December is here, which means it’s time to go bowling — college bowling, that is.
The NCAA football bowl schedule is about to start. College football is one of the most popular betting sports in the United States, and bowl betting is a hallmark of the holiday season.
Here’s a look at the 2023 bowl season schedule and how to wager on those games.
When Does The 2022-2023 Bowl Season Begin?
The 42-game NCAA football bowl season will kick off with the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 16. The bowl season will run through the College Football Playoff national championship game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Jan. 9.
The two College Football Playoff semifinal matchups are set, with top-ranked and defending champion Georgia essentially playing a home game against No. 4 Ohio State at the Chick Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta at 8 p.m. on New Years Eve.
The Peach Bowl will serve as the nightcap of a semifinal doubleheader. The early game will pit second-ranked Michigan against No. 3 Texas Christian in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl at 4 p.m. ET. Michigan has not won an undisputed national championship in football since 1948. TCU is aiming for its second national title and first since 1938.
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What Is The 2023 NCAAF Bowl Schedule?
Here’s the full bowl schedule for 2022-23. (All times listed are ET)
Friday, December 16
HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl (Thomas A. Robinson Stadium — Nassau, Bahamas)
Miami University vs Alabama-Birmingham, 11:30 a.m., ESPN
Duluth Trading Cure Bowl (Exploria Stadium — Orlando, Fla.)
Texas-San Antonio vs Troy, 3 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, December 17
Wasabi Fenway Bowl (Fenway Park — Boston, Mass.)
Cincinnati vs Louisville, 11 a.m., ESPN
New Mexico Bowl (University Stadium — Albuquerque, N.M.)
Southern Methodist vs Brigham Young, 2:15 p.m., ESPN
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl (SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, Calif.)
Washington State vs Fresno State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
LendingTree Bowl (Hancock Whitney Stadium — Mobile, Ala.)
Rice vs Southern Mississippi, 5:15 p.m., ESPN
SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl (Allegiant Stadium — Las Vegas, Nev.)
Florida vs Oregon State, 7:30 p.m., ABC
Frisco Bowl (Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas)
North Texas vs Boise State, 9:15 p.m., ESPN
Monday, December 19
Myrtle Beach Bowl (Brooks Stadium — Conway, S.C.)
Marshall vs Connecticut, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Tuesday, December 20
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Albertsons Stadium — Boise, Idaho)
Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl (FAU Stadium — Boca Raton, Fla.)
Liberty vs Toledo, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Wednesday, December 21
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Caesars Superdome — New Orleans)
Western Kentucky vs South Alabama, 9 p.m., ESPN
Thursday, December 22
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Amon G. Carter Stadium — Fort Worth, Texas)
Baylor vs Air Force, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Friday, December 23
Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl (Independence Stadium — Shreveport, La.)
Louisiana vs Houston, 3 p.m., ESPN
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl (Raymond James Stadium — Tampa)
Wake Forest vs Missouri, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, December 24
EasyPost Hawaii Bowl (Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex, Honolulu)
Middle Tennessee State vs San Diego State, 8 p.m., ESPN
Monday, December 26
Quick Lane Bowl (Ford Field — Detroit)
New Mexico State vs Bowling Green, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Tuesday, December 27
Camillia Bowl (Cramton Bowl — Montgomery, Ala.)
Georgia Southern vs Buffalo, noon, ESPN
SERVPro First Responders Bowl (Ford Stadium — Dallas)
Memphis vs Utah State, 3:15 p.m., ESPN
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl (Protective Stadium — Birmingham, Ala.)
Coastal Carolina vs East Carolina, 6:45 p.m., ESPN
Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Chase Field — Phoenix)
Wisconsin vs Oklahoma State, 10:15 p.m., ESPN
Wednesday, December 28
Military Bowl (Memorial Stadium — Annapolis, Md.)
Central Florida vs Duke, 2 p.m., ESPN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Liberty Stadium — Memphis, Tenn.)
Kansas vs Arkansas, 5:15 p.m., ESPN
San Diego Credit Union Holiday Bowl (Petco Park — San Diego)
Oregon vs North Carolina, 8 p.m., FOX
TaxAct Texas Bowl (NRG Stadium — Houston)
Texas Tech vs Mississippi, 9 p.m., ESPN
Thursday, December 29
Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl (Yankee Stadium — Bronx, N.Y.)
Syracuse vs Minnesota, 2 p.m., ESPN
Cheez-It Bowl (Camping World Stadium — Orlando, Fla.)
Oklahoma vs Florida State, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl (Alamodome — San Antonio, Texas)
Texas vs Washington, 9 p.m., ESPN
Friday, December 30
Duke’s Mayo Bowl (Bank of America Stadium — Charlotte, N.C.)
Maryland vs North Carolina State, noon, ESPN
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl (Sun Bowl — El Paso, Texas)
Pittsburgh vs UCLA, 2 p.m., CBS
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (TIAA Bank Field — Jacksonville, Fla.)
Notre Dame vs South Carolina, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl (Arizona Stadium — Tucson, Ariz.)
Ohio vs Wyoming, 4:30 p.m., Barstool
Capital One Orange Bowl (Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Tennessee vs Clemson, 8 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, December 31
TransPerfect Music City Bowl (Nissan Stadium — Nashville)
Iowa vs Kentucky, noon, ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl (Caesars Superdome — New Orleans)
Alabama vs Kansas State, noon, ABC
College Football Playoff at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl (State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Ariz.)
No. 2 Michigan vs No. 3 Texas Christian, 4/8 p.m., ESPN
College Football Playoff at the Chick Fil-A Peach Bowl (Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta)
No. 1 Georgia vs No. 4 Ohio State, 8 p.m., ESPN
Monday, January 2, 2023
ReliaQuest Bowl (Raymond James Stadium — Tampa)
Mississippi State vs Illinois, noon, ESPN2
Cheez-It Citrus Bowl (Camping World Stadium — Orlando, Fla.)
LSU vs Purdue, 1 p.m., ABC
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (AT&T Stadium — Arlington, Texas)
Southern California vs Tulane, 1 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl, Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)
Utah vs Penn State, 5 p.m., ESPN
Monday, January 9, 2023
College Football Playoff National Championship Game presented by AT&T (SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif.)
Georgia/Ohio State vs Michigan/Texas Christian, 8 p.m., ESPN
How Can I Bet on the NCAAF Bowls?
With round-the-clock games, and ample off time for most of us around the holidays, betting on the college-football bowl season adds some juice to the action. There are upsets, trick plays and wild finishes since most of the teams playing have little to lose.
Plus, with the College Football Playoff semifinals and national-championship game, there are titles on the line.
Betting on the games is as easy as signing up for an online sportsbook account, as long as you live in a state where sports betting is legal. You simply enter your real info, verify it then deposit and start placing bets on bowl action of your choosing.
If someone gave you a BetMGM or Caesars gift card as a holiday gift then that’s even better. You’ll have those funds to use instead of your own hard-earned money.
Cashing in on an upset pick, or winning real money when your favorite team or alma mater wins, adds a tangible victory and makes the bowls more exciting and entertaining.
Plus, each sportsbook has a new-signup offer and new-user bonus like risk-free bets or bet-and-gets that lengthens your ability to play during bowl season.