2020-21 College Bowl Games for Group of Five Schools so far

In this unique year with COVID-19, the college football season still played on for the Group of Five. Some conferences like the Mid-American and the Mountain West Conferences joined the season late, while the American Athletic, Conference USA, and Sun Belt Conference started their seasons on time.

With COVID-19, several bowl game have been canceled including one that was scheduled to be played on Dec. 19th in the Frisco Bowl due to SMU having a COVID-19 breakout. Their opponent of UTSA opted to play in another game–the First Responder’s Bowl.

The list of other canceled bowl games for all of college football is as follows:

  • Bahamas Bowl (C-USA vs. MAC)
  • Celebration Bowl (FCS: MEAC vs. SWAC)
  • Fenway Bowl (AAC vs. ACC)
  • Hawai’i Bowl (AAC vs. Mountain West)
  • Holiday Bowl (ACC vs. Pac-12)
  • Las Vegas Bowl (Pac-12 vs. SEC)
  • Los Angeles Bowl (Pac-12 vs. Mountain West)
  • Pinstripe Bowl (ACC vs. Big Ten)
  • Quick Lane Bowl (ACC, Big Ten, MAC)
  • Redbox Bowl (Big Ten vs. Pac-12)
  • Sun Bowl (ACC vs. Pac-12)

The first bowl game will be played now on Dec. 21st with Appalachian State playing North Texas. After the final College Football Playoff rankings later today (Dec. 20th), the other bowl games will be announced. A new list will be put together after this on this site that involve the Group of Five schools. Here is a full list of the bowl games so far (game times all in EST):

Dec. 21

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Appalachian State vs. North Texas
Brooks Stadium (Conway, South Carolina)
2:30 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Nevada vs. Tulane
Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)
3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Florida)
7 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 23

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Montgomery Bowl
Memphis vs. FAU
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
7 p.m. | ESPN or ESPN2

Dec. 24

New Mexico Bowl
Hawaii vs. Houston
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama)
2:30 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 26

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
12 p.m. | ABC

Cure Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
12 p.m. | ESPN

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas, Texas)
3:30 p.m. | ABC

LendingTree Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State
Ladd-Peebles Stadium (Mobile, Alabama)
3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Army vs. TBD
Independence Stadium (Shreveport, Louisiana)
7 p.m. | ESPN

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Chase Field (Phoenix, Arizona)
10:15 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 28

Military Bowl
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Maryland)
2:30 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
5:30 p.m. | ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome (San Antonio, Texas)
9 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, North Carolina)
12 p.m. | ESPN

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)
3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
7:15 p.m. | ESPN

Dec. 31

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium (Fort Worth, Texas)
12 p.m. | ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tennessee)
4 p.m. | ESPN

Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium (Tucson, Arizona)
4 p.m. | CBSSN

Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
8 p.m. | ESPN

Jan. 1

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama)
12 p.m. | ESPN2

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)
12:30 p.m. | ESPN

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida)
1 p.m. | ABC

Rose Bowl Game (College Football Playoff semifinal)
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Tex. moved from Pasadena, Calif. )
5 p.m. | ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal)
Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
8:45 p.m. | ESPN

Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field (Jacksonville, Florida)
12 p.m. | ESPN

Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
12:30 p.m. | ABC

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
4 p.m. | ESPN

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
8 p.m. | ESPN

Jan. 11

College Football Playoff National Championship Game
Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
8 p.m. | ESPN