Saturday, December 10, 2022

2022 - 2023 College Football Bowl Games: List and Commentary (published 12-10-2022)

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Greetings, to each local, state, national, and international reader! Thanks for stopping by. This article is primarily for my national readers. By the way, in northeast Tennessee, we have endured rain, daily, since Monday (12/5/2022). Today started as mostly sunny, but the “wonderful” clouds – to which we are so well accustomed – rolled in. At least the annual rainfall is back to above normal. Noah and his family endured rain for 40 days and nights (Genesis 7:12). We have only endured rain for five days.

Today is the first Saturday without college football, of any interest. (I'm not interested in the Army - Navy game.) Mrs. Appalachian Irishman is back to enjoying her morning to early afternoon cooking, home improvement, and reality TV shows – much to my aggravation.

As a public service to my national readers, I am publishing the list of 42 (count 'em 42) college football bowl games, from 12/16/2022 to 1/2/2023. The college football national championship game, on 1/9/2022, at 7:30 PM, makes 43 total bowl games.

The List

The two sources for my list are (12/10/2022): 2022-23 college football bowl game schedule, scores, TV channels, times and ESPN: College football bowl games 2022: Dates, times, matchups.

My list is easier to read. The eleven SEC teams are emboldened and underlined. There should be only ten bowl games. The ten that should exist are emboldened. The others should go to oblivion. (That's my opinion. Feel free to makes it yours.) The bold blue font, with my question, wonders if Barstool is a TV station! I thought folks sat on barstools.

Friday, Dec. 16 (2 games)
– Bahamas Bowl, Bahamas: Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB. 11:30 AM. ESPN.
– Cure Bowl, Orlando: #24 Troy vs. #25 UTSA. 3 PM. ESPN.

Saturday, Dec. 17 (7 games, 1 SEC team)
– Fenway Bowl, Boston: Cincinnati vs. Louisville. 11 AM. ESPN.
– Celebration Bowl, Atlanta: Jackson State vs. NC Central. 12 PM. ABC.
– New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque: SMU vs. BYU. 2:15 PM. ESPN.
– LA Bowl, Inglewood, CA: Washington State vs. Fresno State. 3:30 PM. ABC.
– LendingTree Bowl, Mobile, AL: Rice vs. Southern Mississippi. 5:45 PM. ESPN.
– Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas: #14 Oregon State vs. Florida. 7:30 PM. ABC.
– Frisco Bowl, Frisco, TX: Boise State vs. North Texas. 9:15 PM. ESPN.

Monday, Dec. 19 (1 game)
– Myrtle Beach Bowl, Conway, SC: Marshall vs. UConn. 2:30 PM. ESPN.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 (2 games)
– Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, ID: Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State. 3:30 PM. ESPN.
– Boca Raton Bowl, Boca Raton, FL: Liberty vs. Toledo. 7:30 PM. ESPN.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 (1 game)
– New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans: South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky. 9 PM. ESPN.

Thursday, Dec. 22 (1 game)
– Armed Forces Bowl, Forth Worth, TX: Baylor vs. Air Force. 7:30 PM. ESPN.

Friday, Dec. 23 (2 games, 1 SEC team)
– Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA: Houston vs. Louisiana. 3 PM. ESPN.
– Gasparilla Bowl, Tampa, FL: Wake Forest vs. Missouri. 6:30 PM. ESPN.

Saturday, Dec. 24 (1 game)
– Hawai'i Bowl, Honolulu: Middle Tennessee State vs. San Diego State. 8 PM. ESPN.

Monday, Dec. 26 (1 game)
– Quick Lane Bowl, Detroit: Bowling Green vs. New Mexico State. 2:30 PM. ESPN.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 (4 games)
– Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, AL: Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern. 12 PM. ESPN.
– First Responder Bowl, Dallas: Memphis vs. Utah State. 3:15 PM. ESPN.
– Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham: Coastal Carolina vs. East Carolina. 6:45 PM. ESPN.
– Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Phoenix: Oklahoma State vs. Wisconsin. 10:15 PM. ESPN.

Wednesday, Dec. 28 (4 games, 2 SEC teams)
– Military Bowl, Annapolis, MD: Duke vs. UCF. 2 PM. ESPN.
Liberty Bowl, Memphis: Arkansas vs. Kansas. 5:30 PM. ESPN.
– Holiday Bowl, San Diego: #15 Oregon vs. North Carolina. 8 PM. FOX.
– Texas Bowl, Houston: Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss. 9 PM. ESPN.

Thursday, Dec. 29 (3 games)
– Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, NYC: Minnesota vs. Syracuse. 2 PM. ESPN.
– Cheez-It Bowl, Orlando, FL: #13 Florida State vs. Oklahoma. 5:30 PM. ESPN.
– Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, TX: #12 Washington vs. #20 Texas. 9 PM. ESPN.

Friday, Dec. 30 (5 games, 2 SEC teams)
– Duke's Mayo Bowl, Charlotte, NC: #23 NC State vs. Maryland. 12 PM. ESPN.
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX: #18 UCLA vs. Pitt. 2 PM. CBS.
Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL: #19 South Carolina vs. #21 Notre Dame. 3:30 PM. ESPN.
– Arizona Bowl, Tuscon, AZ: Ohio vs. Wyoming. 4:30 PM. Barstool (a TV station?)
Orange Bowl, Miami Gardens, FL: #6 Tennessee vs. #7 Clemson. 8 PM. ESPN.

Saturday, Dec. 31 (4 games, 3 SEC teams)
– Music City Bowl, Nashville: Iowa vs. Kentucky. 12 PM. ABC.
Sugar Bowl, New Orleans: #5 Alabama vs. #9 Kansas State. 12 PM. ESPN.
– College Football Playoff (CFP) semi-final:
Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ: #2 Michigan vs. #3 TCU. 4 PM. ESPN.
– College Football Playoff (CFP) semi-final:
Peach Bowl, Atlanta: #1 GEORGIA vs. #4 Ohio State. 8 PM. ESPN.

Monday, Jan. 2 (4 games, 2 SEC teams)
– ReliaQuest Bowl, Tampa, FL: #22 Mississippi State vs. Illinois. 12 PM. ESPN2.
Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL: No. 17 LSU vs. Purdue. 1 PM. ABC.
Cotton Bowl Classic, Arlington, TX: #10 USC vs. #16 Tulane. 1 PM. ESPN.
Rose Bowl Game, Pasadena, CA: #8 Utah vs. #11 Penn State. 5 PM. ESPN.

Monday, Jan. 9, College Football Playoff National Championship Game
– Inglewood, CA: teams to be decided. 7:30 PM. ESPN.


Whew! What a list! If you are interested in a historical record (to at least 2015) on the increasing number of college football bowl games, then I suggest: “Tracking the Growth in College Football Bowl Games,” on FBSchedules, by Amy Daughters, 4/8/2015. Bowl games have been growing like mushrooms, during rainy season.

Lord willing, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman, Molly (our ol' puppy), and I will watch at least two bowl games:

12/30/2022, Orange Bowl: #6 Tennessee vs. #7 Clemson. 8 PM.
12/31/2022, CFP semi-final, Peach Bowl: #1 GEORGIA vs. #4 Ohio State. 8 PM. ESPN.

Go Vols! Go Dawgs!

Of course, I'll probably watch some of the other nine bowl games that include other SEC teams.


On college football Saturdays, the TV is on football games – even if I'm not really watching them. I catch updates, by visiting the TV at times. The morning shows are on the stations that provide the news and hype for the games that day. Football Saturdays are great, for this Appalachian Irishman!

Mrs. Appalachian Irishman, however, is now back to enjoying her morning to early afternoon cooking, home improvement, and reality TV shows – much to my aggravation.

All good things must end – except the good life in Christ!


Anonymous said...

Nice. Starts tomorrow.

M. Fearghail said...

Thanks for your comment, Anonymous. I'm glad that my public service list helps.

Yes, the first two bowl games, of the 43, start today (12/16/2022, Friday). I won't watch either one – Bahamas Bowl, Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB; Cure Bowl, #24 Troy vs. #25 UTSA. Of course the “cure” could be a vacation to the Bahamas! (Alas, I jest!)

Of the seven bowl games tomorrow, I plan to watch the Las Vegas Bowl, #14 Oregon State vs. Florida, at 7:30 PM.

God bless you in His service. You are welcome to visit and comment at any time.

M. Fearghail said...

Well, the website sources that I had cited in this article had the wrong time, for the Las Vegas Bowl (Oregon State vs. Florida). It was yesterday (12/17/2022), but at 2:30 PM ET, not 7:30 PM ET. I tried to find the game last evening, with no success. No wonder! The score was Oregon State 30 - Florida 3. That's one SEC loss so far.