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New Year's Six bowl schedule

In this second year of the College Football Playoff, the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl take centerstage as the national semifinals. Below are the matchups for all of the "New Year's Six" bowls on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

For a look at all of the other bowls spanning from Dec. 19 to Jan. 2, go here.


Georgia Dome | Atlanta, Ga.

Noon ET Dec. 31 | ESPN


No. 18 Houston 38, No. 9 Florida State 24


Sun Life Stadium | Miami Gardens, Fla.

4 p.m. ET Dec. 31 | ESPN


No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17


AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas

8 p.m. ET Dec. 31 | ESPN


No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0


University of Phoenix Stadium | Glendale, Ariz.

1 p.m. ET Jan. 1 | ESPN


No. 8 Notre Dame (10-2) vs. No. 7 Ohio State (11-1)

Series: Ohio State leads 3-2

Last Meeting: 2006 | Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Bowl History: 17-17 Last: Music City Bowl (2014) | W vs. LSU, 31-28

Ohio State Buckeyes Bowl History: 21-24 Last: College Football Playoff Championship (2015) | W vs. Oregon, 42-20


Rose Bowl | Pasadena, Calif.

5 p.m. ET Jan. 1 | ESPN


No. 6 Stanford (11-2) vs. No. 5 Iowa (12-1)

Series: First meeting

Stanford Cardinal Bowl History: 12-11-1 Last: Foster Farms Bowl (2014) | W vs. Maryland, 45-21

Iowa Hawkeyes Bowl History: 14-13-1 Last: TaxSlayer Bowl (2015) | L vs. Tennessee, 45-28


Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 1 | ESPN


No. 16 Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. No. 12 Mississippi (9-3)

Series: Ole Miss leads 2-0

Last Meeting: 2010 | Ole Miss 21, Oklahoma State 7

Oklahoma State Cowboys Bowl History: 16-9-1 Last: Cactus Bowl (2015) | W vs. Washington, 30-22

Mississippi Rebels Bowl History: 23-13 Last: Peach Bowl (2014) | L vs. TCU, 42-3

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