CSD College Football Preview 2018 – Preseason College Football Playoff & Bowl Projections

Bowl-eligible teams left out: Old Dominion, Ole Miss (Sanctions)

Date Game Site, Location, Time Teams Prediction
 15-Dec Gildan New Mexico Bowl Dreamstyle Stadium  Marshall vs Wyoming  Marshall
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2:00 p.m.
AutoNation Cure Bowl Camping World Stadium  Georgia Southern vs Cincinnati  Cincinnati
Orlando, Florida
2:30 p.m.
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium  Fresno State vs Arizona  Arizona
Las Vegas, Nevada
3:30 p.m.
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Cramton Bowl  Ohio vs Appalachian State  Ohio
Montgomery, Alabama
5:30 p.m.
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome  Arkansas State vs Louisiana Tech  Arkansas State
New Orleans, Louisiana
9:00 p.m.
18-Dec Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl FAU Stadium  Florida Atlantic vs Bowling Green  Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, Florida
7:00 p.m.
19-Dec DXL Frisco Bowl Toyota Stadium  USF vs Miami (OH)  USF
Frisco, Texas
8:00 p.m.
20-Dec Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Raymond James Stadium  Memphis vs Middle Tennessee  Memphis
Tampa, Florida
8:00 p.m.
21-Dec Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Thomas Robinson Stadium  Temple vs Southern Miss  Temple
Nassau, Bahamas
12:30 p.m.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Albertsons Stadium  Northern Illinois vs Utah State  Northern Illinois
Boise, Idaho
4:00 p.m.
22-Dec Birmingham Bowl Legion Field  UCF vs Army  UCF
Birmingham, Alabama
12:00 p.m.
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium  Navy vs Texas Tech  Texas Tech
Fort Worth, Texas
3:30 p.m
Dollar General Bowl Ladd-Peebles Stadium  Toledo vs Troy  Toledo
Mobile, Alabama
7:00 p.m
Hawaii Bowl Aloha Stadium  North Texas vs San Diego State  San Diego State
Honolulu, Hawaii
10:30 p.m.
26-Dec Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium  UAB vs UMass  UAB
Dallas, Texas
1:30 p.m.
Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field  Boston College vs Western Michigan  Boston College
Detroit, Michigan
5:15 p.m.
Cactus Bowl Chase Field  Kansas State vs Washington State  Washington State
Phoenix, Arizona
9:00 p.m
27-Dec Walk On’s Independence Bowl Independence Stadium  Wake Forest vs UTSA  Wake Forest
Shreveport, Louisiana
1:30 p.m
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium  Georgia Tech vs Buffalo  Georgia Tech
Bronx, New York
5:15 p.m.
San Francisco Bowl Levi’s Stadium  Oregon vs UNLV  Oregon
Santa Clara, California
8:30 p.m.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl NRG Stadium  West Virginia vs South Carolina  South Carolina
Houston, Texas
9:00 p.m.
28-Dec Franklin American Mortage Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium  Florida State vs Texas A&M  Florida State
Nashville, Tennessee
1:30 p.m
Camping World Bowl Camping World Stadium  Virginia Tech vs Oklahoma State  Virginia Tech
Orlando, Florida
5:15 p.m.
Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome  TCU vs USC  USC
San Antonio, Texas
9:00 p.m.
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl SDCCU Stadium  Iowa vs Stanford  Stanford
San Diego, California
9:00 p.m
29-Dec Belk Bowl Bank of America Stadium  NC State vs Missouri  Missouri
Charlotte, North Carolina
12:00 p.m
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium  Colorado State vs New Mexico State  Colorado State
Tucson, Arizona
9:00 p.m.
31-Dec Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Houston vs Duke  Houston
Annapolis, Maryland
12:00 p.m.
Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium  Louisville vs Utah  Utah
El Paso, Texas
2:30 p.m
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium  Iowa State vs Florida  Florida
Memphis, Tennessee
3:45 p.m.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl TIAA Bank Field  Northwestern vs Mississippi State  Mississippi State
Jacksonville, Florida
7:30 p.m.
1-Jan Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium  Michigan vs LSU  Michigan
Tampa, Florida
12:00 p.m
Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium  Miami vs Michigan State  Miami
Orlando, Florida
1:00 p.m.

New Year’s Six Bowls

Date Game Site Teams  Prediction
29-Dec Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium  Auburn vs Wisconsin  Wisconsin
Atlanta, Georgia
12:00 pm
Capital One Orange Bowl (Playoff Semifinal Game) Hard Rock Stadium Alabama vs Oklahoma  Alabama
Miami Gardens, Florida
4:00 pm
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Playoff Semifinal Game) AT&T Stadium  Ohio State vs Clemson  Ohio State
Arlington, Texas
8:00 pm
1-Jan PlayStation Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium  Boise State vs Notre Dame  Notre Dame
Glendale, Arizona
1:00 pm
Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual Rose Bowl  Washington vs Penn State  Washington
Pasadena, California
5:00 pm
Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome  Texas vs Georgia  Georgia
New Orleans, Louisiana
8:30 pm
7-Jan College Football Playoff National Championship (Cotton Bowl winner vs Orange Bowl Winner) Levi’s Stadium  Alabama vs Ohio State  Alabama
Santa Clara, California
8:00 pm

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