The following will be the schedule for the college bowl games involving Group of Five schools.
As expected, UCF was the ranked the top Group of Five school and will play in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendive, Arizona against Louisiana State to try to keep its 28-game winning streak in tack and to finish 2018 undefeated.
A total of 19 bowl games will involve Group of Five schools including six against Power 5 conference foes.
See the full schedule below:
|DATE ||BOWL ||LOCATION ||TIME (TV) ||MATCH-UP |
|Dec. 15 ||New Mexico ||Albuquerque, N.M. ||2 p.m. (ESPN) ||N. Texas vs. Utah State |
|Dec. 15 ||Cure ||Orlando, Fla. ||2:30 p.m. (CBSSN) ||Tulane vs. Louisiana |
|Dec. 15 ||Las Vegas ||Las Vegas, Nev. ||3:30 p.m. (ABC) ||Arizona State vs. Fresno State |
|Dec. 15 ||Camellia ||Montgomery, Ala. ||5:30 p.m. (ESPN) ||E. Michigan vs. Ga. Southern |
|Dec. 15 ||New Orleans ||New Orleans, La. ||9 p.m. (ESPN) ||Appalachian State vs. Middle Tennessee |
|Dec. 18 ||Boca Raton ||Boca Raton, Fla. ||7 p.m. (ESPN) ||UAB vs. N. Illinois |
|Dec. 19 ||Frisco ||Frisco, Tex. ||8 p.m. (ESPN) ||Ohio vs. San Diego State |
|Dec. 20 ||Gasparilla ||Tampa, Fla. ||8 p.m. (ESPN) ||Marshall vs. South Florida |
|Dec. 21 ||Bahamas ||Nassau, Bah. ||12:30 p.m. (ESPN) ||Toledo vs. FIU |
|Dec. 21 ||Idaho Potato ||Boise, Idaho ||4 p.m. (ESPN) ||BYU vs. Western Michigan |
|Dec. 22 ||Hawaii ||Honolulu ||10:30 p.m. (ESPN) ||Hawaii vs. La. Tech |
|Dec. 22 ||Armed Forces ||Fort Worth, Tex. ||3:30 p.m. (ESPN) ||Army vs. Houston |
|Dec. 22 ||Dollar General ||Mobile, Ala. ||7 p.m. (ESPN) ||Buffalo vs. Troy |
|Dec. 22 ||Birmingham ||Birmingham, Ala. ||Noon (ESPN) ||Memphis vs. Wake Forest |
|Dec. 26 ||First Responder ||Dallas, Tex. ||1:30 p.m. (ESPN) ||Boston College vs. Boise State |
|Dec. 27 ||Independence ||Shreveport, La. ||1:30 p.m. (ESPN) ||Temple vs. Duke |
|Dec. 29 ||Arizona ||Tucson, Ariz. ||1:15 p.m. (CBSSN) ||Nevada vs. Arkansas State |
|Dec. 31 ||Military ||Annapolis, Md. ||Noon (ESPN) ||Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech |
|Jan. 1 ||Fiesta ||Glendale, Ariz. ||1 p.m. (ESPN) ||LSU vs. UCF |
The following are the bowl teams by Group of Five conference.
American Athletic Conference (7): Cincinnati Bearcats, Houston Cougars, Memphis Tigers, South Florida Bulls, Temple Owls, Tulane Green Wave, UCF Knights
Conference USA (7): Florida International (FIU) Golden Panthers, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Marshall Thundering Herd, Middle Tennessee (MTSU) Blue Raiders, North Texas Mean Green, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, UAB Blazers
FBS Independents (2): Army Black Knights, BYU Cougars
Mid-American Conference (7): Buffalo Bulls, Eastern Michigan Eagles, Miami (OH) RedHawks, Northern Illinois Huskies, Ohio Bobcats, Toledo Rockets, Western Michigan Broncos
Mountain West Conference (7): Boise State Broncos, Fresno State Bulldogs, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Nevada Wolf Pack, San Diego State Aztecs, Utah State Aggies, Wyoming Cowboys
Sun Belt Conference (6): Appalachian State Mountaineers, Arkansas State Red Wolves, Georgia Southern Eagles, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, Troy Trojans, UL Monroe Warhawks
Those in italics were bowl eligible but were not selected for a bowl game. This includes Miami (OH), Wyoming, Southern Miss, and UL Monroe.
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