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2015-2016 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule

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From the Celebration Bowl on Dec. 19 to the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 11, here's a look at the 2015-16 college football bowl lineup and playoff schedule. Add the games to your calendar: All bowl games or College Football Playoff

All times Eastern.

College Football Playoff schedule

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17
Clemson dominates Oklahoma, advances to CFP title game

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0
Alabama blanks Michigan State to avenge last season's semifinal loss

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Alabama 45, Clemson 40
Alabama returns to the top of the college football world with win

Complete bowl schedule

Dec. 19

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
North Carolina A&T 41, Alcorn State 34
Tarik Cohen's explosive, 295-yard rushing performance leads Aggies.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Arizona 45, New Mexico 37
Arizona secures winning season behind Solomon's three scores.

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Utah 35, BYU 28
Utah took advantage of a disastrous start by BYU.

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Appalachian State 31, Ohio 29
Appalachian State's Zach Matics drilled a 23-yard kick as time expired.

AutoNation Cure Bowl
San Jose State 27, Georgia State 16
San Jose State was the first of three 5-7 teams to play this postseason.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Louisiana Tech 47, Arkansas State 28
The senior duo of Jeff Driskel and Kenneth Dixon led Louisiana Tech.


Dec. 21

Miami Beach Bowl
Western Kentucky 45, South Florida 35
Western Kentucky outlasted USF, with the teams combining for 56 second-half points.


Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Akron 23, Utah State 21
Akron finally has its first bowl win.

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo 32, Temple 17
Jason Candle's head-coaching debut was a success as Toledo upset No. 24 Temple.


Dec. 23

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Boise State 55, Northern Illinois 7
Boise State jumped to a 7-0 lead in the game's first minute and never looked back.

GoDaddy Bowl
Georgia Southern 58, Bowling Green 27
Georgia Southern made a statement by running away from Bowling Green for the school's first bowl win.


Dec. 24

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
Western Michigan 45, Middle Tennessee 31
Western Michigan earns first bowl win ever by thumping Middle Tennessee.

Hawai'i Bowl
San Diego State 42, Cincinnati 7
San Diego State overpowers Cincinnati in Hawai'i Bowl win


Dec. 26

St. Petersburg Bowl
Marshall 16, Connecticut 10
Marshall continues bowl roll, winning slugfest in St. Petersburg Bowl over UConn

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Washington State 20, Miami 14
A slew of Miami mistakes helped Washington State seal the win.

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Washington 44, Southern Miss 31
Washington didn't dominate but it managed to hang on.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Duke 44, Indiana 41 (OT)
The game lived up to its billing as one of the wildest of bowl season.

Camping World Independence Bowl
Virginia Tech 55, Tulsa 52
Virginia Tech sent Frank Beamer out in style.

Foster Farms Bowl
Nebraska 37, UCLA 29
Nebraska improved to 6-7 thanks to an impressive ground game.


Dec. 28

Military Bowl presented By Northrop Grumman
Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28
Navy's Keenan Reynolds shines one last time in bowl win vs. Pitt.

Quick Lane Bowl
Minnesota 21, Central Michigan 14
Mitch Leidner leads Minnesota past Central Michigan to break Golden Gophers' bowl drought.


Dec. 29

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
California 55, Air Force 36
Jared Goff leads Cal over Air Force, lands Bears' first bowl win since 2008.

Russell Athletic Bowl
Baylor 49, North Carolina 38
Undermanned Baylor runs for bowl record against North Carolina.

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Nevada 28, Colorado State 23
Nevada comes back, outlasts Colorado State in dramatic Arizona Bowl.

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl
LSU 56, Texas Tech 27
Leonard Fournette, LSU, run over Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl.


Dec. 30

Birmingham Bowl
Auburn 31, Memphis 10
Defense leads the way for Auburn over Memphis

Belk Bowl
Mississippi State 51, NC State 28
Dak Prescott finished his career strong and Mississippi State took care of business

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21
Louisville got a career night from true freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson

National Funding Holiday Bowl
Wisconsin 23, USC 21
Wisconsin got the lead back in the final minutes, then held off USC


Dec. 31

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Houston 38, Florida State 24
Explosive Houston offense pushes Cougars to huge Peach Bowl win

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 1 Clemson 37, No. 4 Oklahoma 17
Clemson dominates Oklahoma, advances to CFP title game

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 2 Alabama 38, No. 3 Michigan State 0
Alabama blanks Michigan State to avenge last season's semifinal loss


Jan. 1

Outback Bowl
Tennessee 45, Northwestern 6
Tennessee clobbers Northwestern for impressive Outback victory

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Michigan 41, Florida 7
Michigan routs Florida to get 10 wins in Harbaugh's first year

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl
Ohio State 44, Notre Dame 28
Ezekiel Elliott carries Ohio State past Notre Dame

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Stanford 45, Iowa 16
McCaffrey, Stanford run wild in rout of Iowa

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Ole Miss 48, Oklahoma State 20
Ole Miss rebounds from last year's bowl blowout, routs Oklahoma State in Sugar Bowl


Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Bowl
Georgia 24, Penn State 17
Georgia welcomes the Kirby Smart era with a bowl win

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Arkansas 45, Kansas State 23
Collins, Arkansas run over Kansas State

Valero Alamo Bowl
TCU 47, Oregon 41 (3 OT)
TCU rallies from 31 points down to stun Oregon in triple overtime

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
West Virginia 43, Arizona State 42
West Virginia wins a battle of big plays


Jan. 11

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Alabama 45, Clemson 40
Alabama returns to the top of the college football world