Here Are The College Football Teams Playing In New Year’s Six Bowls

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The college football bowl slate has been released, and we’ve got some solid New Year’s Six games.

Below are the six highly-anticipated matchups:

  • Capital One Orange Bowl: Alabama vs. Oklahoma (playoff game)
  • Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame (playoff game)
  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Michigan vs. Florida
  • Fiesta Bowl: UCF vs. LSU
  • Rose Bowl Game: Ohio State vs. Washington
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Texas

The Sugar, Rose and Fiesta bowls will all be played Jan. 1. The Peach Bowl and the two playoff games will go down Dec. 29. (RELATED: Georgia Loses To Alabama After One Of The Dumbest Play Calls In Football History)


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Overall, this is a very solid schedule of games. Obviously, the two semi-final playoff games should both be great. They might not be close, but I expect a ton of action.

As for the other four games, who on this planet won’t be cheering for UCF over LSU? If you’re cheering for the Tigers in that game, then you simply don’t have a soul. The Knights starting QB McKenzie Milton went down with a horrific injury, and they still fought for an undefeated season.

You just have to love that level of grit.


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Georgia vs. Texas should also be entertaining, especially if the Longhorns are able to pull off a win. That should shut up the SEC fanboys a bit.

The only game that I don’t think will be close at all is Ohio State against Washington. The Buckeyes are going to crush them if they show up and care at all. It won’t be close.


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I can’t wait for the games to begin. It’s going to be one hell of a fun time.

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