Bowl Season in Florida (2016-17)

Florida is the home of College Football from mid-December to the early part of January. No state in the nation will see nearly as much college football action during the annual bowl season.  Post-season has a long history in the Sunshine State.  The Orange Bowl, is the second longest standing bowl game, dating back to 1935.  The Gator Bowl / TaxSlayer Bowl (1946) and Citrus Bowl (1947) are also among the oldest annual games.

In the Bowl  Championship Series (BCS) era, four of the BCS National Championship Games games were played in Miami.  This year, the third National Championship of the College Football Playoff era will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Here’s the full list of Florida bowl games for the 2016-2017 bowl season:

December 17

Autonation Cure Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, 5:30 pm / CBSSN

Matchup:  UCF (American) vs Arkansas State (Sun Belt)

December 19

Miami Beach Bowl, Marlins Park (Miami), 2:30 pm / ESPN

Matchup:  Tulsa (American) vs Central Michigan (MAC)

December 20

Boca Raton Bowl, FAU Stadium (Boca Raton), 7 pm / ESPN

Matchup:  Western Kentucky (Conference USA) vs Memphis (American)

December 26

 St. Petersburg Bowl, Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg), 11 am / ESPN 

Matchup:  Mississippi State (SEC) vs Miami – Ohio (MAC)

December 28

Russell Athletic Bowl, Camping World Stadium (Orlando), 5:30 pm / ESPN

Matchup:  Miami (ACC) vs #16 West Virginia (Big 12)

December 30

Capital One Orange Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens), 8pm / ESPN

Matchup:  #11 Florida State (ACC) vs #6 Michigan (Big Ten)

December 31

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, Camping World Stadium (Orlando), 11 am / ABC

Matchup:  #20 LSU (SEC) vs #13 Louisville (ACC)

Taxslayer Bowl, EverBank Field (Jacksonville), 11 am / ESPN

Matchup:  Kentucky (SEC) vs Georgia Tech (ACC)

January 2 

Outback Bowl, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa), 1 pm / ABC

Matchup:  Iowa (Big Ten) vs #17 Florida (SEC)

January 9 

College Football National Championship, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa), 8:30 pm / ESPN 

Matchup:  Winner of Chic-fil-a Peach Bowl (#1 Alabama vs #4 Washington) vs Winner of PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (#2 Clemson vs #3 Ohio State)

If you are in Orlando and looking for more details on our local games (AutoNation Cure Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl or Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl), check out Camping World Stadium and Florida Citrus Sports.

 

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