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☆ 2018-2018 NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL SCHEDULE ☆

It's time to most wonderful time of the year. Yeah, there's the holidays. But there is also the college football bowl season to entertain us. A total of 40 postseason games in the Football Bowl Subdivision are set to take place in December and January.

The action kicks off with the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. It's the first among five games scheduled for Dec. 15.

The College Football Playoff semifinals will be held on Dec. 29 at the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas, and Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla.

The national championship game will wrap up the bowl season extravaganza on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif.

A rundown of the bowl lineup:

Dec. 15 —  Celebration Bowl: Alcorn State vs. N.C. A&T, ABC, noon.

Dec. 15  — New Mexico Bowl: North Texas vs. Utah State, ESPN, 2 p.m.
Dec. 15  — Cure Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Tulane, CBSSN, 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 15  — Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State vs. Fresno State, ABC, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 15  — Camellia Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern, ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 15  — New Orleans Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Middle Tenn., ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 18  — Boca Raton Bowl: Alabama-Birmingham vs. Northern Illinois, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 — Frisco Bowl: Ohio vs. San Diego State, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 20 — Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall vs. South Florida, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 21 — Bahamas Bowl: Florida International vs. Toledo, ESPN, 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 21 — Idaho Potato Bowl: Brigham Young vs. Western Michigan, ESPN, 4 p.m.
Dec. 22 — Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake Forest, ESPN, noon
Dec. 22 — Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. Houston, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 22 — Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs. Troy, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Dec. 22 — Hawai’i Bowl: Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech, ESPN, 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 26 — First Responder Bowl: Boise State vs. Boston College, ESPN, 1:30 pm.
Dec. 26 — Quick Lane Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Minnesota, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 26 — Cheez-It Bowl: California vs. TCU, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 27 — Independence Bowl: Duke vs. Temple, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 27 — Pinstripe Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. Wisconsin, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 27 — Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 28 — Music City Bowl: Auburn vs. Purdue, ESPN, 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 28 — Camping World Bowl: Syracuse vs. West Virginia, ESPN, 5:15 p.m.
Dec. 28 — Alamo Bowl: Iowa State vs. Washington State, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Dec. 29 — Peach Bowl: Florida vs. Michigan, ESPN, noon
Dec. 29 — Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs. Virginia, ABC, noon
Dec. 29 — Arizona Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Nevada, CBSSN, 1 p.m.


Dec. 29 — Cotton Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame, ESPN, 4 p.m.
Dec. 29 — Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Military Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN, noon
Dec. 31 — Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Stanford, CBS, 2 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Redbox Bowl: Michigan State vs. Oregon, Fox, 3 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Liberty Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, ESPN, 3:45 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Holiday Bowl: Northwestern vs. Utah, FS1, 7 p.m.
Dec. 31 — Gator Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Texas A&M, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.


Jan. 1 — Outback Bowl: Iowa vs. Mississippi State, ESPN2, noon
Jan. 1 — Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs. Penn State, ABC, 1 p.m.
Jan. 1 — Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida vs. LSU, ESPN, 1 p.m.
Jan. 1 — Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Washington, ESPN, 5 p.m.
Jan. 1 — Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Texas, ESPN, 8:30 p.m.


Jan. 7 — College Football Playoff title game: Semifinal winners, ESPN, 8 p.m. 

Originally Published 4:27 p.m. EDT May 2, 2018

Updated 8:08 p.m. EST Dec. 5, 2018

 

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37 minutes ago, The Gipper said:

All meaningless except for the playoff games

Not exactly meaningless in today's viewing if you draw 2 to 4M you have a nice market and the numbers reported tend to be low.

College football bowl viewership trended up, at least on ESPN/ABC, this season.

The ESPN family of networks combined to average 5.7 million viewers for 35 bowl games this season, up 11% from last year. 21 of those 35 games posted increases. ESPN Nielsen ratings now include streaming viewership on TV devices; comparisons are to last year’s TV-only numbers.

Of the three non-ESPN bowls (on a Nielsen rated network), each declined by double-digits and none exceeded 2.2 million.

Bowls hitting multi-year highs this season: Armed Forces (record high), Orange (since 2008*), Las Vegas (since 2012), Cotton (since 2013*), Peach (since 2013*), Fiesta (since 2013*), Idaho (since 2013), Pinstripe (since 2013), Hawaii (since 2013), Orlando (since 2014), Hawaii (since 2013), Birmingham (since 2015), Rose (since 2015), Sugar (since 2015), National Championship (since 2015). * Excluding playoff games.

Bowls hitting multi-year lows: Holiday (lowest on record), Boca Raton (record low), Bahamas (lowest ever), New Mexico (since at least 2005), Alamo (since 2007), New Orleans (since 2009), Texas (since 2009), Belk (since 2010), San Francisco (since 2012), Military (since 2012), St. Petersburg (since 2013), Music City (since 2013), Camellia (since 2014), Mobile (since 2015).....

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL RATINGS, VIEWERSHIP

Viewership in (parentheses): TV+streaming
Comparisons in [brackets]: TV+streaming vs. TV only
Playoff games compared to last year’s playoff games

BOWL GAME RTG VWRS +/- DATE/TIME NET
CFPNC ALA-UGA 15.6 (28.443M) +9% 1/8, 8:00 PM ESPN,
ESPN2,
ESPNU
Rose (Semi) UGA-OKLA 13.7 (26.913M) +36% 1/1, 5:00 PM ESPN &
ESPN2 <---- BIG JUMP!
Sugar (Semi) ALA-CLEM 11.4 (21.473M) +9% 1/1, 9:00 PM ESPN &
ESPN2
Orange WISC-MIA 6.3 (11.727M) +0.3% 12/30, 8:00 PM ESPN
Fiesta PSU-WASH 5.7 (10.167M) +18% 12/30, 4:00 PM ESPN
Cotton OSU-USC 5.3 (9.468M) +71% 12/29, 8:00 PM ESPN <---- BIG JUMP THERE!
Citrus ND-LSU 5.1 (8.713M) [+37%] 1/1, 1:00 PM ABC <--- AND THERE!
Peach UCF-AUB 4.6 (8.377M) +46% 1/1, 12:30 PM ESPN
Outback SC-MICH 2.8 (5.050M) [-17%] 1/1, Noon ESPN2
Music City NWSTN-UK 2.8 (4.626M) [-8%] 12/29, 5:15 PM ESPN
Gator MSST-LVILLE 2.7 (4.424M) [+67%] 12/30, Noon ESPN
Alamo TCU-STAN 2.5 (4.368M) [-5%] 12/28, 9:00 PM ESPN
Orlando OKST-VT 2.6 (4.358M) [+2%] 12/28, 5:15 PM ESPN
Pinstripe IOWA-BC 2.3 (4.008M) [+64%] 12/27, 5:15 PM ESPN
Liberty ISU-MEM 2.2 3.438M +10% 12/30, 12:30 PM ABC
Texas TEX-MIZ 2.1 (3.455M) [-10%] 12/27, 9:00 PM ESPN
Las Vegas BOISE-ORE 2.3 3.801M +2% 12/16, 3:30 PM ABC
Armed Forces ARMY-SDSU 2.1 (3.485M) [+49%] 12/23. 4:00 PM ESPN
Birmingham USF-TTU 2.15 (3.397M) [+47%] 12/23, Noon ESPN
Cactus KST-UCLA n.a. (3.261M) [+43%] 12/26, 9:00 PM ESPN
Belk WAKE-TA&M n.a. (2.957M) [-40%] 12/29, 1:00 PM ESPN
Detroit DUKE-NIU n.a. (2.526M) [-16%] 12/26, 5:15 PM ESPN
Celebration NCA&T-GRAM 1.6 2.357M -13% 12/16, Noon ABC
Independence FSU-USM n.a. (2.205M) [+35%] 12/27, 1:30 PM ESPN
Sun NCST-ASU 1.5 2.205M [-25%] 12/29, 3:15 PM CBS
Dallas UTAH-WVU n.a. (2.204M) [+36%] 12/26, 1:30 PM ESPN
San Fran. PUR-ARIZ n.a. 2.139M -19% 12/27, 8:30 PM FOX
Hawaii FRES-HOU 1.1 (2.086M) [+53%] 12/24, 8:30 PM ESPN
Military NAVY-UVA n.a. (2.052M) [-2%] 12/28, 1:30 PM ESPN
Mobile APPST-TOL 1.0 (1.770M) [-30%] 12/23, 7:00 PM ESPN
Holiday MSU-WSU n.a. 1.613M -60% 12/28, 9:00 PM FS1
St. Pete TEMP-FIU 1.0 (1.597M) [-22%] 12/21, 8:00 PM ESPN
Idaho WYO-CMU n.a. (1.497M) [+31%] 12/22, 4:00 PM ESPN
FCS Champ. NDSU-JMU 1.0 (1.515M) [-3%] 1/6, Noon ESPN2
Boca Raton FAU-AKRON n.a. (1.394M) [-12%] 12/19, 7:00 PM ESPN
New Orleans TROY-NTX 0.9 (1.327M) [-1%] 12/16, 1:00 PM ESPN
Frisco LATECH-SMU n.a. (1.250M) [+57%] 12/20, 8:00 PM ESPN
New Mexico MARSH-CSU 0.75 (1.212M) [-13%] 12/16, 4:50 PM ESPN
Camellia MTSU-AKST 0.7 (1.187M) [-20%] 12/16, 8:30 PM ESPN
Bahamas OHIO-UAB n.a. (882K) [-36%] 12/22, 12:30 PM ESPN
Div II
Champ.
TA&MC-WFLA 0.36 (626K) [+84%] 12/16, 6:00 PM ESPN2

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Lines on all of the games from vegasinsider.com 

NCAA FOOTBALL SPREAD
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12/14 8:00 PM
309811 South Dakota State
309812 North Dakota State
 
64u-20
-11 -20
 
57u-14
-10 -14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV: ESPN 2, DTV: 209
12/15 12:00 PM
199 Alcorn State
200 North Carolina AT
 
47u-10
-7½ -10
 
47u-10
-7½ -10
 
47½u-10
-7½ -10
 
 
-8 -10
 
47½u-10
-7½ -10
 
47½u-10
-7½ -10
 
47u-10
-7½ -10
 
 
-7½ -10
 
47½u-12
-7½ +01
 
TV: ABC
12/15 2:00 PM
201 North Texas
202 Utah State
 
64½u-10
-11 -10
 
66½u-10
-9 -10
 
67u-10
-9 -10
 
 
-9½ -10
 
67u-10
-9½ -10
 
67½u-10
-9½ -10
 
67u-10
-9½ -10
 
 
-9½ -10
 
66½u-20
-9 -10
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/15 1:30 PM
203 Tulane
204 Louisiana-Lafayette
 
-4 -10
59u-10
 
-3½ -10
59u-10
 
-3½ -10
59u-10
 
-3½ EV
 
 
-3 -10
59u-10
 
-3½ -10
59u-10
 
-3½ -10
59u-10
 
-3½ -10
 
 
-3½ -10
 
 
Time-change to 01:30pm EST | TV: CBCSN , DTV: 221
12/15 3:30 PM
205 Arizona State
206 Fresno State
 
52u-10
-3 -10
 
52u-10
-4½ -10
 
51½u-10
 
 
 
-4½ -10
 
52u-10
-4½ -10
 
52u-10
-4½ -10
 
 
-4½ -10
 
 
-4½ -10
 
52u-10
-4½ -05
 
ASU-WR-N'Keal Harry-OUT | TV: ABC
12/15 5:30 PM
207 Eastern Michigan
208 Georgia Southern
 
PK -10
47½u-10
 
47½u-10
-1 -10
 
47½u-10
-1 -10
 
 
-1 -10
 
47½u-10
-1 -10
 
48u-10
-1 -10
 
48u-10
-1 -10
 
 
-1 -10
 
47½u-10
PK -10
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/15 9:00 PM
209 Middle Tennessee St.
210 Appalachian State
 
50½u-10
-7½ -10
 
50½u-10
-7 -05
 
 
 
 
 
-7 EV
 
50½u-10
-7 -10
 
50½u-10
-7 -10
 
 
-7 -10
 
 
-7 -10
 
50½u-10
-7 -05
 
APP-RB-Jalin Moore-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/15 2:00 PM
309815 Maine
309816 Eastern Washington
 
59u-20
-17 -20
 
59u-14
-11 -14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV: ESPN 2 , DTV: 209
12/18 7:00 PM
211 Northern Illinois
212 UAB
 
43u-10
-2½ -10
 
43½u-10
-2½ -10
 
43½u-10
-2½ -10
 
 
-2 -10
 
43½u-10
-2½ -10
 
43½u-10
-2½ -10
 
43½u-10
-2 -10
 
 
-2 -10
 
43½u-10
-1½ -20
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/19 8:00 PM
213 Ohio
214 San Diego State
 
-3 -10
54u-10
 
-3 -15
54u-10
 
-3 -10
54u-10
 
-3 -20
 
 
-3 -10
54½u-10
 
-3 -20
55u-10
 
-3 -10
54½u-10
 
-3 -10
 
 
-3 -15
55u-30
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/20 8:00 PM
215 Marshall
216 South Florida
 
-3 -10
54u-10
 
-2½ -10
55½u-10
 
-2½ -10
55½u-10
 
-2 -10
 
 
-2½ -10
55½u-10
 
-2½ -10
54½u-10
 
55½u-10
 
 
-2½ -10
 
 
-2½ -10
54½o-25
 
SFL-QB-Blake Barnett-Probable | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/21 12:30 PM
217 Florida Intl
218 Toledo
 
67u-10
-6 -10
 
68½u-10
-6 -10
 
68½u-10
-5½ -10
 
 
-6 -10
 
68u-10
-6 -10
 
68u-10
-6 -10
 
68u-10
-5½ -10
 
 
-6 -10
 
68½u-10
-6 -10
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/21 4:00 PM
219 BYU
220 Western Michigan
 
-11 -10
48½u-10
 
-12 -10
48½u-10
 
-12 -10
48½u-10
 
-12 -10
 
 
-12 -10
48½u-10
 
-12 -10
48½u-10
 
 
 
 
-12 -10
 
 
-12½ -05
48½o-15
 
WMI-QB-Jon Wassink-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/22 12:00 PM
221 Wake Forest
222 Memphis
 
73½u-10
-2½ -10
 
74u-10
-5 -10
 
74u-10
-4½ -10
 
 
-4½ -10
 
73½u-10
-4½ -10
 
74u-10
-4½ -10
 
74u-10
-4 -10
 
 
-4½ -10
 
73½o-13
-5 -10
 
WAF-QB-Sam Hartman-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/22 3:30 PM
223 Houston
224 Army
 
67½u-10
-5 -10
 
67u-10
-3 -10
 
67u-10
 
 
 
-3 -20
 
67u-10
-3 -10
 
 
 
 
67u-10
-3 -10
 
 
-3 -10
 
67u-10
-3 -10
 
HOU-QB-D'Eriq King-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/22 7:00 PM
225 SUNY-Buffalo
226 Troy
 
-3 -10
53½u-10
 
-2½ -10
53½u-10
 
-2½ -10
53½u-10
 
-3 -10
 
 
-2½ -10
53u-10
 
-2½ -10
53½u-10
 
-2½ -10
53u-10
 
-2½ -10
 
 
-2½ -10
53½u-10
 
TRY-QB-Kaleb Barker-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/22 10:30 PM
227 Louisiana Tech
228 Hawaii
 
57½u-10
-1½ -10
 
60u-10
-1 -10
 
60u-10
-1 -10
 
 
-1½ -10
 
60u-10
-1 -10
 
60u-10
-1½ -10
 
60u-10
-1½ -10
 
 
-1½ -10
 
60o-15
-2 EV
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/26 1:30 PM
229 Boston College
230 Boise State
 
55u-10
-3½ -10
 
55u-10
-3 -10
 
55u-10
-3 -10
 
 
-3 -05
 
55u-10
-3 -10
 
55u-10
-3 -10
 
55u-10
-3 -10
 
 
-3 -10
 
55o-15
-3 -10
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/26 5:15 PM
231 Minnesota
232 Georgia Tech
 
61½u-10
-4½ -10
 
60½u-10
-4 -10
 
60½u-10
-4 -10
 
 
-4 -10
 
61u-10
-4 -10
 
61u-10
-4 -10
 
61u-10
-4 -10
 
 
-4 -10
 
61u-10
-4 -08
 
MIU-RB-Rodney Smith-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/26 9:00 PM
233 Texas Christian
234 California
 
-2 -10
40½u-10
 
40½u-10
PK -10
 
40½u-10
PK -10
 
 
PK -10
 
40½u-10
PK -10
 
40½u-10
PK -10
 
40½u-10
PK -10
 
 
PK -10
 
40½u-10
PK -13
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/27 1:30 PM
235 Duke
236 Temple
 
56½u-10
-3 -10
 
56u-10
-3 -10
 
55½u-10
 
 
 
-3 -10
 
56u-10
-3 -10
 
56u-10
-3 -20
 
56u-10
-3 -10
 
 
-3 -10
 
56u-15
-3 -25
 
TEM-RB-Ryquell Armstead-Probable | TEM-QB-Anthony Russo-? | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/27 5:15 PM
237 Miami (FL)
238 Wisconsin
 
-3 -15
46½u-10
 
-4 -10
47u-10
 
 
 
 
-4 -10
 
 
-3½ -10
47u-10
 
-4 -10
47u-10
 
-3½ -10
47u-10
 
-3½ -10
 
 
-4 -13
 
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/27 9:00 PM
239 Vanderbilt
240 Baylor
 
-6½ -10
55u-10
 
-3½ -10
55u-10
 
-3½ -10
55u-10
 
-4 -10
 
 
-4 -10
55½u-10
 
-4 -10
55u-10
 
-4 -10
55u-10
 
-4 -10
 
 
-3½ -12
55u-10
Picks
BAY-WR-Jalen Hurd-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/28 1:30 PM
241 Auburn
242 Purdue
 
-4½ -10
54½u-10
 
-4 -10
54½u-10
 
-4 -10
54½u-10
 
-4½ -10
 
 
-4½ -10
54½u-10
 
-4½ -10
54½u-10
 
-4½ -10
54½u-10
 
-4½ -10
 
 
-4 -08
54½u-10
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/28 5:15 PM
243 Syracuse
244 West Virginia
 
74u-10
-7 EV
 
68½u-10
-1½ -10
 
68½u-10
-1½ -10
 
 
-2 -10
 
69½u-10
-2 -10
 
69u-10
-1½ -10
 
68½u-10
-2 -10
 
 
-1½ -10
 
68½u-15
-1½ -10
Picks
WVU-QB-Will Grier-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/28 9:00 PM
247 Iowa State
248 Washington State
 
54½u-10
-6½ -10
 
54½u-10
-3½ -10
 
54½u-10
 
 
 
-4 -10
 
54½u-10
-4 -10
 
54½u-10
-4 -10
 
54½u-10
-4 -10
 
 
-4 -10
 
54½o-12
-3½ EV
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/29 1:15 PM
245 Arkansas State
246 Nevada
 
-2 -10
58½u-10
 
-1 -10
60½u-10
 
-1½ -10
60½u-10
 
-1 -10
 
 
-1 -10
59½u-10
 
-1 -10
60½u-10
 
-1 -10
59u-10
 
 
PK -10
 
-1½ -10
60o-15
Picks
Time-change to 01:15pm EST | TV: CBCSN , DTV: 221
12/29 12:00 PM
249 Florida
250 Michigan
 
51u-10
-6 -10
 
51u-10
-7½ -10
 
51u-10
 
 
 
-7 -10
 
50u-10
-7½ -10
 
50½u-10
-7 -20
 
50u-10
-7½ -10
 
 
-7½ -10
 
51u-15
-7½ -15
 
TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/29 12:00 PM
251 South Carolina
252 Virginia
 
-6½ -10
54½u-10
 
-4 -10
54½u-10
 
-4 -10
54½u-10
 
-4½ -10
 
 
-4 -10
54½u-10
 
-4 -10
54½u-10
 
-4½ -10
54½u-10
 
-4 -10
 
 
-4 -05
54½u-10
 
TV: ABC
12/29 8:00 PM
253 Oklahoma
254 Alabama
 
79½u-05
-14 -05
 
81u-10
-14 -10
 
81½u-10
 
 
81u-10
-14 -10
 
81u-10
-14 -10
 
80½u-10
 
 
81u-10
 
 
81u-10
-14 -10
 
80o-15
-14 -05
 
Time-change to 08:00pm EST | OKL-WR-Marquise Brown-? | OKL-RB-Rodney Anderson-OUT | ALA-QB-Tua Tagovailoa-? | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/29 4:00 PM
255 Notre Dame
256 Clemson
 
55½u-05
-10½ -05
 
55½u-10
-11½ -10
 
55½u-10
-11½ -10
 
 
-11½ -10
 
55½u-10
-11 -10
 
55½u-10
-11½ -10
 
 
-11½ -10
 
55½u-10
-11 -10
 
55u-10
-11 -10
 
Time-change to 04:00pm EST | CLM-DB-Josh Jackson-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/31 12:00 PM
257 Virginia Tech
258 Cincinnati
 
53½u-10
-6½ -10
 
53½u-10
-5 -10
 
53½u-10
-5 -10
 
 
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53½o-12
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TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/31 2:00 PM
259 Pittsburgh
260 Stanford
 
52½u-10
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52u-10
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52u-10
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52u-10
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52½u-10
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52u-10
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-6½ -10
 
52u-10
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12/31 3:00 PM
261 Michigan State
262 Oregon
 
47½u-10
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48u-10
-3 -10
 
48u-10
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-2½ -10
 
48u-10
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47½u-10
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48u-10
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-3 -10
 
48u-12
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ORE-QB-Justin Herbert-Probable | TV: FOX
12/31 3:45 PM
263 Missouri
264 Oklahoma State
 
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71u-10
 
-7½ -10
74u-10
 
-8 -10
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-8 -10
 
 
-8 -10
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OKS-RB-Justice Hill-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
12/31 7:00 PM
265 Northwestern
266 Utah
 
45u-10
-7½ -10
 
45½u-10
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45½u-10
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45u-10
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45u-10
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45u-10
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45u-12
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NOW-RB-Jeremy Larkin-OUT | UTA-QB-Tyler Huntley-Probable | UTA-RB-Zack Moss-OUT | TV: FS1 , DTV: 219
12/31 7:30 PM
267 North Carolina State
268 Texas AM
 
58½u-10
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58½u-10
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58½u-10
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58½u-10
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58½u-10
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-5 -10
 
58½o-18
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TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
01/01 12:00 PM
269 Iowa
270 Mississippi State
 
44u-10
-5 -10
 
44½u-10
-6½ -10
 
 
-6½ -10
 
 
-6 -10
 
44½u-10
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44u-10
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44u-10
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44½u-12
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TV: ESPN2 , DTV: 209
01/01 1:00 PM
271 Kentucky
272 Penn State
 
47½u-10
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47½u-10
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47½u-10
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48u-10
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TV: ABC
01/01 1:00 PM
273 LSU
274 Central Florida
 
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54½u-10
 
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55½u-10
 
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UCF-QB-McKenzie Milton-OUT | TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
01/01 5:00 PM
275 Washington
276 Ohio State
 
58u-10
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58u-10
-6 -10
 
58u-10
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58½u-10
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58u-10
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TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
01/01 8:45 PM
277 Texas
278 Georgia
 
57½u-10
-11 -10
 
58u-10
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58u-10
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58u-10
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58½u-10
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58u-10
-11 -10
 
 
-11 -10
 
58u-10
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TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
01/07 8:00 PM
151 TBA
152 TBA
 
 
 
 
43½u-10
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TV: ESPN , DTV: 206
 
Updated: Sun, Dec 9 01:12 PM EDT
NOTES:
  • Open Line: Consists of the first betting line received from one of our Las Vegas or Online sportsbooks.
  • VI Consensus: Consists of the current betting line which occurs most frequently among our list of Las Vegas and Online sportsbooks.
  • All Game Times are Eastern Standard Time.

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17 hours ago, The Gipper said:

I guess the only meaningfulness to nearly everyone of these games if you bet and win or lose money on them

Or if you like millions of others are a fan of college football or maybe your kid plays on the team. ;)

No different than soccer, NASCAR, tennis, golf, MLB, NBA, NHL on and on, you know sports in America, eh?

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20 hours ago, mjp28 said:

Or if you like millions of others are a fan of college football or maybe your kid plays on the team. ;)

No different than soccer, NASCAR, tennis, golf, MLB, NBA, NHL on and on, you know sports in America, eh?

No, because soccer, NASCAR, tennis, golf, MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL etc.  do NOT conduct meaningless post season games...they have tournaments that decide championships...and everyone else goes hom.   Well, maybe golf does.

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meaningless

adjective

  1. without meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeless; insignificant:a meaningless reply; a meaningless existence.

Last year the top 29 bowl games drew over 2 million viewers with the top 9 over 5 million viewers each that is hardly without meaning, significance, purpose or value......in fact the value is very apparent in both TV, school, local and other benefits including exciting FREE entertainment for football fans everywhere.

Do you REALLY think ESPN, CBSSN, FOX, FS1, ABC would spend millions of dollars to put on meaningless drivel on national television? Not in your lifetime that's for sure!

Now I agree some of the lowest games could and probably should be replaced with Round 1 of a 16 team playoff but we'll see on that wifh the NCAA football brass. It would only make dollars and sense!

Oh MARCH MADNESS is coming soon -or- how to do the postseason right even for those "meaningless" #16, 15, 14.... seeds who have never won the tournament......it isn't meaningless now is it.  ;)

GO COLLEGE SPORTS! Sit back and enjoy it!

 

 

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1 hour ago, mjp28 said:

meaningless

adjective

  1. without meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeless; insignificant:a meaningless reply; a meaningless existence.

 

 

 

Precisely.   

Do you REALLY think ESPN, CBSSN, FOX, FS1, ABC would spend millions of dollars to put on meaningless drivel on national television? Not in your lifetime that's for sure!

Yes....I do believe that.   The question is:  meaningless to what purpose?   These games are meaningless to any real purpose OTHER than as a device to make some money...and to have a  vacation.

Now, I am all for both of these things.   You can send me any money you want...or pay for me to go on a vacation.  I will let you buy my way to see the Rose Bowl...even if it is a meaningless game.

But don't tell me they have the same kind of meaning that these games would have if they were a part of an expanded college football playoff system.

16 teams.......8 first round games....4 2d round, 2 3rd round,   1 Championship game.   They could incorporate  14 of these bowls into the playoff system...(plus the title game)..and then we would have something that would be exponentially more interesting...meaningful......and lucrative.

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Bowl games are also a reward for the teams, fans, schools for having a good or great season.

Meaningless is so harsh!

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On 12/8/2018 at 10:19 AM, mjp28 said:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL RATINGS, VIEWERSHIP

Viewership in (parentheses): TV+streaming
Comparisons in [brackets]: TV+streaming vs. TV only
Playoff games compared to last year’s playoff games

BOWL GAME RTG VWRS +/- DATE/TIME NET
CFPNC ALA-UGA 15.6 (28.443M) +9% 1/8, 8:00 PM ESPN,
ESPN2,
ESPNU
Rose (Semi) UGA-OKLA 13.7 (26.913M) +36% 1/1, 5:00 PM ESPN &
ESPN2 <---- BIG JUMP!
Sugar (Semi) ALA-CLEM 11.4 (21.473M) +9% 1/1, 9:00 PM ESPN &
ESPN2
Orange WISC-MIA 6.3 (11.727M) +0.3% 12/30, 8:00 PM ESPN
Fiesta PSU-WASH 5.7 (10.167M) +18% 12/30, 4:00 PM ESPN
Cotton OSU-USC 5.3 (9.468M) +71% 12/29, 8:00 PM ESPN <---- BIG JUMP THERE!
Citrus ND-LSU 5.1 (8.713M) [+37%] 1/1, 1:00 PM ABC <--- AND THERE!
Peach UCF-AUB 4.6 (8.377M) +46% 1/1, 12:30 PM ESPN
Outback SC-MICH 2.8 (5.050M) [-17%] 1/1, Noon ESPN2
Music City NWSTN-UK 2.8 (4.626M) [-8%] 12/29, 5:15 PM ESPN
Gator MSST-LVILLE 2.7 (4.424M) [+67%] 12/30, Noon ESPN
Alamo TCU-STAN 2.5 (4.368M) [-5%] 12/28, 9:00 PM ESPN
Orlando OKST-VT 2.6 (4.358M) [+2%] 12/28, 5:15 PM ESPN
Pinstripe IOWA-BC 2.3 (4.008M) [+64%] 12/27, 5:15 PM ESPN
Liberty ISU-MEM 2.2 3.438M +10% 12/30, 12:30 PM ABC
Texas TEX-MIZ 2.1 (3.455M) [-10%] 12/27, 9:00 PM ESPN
Las Vegas BOISE-ORE 2.3 3.801M +2% 12/16, 3:30 PM ABC
Armed Forces ARMY-SDSU 2.1 (3.485M) [+49%] 12/23. 4:00 PM ESPN
Birmingham USF-TTU 2.15 (3.397M) [+47%] 12/23, Noon ESPN
Cactus KST-UCLA n.a. (3.261M) [+43%] 12/26, 9:00 PM ESPN
Belk WAKE-TA&M n.a. (2.957M) [-40%] 12/29, 1:00 PM ESPN
Detroit DUKE-NIU n.a. (2.526M) [-16%] 12/26, 5:15 PM ESPN
Celebration NCA&T-GRAM 1.6 2.357M -13% 12/16, Noon ABC
Independence FSU-USM n.a. (2.205M) [+35%] 12/27, 1:30 PM ESPN
Sun NCST-ASU 1.5 2.205M [-25%] 12/29, 3:15 PM CBS
Dallas UTAH-WVU n.a. (2.204M) [+36%] 12/26, 1:30 PM ESPN
San Fran. PUR-ARIZ n.a. 2.139M -19% 12/27, 8:30 PM FOX
Hawaii FRES-HOU 1.1 (2.086M) [+53%] 12/24, 8:30 PM ESPN
Military NAVY-UVA n.a. (2.052M) [-2%] 12/28, 1:30 PM ESPN
Mobile APPST-TOL 1.0 (1.770M) [-30%] 12/23, 7:00 PM ESPN
Holiday MSU-WSU n.a. 1.613M -60% 12/28, 9:00 PM FS1
St. Pete TEMP-FIU 1.0 (1.597M) [-22%] 12/21, 8:00 PM ESPN
Idaho WYO-CMU n.a. (1.497M) [+31%] 12/22, 4:00 PM ESPN
FCS Champ. NDSU-JMU 1.0 (1.515M) [-3%] 1/6, Noon ESPN2
Boca Raton FAU-AKRON n.a. (1.394M) [-12%] 12/19, 7:00 PM ESPN
New Orleans TROY-NTX 0.9 (1.327M) [-1%] 12/16, 1:00 PM ESPN
Frisco LATECH-SMU n.a. (1.250M) [+57%] 12/20, 8:00 PM ESPN
New Mexico MARSH-CSU 0.75 (1.212M) [-13%] 12/16, 4:50 PM ESPN
Camellia MTSU-AKST 0.7 (1.187M) [-20%] 12/16, 8:30 PM ESPN
Bahamas OHIO-UAB n.a. (882K) [-36%] 12/22, 12:30 PM ESPN
Div II
Champ.
TA&MC-WFLA 0.36 (626K) [+84%] 12/16, 6:00 PM ESPN2

Just a second here....you list the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl as being part of the playoff system.....yet I understand that Ohio State and Washington are to play in the Rose Bowl, and that Georgia and.....I forget...someone....are to play the Sugar.

So...WTF is up with that?

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1 minute ago, The Gipper said:

Just a second here....you list the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl as being part of the playoff system.....yet I understand that Ohio State and Washington are to play in the Rose Bowl, and that Georgia and.....I forget...someone....are to play the Sugar.

So...WTF is up with that?

I think the major bowls do rotate things but I don't really get into it that deep....I just wait for the draws to come out.

Once again I wish they had 8+ plus teams this year including OSU and maybe Michigan........ but better than two, oh well......

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Just now, mjp28 said:

Bowl games are also a reward for the teams, fans, schools for having a good or great season.

Meaningless is so harsh!

Meaningless to anything of meaning.  FYI...some schools lose money going to some bowl games.

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Here is the system they need:

First round games:

Tampa Bowl ???   (now called Outback...I want to get rid of all sponsor names) Tampa Fla

Holiday Bowl....San Diego

Gator Bowl....Jacksonville

Alamo Bowl...San Antonio

Sun Bowl....El Paso

Blubonnet Bowl   Houston  (yes, bring back that name)

Bay Area Bowl....SF/Santa Clara

Las Vegas Bowl....Las Vegas

Second round games:

Peach Bowl...Atlanta

Citrus Bowl....Orlando

Cotton Bowl...Dallas

Fiesta Bowl...Phoenix

Semi-finals:

Sugar Bowl...New Orleans

Orange Bowl...Miami

Championship game:

Rose Bowl....Pasadena.       

The Rose Bowl has always been the oldest, greatest Bowl...and should always maintain supremacy among bowl games

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OHIO U 20 SDS 0 3rd quarter........go Bobcats!

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The Gasparilla Bowl bowl tonight should be a real blast.. We've had 5+" of rain today.. That and predicted 25-30 mph winds tonight should be a real treat for the teams that are being rewarded ;)

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GO WOLVERINES & GAMECOCKS!.......

.........geeezzzz that seems so strange. But GO BIG TEN!

 

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2 hours ago, mjp28 said:

GO WOLVERINES & GAMECOCKS!.......

.........geeezzzz that seems so strange. But GO BIG TEN!

 

 

Uh-oh, m starting the big game choke-o.

UF 20-10 and VIR 21-0. 

......... UF 27-10, D'OH, not again!

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Texas A&M   52      NC St.    13        SEC, SEC,SEC!🤣

Texas A&M started the 12th man tradition almost 100 years ago and Sherrill refined it with an all 12th man KO team with a schollie safety added. Now one position on the KO team is competed for by non-schollie students. This guy has been it for 4 years so as a reward they made him the blocking back in the I when they use it occasionally. To honor his 4 years representing the Heart of the Team, the 12th man in the stands, they gave it to him to run on the last A&M play of the game and go crazy for him with what he does. College football at it's emotional best, even for the coaches.

 

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On 12/29/2018 at 12:18 PM, mjp28 said:

GO WOLVERINES & GAMECOCKS!.......

.........geeezzzz that seems so strange. But GO BIG TEN!

 

 

 

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