A Texas Guide to College Bowl Games
The college football bowl season (also known as cozy-pants-and recliner-season) starts this Saturday, and Texas is hosting nine of these big games over the next three weeks. There are four Texas teams playing in bowl games this year.
Texas has an abundance of huge stadiums that make great host sites for college bowl games, and we're typically a warm-weather state which draws fans who want a vacation when they travel to see their teams play.
These are the Texas sites hosting bowl games this season, along with the broadcast info so you can watch from your recliner instead of making the road trip if you'd like.
Texas-Hosted Bowl Games
TEAMS: San Diego State vs. Ohio Dec. 19, 7 p.m. CST (ESPN)
Armed Forces Bowl
TEAMS: Houston vs. Army, Dec. 22, 2:30 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Fort Worth
First Responder Bowl
TEAMS: Boston College vs. Boise State, Dec. 26, 12:30 p.m. CST (ESPN)
TEAMS: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. CST (ESPN)
TEAMS: Iowa State vs Washington State, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: San Antonio
TEAMS: Clemson vs. Notre Dame, Dec. 29 3 p.m. (ESPN) Semifinal playoff game.
TEAMS: Pittsburgh vs. Stanford, Dec. 31, 1 p.m. CST (CBS)
LOCATION: El Paso
The Corsicana Bowl was held at Tiger Stadium in Corsicana on December 1 between Emporia State and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Emporia State won the game 30-22.
The Heart of Texas Bowl was also held December 1 at Waco ISD Stadium between The Angelo State University Rams and the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos. UCO beat ASU 41 to 34.
Texas teams playing in bowl games.
New Mexico Bowl
TEAMS: North Texas vs. Utah State, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM
Teams: California vs. TCU, Dec. 26, 8 p.m. CST
LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ
TEAMS: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina State, Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m. CST.
LOCATION: Jacksonville, FL
TEAMS: No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 14 Texas, Jan. 1, 7:45 p.m. CST (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans, LA
If you're a football fan or a fan of chips and dip, this is a great time of year to hit the sports bar or the recliner and watch these teams battle it out to end their seasons on a good note. This will be fun.