah have captured the American Football Coaches Association’s 2019 Academic Achievement Award, which is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis, Tenn. All six schools recorded a perfect 1,000 for their single-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate for 2017-18…Alabama’s Student Government Association congratulated the general student body for no game disruptions during the visit to the LSU game in Tuscaloosa by President Donald J. Trump…The U.S. Department of Defense will allow student-athletes from the four major service academies to waive their service obligations if they sign with professional teams…Clemson football has been working with student support services to emphasize diversity and inclusion throughout the 2019 season.

 Ryan Day, head coach at Ohio State, is off to the best start in history by an OSU mentor at 13-0…Nebraska head coach Scott Frost received a two-year contract extension…Barry Lunney Jr. is serving as interim head coach at Arkansas after the dismissal of head coach Chad Morris Nov. 10…Illinois head coach Lovie Smith’s turnaround of the Illini’s fortunes this campaign was chronicled by the Chicago Tribune…Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio is seeking answers at every corner for his team’s 2019 performance, and M-State AD Bill Beekman has voiced support for the head coach… Former Rutgers’ head coach Greg Schiano has been approaches about the Scarlet Knight’s current opening…South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp has received assurances he will complete the 2019 season…Texas high school coaching legend Randy Allen won his 402nd career game overall and school-record 252nd in 21 seasons at Highland Park HS last Friday as the school began defense of its 2018 state Class 5A championship…Among the 2019 nominees for the Frank Broyles College Assistant Coach of the Year are Ole Miss’ Mike MacIntyre, Oregon’s Andy Avalos, Oregon State’s Brian Lindgren, Penn State’s Brent Pry, Pittsburgh’s Randy Bates, San Jose State’s Ryan Gunderson, and SMU’s Rhett Lashlee…LSU head coach Ed Orgeron cautioned his players about using social media to record his postgame comments in future contests…Former Georgia and Miami (Fla.) head coach Mark Richt is resting and recovering at home after his recent heart attack…Arizona linebackers coach John Rushing has been replaced by assistant coach Hank Hobson… Arizona athletics and its relationships among late head coach Dick Tomey and former UA president Dr. Peter Likens and AD Jim Livengood from the late 1990s-early 2000s and their impacts were recalled in an Arizona Daily Star…Oklahoma State named Todd Bradford director of recruiting…Former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash spoke of his experiences with the Scarlet Knights and as an assistant coach at Ohio State…South Carolina legislators told South Carolina athletics they will not participate in any head coaching buyouts…Ample media speculation is prevalent in Florida State and ACC circles about possible replacements for former FSU head coach Willie Taggart. Some have suggested NFF College Hall of Fame player and Seminoles alumnus Deion Sanders. Taggart’s contract buyout also has been covered extensively by Florida and national mediaHoward head coach and former Kansas State head coach Rn Prince is on administrative leave as Aaron Kelton has been tabbed as interim head coach…LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady is negotiating a new working agreement…Nebraska football strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval spoke of the spectacular features of the school’s new weight room

 Hometowns of more 2019 college head coaches – Ohio Northern: Dean Paul, Garrettsville, Ohio; Ohio State: Ryan Day, Manchester, N.H.; Ohio Wesleyan: Tom Watts, Westfield Center, Ohio; Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley, Lubbock, Texas (grew up in the famous Muleshoe, Texas); Oklahoma State: Mike Gundy, Midwest City, Okla.

 Nebraska director of athletics Bill Moos told Huskers fans that patience is a key virtue for 2019 football and other NU sports…Syracuse AD John Wildhack spoke of some early-season football challenges and the future of the Orange program…Sandee Mott has replaced Texas Woman’s U. AD Chalese Connors, an 18-year veteran as AD and sports information director for the Pioneers. Connors, a former chair of the NCAA Division II soccer committee, has moved as director of TWU’s MoneyWise department to assist students in financial planning and student aid areas…Texas AD Chris Del Conte is set to receive a solid compensation boost and new contract from the UT athletics’ board…Arkansas AD Hunter Yurachek addressed the issues of multiple football coaching contract buyouts…Cincinnati’s departing (to USC) AD Mike Bohn went to UC’s Nippert Stadium to bid farewell to friends and associates. UC selected Ryan Hays as acting AD… Iowa AD Gary Barta met with Hawkeyes student-athletes last week…Maryland AD Damon Evans favors the new NCAA regulations for paying college players for usages of their names, images and likenesses and hopes all the details will be competed in advance of the January 2021 implementation…USF AD Michael Kelly is evaluating the Bulls football fortunes…Illinois AD Josh Whitman is scheduled to receive a contract extension through June 30, 2024, and a solid compensation boost…Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs has been reviewing dozens of applications for the current head coach’s opening there…East Carolina’s former AD Jeff Compher has accepted another position in athletics…Ole Miss’ AD search has included some alumni and fan input for the new director…George Mason’s men’s soccer coach Greg Andrulis is stepping down after 15 seasons…Grand Canyon women’s soccer coach Derek Leader has completed his tenure there after four seasons…Illinois State athletics extended contract updates for three head coaches, and Oregon athletics granted two head coaches new contracts and salary updates…Oklahoma’s interim deans presented plans for athletics and the university’s future.

The Big Ten Conference has new rules in place for pregame decorum and warmups for teams…The Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences lead all NCAA FBS loops with eight teams eligible for post-2019 bowl activity…Tarleton State will move to NCAA Division I in 2020 as a member of the Western Athletic Conference…American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco was puzzled last week about SMU advancing to 9-1 overall with a conference win over East Carolina but falling out of the No. 25 position in the College Football Playoff rankings…The Pac-12 Conference explained a recent officiating question during the California-Washington State contest, and WSU head coach Mike Leach encouraged media analysis of the play in question via videotape…The Pac-12 Network is diversifying its programming as winter sports move into 2019-20 activity. The network also has been undergoing some restructuring of its lead administrators…The Southeastern Conference and South Carolina athletics’ administrators have been in contact about officiating issues during recent USC encounters…If conference championships games were slated this week hypothetically, here are the matchups through games of Nov. 18: AAC: Cincinnati vs. Memphis; ACC: Clemson vs. Virginia; Big Ten: Minnesota vs. Ohio State; Big 12: Baylor vs. Oklahoma (rematch of regular-season thriller 34-31 by OU last week); Conference USA: Marshall vs. Louisiana Tech; NAC: Miami (Ohio) vs. Western Michigan; MWC: San Diego State vs. Boise State; Pac-12: Oregon vs. Utah; SEC: Georgia vs. LSU; Sun Belt: Appalachian State vs. Louisiana.

There are 63 bowl-eligible teams through games of Nov. 17 with 14 other schools one victory away from the magic six triumphs. Ten more teams reached bowl invitation status last week, and there are 78 available positions, including the four-team, three-bowl College Football Playoff…The Fiesta Bowl will utilize Reveal Suits as the official apparel manufacturer for its 2019 bowl committee members…Teams (14 total) currently needing one more victory for post-2019 bowls’ qualification are Boston College, TCU, Charlotte, FIU, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Washington State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Troy, and Liberty…If there are fewer than 78 bowl-eligible squads with six wins at the end of the scheduled slate, teams with 5-7 marks and the highest NCAA Academic Progress Rates will receive consideration for bids…Interestingly, in post-2015 and 2016, there were seven teams with 5-7 regular-season marks and bowl invitations, and these teams finished 6-1 in bowls. The only loss was by North Texas 38-31 in overtime in the 2016 Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium.

Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship has made a school-record 189 consecutive PAT kicks – the second-longest streak in Southeastern Conference annals…Iowa kicker Keith Duncan is a semifinalist for the Lou Groza National Placekicker Award while Washington State’s Groza semifinalist PK Blake Mazza ended his streak 56 consecutive kicks (15 field goals and 51 PAT kicks) without a miss when he had a kick blocked last week by Stanford. Mazza still is 18-for-18 on field goals, 50-of-52 on PAT tries and set a Pac-12 record with 60 PAT kick successes as a freshman in 2018…Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool tied the Fighting Irish school record with four touchdown catches against Navy. He has 99 catches for UND over the last two campaigns…North Carolina freshman QB Sam Howell is setting first-year player records with almost every throw after completing 201-of-342 passing for 58.8 percent, 2,794 yards, 29 touchdowns, and six interceptions…Iowa State QB Brock Purdy was 30-for-48 passing for 354 yards and two TDs to pace the Cyclones past Top 25-ranked Texas last week. Purdy now has passed for 5,453 yards and 38 TDs in his first 23 games for the bowl-bound Cyclones…Among the top candidates for the 10 Ray Guy Award semifinalists (denoted Tuesday) are Adam Korsak, Rutgers; Adam Williams, Memphis; Alex Kinney, Colorado; Aidan Alves, Liberty; Andrew Osteen, UCF; Anthony Lotti, Wisconsin; Arryn Sipposs, Auburn; and Austin McNamara, Texas Tech…Ohio State defensive end Chase Young sat out a fourth game last week under NCAA suspension but is slated to return for the OSU-Michigan showdown…Washington State QB Anthony Gordon passed for a school-record 520 yards and five TDs in the Cougars win over Pac-12 rival Stanford…LB Jackson Bratton (verbally committed to Alabama for 2020) of music- and football-famous Muscle Shoals (Ala.) HS is one of the semifinalists for the 2019 Dick Butkus High School Linebacker of the Year Award…NC State freshman QB Devin Leary has moved into starting duties for the Wolfpack…South Carolina punter Joseph Charlton entered last week with the nation’s fourth-best punting average at 48.3 and faced off against national punting average leader (49 yards) Braden Mann of Texas A&M on Nov. 16…Texas Tech has lost RB Armand Shyne for the season with broken ribs while QB Alan Bowman has decided to take a redshirt season after suffering from some multiple ailments early in 2019…Featured in last week’s Outland Trophy Watch were Baylor defensive lineman James Lynch and TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock…Some of the nationally known standouts among the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award semifinalists are AJ Green of Oklahoma State, Tanner Muse of Clemson, Jeffrey Okudah of Ohio State, JR Reed of Georgia, Elijah Riley of Army West Point, and Amik Robertson of Louisiana Tech…Added to the Biletnikoff Watch List at midseason have been wideouts Trishton Jackson of Syracuse, Jauan Jennings of Tennessee, Lucky Jackson of WKU, Tre Walker of San Jose State, and Tutu Atwell of Louisville…The 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award are Ian Book, Notre Dame; Joe Burrow, LSU; Jacob Eason, Washington; Justin Herbert, Oregon; Tyler Huntley, Utah; Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma; Bryce Perkins, Virginia; Nate Stanley, Iowa; Zach Thomas, Appalachian State; and Brady White, Memphis. Named the five Unitas Award finalists last week were Burrow, Herbert, Huntley, Hurts, and White…Finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy as top walkon football player in NCAA FBS are Ashtyn Davis, California; Alex Highsmith, Charlotte; Joshua Kelley, UCLA; Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia; Joey Magnifico, Memphis; Kenny Willekes, Michigan State; Sam Renner, Minnesota; Jan Johnson, Penn State; Josh Love, San Jose State; and Myles Bryant,  Washington…Georgia All-America candidate offensive tackle Michael Thomas has been part of a group that has allowed a SEC-low four quarterbacks through nine games in ’19…Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett has the Panthers in contention for the ACC Coastal Division crown and a slot in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship with 222-of-364 passing for 61 percent, 2,311 yards, and 10 touchdowns…Baylor LB Terrel Bernard had a career-high 19 tackles (the most by a Bears defender since 2011) with three tackles for losses and a sack against TCU to earn FWAA Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week laurels…Penn State QB Sean Clifford was highlighted for his pregame pep talk for the team the week of the PSU- Minnesota tussle…Wake Forest WR Sage Surratt will miss the rest of the season due to surgery…North Texas LB Tyreke Davis has made major strides defensively after switching from offense to defense earlier this year…Middle Tennessee WR Zeke Cobb is seeking reinstatement to the squad after recent jurisprudence…Five star high school football recruit senior QB Chandler Morris of Dallas Highland Park (Texas) HS has de-committed from Arkansas and re-opened his recruiting process. Morris is the son of former Arkansas head coach Chad Morris…Dallas (Texas) Skyline WR Quaydarius Davis orally committed to play for Texas in 2020…Frisco (Texas) Lone Star HS wideout Marvin Mims Jr. has announced he will attend Oklahoma in 2020…Former Texas A&M safety Larry Pryor is looking for a new gridiron home during the 2020 season…Former Washington State defensive backs Daniel Isom and Trey Davis are seeking updated playing locales for 2020…Texas RB Keaontay Ingram was the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week after rushing for 139 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns against then-No. 16 Kansas State.

Several standouts will be inducted into the Black Football College Hall of Fame Feb. 20, 2020, at the NFF College Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga. The 2020 inductees are Erik Williams of Central State, Robert Mathis of Alabama A&M, Earl Harvey of North Carolina Central, James Hunter of Grambling, coach Joe Taylor, and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference commissioner Dennis Thomas…NFF College Hall of Fame coach and current Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer has been asked to restore the  beer barrel trophy for the Kentucky-Tennessee rivalry but has not given his approval…NFF Gridiron Contribution to Football Award recipient and Texas Radio Hall of Fame member Norm Hitzges recently had a documentary movie about his radio and television released in Dallas…NFL Baltimore Ravens LB L.J. Fort of UNI has signed a two-year contract extension with the Ravens.

SMU received a $100 million gift from the Moody Foundation of Galveston, Texas, for a new Moody Graduate School and scholarship assistance for students and student-athletes for years to come. It was the largest donation in SMU’s 108-year-old history…The Moody Foundation also gifted Texas athletics $130 million for the new multi-purpose arena to be constructed on campus, and it will be named Moody Arena…Colorado football will retire popular, live buffalo mascot Ralphie V after 12 years…Michigan’s and Michigan State’s football budgets were compared in an exploratory story by MLive.com…Minnesota’s admissions office reports that student interest and applications have increased in recent weeks due to football’s national success…Wisconsin athletics and campus authorities are placing emphasis on policing fan behavior in Madison contests…The Dossey family donated $5 million toward the renovation and expansion of Illinois’ Ubben Athletics Complex…Tennessee athletics set a goal of receiving $2.25 million in scholarship and general contributions over a period of 24 hours…Syracuse will continue its same football ticket prices for the 2020 season…UNLV athletics received $1 million anonymous gift for its new athletics’ center…Kansas continues its effort to draw fans for the 2019 season and to build its 2020 season ticket base under AD Jeff Long, a former chair of the College Football Playoff selection committee. These efforts also include facilities’ tours for KU athletics and other amenities…Alabama athletics is making preparations for the renovation of the Mal Moore Athletics Facilities area…North Carolina athletics has altered a Kenan Stadium plaque with non-positive messaging from past years…Eastern Michigan is adding women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport…The state of Maryland, collegiate teams and Under Armour are committed to making the company a financial success again…Middle Tennessee athletics is set to debut a beer garden within the Bubber Murphy Center…Ole Miss made several innovations for single-game ticket sales prior to its home game against No. 1 nationally LSU… UNLV athletics has added new student section seating for 2019-20 contests in several sports…Wisconsin athletics is adding areas for student-athlete services as part of Kohl Center renovations…Michigan athletics complimented field maintenance personal for massive snow removal before the Michigan-Michigan State clash…TCU and Texas Tech restored the Battle for the Saddle traditional trophy in 2017 after the original western saddle trophy was lost to posterity in the 1970s…Arkansas athletics received a matching $500,000 donation for its new Baseball Development Center…Washington State athletics just learned of a multi-million dollar gift for its football indoor practice facility…Clemson’s Memorial Stadium video board upgrade is expected to enhance the stadium’s already-engaging fan experience and revenue through advertising and promotions…San Diego State athletics and Mission Valley are working to iron out some differences as the Aztecs look for a possible new football stadium site…Georgia Tech has replaced part of the artificial turf at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta…Purdue’s new Ross-Ade Stadium video board increased the fans’ viewing area by 400 percent.

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach recalled the day his Labrador Retriever strolled onto the field at Georgia’s Sanford Stadium in 1997 to interrupt a UGA-Kentucky football skirmish…Columnist Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News chronicled the lifesaving AED treatment of high school football game official Dennis Bennett by orthopedist Dr. Andrew Parker and Melissa (Texas) HS trainer Jose Mendez in an Oct. 18 contest at Melissa. Bennett has returned to duties and worked a Texas UIL playoff game last Thursday at The Star at Ford Center in Frisco, Texas…Fox Sports analyst Urban Meyer has been mentioned as a possible candidate for some of the top collegiate openings.

The first round of the NAIA 2019 playoffs this week features AFCA NAIA coaches; poll No. 1 Morningside (Iowa) – since the opening poll of ’19 – hosting No. 17 Dickinson State and No. 8 Northwestern (Iowa) will greet No. 9 St. Xavier (Ill.). Undefeated No. 2 Marian (Ind.), No. 3 Kansas Wesleyan, No. 4 Grand View (Iowa), and No. 5 College of Idaho (hosting No. 16 Ottawa, Ariz.) all open postseason activity this weekend.

The last three undefeated teams in NCAA FBS this fall – LSU, Ohio State and Clemson – remain 1-2-3 in the FWAA Super 16 national poll this week…Minnesota was the FWAA Reveal Suits National Team of the Week for its win over Penn State I Big Ten activity…Ken Johnson of MIT, Ali Paquette of Wesleyan, Kenisha Rhone of Belmont, Mike Tuberosa of Drexel, and Pete Lefresne of Earlham were featured subjects and opinion makers in the CoSIDA Open Forum online newsletter…Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Delaware, Duke, Houston, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Nevada, Ohio State, St. Peters’ (N.J.), Seton Hall, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Villanova are working with NCAA enforcement and compliance officials concerning possible issues and reports at their respective schools…The emerging sport of women’s triathlon is nearing the 40 schools’ sponsorship needed for full NCAA competitive status…Ohio college coaches and ADs had public reactions to the NCAA’s name, age and likeness rules’ changes, which take effect in January 2021…Lackawanna (Pa.) cancelled the remainder of its men’s basketball season. No reason was given for this decision.

2019-20 College Football Playoff Bowl Schedule with New Year’s six(All Games Televised by ESPN, All Times EST) CFP

Saturday, Dec. 28 (CFP Semifinals)PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 4 or 8 p.m.Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, 4 or 8 p.m.Monday, Jan. 13 – CFP Championship, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28-Jan. 1, 2019-20 (Other New Year’s Six Bowls) – Saturday, Dec. 28 – Goodyear Cotton Bowl – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, noon

Monday, Dec. 30 – Capital One Orange Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla., 8 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 1 Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m.; Allstate Sugar Bowl – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., 8:45 p.m.

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