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A Fan's Guide to the 2023-24 College Football Bowl Games

by Leap on November 16, 2023

It's almost college bowl game time! After another exciting NCAA Football regular season, the various bowl games make for a great holiday tradition in December and early January, plus including the all-important College Football Playoffs. Here's everything to know about college football bowl games, including how you can catch great savings on college bowl game tickets!

College Football Bowl games

College Football Bowl Games Highlights

Over the years, the number of bowl games has increased and there are now 43 games in the college bowl game schedule. Some of the more well-known matches make up the New Year's Six Bowl Games. These major bowl games rotate hosting the two semifinal games, and those winners go on to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, held on Jan. 8, 2024. Here are more details on the New Year's six:

Rose Bowl

Rose Parade at the Rose Bowl "2019 Rose Parade Pasadena" by Prayitno is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The oldest and most well-known bowl game, the Rose Bowl has been a New Year's Day tradition for over a century. Held in Pasadena, CA, each team is also featured in the historic Rose Parade. This year, the Rose Bowl serves as one of the semi-finals for the playoffs. You won't want to miss the Rose Bowl Jan. 1, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET.

Sugar Bowl

Tied as the second-oldest bowl game, the Sugar Bowl has been kicking off for nearly 90 years. Held in New Orleans, it will also host one of the playoff semi-finals for the 2023-24 season. The Sugar Bowl will be held Jan. 1, 2024, at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Orange Bowl

Also tied as the second-oldest bowl game is the Orange Bowl. Held in Miami, they host the semi-finals every three years and host top NCAA teams in other years. This year, the Orange Bowl will be Dec. 30, 2023, at 4 p.m. ET.

Cotton Bowl

Founded in 1937, the Cotton Bowl has also been a namesake in college football for generations. Held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the bowl game rotates hosting the semifinals. The Cotton Bowl will be held Dec. 29, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET.

Peach Bowl

Held in Atlanta, Georgia, the Peach Bowl has run since 1968 and was added to the New Year's Six in 2014. It hosted one of the semifinal games last year with a close 42-41 Georgia win against Ohio State. The Peach Bowl will play Dec. 30, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET.

Fiesta Bowl

Held in Glendale, Arizona, the Fiesta Bowl was founded in 1971. It hosts the semifinal game every three years. Be sure to catch the Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1, 2024, at 1 p.m. ET.

College Bowl Game Tickets & Dates

College Bowl Games — Fiesta Bowl "Fiesta Bowl" by seantoyer is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The college bowl games kick off Dec. 16, 2023, and run through Jan. 1, 2024. This leads up to the National Championship Game, held on Jan. 8, 2024. Did you know Undercover Tourist offers great deals on NCAA Football tickets, including college bowl game tickets?

Take a look at some of the upcoming college football bowl games:

Looking for your favorite team? Check out our full list of NCAA Football teams and schedules.

Ready to watch the college bowl games in person this season? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: All the Details of the 2023-2024 NCAA Football Season

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