17 Days of Football Will Eclipse the 12 Days of Christmas Beginning on Friday With These Games

The college bowl season begins on Friday and the final two weeks of the NFL regular season kickoff Saturday with a triple header. For football fanatics, or those needing time away from family over the next two and a half weeks, there will be football on TV every day from December 20 until January 6, with the exception of Christmas Day.

Aside from a handful of playoff games from FCS (the old I-AA) and other lower divisions, there will be 41 bowl games between now and the first Monday in January. The NCAA national championship will be Monday, January 13, which follows the second weekend of the NFL playoffs.

So as the holiday break begins for many of you, here's a three-week football feast to enjoy. Here are the 2019 college bowl games with teams, dates, times and locations. (All times ET)

Friday, December 20
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Buffalo vs. Charlotte
2 p.m., ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl
Utah State vs. Kent State
7:30 p.m., ESPN2
Toyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas

Saturday, December 21
New Mexico Bowl
Central Michigan vs. San Diego State
2 p.m., ESPN
Dreamstyle Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cure Bowl
Liberty vs. Georgia Southern
2:30 p.m., CBSSN
Orlando City Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
SMU vs. Florida Atlantic
3:30 p.m., ABC
FAU Football Stadium
Boca Raton, Florida

Camelia Bowl
Florida International vs. Arkansas State
5:30 p.m., ESPN
Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, Alabama

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State vs. Washington
7:30 p.m., ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, Nevada

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Appalachian State vs. UAB
9 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana

Monday, December 23
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
UCF vs. Marshall
2:30 p.m., ESPN
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida

Tuesday, December 24
SOFI Hawai'i Bowl
Hawai'i vs. BYU
8 p.m., ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Thursday, December 26
Walk-On's Independence Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. Miami (Fla.)
4 p.m., ESPN
Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana

Quick Lane Bowl
Pittsburgh vs. Eastern Michigan
8 p.m., ESPN
Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan

Friday, December 27
Military Bowl Presented by Northrup Grumman
North Carolina vs Temple
Noon, ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
3:20 p.m., ESPN
Yankee Stadium
New York, New York

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
6:45 p.m., ESPN
NRG Stadium
Houston, Texas

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
USC vs. Iowa
8 p.m., FS1
SDCCU Stadium
San Diego, California

Cheez-It Bowl
Air Force vs. Washington State
10:15 p.m., ESPN
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona

Saturday, December 28
Camping World Bowl
Notre Dame vs. Iowa State
Noon, ABC
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Memphis vs. Penn State
Noon, ESPN
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
CFP National Semifinal
LSU vs. Oklahoma
4 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, Georgia

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
CFP National Semifinal
Clemson vs. Ohio State
8 p.m., ESPN
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, Arizona

Ohio State 2019 Rose Bowl
A Ohio State Buckeyes fan during the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Monday, December 30
ServPro First Responders Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan
12:30 p.m., ESPN
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, Texas

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Louisvlle
4 p.m., ESPN
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee

Redbox Bowl
California vs. Illinois
4 p.m., FOX
Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, California

Capital One Orange Bowl
Florida vs. Virginia
8 p.m., ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Florida

Tuesday, December 31
Belk Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky
Noon, ESPN
Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, North Carolina

Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl
Florida State vs. Arizona State
2 p.m., CBS
Sun Bowl
El Paso, Texas

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Navy vs. Kansas State
3:45 p.m., ESPN
Liberty Bowl
Memphis, Tennessee

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Wyoming vs. Georgia State
4:30 p.m., CBSSN
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, Arizona

Valero Alamo Bowl
Utah vs. Texas
7:30 p.m., ESPN
San Antonio, Texas

Wednesday, January 1
Outback Bowl
Minnesota vs. Auburn
1 p.m., ESPN
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida

VRBO Citrus Bowl
Michigan vs. Alabama
1 p.m., ABC
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, Florida

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
Oregon vs. Wisconsin
5 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Georgia vs. Baylor
8:45 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana

Thursday, January 2
Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl
Boston College vs. Cincinnati
3 p.m., ESPN
Legion Field
Birmingham, Alabama

Taxslayer Gator Bowl
Indiana vs. Tennessee
7 p.m., ESPN
TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, Florida

Friday, January 3
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Ohio vs. Nevada
3:30 p.m., ESPN
Albertson Stadium
Boise, Idao

Saturday, January 4
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Southern Mississippi vs. Tulane
11:30 a.m., ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, Texas

Monday, January 6
LendingTree Bowl
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Miami (Ohio)
8 p.m., ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama

Monday, January 13
CFP National Championship
LSU/Oklahoma winner vs. Clemson/Ohio State winner
8 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Schedule for Weeks 16 and 17
Saturday, December 21
Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., NFL Network
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots, 4:30 p.m., NFL Network
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m., NFL Network

Sunday, December 22
Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., FOX
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS
New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., FOX
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., FOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS
New York Giants at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., FOX
Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., FOX
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, December 23
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, 8:15 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, December 29
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., FOX
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., FOX
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, 1 p.m., FOX
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., FOX
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., FOX
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Wild Card Playoffs
Saturday, January 4
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Sunday, January 5
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