No. 6 Florida and Virginia face off in the Orange Bowl on Monday, the fourth of the New Year's Day 6 bowls, after the Cotton Bowl and College Football Playoff semifinal games.
Florida (10-2, 6-2 SEC) earned its Orange Bowl bid as the highest-ranked team out of the SEC, Big Ten and Notre Dame that wasn't already tied to the Playoff or Sugar and Rose bowls. Quarterback Kyle Trask has ably led the Gators to their second straight 10-win season, but it's the defense, with its SEC-leading 46 sacks, that has had the greatest impact this season, helping Dan Mullen reach a New Year's 6 bowl in just his second season in Gainesville.
The Cavaliers (9-4, 6-3 ACC) made the Orange Bowl as the runner-up in the ACC, as conference champion Clemson is instead in the Playoff. Regardless, Virginia's 9-4 campaign is the best of Bronco Mendenhall's tenure in Charlottesville. His team is led by ever-dangerous quarterback Bryce Perkins, who not only has 3,215 passing yards and 18 touchdowns to 11 interceptions, but also is the team's leading rusher with 745 yards.
Here's a guide to everything to need to watch the Orange Bowl matchup between Florida and Virginia, including start time, TV channels and a full New Year's Six bowl schedule.
What channel is Florida vs. Virginia on today?
TV channel (national): ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN
Florida vs. Virginia is televised nationally on ESPN, the fourth New Year's 6 games and the only one played on Monday. Steve Levy will do play-by-play, Brian Griese will serve as the analyst and Holly Rowe and Molly McGrath will be the sideline reporters.
Florida vs. Virginia: What time is kickoff?
Date: Monday, Dec. 30
Start time: 8 p.m. ET
The Orange Bowl matchup between Florida and Virginia starts at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 30. Florida and Virginia have only met once, a 55-10 regular-season victory in Gainesville for the Gators.
New Year's 6 schedule
Saturday, Dec. 28
Cotton Bowl Classic
Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)
Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)
Monday, Dec. 30
Florida vs. Virginia
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Rose Bowl Game
Wisconsin vs. Oregon
Georgia vs. Baylor
Monday, Jan. 13
College Football Playoff championship
LSU vs. Clemson