No. 9 Auburn and No. 16 face off in the Outback Bowl on Wednesday, one of four of the New Year's Day college football bowl games, including two New Year's Day 6 bowls in the Sugar and Rose bowls.
Auburn (9-3, 5-3 SEC) made it to the Outback Bowl with a strong, season-long defensive effort, one that helped limit LSU and Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow to 23 measly points. The Tigers enter this matchup with Minnesota as a top-10 team thanks to ranked wins over Oregon, Texas A&M and Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
The Gophers (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) enter the Outback Bowl under slightly different circumstances. They started the season 9-0 but lost two of their last three games, including to rival Wisconsin, to fall to the Outback Bowl after having Playoff — at least Rose Bowl — aspirations. That said, coach P.J. Fleck would love nothing more than to cap an impressive season in the Big Ten with a win over an impressive SEC opponent.
Here's a guide to everything you need to watch the 2020 Outback Bowl between Auburn and Minnesota, including start time, TV channel and a full New Year's Six bowl schedule.
What channel is Auburn vs. Minnesota on today?
TV channel (national) : ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN
Auburn vs. Minnesota is televised nationally on ESPN, one of four New Year's Day games to be played that day. Jason Benetti will do play-by-play, Rod Gilmore will serve as the analyst and Quint Kessenich will be the sideline reporters.
Auburn vs. Minnesota: What time is kickoff?
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 1
Start time: 1 p.m. ET
The Outback Bowl matchup between Auburn and Minnesota starts at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 1. The Tigers and Gophers have never met prior to Wednesday's game.
College Football Playoff, New Year's 6 games
Saturday, Dec. 28
Cotton Bowl Classic
Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)
Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)
Monday, Dec. 30
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Rose Bowl Game
Wisconsin vs. Oregon
Georgia vs. Baylor
Monday, Jan. 13
College Football Playoff championship
LSU vs. Clemson