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Bowl projections: Looking ahead after Week 6

(Note: All times Eastern)


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Utah
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Stanford


College Football Playoff at the Capital One Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Thu., Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Clemson
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Michigan


College Football Playoff National Championship

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Mon., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Baylor
McMurphy: Baylor vs. Clemson

Bowl schedule

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sat., Dec. 19, 2 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Rice vs. San Jose State
McMurphy: Middle Tennessee vs. San Jose State


Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Sat., Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: USC vs. BYU
McMurphy: Oregon vs. Boise State


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Sat., Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Akron vs. South Alabama
McMurphy: Ohio vs. Georgia Southern


AutoNation Cure Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Sat., Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Schlabach: Tulsa vs. Appalachian State
McMurphy: Tulsa vs. Arkansas State


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Sat., Dec. 19, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Marshall
McMurphy: Southern Miss vs. Louisiana-Lafayette


Miami Beach Bowl

Marlins Park, Miami
Mon., Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: East Carolina vs. Western Kentucky
McMurphy: Western Kentucky vs. Cincinnati


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Tue., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Bowling Green vs. Nevada
McMurphy: Western Michigan vs. San Diego State


Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Tue., Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Ohio vs. Cincinnati
McMurphy: Temple vs. Northern Illinois


San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Wed., Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Western Michigan
McMurphy: Utah State vs. USC


GoDaddy Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Wed., Dec. 23, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Toledo vs. Georgia Southern
McMurphy: Bowling Green vs. Appalachian State


Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Thu., Dec. 24, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois
McMurphy: FIU vs. Ball State


Hawai'i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu
Thu., Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Houston vs. Utah State
McMurphy: BYU vs. Houston


St. Petersburg Bowl

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Sat., Dec. 26, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: FIU vs. Temple
McMurphy: Marshall vs. Memphis


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
Sat., Dec. 26, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Arizona
McMurphy: North Carolina vs. Arizona State


Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Sat., Dec. 26, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas vs. Middle Tennessee State
McMurphy: Louisiana Tech vs. Washington State


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Sat., Dec. 26, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
McMurphy: Pittsburgh vs. Illinois


Camping World Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Sat., Dec. 26, 5:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Louisville vs. Washington State
McMurphy: NC State vs. Auburn


Foster Farms Bowl

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Sat., Dec. 26, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Minnesota vs. California
McMurphy: Minnesota vs. Arizona


Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Mon., Dec. 28, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Miami vs. Navy
McMurphy: Louisville vs. Navy


Quick Lane Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit
Mon., Dec. 28, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Schlabach: NC State vs. Illinois
McMurphy: Miami vs. Indiana


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona
Tue., Dec. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Schlabach: Colorado State vs. Southern Miss
McMurphy: UNLV vs. South Alabama


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Tue., Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Indiana vs. Air Force
McMurphy: Colorado State vs. Nebraska


Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Tue., Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Florida State vs. Oklahoma State
McMurphy: Notre Dame vs. West Virginia


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston
Tue., Dec. 29, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: West Virginia vs. Mississippi State
McMurphy: Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma


Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Wed., Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Auburn vs. Memphis
McMurphy: East Carolina vs. Tennessee


Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Wed., Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Duke vs. Tennessee
McMurphy: Duke vs. Kentucky


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Wed., Dec. 30, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Missouri
McMurphy: Mississippi State vs. Wisconsin


National University Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Wed., Dec. 30, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
McMurphy: Iowa vs. UCLA


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Thu., Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Florida vs. Ohio State
McMurphy: Florida vs. Toledo


Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Fri., Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2)

Schlabach: Iowa vs. Ole Miss
McMurphy: Northwestern vs. Georgia


Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
Fri., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Schlabach: Michigan State vs. Texas A&M
McMurphy: Penn State vs. Texas A&M


Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Fri., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Boise State vs. Notre Dame
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Michigan State


Rose Bowl Game Presented By Northwestern Mutual

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Fri., Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Michigan vs. Stanford
McMurphy: Ohio State vs. Utah


Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Fri., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: LSU vs. TCU
McMurphy: LSU vs. TCU


TaxSlayer Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Sat., Jan. 2, noon (ESPN)

Schlabach: Penn State vs. Georgia
McMurphy: Arkansas vs. Florida State


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Sat., Jan. 2, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Kentucky
McMurphy: Kansas State vs. Missouri


Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio
Sat., Jan. 2, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. UCLA
McMurphy: Oklahoma State vs. Cal


Cactus Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Sat., Jan. 2, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Schlabach: Texas Tech vs. Washington
McMurphy: Texas Tech vs. Washington