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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

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