College Football Playoff And Bowl Games 2017-18: Full Schedule

The college football play deteriorate kicks off this week with a line-up of 6 games on Saturday. Twenty-fifth-ranked Boise State is a usually propagandize ranked in a tip 25 in movement during a initial day of games with many of a bigger names holding a margin in dual weeks. There are games roughly daily with 40 games airing from Saturday by Jan. 1. The deteriorate concludes a week after with a fourth annual College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan 8 from a new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Heisman Trophy leader Baker Mayfield has a Oklahoma Sooners in a using for a initial inhabitant championship given 2000. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The NCAA deserted a catastrophic devise to have a sport’s dual marquee semifinal playoff games on New Year’s Eve. Total TV viewership plummeted from 28.3 million to 18.6 million in 2015, a initial year with a semifinals on New Year’s Eve. TV numbers rebounded somewhat in 2016, though a dual games will take place on New Year’s Day this year with 4 college football blue bloods. The Rose Bowl matchup pits Georgia contra Oklahoma during 5:45, while Alabama and Clemson block off during 8:45 in a Sugar Bowl.

The play games underline a common array of pretension sponsorships from all industries with games in a playoff complement autocratic as many as $20 million while lower-tier games can be had for reduction than $500,000 in some cases. The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl and Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl are both expected to authority courtesy for a newness of their new sponsors this year.

A acquire postpone this year: no teams with losing annals in play games. The NCAA had to relax a mandate a past dual years per subordinate for a play when adequate teams didn’t make a cut. The outcome was 6 teams with losing annals removing play invites compared to 4 teams sum in a prior 45 years.

ESPN is broadcasting a immeasurable infancy of a 41 postseason games with rights to all though 10 of a games, nonetheless 5 of those 10 will seem on ESPN2 or ABC, both also owned by Walt Disney. ESPN sealed a understanding in 2012 for $470 million over 12 years to promote a college football playoffs.

The dual semifinal playoff games are a dual many costly tickets on a delegate market. The median cost for a Sugar Bowl is $375, while a Rose Bowl checks in during $295, according to Vivid Seats. The cheapest is a Foster Farms Bowl during $38.

Alabama is a favorite to win a fifth inhabitant pretension in 9 years with the latest odds favoring a Crimson Tide during 17/10. Clemson is subsequent during 11/4, followed by Georgia (3/1) and Oklahoma (13/4).

Here is a finish report of play games:

Celebration: North Carolina ATT (11-0) vs. Grambling State (11-1)

Dec. 16 during 12:00 pm on ABC from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

R+L Carriers New Orleans: Troy (10-2) vs. North Texas (9-4)

Dec. 16 during 1 pm on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

AutoNation Cure: Western Kentucky vs. (6-6) vs. Georgia State (6-5)

Dec. 16 during 2:30 pm on CBS Sports Network from Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

Las Vegas Bowl: #25 Boise State (10-3) vs. Oregon (7-5)

Dec. 16 during 3:30 pm on ABC from Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

Gildan New Mexico: Marshall (7-5) vs. Colorado State (7-5)

Dec. 16 during 4:30 pm on ESPN from Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

Raycom Media Camellia: Middle Tennessee (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-4)

Dec. 16 during 8 pm on ESPN from Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton: Akron (7-6) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3)

Dec. 19 during 7 pm on ESPN from FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

DXL Frisco: Louisiana Tech (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5)

Dec. 20 during 8 pm on ESPN from Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla: Temple (6-6) vs. Florida International (8-4)

Dec. 21 during 8 pm on ESPN from Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL

Bahamas: UAB (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4)

Dec. 22 during 12:30 pm on ESPN from Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Famous Idaho Potato: Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Wyoming (7-5)

Dec. 22 during 4 pm on ESPN from Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

Birmingham: Texas Tech (6-6) vs. South Florida (9-2)

Dec. 23 during 12 pm on ESPN from Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces: San Diego State (10-2) vs. Army (9-3)

Dec. 23 during 3:30 pm on ESPN from Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Dollar General: Appalachian State (8-4) vs. Toledo (11-2)

Dec. 23 during 7 pm on ESPN from Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala.

Hawaii: Fresno State (9-4) vs. Houston (7-4)

Dec. 24 during 8:30 pm on ESPN from Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas: Utah (6-6) vs. West Virginia (7-5)

Dec. 26 during 1:30 pm on ESPN from Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX

Quick Lane: Duke (6-6) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4)

Dec. 26 during 5:15 pm on ESPN from Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Cactus: Kansas State (7-5) vs. UCLA (6-6)

Dec. 26 during 9 pm on ESPN from Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ

Walk-On’s Independence: Southern Miss (8-4) vs. Florida State (6-6)

Dec. 27 during 1:30 pm on ESPN from Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

New Era Pinstripe: Iowa (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5)

Dec. 27 during 5:15 pm on ESPN from Yankee Stadium, New York, NY

Foster Farms: Arizona (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6)

Dec. 27 during 8:30 pm on FOX from Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas: Texas (6-6) vs. Missouri (7-5)

Dec. 27 during 9 pm on ESPN from NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: Virginia (6-6) vs. Navy (6-6)

Dec. 28 during 1:30 pm on ESPN from Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, MD

Camping World: #22 Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. #19 Oklahoma State (9-3)

Dec. 28 during 5:15 pm on ESPN from Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

Valero Alamo: #13 Stanford (9-4) vs. #15 TCU (10-3)

Dec. 28 during 9 pm on ESPN from Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

S.D. County Credit Union Holiday: #18 Washington State (9-3) vs. #16 Michigan State (9-3)

Dec. 28 during 9 pm on FOX from SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA

Belk: Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Texas AM (7-5)

Dec. 29 during 1 pm on ESPN from Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Hyundai Sun: #24 NC State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5)

Dec. 29 during 3 pm on CBS from Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

Franklin American Mortgage Music City: Kentucky (7-5) vs. #21 Northwestern (9-3)

Dec. 29 during 4:30 pm on ESPN from Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

Nova Home Loans Arizona: Utah State (6-6) vs. New Mexico State (6-6)

Dec. 29 during 5:30 pm on CBS Sports Network from Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

Goodyear Cotton: #8 USC (-) vs. #5 Ohio State (11-2)

Dec. 29 during 8:30 pm on ESPN from ATT Stadium, Arlington, TX

TaxSlayer: Louisville (8-4) vs. #23 Mississippi State (8-4)

Dec. 30 during 12 pm on ESPN from Everbank Field, Jacksonville, FL

AutoZone Liberty: Iowa State (7-5) vs. #20 Memphis (10-2)

Dec. 30 during 12:30 pm on ABC from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

PlayStation Fiesta: #11 Washington (10-2) vs. #9 Penn State (10-2)

Dec. 30 during 4 pm on ESPN from U. of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Capital One Orange: #10 Miami (10-2) vs. #6 Wisconsin (12-1)

Dec. 30 during 8 pm on ESPN from Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

Outback: Michigan (8-4) vs. South Carolina (8-4)

Jan. 1 during 12 pm on ESPN2 from Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Chick-fil-A Peach: #12 UCF (12-0) vs. #7 Auburn (10-3)

Jan. 1 during 12:30 pm on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s: #14 Notre Dame (9-3) vs. #17 LSU (9-3)

Jan. 1 during 1 pm on ABC from Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

CFP Playoff Semifinal-Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual: #3 Georgia (12-1) vs. #2 Oklahoma (12-1)

Jan. 1 during 5 pm on ESPN from Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

CFP Playoff Semifinal-Allstate Sugar: #4 Alabama (11-1) vs. #1 Clemson (12-1)

Jan. 1 during 8:45 pm on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

CFP National Championship: Semifinal winners

Jan. 8 during 8 pm on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

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