Christmas Season Equals Football which Equals Bowl Games: The Story of how a Rose Parade transformed football forever.

It is the Christmas Season (and the other Holidays) and it is College Football Bowl Season! Wow, Santa Clause will be here any moment, and so will the New Year, and with that comes Bowl Games! What are they, and why does America have them?

First, if you are an American football fanatic, but do not love college football, you are like an American fanatic who does not love the Constitution! That is to say that you do not like the origins of the sport! Football started on American campuses and the game evolved thanks to Walter Camp at Yale University and of course President Teddy Roosevelt who organized the creation of the NCAA (college governing body) in 1906, as football had become too dangerous and was threatened to be outlawed, and thus needed a governing body to make the game safer.

The USA is such a large country and has a lot of universities, of which many sponsor sports teams, and in 1869, two, which would later become known as Princeton and Rutgers, started sponsoring a new sport that would eventually evolve into the American Gridiron Football we see today! However, the first games mostly resembled an alternative version of soccer with other football codes influence. While this was happening, many other universities had been playing their own versions of footballs that resembled mob rule or public school football like those seen in England. Eventually, Harvard would take their version and play McGill from Montreal, Quebec in one Harvard style football match and in one McGill style Rugby football match in 1874. Rugby style grew on Harvard, and many other institutions adopted an alternative form of rugby (not exactly rugby, but like rugby).

Eventually, Yale Head Football Coach, Walter Camp, would come around and like the great President George Washington, he decided to stamp out these heathenous British rules (versions of football) that were plaguing the nation and establish new rules that would become the basis for modern Gridiron football (American and Canadian), as well as some major rules in Rugby League and Union football. Walter Camp, in the 1880s, would invent the line of scrimmage, the down and distances, the yard markers, the number of players, many of the positions, and is credited with inventing the forward pass, however this would not become legal until the NCAA made it so in 1906. There is so much more he did as well, but it would be too much to list.

With these changes, Football grew to more universities until it expanded across the continent from the East Coast to the West Coast, just like the Transcontinental Railroad which Leland Stanford, Junior connected with the Golden Spike at Promontory Point in Utah in 1869, the same year of football’s first game!

So, not every team could play each other, but teams in the same state or region could, and they created their own mini-leagues, usually individually referred to as a conference, and collectively referred to as conferences. It is debatable who was the first conference because some Ivy League schools had their own conference first (not with all present-day Ivy League members and not under the Ivy League name), but really the Big Ten (or precursor to it) was the first conference. Thus, conferences sprang up and the winners of these conferences became Conference Champions. Yet, many desired to see not just who was the best team in each conference, but who was the best team in the whole nation.

Therefore, there became an increasing yearn to connect theses conference champions together into post-season games, whereby the American public could get a better sense of who was the best team in the whole nation.

Thus, Bowl games would come about. Although Chicago played Stanford in the first post-season matchup in 1894, the first bowl game is credited to be the 1902 Rose Bowl. The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (Tournament of Roses), which overseas the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California since 1890 on New Year’s Day, decided to hold a college football game between a team representing the East, Michigan, and a team representing the West, Stanford. Michigan won easily and would win a National Championship. The Rose Bowl Game, then, was called the Tournament East–West football game, a much less fun name for sure, and was played at Tournament Park in Pasadena, California.

The Rose Bowl would be played again in 1916, and has been held annually ever since. From 1916-1946, the winner of the precursor to the Pac-12 Conference would play a representative from the East. Since 1946, the Pac-12 Champion (or precursor to Pac-12) plays the Big Ten Champion (or precursor to Big Ten).

While these early Rose Bowl Games are important, they were not referred to as a bowl game until 1923 when the Rose Bowl Game officially became the Rose Bowl Game. This change happened because the Tournament of Roses decided that Tournament Park was not big enough to host these large crowds that were flocking to this game, and thus created the Rose Bowl, or Rose Bowl Stadium in 1922, which was named this as it was modeled after the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut, the first bowl stadium in the USA, built in 1913. And, with this new venue, the Tournament of Roses decided to change the name of the game to reflect this new venue, and thus the first game to be held at this stadium was the 1923 Rose Bowl Game. Also, with this new stadium, this meant that the Rose Bowl Game would have a nearly permanent home, as every Rose Bowl Game has been played at the Rose Bowl Stadium since 1923, except in 1942 due to the recent Pearl Harbor Attacks and the threat of large crowds on the West Coast (1942 Rose Bowl Game was played in Durham, North Carolina at Wallace Wade Stadium, home of the Duke Blue Devils), and 2021 due to California’s restrictive COVID-19 policies (2021 Rose Bowl Game was played in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys).

Henceforth, since 1923, this concept of a bowl game, whose etymology can be accredited to the concept of a bowl stadium, would become engrained into American Gridiron Football culture. While the Rose Bowl Game may have been the only bowl game early on, eventually, others would catch on.

During the 1940s, 4 more bowl games would be added. In the 1950s, 3 more were added. Since the 1980s, more have been added increasing the number to 40 Bowl games, plus 2 semi-finals, and a National Championship Game for the 2021-2022 FBS season.

Not only that, but bowl games have gone to the professional ranks, and around the world. For example, the NFL’s Super Bowl name derives from the college football bowl games. Other examples include Canada’s collegiate Canadian football Semi-finals, called the Uteck Bowl and the Mitchell Bowl, the NFL’s Pro Bowl all-star game, Japan’s Rice Bowl and Koshien Bowl, Germany’s German Bowl, and so many more championship games like the Eurobowl which has been the name of Europe’s club American football championship on many occasions. Some major games that are not Championships or post-season games, as well as some all-star games are also called bowl games like the Iron Bowl rivalry game played between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers, or the Senior Bowl played between the best Seniors from that previous season’s college football, as a showcase for the NFL.

Nonetheless, even with this universal usage of the bowl term, the collective bowl games term is meant almost exclusively to refer to the post-season of the highest level of college football in the USA, NCAA Division 1 FBS. FBS stands for Football Bowl Subdivision. Bowl games are so important, it is in the name of the highest division.

The Rose Bowl Game has continued to be the most important bowl game of all of them, outside of the new format where a National Championship Game or Semi-final Game exists. The Rose Bowl Game is also the only major bowl game left to actually take place in the stadium the bowl game is named after. The Rose Bowl Game is played at the Rose Bowl Stadium, while the Miami Orange Bowl no longer exists, and the Cotton Bowl Game is not played at the Cotton Bowl Stadium anymore. The other major bowls are not played at a stadium with the same name. And, looking at the minor bowl games, only a few have stayed this way, for example, with the Sun Bowl Game still being played at Sun Bowl Stadium and the Liberty Bowl still being played at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

The reason the Rose Bowl Game stayed the most important college football game is because the NCAA National Champion in FBS football does not exist and never has. However, random polls (newspapers, computer algorithms, people, etcetera) pick teams as their National Champion at the end of the season. Up until recently, this meant there was no attempt at a National Championship Game, thus placing the Rose Bowl Game as the aggregate most important bowl game because it was the oldest and had the tradition and popularity. Still, outside of the National Championship Game and Semi-finals for the College Football Playoff, the Rose Bowl Game is often ranked #1. Furthermore, the Rose Bowl Stadium used to be the largest stadium in the world, which increased the Rose Bowl Game’s fame, but lately, the Rose Bowl Stadium has been decreasing its capacity by adding in individual seating and covering seats with bad viewing.

Before some polls formalized a National Championship Game, major polls made their decisions on who was #1 after the post-season bowl games. And because bowl games were created after College Football, many polls had ranked their #1 team after the regular season, and for a while, this continued even with a post-season by some major polls, until most have chosen their National Champions after the post-season bowl games. But, the teams would continue to play in their conference tied bowl games, which meant that the #1 and #2 teams rarely played each other in a bowl game. This created a yearn by many to create a National Championship game between the top 2 teams. But, there were issues. First, there are so many polls, so which one would be used? Second, could this be possible with many bowl games being conference tied like the Pac-12 Big Ten Rose Bowl Game?

Well, luckily for the ranking systems, through the years, the NCAA has outlined 32 Nationally recognized polls, so at least their is a de facto limit, however there is no de jure limit on who can award National Champions. Furthermore, which one out of the 32? Popular opinion would have to decide that one.

Originally, there would be many different National Champions according to the major polls as the #1 candidates would not play each other. They tried to correct this in 1992 with the Bowl Coalition, and later the Bowl Alliance which forced the #1 and #2 AP ranked teams to play each other in a bowl game no matter their conference ties in bowl games. Well, the Pac-12 and Big Ten refused and played in the Rose Bowl instead.

Eventually, all major conference (Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, Big 12, ACC, and Big East) would agree to form the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) (1998), which would use 4 major bowl games (Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl) and would pit the BCS ranked #1 and #2 team against each other. The National Championship would rotate around these bowls meaning that some years the Rose Bowl would feature a non Big Ten v.s. Pac-12 matchup, but on years the Rose Bowl did not host the National Championship, it would still be the classic Pac-12 Big Ten matchup. If a Big Ten and Pac-12 team were #1 or #2, the runners-up in their conference would go to the Rose Bowl on years when the Rose Bowl Game was not the National Championship, or a random team would. The BCS was a ranking system which included a combination of those 32 major polls, thus combining human and computerized polls to come up with the rankings.

Eventually, the BCS created an additional BCS National Championship Game that would rotate around the BCS bowl stadiums, making the 4 Bowl games just bowl games with their tied in teams, and one bowl game stadium would have to host an extra National Championship game once every four years.

Then, the BCS would eventually end, and the major conferences minus the Big East who was not a conference anymore for football, decided to create the College Football Playoff (2014). The CFP is a group of 13 random people who select the top 4 teams in the nation to play in a semi-final and final. There are a group of 6 bowl games tied into this (Peach Bowl and Cotton Bowl, plus the other 4 from the BCS era). The semi-finals rotate around these bowl games, but the National Championship is just played at a random stadium.

The rest of the bowl games, now a days, are for teams that win 6 games or more. Most teams play 12 regular season games, and you can only win or lose, so a 6-6 record should get you in. Occasionally, there are more 6 wins or more teams in the nation than bowl game spots available and thus some of those teams have to miss out if not invited to play. However, on the flip side, at different times, there have also been more bowl games than 6 wins or more teams, and thus 5-7 teams or others like the occasional 6-7 team have gotten in. Most bowl games invite 2 teams that are a certain ranking from that year’s conference standings. For example, the Las Vegas Bowl used to select the #1 team from the Mountain West and the #5 team from the Pac-12 to play each other. However, this was subject to change, because what if the #1 team from the Mountain West got invited to a bigger bowl game, or what if there were only 4 eligible Pac-12 teams, then maybe the #2 Mountain West team played the #8 Sun Belt team? Since 2021 though, this classic Las Vegas Bowl matchup has been changed and now, will feature a Pac-12 team against a Big Ten team on odd years, and a Pac-12 team against an SEC team on even years, while the Mountain West Champion will play in the newly created LA Bowl. These games are one off games, with the winner getting a trophy.

The bowl games make a lot of money and are nationally televised, and players receive really cool presents, sometimes as cool as Play Stations and/or Flat Screen TVs! And the best part about bowl games is not the actual game, but the experience, as you usually get to go to another city for about a week, while you practice, go to meetings, but also explore the new environment, and as a student-athlete, because the games are during the Winter Break, you are not crammed with studying on top of playing a division 1 sport, so there is free time to maybe check out some notable sights! Plus, you get to play in some of the world’s nicest stadiums from historic and classic ones like the Rose Bowl Stadium, to brand new ones like Allegiant Stadium where the Las Vegas Raiders play and SoFi Stadium, the most expensive stadium in the world to be built thus far, where the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams play.

The contradictions of college football still exits though, as the foundations of the country college football calls home to are based on completely separate ideals to that of college football. College football is essentially an aristocratic elitist society. The elite aristocrats are a group of 5 “major conferences”, the Pac-12, the SEC, the Big 12, the Big Ten, and the ACC, plus Notre Dame and maybe BYU who are the only conferences/teams represented by this selection committee, with 2 current lower conference representatives and 1 non Division 1 representative. While these 5 conferences are usually the top 5 conferences, they are not always. Furthermore, you can be the best team, and not be from the best conference, an idea somehow lost on the selection committee usually. There are 10 conferences in the top division, and 5 of them are basically not allowed to have a team in the playoffs. How can you call it a national championship, if half the teams cannot compete for it? That would be like having a World Cup, and not inviting Africa, Asia, North America, and Oceania!

The thing is that the NCAA has other sports that usually have tournaments where they crown an NCAA Champion in and in these tournaments every conference gets at least their Conference Champion in, which means that every team in the top division gets a chance to be the national champion. Right now, there are no pre-qualifiers for any team to be a national champion in the top division of football. Furthermore, the CFP is just another poll out of the infinitely many that can choose a National Champion, and out of the 32 nationally recognized polls of the NCAA. So, often times, there are schools in the other conferences that will go undefeated and not get invited to the CFP Playoffs, and then people will pretend that they do not have a legitimate claim to the National Championship because they did not win the CFP, even if they won another poll, especially another NCAA recognized poll. By NCAA definition they do have a legitimate claim if they win one of these other polls, and if a 32 Nationally recognized poll selects them as National Champion, they get recognized by the NCAA on their website, as long as that college claims their national championship, just as the CFP champion does. In 2017, the CFP did not invite undefeated UCF who ended up winning a National Championship in another one of the 32 nationally recognized polls, claimed it, and was the only undefeated team in the nation. Although the NCAA recognized them as a National Champion along with the CFP champion that season, many elites did not. This year in the 2021-2022 season marks the first time that the Bowl Coalition, the BCS, or the CFP has given a “lower conference” team a chance to compete for a National Championship, by inviting the undefeated University of Cincinnati Bearcats (13-0) to the playoffs. Cincinnati play in the AAC currently, the same conference as UCF, and will be joining the Big 12 in the future with UCF.

But, is this not what makes what makes America great? The fact that a governing body cannot tell Americans what to do! The NCAA cannot tell America who wins the College Football National Championship! Sure, this is a backwards excuse for a stupid, unorganized, corrupt, and wage stealing structure that is FBS college football under the “Power 5” cartel, but it is nonetheless a cool thing in a way too.

Either way, amidst all the corruption and scandals, bowl games unite the country’s attention during the Christmas season and every year on January 1st, you can count on watching the Rose Bowl Game, unless it is a Sunday, then it will be on January 2nd, due to Church reasons (take notes NFL).

With that, here is a list of each College Football FBS Bowl Game for the 2021-2022 season:

Dates and Times based on Pacific Time (Pasadena, Los Angeles, California); Rankings based on CFP Rankings; * means a CFP New Year’s Six Bowl Game; ** means a CFP Semifinal Game; *** means the CFP National Championship Game

Friday 17 December:

2021 Bahamas Bowl at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, The Bahamas at 9:00 am

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (6-6) (C-USA) vs Toledo Rockets (7-5) (MAC)

2021 Tailgreeter Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida at 3:00 pm

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-2) (Sun Belt) vs Northern Illinois Huskies (9-4) (MAC)

Saturday 18 December:

2021 Boca Raton Bowl at Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida at 8:00 am

Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-3) (Sun Belt) vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-5) (C-USA)

2021 PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 11:15 am

Fresno State Bulldogs (9-3) (Mountain West) vs UTEP Miners (7-5) (C-USA)

2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana at 12:30 pm

#13 BYU Cougars (10-2) (Independent) vs UAB Blazers (8-4) (C-USA)

2021 LendingTree Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama at 2:45 pm

Liberty Flames (7-5) (Independent) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-5) (MAC)

2021 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California at 4:30 pm

Oregon State Beavers (7-5) (Pac-12) vs Utah State Aggies (10-3) (Mountain West)

2021 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisana at 6:15 pm

Marshall Thundering Herd (7-5) (C-USA) vs #23 Louisiana-Lafayette Rajun’ Cajuns (12-1) (Sun Belt)

Monday 20 December:

2021 Myrtle Beach Bowl at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina at 11:30 am

Old Dominion Monarchs (6-6) (C-USA) vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-6) (AAC)

Tuesday 21 December:

2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Albertson’s Stadium in Boise, Idaho at 12:30 pm

Kent State Golden Flashes (7-6) (MAC) vs Wyoming Cowboys (6-6) (Mountain West)

2021 Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas at 4:30 pm

UTSA Roadrunners (12-1) (C-USA) vs #24 San Diego State Aztecs (11-2) (Mountain West)

Wednesday 22 December:

2021 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas at 5:00 pm

Army Black Knights (8-4) (Independent) vs Missouri Tigers (6-6) (SEC)

Thursday 23 December:

2021 Frisco Football Classic at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas at 12:30 pm

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-6) (MAC) vs North Texas Mean Greean (6-6) (C-USA)

2021 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida at 4:00 pm

Florida Gators (6-6) (SEC) vs UCF Golden Knights (8-4) (AAC)

Friday 24 December:

2021 EasyPost Hawaii Bowl at Clarence T. C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu, Hawaii at 5:00 pm

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-7) (Mountain West) vs Memphis Tigers (6-6) (C-USA)

**** Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns (Edited from Original Version)

Saturday 25 December:

2021 TaxAct Camellia Bowl at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama at 2:30 pm

Ball State Cardinals (6-6) (MAC) vs Georgia State Panthers (7-5) (Sun Belt)

Monday 27 December:

2021 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan at 8:00 am

Western Michigan Broncos (7-5) (MAC) vs Nevada Wolfpack (8-4) (Mountain West)

2021 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Anapolis, Maryland at 11:30 am

East Carolina Pirates (7-5) (AAC) vs Boston College Eagles (6-6) (ACC)

Tuesday 28 December:

2021 TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama at 9:00 am

#20 Houston Cougars (11-2) (AAC) vs Auburn Tigers (6-6) (SEC)

2021 Servpro First Responder Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas at 12:15 pm

Air Force (9-3) (Mountain West) vs Louisville (6-6) (ACC)

2021 AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee at 3:45 pm

Texas Tech (6-6) (Big 12) vs Mississippi State (7-5) (SEC)

2021 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl at Petco Park in San Diego, California at 5:00 pm

UCLA Bruins (8-4) (Pac-12) vs #18 North Carolina State Wolf Pack (9-3) (ACC)

2021 Guaranteed Rate Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona at 7:15 pm

West Virginia Mountaineers (6-6) (Big 12) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4) (Big Ten)

Wednesday 29 December:

2021 Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts at 8:00 am

Virginia Cavaliers (6-6) (ACC) vs SMU Mustangs (8-4) (AAC)

2021 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in (The Bronx) New York City, New York at 11:15 am

Virginia Tech Hookies (6-6) (ACC) vs Maryland Terrapins (6-6) (Big Ten)

2021 Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida at 2:45 pm

Iowa State Cyclones (7-5) (Big 12) vs #19 Clemson Tigers (9-3) (ACC)

2021 Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas at 6:15 pm

#14 Oregon Ducks (10-3) (Pac-12) vs #16 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) (Big Ten)

Thursday 30 December:

2021 Duke’s Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina at 8:30 am

North Carolina Tar Heels (6-6) (ACC) vs South Carolina Gamecocks (6-6) (SEC)

2021 TransPerfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee at 12:00 pm

Purdue Boilermakers (8-4) (Big Ten) vs Tennessee Volunteers (7-5) (SEC)

2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia at 4:00 pm *

#10 Michigan State Spartans (10-2) (Big Ten) vs #12 Pittsburgh Panthers (11-2) (ACC)

2021 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada at 7:30 pm

Wisconsin Badgers (8-4) (Big Ten) vs Arizona State Sun Devils (8-4) (Pac-12)

Friday 31 December:

2021 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida at 8:00 am

#17 Wake Forest Deamon Deacons (10-3) (ACC) vs #25 Texas A&M Aggies (8-4) (SEC)

*** Texas A&M Aggies have been replaced by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-7) (Big Ten), as Texas A&M has COVID-19 Issues, and Rutgers is the highest Academic Progress Rated (APR) Team that is 5-7, and thus was first to Qualify. Unfortunately for the Memphis Tigers and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, their bowl game was cancelled after Rutgers had already been named to replace Texas A&M, or else, most likely, Memphis, and then Hawaii would have been asked to compete in this bowl game. (Edited from Original Version)

2021 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas at 9:00 am

Miami Hurricanes (7-5) (ACC) vs Washington State Courgars (7-5) (Pac-12)

2021 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tuscon, Arizona at 11:00 am

Boise State Broncos (7-5) (Mountain West) vs Central Michigan Chippewas (8-4) (MAC)

2021 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 12:30 pm **

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) (SEC) vs #4 Cincinnati Bearcats (13-0) (AAC)

2021 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida at 4:30 pm **

#3 Georgia Bulldogs (12-1) (SEC) vs #2 Michigan Wolverines (12-1) (Big Ten)

Saturday 1 January:

2022 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida at 9:00 am

#21 Arkansas Razorbacks (8-4) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5) (Big Ten)

2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida at 10:00 am

#22 Kentucky Wildcats (9-3) (SEC) vs #15 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-3) (Big Ten)

2022 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona at 10:00 am *

#5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-1) (Independent) vs #9 Oklahoma State (11-2) (Big 12)

2022 Rose Bowl presented by Capital One Venture X at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California at 2:00 pm *

#11 Utah Utes (10-3) (Pac-12) vs #6 Ohio State (10-2) (Big Ten)

2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana at 5:45 pm *

#7 Baylor Bears (11-2) (Big 12) vs #8 Ole Miss Rebels (10-2) (SEC)

Tuesday 4 January:

2022 TaxAct Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas at 6:00 pm

LSU Tigers (6-6) (SEC) vs Kansas State (7-5) (Big 12)

Monday 10 January:

2022 College Football Playoff National Championship at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis, Indiana at 5:00 pm ***

Winner of the College Football Playoff Semifinals will play each other.

Thank you for reading and hopefully you learned something about Bowl Games and football.

Original version is from The Ultimate Football Group, a Facebook Group for all football codes.


Published by CK 22

I like history, politics, foreign diplomacy, sports, and more. Basically, the most popular things, plus also geography.

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