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:
Autonation Cure Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, 5:30 pm / CBSSN
Matchup: UCF (American) vs Arkansas State (Sun Belt)
Miami Beach Bowl, Marlins Park (Miami), 2:30 pm / ESPN
Matchup: Tulsa (American) vs Central Michigan (MAC)
Boca Raton Bowl, FAU Stadium (Boca Raton), 7 pm / ESPN
Matchup: Western Kentucky (Conference USA) vs Memphis (American)
St. Petersburg Bowl, Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg), 11 am / ESPN
Matchup: Mississippi State (SEC) vs Miami – Ohio (MAC)
Russell Athletic Bowl, Camping World Stadium (Orlando), 5:30 pm / ESPN
Matchup: Miami (ACC) vs #16 West Virginia (Big 12)
Capital One Orange Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens), 8pm / ESPN
Matchup: #11 Florida State (ACC) vs #6 Michigan (Big Ten)
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)
Outback Bowl, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa), 1 pm / ABC
Matchup: Iowa (Big Ten) vs #17 Florida (SEC)
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.