College football schedule: What bowl games are on today? Time, channels, scores for New Year’s Day

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The last truly big slate of college football games takes place on New Year's Day, with four bowls — including two in the New Year's Day 6 — between ranked opponents.

The New Year's Day matchups between No. 9 Alabama and No. 17 Michigan (Citrus Bowl) and No. 9 Auburn and No. 16 Minnesota (Outback Bowl) start the day off at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the Rose Bowl between No. 7 Oregon and No. 11 Wisconsin and the Sugar Bowl between No. 5 Georgia and No. 8 Oregon.

Those games will wrap up the New Year's Day 6 matchups, as well as the bowls featuring ranked teams (barring, No. 23 Cincinnati), before the final game of the season: The College Football Playoff championship between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson on Jan. 13.

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Here's a guide to everything you need to know to watch the college football bowl schedule for Wednesday, including TV channels and start times for the New Year's Day games.

Citrus | Outback | Rose | Sugar

New Year's Day schedule: What games are on today?

Here's the full schedule for Wednesday's college football bowl games, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.

You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN's live scoreboard.

Wednesday, Jan. 1


Time (ET)

TV channel

Citrus: No. 9 Alabama vs. No. 17 Michigan

1 p.m.


Outback: No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 16 Minnesota

1 p.m.


Rose: No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 11 Wisconsin

5 p.m.


Sugar: No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 8 Baylor

8:45 p.m.


How to watch, live stream college football bowl games

The entire Saturday slate of games teams will be televised live on national TV, with games appearing on ESPN and ABC.

Similar to the CFP semifinals, ESPN is offering a version of its "Megacast" for the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl broadcasts across its family of networks. Command Center (ESPN2), Skycast (ESPN App) and All-22 (ESPN App) will also be available for both games.

Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the Rose Bowl with Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi reporting from the sidelines. Sean McDonough and Todd Blackledge are in the booth for the Sugar Bowl with reporter Holly Rowe on the sidelines.

College football scores


No. 9 Alabama vs. No. 17 Michigan

No. 9 Auburn vs. No. 16 Minnesota

No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 11 Wisconsin

No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 8 Baylor

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