football-fbs flag

NCAA.com | January 1, 2016

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.

PEACH BOWL
Georgia Dome | Atlanta, Ga.
Noon ET Dec. 31 | ESPN

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

ORANGE BOWL
Sun Life Stadium | Miami Gardens, Fla.
4 p.m. ET Dec. 31 | ESPN

 
No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17

COTTON BOWL
AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas
8 p.m. ET Dec. 31 | ESPN

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

FIESTA BOWL
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
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

SUGAR BOWL
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

College football's 9 winningest teams

Here are the nine winningest college football programs in the history of the sport.
READ MORE

2020 Senior Bowl: Rosters, time, TV channel

The 2020 Senior Bowl kicks off on Saturday, January 25. Rosters for both teams and how to watch information can be found here.
READ MORE

College football rankings: Preseason Top 25 for the 2020 season

Here's an early look at a preseason Top 25 college football rankings for 2020.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners