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Washington & Texas A&M Score Impressive Victories

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College Football Monday - Week 7

Top Clubs Dominate Weaker Opponents
Washington & Texas A&M Win Key Matchups

Team of Week - Navy

Offensive Player of Week - QB Trevor Knight - Texas A&M
Defensive Player of Week - DE DeMarcus Walker - Florida St.

Photo - QB Jake Browning - Washington

Upcoming Key Weekly Matchups
Alabama at Tennessee, Wisconsin at Ohio St., North Carolina at Miami in major conference matchups

This past Saturday provided several big game matchups that went down again to the final minutes during a couple contests that were decided on the last play. The Tennessee-Texas A&M matchup went into 2 overtimes before A&M prevailed 45-38 behind QB Trevor Knight and RB Treyveon Williams. Texas A&M went to 6-0 for the first time since 1994.

Knight threw for 239 yards and 2 TDs and ran for 110 yards and 3 more scores. The Aggies could have put this one away with less than 2 minutes remaining, but freshman tailback Trayveon Williams had the ball knocked from his hands and out of the back of the end zone just before he crossed the goal line on a 71-yard run. Williams finished with 217 yards rushing, a school record for a true freshman.
The Vols had rallied from double-digit deficits to win four of their last five games, including last week's last-play win over Georgia. They trailed by 21 points in the 3rd quarter Saturday thanks to seven turnovers before tying it on Alvin Kamara’s 18 yard TD reception with 41 seconds left.

The Vols’ are this season’s Cardiac kids with little time to lament their weekly close nail biting games. They host #1 Alabama this week that can keep them in the top 5-10 with a victory. Texas A&M gets their bye week this Saturday and play Alabama on Oct. 22nd with the SEC West division in the balance.

Michigan and Ohio St appear on a collision course for their Nov. 26th matchup. Ohio St has a tougher schedule the rest of the way. They hopefully went to school on the Michigan victory over Wisconsin a few weeks ago. Ohio St travels to Madison Wisconsin this Saturday followed by a trip to Happy Valley with Penn St the next week.

The Big Ten East title appears to be destined for the Michigan-Ohio St winner which be played in Columbus, Ohio this season. The Ohio St. – Wisconsin clash this week is vital for the Badgers to stay alive in the Big Ten West division where Nebraska holds a two game lead. Wisconsin faces both Ohio St and Nebraska within a three week period that are critical for any hopes of winning the West division.

Washington bombed Oregon 70-21 in Eugene in a statement game. The Huskies have won impressively all season, especially the past two weeks where they dominated both Stanford and Oregon, two perennial Pac 12 clubs. Washington gets a bye week this Saturday to get ready for their final six Pac 12 matchups. Huskie sophomore QB Jake Browning has pushed himself into the Heisman Trophy discussion with several very impressive performances. They have a huge road game at Utah in two weeks that will determine conference leadership into the final month. That could be a game that gets Browning an invitation to NYC with a good performance. They have the talent to be among the nation’s elite final four clubs with a victory vs the Utes. As impressive as Washington has been, Oregon has surprisingly faltered. They have lost four straight games, surrendering an amazing 197 points in those defeats. They should benefit from a bye week to regroup for their final six Pac 12 games, four on the road. They must patch their battered defense quickly to quality for bowl eligibility that requires six wins for the postseason. Oregon will be a hot topic on the college football media circuit over the next two weeks after probably their stretch of games in a decade.

Clemson blasted BC in the Red Bandana game on Friday night. The BC program has fallen terribly the past six seasons with only two mediocre 7-6 seasons in 2013 and 2014 respectable. They have not won an ACC game since 2014. Clemson continues to dominate the ACC and looks headed for another final four in January. They do face a few formidable opponents in NC St, Florida St and Pittsburgh through mid November that will challenge them to repeat. They appear the class of the ACC Atlantic division with a huge matchup with Florida St set for Oct 29th.

Virginia Tech jumped on North Carolina with a strong 34-3 victory. The impressive win makes the Va. Tech/Miami game on Oct 20th, a key game related to the ACC Coastal division. Tech is a sound club with their best start since the 2013 season. Miami lost to Florida St 20-19 when they missed an extra point last in regulation that probably would have forced overtime. The Seminoles went to 4-2 while Miami fell from the undefeated (4-1). The Seminoles’ win was poetic justice after a painful history of wide right field goals vs Miami that gave the Hurricanes key wins in their national title race battles. FSU preps for the matchup with Clemson on Oct. 29th that could push them back into ACC contention and a top ten rankings with another big win.

Game of the Week - Alabama (6-0) at Tennessee (5-1)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Clemson, Washington, Tennessee & Michigan Survive Top 10 Matchups

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College Football Monday - Week 6

Clemson, Washington, Tennessee & Michigan Survive Top 10 Matchups
Alabama & Ohio St. Crush Conference Opponents

Team of Week - Washington/Clemson

Offensive Player of Week - QB Deshaun Watson - Clemson
Defensive Player of Week - CB Jourdan Lewis - Michigan

Photo - QB Deshaun Watson - Clemson

Upcoming Weekly Matchups –
Alabama at Arkansas, Tennessee at Texas A&M, Washington at Oregon, Miami at Florida St and Virginia Tech at North Carolina in major conference matchups

This past Saturday provided several big game matchups that went down to the final minutes during a couple contests that were decided on the last play. The Tennessee-Georgia matchup became a series of last second plays for TDs that changed the outcome of the contest. Both QBs, Georgia’s Jacob Eason and Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs came up big in crunch time with impressive throws into heavy coverage.

Clemson scored 14 fourth quarter points with a last second Hail Mary TD beating a Louisville club that had just scored on a TD. Clemson prevailed 42-36 over the Cardinals behind a 300 yard passing effort and 5 TDs from QB Deshaun Watson. He also added 91 yards rushing. That overcame an outstanding performance from QB Lamar Jackson who threw for 295 yards and 1 TD, in addition to 162 yards rushing on 31 carries and 2 TDs. Jackson drove the Cardinals to the red zone, but his final completion came up just short of a first down inside the 5-yard line. Both Clemson and Louisville face favorable schedules for the final seven games.

Michigan beat Wisconsin in an oldtime type Big Ten clash where ball control, defense and field positioning were critical determining factors. The Wolverines won out on consistent field position and a sound defense that stuffed the box against the powerful Badger ground game. The Wisconsin passing game struggled to dent the Michigan secondary. The game ended with an outstanding one handed interception by Wolverine corner Jourdan Lewis that was a key part in their dominant backfield. The Michigan win over #8 Wisconsin was the first by the Wolverines over a top 10 club since 2008.

Washington has quietly moved into the top ten. They bombed a tough Stanford club on Friday night showing a balanced attack and a strong defense. The Huskie defense returned 8 starters from last season that allowed the fewest points and yardage of any club in the Pac 12. Sophomore QB Jake Browning threw for 3 TDs and 200 yards in a balanced offense. The Huskies face a 7 game schedule of exclusively Pac 12 teams, beginning with a trip to Eugene, Oregon this Saturday vs the usually tough Ducks.

North Carolina vs Florida St. also had last second dramatics with a 54 yard FG by the Tar Heels’ Nick Weiler as time expired. The 37-35 Tar Heel victory ended the Seminoles’ 22 game home winning streak. The FG was the first successful one after four misses. The Seminoles fell to 3-2 and goes to an undefeated Miami (4-0). The Hurricanes must prove they are for real vs FSU and probably jumps into the top ten with a victory this Saturday at home.

Game of the Week - Tennessee (5-0) at Texas A&M (5-0)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Draft Insiders' /AP/Coaches - Top 25 Rankings

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 4 Sept, 19

Alabama comes back to defeat Ole Miss and holds #1 ranking. Ohio St. blasts Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma solidifies #2 spot while Louisville destroys highly regarded Florida St. to move into #3 overall spot. Clemson and Michigan impress to round out the top five in all major polls.

Team of Week - Louisville

Offensive Player of Week - QB Lamar Jackson - Louisville
Defensive Player of Week - DB Jabrill Peppers - Michigan

Photo - DB Jabrill Peppers - Michigan

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Rank/ Team/ Rec
1 Alabama - 3-0
2 Ohio St - 3-0
3 Louisville - 3-0
4 Clemson - 3-0
5 Michigan - 3-0
6 Houston - 3-0
7 Stanford - 2-0
8 Washington - 3-0
9 Georgia - 3-0
10 Wisconsin - 3-0
11 Texas - 3-0
12 Michigan St - 2-0
13 Florida St - 2-1
14 Nebraska - 3-0
15 Texas A&M - 3-0
16 Florida - 3-0
17 Iowa - 2-1
18 Tennessee - 3-0
19 Miami - 3-0
20 LSU - 2-1
21 Arkansas - 3-0
22 Baylor - 3-0
23 San Diego State - 3-0
24 Ole Miss - 1-2
25 Utah - 3-0

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts

1 Alabama (50) - 3-0 - 1510
2 Ohio State (4) - 3-0 - 1442
3 Louisville (6) - 3-0 - 1406
4 Michigan (1) - 3-0 - 1277
5 Clemson - 3-0 - 1258
6 Houston - 3-0 - 1245
7 Stanford - 2-0 - 1195
8 Michigan State - 2-0 - 1084
9 Washington - 3-0 - 1040
10 Texas A&M - 3-0 - 890
11 Wisconsin - 3-0 - 828
12 Georgia - 3-0 - 726
13 Florida State - 2-1 - 722
14 Tennessee - 3-0 - 707
15 Miami - 3-0 - 565
16 Baylor - 3-0 - 529
17 Arkansas - 3-0 - 528
18 LSU - 2-1 - 517
19 Florida - 3-0 - 479
20 Nebraska - 3-0 - 420
21 Texas - 2-1 - 196
22 San Diego State - 3-0 - 183
23 Ole Miss - 1-2 - 172
24 Utah - 3-0 - 154
25 Oklahoma - 1-2 - 139

Dropped from rankings: Iowa 13, Notre Dame 18, Oregon 22

Others receiving votes: TCU 132, North Dakota State 74, UCLA 74, Boise State 69, Iowa 47, California 44, Oklahoma State 42, Notre Dame 32, Oregon 23, Georgia Tech 17, North Carolina 17, Central Michigan 16, South Florida 7, Toledo 6, Western Michigan 6, Arizona State 3, Maryland 3, Virginia Tech 1

Coaches Poll
Rank / Team /Rec /Pts

1 Alabama - (59) 3-0 - 1571
2 Ohio State - (3) 3-0 - 1482
3 Clemson - (1) 3-0 - 1405
4 Louisville - 3-0 - 1331
5 Michigan - 3-0 - 1302
6 Stanford - 2-0 - 1273
7 Houston - 3-0 - 1235
8 Michigan State - 2-0 - 1156
9 Washington - 3-0 - 1065
10 Wisconsin - 3-0 - 872
11 Georgia - 3-0 - 847
12 Tennessee - 3-0 - 805
13 Texas A&M - 3-0 - 791
14 Florida State - 2-1 - 742
15 Baylor - 3-0 - 658
16 Florida - 3-0 - 598
17 LSU - 2-1 - 522
18 Arkansas - 3-0 - 500
19 Miami 3-0 - 441
20 Nebraska - 3-0 - 373
21 Ole Miss - 1-2 - 166
TCU - 2-1 - 166
23 Utah - 3-0 - 155
24 Texas - 2-1 - 143
25 Iowa - 2-1 - 140

Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma 14, Notre Dame 18, Oregon 21

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 106, North Carolina 95, San Diego State 87, UCLA 81, Boise State 62, Oregon 50, Oklahoma State 46, Arizona State 34, South Florida 32, Georgia Tech 28, Notre Dame 23, West Virginia 19, Western Michigan 16, Minnesota 11, Navy 10, Toledo 6, Central Michigan 6, California 6, Maryland 4, Memphis 4, Kansas State 4, Army 2, Auburn 2, Western Kentucky 2

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

East-West Shrine Week Highlights All-Star Action

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91st East-West Shrine Game
Saturday, Jan. 23 - Kickoff at 4 p.m. est

Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Broadcast live on NFL Network
For full event details -
Visit: www.shrinegame.com

Team Practices
East team practice: Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast | St. Petersburg, FL
West team practice: St. Petersburg High School
2501 5th Avenue North | St. Petersburg, FL

QB Nathan Sudfeld - Indiana

With hundreds of NFL scouts and agents in attendance, team practices are an important part of game week. Scouts want to see prospects in one on one situations in drills vs a high level of competition. This is a critical part of the evaluation where players must show level of development vs NFL caliber competition. On average, more than 265 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each season. The general public is welcome to attend practices; bleacher seating is available. Parking is complimentary; space is limited. Credentials are required for field access with coaches, scouts, personnel staff and select media allowed.

Practice Schedule
Monday, Jan. 18
East: 1:40 - 3:20 p.m.
West: 4 - 5:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19
East: 9:40 - 11:40 a.m.
West: 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 20
East: 9:40 - 11:40 a.m.
West: 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21
East: 9:40 - 11:40 a.m.
West: 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Watch List - Offensive Players
QB 3 Adams, Jr. Vernon Oregon 5'11" 201
QB 7 Sudfeld Nathan Indiana 6'6" 240
QB 12 Doughty Brandon Western Kentucky 6'3" 220
QB 7 Frohnapfel Blake UMass 6'6" 238
QB 10 Rudock Jake Michigan 6'3" 208
OH 47 Johnson Devon Marshall 6'1" 244
OH 19 Reynolds Keenan Navy 5'11" 205
TE 83 Morgan, II David Texas- San Antonio 6'4" 260
TE 86 Cartwright Kivon Colorado St. 6'4" 245
TE 88 Malleck Ryan Virginia Tech 6'5" 253
TE 87 Carter Kyle Penn St. 6'3" 252
TE 89 Griswold Darion Arkansas St. 6'5" 255
WO 1 Sharpe Tajae Mass-Amherst 6'3" 188
WO 11 Scott Rashawn Miami (FL) 6'2" 203
WO 21 Brown Chris Notre Dame 6'2" 195
WO 1 Garrett Keyarris Tulsa 6'4" 221
WO 8 Allison Geronimo Illinois 6'3" 196
WO 82 Dangerfield Jared Western Kentucky 6'3" 215
WO 89 Cajuste Devon Stanford 6'4" 227
OT 64 Marz Tyler Wisconsin 6'7" 325
OT 77 Nembot Stephane Colorado 6'7" 320
OT 71 Shell Brandon South Carolina 6'6" 328
OT 72 Lumpkin Keith Rutgers 6'8" 325
OT 77 Fallin Taylor Memphis 6'6" 330

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

CFP National Championship Game - #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama

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It’s Alabama-Clemson In National Title Game

CFP National Championship Game - Jan. 11
8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. - #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama

Photo - DT A’Shawn Robinson - Alabama

Sometimes the season resolves itself through the college postseason playoff system and provides a true championship matchup. The College postseason playoff system is in its’ second season after years of heated debate and pits #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama in a battle of the two best teams in college football. Clemson remains unblemished after running the table in the ACC and beating Oklahoma in the semi-finals. Alabama is peaking after an early season loss and has run the table including winning the SEC title and the semi-final matchup while pitching a shutout of the tough Michigan St. club. Bama has won with Old school football – strong ground game, field position and a tough physical defense. Clemson has fought off every challenge behind an outstanding season by soph QB Deshaun Watson who has won games with both his arm and feet in this spread attack. The Clemson defense is a fast big play unit that has been instrumental in the Tigers winning 17 games in a row, the longest winning streak in college football.

“We have a great rushing game and a great passing game, so if you want to stop the passing game, then we can pass the ball,” quarterback Deshaun Watson said. “You want to stop the pass, then we can rush the ball. It doesn't really matter what the defense does.

“We just focus on us and our job and just really just focus on that one play, and if it's a run play, we dominate the line of scrimmage, and if it's a pass play, the receivers get open and make competitive plays.”

This proved true vs Oklahoma which actually led by a point at halftime before Clemson’s offensive barrage in the second half. Clemson has now gained at least 500 yards of offense in each of its past 10 games. Nor will it be new for Alabama, which has seen similar offenses in and out of Southeastern Conference play.

Alabama’s physical defense has had a weakness – it’s spread offenses; teams such as Ohio St, Auburn, Mississippi and Texas A&M all who have given the Tide trouble where the hurry up attacks limit the rotation of defenders in situational defenses. The Tide defense is led by DL A’Shawn Robinson, Jon Allen and Jarraun Reed and LB Reggie Ragland. This Tide defense is their best in years especially along the defensive line where their combination of power and speed is unmatched this season.

The national championship may come down to whether Clemson can find weak spots in Alabama’s defensive scheme with its quick-strike offense. The extra time to prepare for the title game gives the Tide time to develop a scheme capable of stopping Watson and the explosive Tigers.

Alabama was dominant in their one sided victory against a very good Michigan St club. Few defenses in recent season can match the talented depth seen on Alabama’s roster. Clemson’s young offensive front will be thoroughly tested here, but has answered every call this season vs the likes of Notre Dame, Florida State and Oklahoma in critical matchups. They may hold the key to any further success in the title game. Watson is the main man operating running this attack and he needs a big performance from sophomore running back Wayne Gallman. Watson totaled over 3500 yards passing and over 1000 yards rushing in one of the best all around performances in college history The Alabama defensive front will provide a very tough test where they pressure the pocket consistently while being one of the most stout run defenses in recent seasons.

“I think if we focus on us and focus on Clemson and play to the standard Clemson has set, we can beat anybody, so we don't really worry about who's in front of us,” Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware said. “There's going to be 11 guys in front of us. We don't care what the name is on the back of their jersey. Our goal is to beat them every snap.”

Clemson wants an early lead to dictate the tempo of this game. Alabama wants to control the clock and field position to force the Tigers to take risks. Alabama’s offense is a power attack that relies on Heisman Trophy junior running back Derrick Henry. Both teams want the lead though operate through differing styles.

The Tigers and Alabama proved the playoff system works best and have lived up to their #1 and #2 rankings that will produce a true national champion with virtually no debate.

“Shouldn't be real hard to get guys ready to play for the national championship,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “This is it. This is truly the biggest game of the year. We've got four quarters left or however many it takes, and so we'll be ready.”

It’s old school football at its’ best and looks like Bama can claim another national title in a great matchup of contrasting styles. Bama continues their run under head coach Nick Saban in one of the great stretches by any school in college football history.
Alabama 27 - Clemson 13

It’s Alabama-Clemson In National Title Game - Jan 11th

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It’s Alabama-Clemson In National Title Game

CFP National Championship Game -
Jan. 11 8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. -
#2 Alabama vs. #1 Clemson

Photo - QB Deshaun Watson - Clemson

College Bowl Season Results
Bowl / Date / Time / Site / Matchup /Result

New Mexico Dec. 19 2 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. - Arizona 45, New Mexico 37
Las Vegas Dec. 19 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev. -
Utah 35, BYU 28
Camellia Dec. 19 5:30 p.m. Montgomery, Ala. - Appalachian St 31, Ohio 29
Cure Dec. 19 7 p.m. Orlando, Fla. -
San Jose St 27 Georgia St 16
New Orleans Dec. 19 9 p.m. New Orleans, La. - Louisiana Tech 47, Arkansas St 28
Miami Beach Dec. 21 2:30 p.m. Miami, Fla. - Western Kentucky 45, USF 35
Potato Dec. 22 3:30 p.m. Boise, Idaho - Akron 23, Utah St 21
Boca Raton Dec. 22 7 p.m. Boca Raton, Fla. - Toledo 32, Temple 17
Poinsettia Dec. 23 4:30 p.m. San Diego, Calif. - Boise St 55, Northern Illinois 7
GoDaddy Dec. 23 8 p.m. Mobile, Ala. Ga. - Southern 58, Bowling Green 27
Bahamas Dec. 24 Noon Nassau, Bahamas - Western Michigan 45, MTSU 31
Hawaii Dec. 24 8 p.m. Honolulu, Hawaii - San Diego St 42, Cincinnati 7
St. Petersburg Dec. 26 11 a.m. St. Petersburg, Fla. - Marshall 16, Connecticut 10
Sun Dec. 26 2 p.m. El Paso, Texas - Washington St. 20, Miami (Fla.) 14
Heart of Dallas Dec. 26 2:20 p.m. Dallas, Texas - Washington 44, Southern Miss. 31
Pinstripe Dec. 26 3:30 p.m. Bronx, N.Y. - Duke 44, Indiana 41
Independence Dec. 26 5:45 p.m. Shreveport, La. - Virginia Tech 55, Tulsa 52
Foster Farms Dec. 26 9:15 p.m. Santa Clara, Calif. - Nebraska 37, UCLA 29
Military Dec. 28 2:30 p.m. Annapolis, Md. - Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28
Quick Lane Dec. 28 5 p.m. Detroit, Mich. - Minnesota 21, Central Michigan 14
Armed Forces Dec. 29 2 p.m. Ft. Worth, Texas - California 55, Air Force 36
Russell Athletic Dec. 29 5:30 p.m. Orlando, Fla. - Baylor 49, North Carolina 38
Arizona Dec. 29 7:30 p.m. Tucson, Ariz. - Nevada 28, Colorado St 23
Texas Dec. 29 9 p.m. Houston, Texas - LSU 56, Texas Tech 27
Birmingham Dec. 30 Noon Birmingham, Ala. - Auburn 31, Memphis 10
Belk Dec. 30 3:30 p.m. Charlotte, N.C. - Mississippi St 51, NC St 28
Music City Dec. 30 7 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. - Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21
Holiday Dec. 30 10:30 pm San Diego, Calif. - Wisconsin 23, Southern California 21
Peach Dec. 31 Noon Atlanta, Ga. - Houston 38, Florida St 24

National Semi-Final Games
Orange Dec. 31 4 p.m. Miami Gardens, Fla. - Clemson 37, Oklahoma 17
Cotton Dec. 31 8 p.m. Arlington, Texas - Alabama 38, Michigan St 0

Outback Jan. 1 Noon Tampa, Fla. - Tennessee 45, Northwestern 6
Fiesta Jan. 1 1 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. - Ohio St 44, Notre Dame 28
Citrus Jan. 1 1 p.m. Orlando, Fla. - Michigan 41, Florida 7
Rose Jan. 1 5 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. - Stanford 45, Iowa 16
Sugar Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. New Orleans, La. - Ole Miss 48, Oklahoma St 20
TaxSlayer (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 Noon Jacksonville, Fla. - Georgia 24, Penn St 17
Liberty (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 3:20 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. - Arkansas 45, Kansas St 23
Alamo (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 6:45 p.m. San Antonio, Texas - TCU 47, Oregon 41
Cactus (PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 2 10:15 pm Phoenix, Ariz. - West Virginia 43, Arizona St 42

CFP National Championship Game - Jan. 11
(PrimeSport tickets) Jan. 11 8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. - Alabama vs. Clemson

College Bowl 2015-2016 Schedule Enters Key Weeks

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College Football Playoff Schedule

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
Dec. 31 - No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Clemson

Miami Gardens, Florida | Sun Life Stadium
4 p.m. on ESPN

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Alabama

Dec. 31 - Arlington, Texas | AT&T Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Jan. 11 - Glendale, Arizona |
University of Phoenix Stadium
8:30 p.m. on ESPN

College Bowl Schedule – 2015-2016
42 Total Bowl Games

Dec. 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Akron vs. Utah State
Boise, Idaho | Albertsons Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ESPN

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo vs. Temple
Boca Raton, Florida | FAU Stadium
7 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 23
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Boise State vs. Northern Illinois
San Diego | Qualcomm Stadium
4:30 p.m. on ESPN

GoDaddy Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green
Mobile, Alabama | Ladd-Peebles Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 24
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
Nassau, Bahamas | Robinson National Stadium
Noon on ESPN

Hawai'i Bowl
San Diego State vs. Cincinnati
Honolulu | Aloha Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 26
St. Petersburg Bowl

Connecticut vs. Marshall
St. Petersburg, Florida | Tropicana Field
11 a.m. on ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Miami vs. Washington State
El Paso, Texas | Sun Bowl
2 p.m. on CBS

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Washington vs. Southern Miss
Dallas | Cotton Bowl
2:20 p.m. on ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Indiana vs. Duke
Bronx, New York | Yankee Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ABC

Camping World Independence Bowl
Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech
Shreveport, Louisiana | Independence Stadium
5:45 p.m. on ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl
UCLA vs. Nebraska
Santa Clara, California | Levi's Stadium
9:15 p.m. on ESPN

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