Whether you’re looking to tune in for college football playoff classics like the Rose Bowl or newer additions like the Bahamas Bowl, we’ve got you covered with the full TV schedule and our guide for where and how to watch. 

Out of the 40 bowl games happening from mid-December through early January, most will be broadcast on ESPN, while others will be on national broadcast networks with affiliate stations.

If you play your cards right and plan accordingly, you can watch nearly every college football bowl game online for free by strategically activating free trials across different streaming services—and who knows—you might just end up loving one of them.

Skip to our how to watch guide or check out the schedule below. 

2019 NCAA College Bowl Game Schedule

Bahamas Bowl

  • December 20, 2019
  • Buffalo vs. Charlotte
  • Nassau Bahamas
  • 2 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Frisco Bowl

  • December 20, 2019
  • Kent State vs. Utah State
  • Frisco, TX
  • 7:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN2

Celebration Bowl

  • December 21, 2019
  • Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Noon ET | Watch on ABC

New Mexico Bowl

  • December 21, 2019
  • Central Michigan vs. San Diego State
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • 2 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Cure Bowl

Boca Raton Bowl

  • December 21, 2019
  • FAU vs. SMU
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • 3:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ABC

Camellia Bowl

  • December 21, 2019
  • Arkansas State vs. Florida International
  • Montgomery, AL
  • 5:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Las Vegas Bowl

  • December 21, 2019
  • Boise State vs. Washington
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 7:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ABC

New Orleans Bowl

  • December 21, 2019
  • Appalachian State vs. UAB
  • New Orleans, LA
  • 9 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Gasparilla Bowl

  • December 23, 2019
  • Marshall vs. UCF
  • Tampa, FL
  • 2:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Hawai’i Bowl

  • December 24, 2019
  • BYU vs. Hawaii
  • Honolulu, HI
  • 8 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Independence Bowl

  • December 26, 2019
  • Louisiana Tech vs. Miami
  • Shreveport, LA
  • 4 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl

  • December 26, 2019
  • Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh
  • Detroit, MI
  • 8 p.m. | Watch on ESPN

Military Bowl

  • December 27, 2019
  • North Carolina vs. Temple
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Noon ET | Watch on ESPN

Pinstripe Bowl

  • December 27, 2019
  • Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
  • New York, NY
  • 3:20 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Texas Bowl

  • December 27, 2019
  • Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
  • Houston, TX
  • 6:45 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Holiday Bowl

  • December 27, 2019
  • Iowa vs. Southern California
  • San Diego, CA
  • 8 p.m. ET | Watch on FS1

Cheez-It Bowl

  • December 27, 2019
  • Air Force vs. Washington State
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • 10:15 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Camping World Bowl

  • December 28, 2019
  • Notre Dame vs. Iowa State
  • Orlando, FL
  • Noon ET | Watch on ABC

Cotton Bowl Classic

  • December 28, 2019
  • Penn State vs. Memphis
  • Dallas, TX
  • Noon ET | Watch on ESPN

Peach Bowl (Playoff semifinal)

  • December 28, 2019
  • LSU vs. Oklahoma
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 4 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Fiesta Bowl (Playoff semifinal)

  • December 28, 2019
  • Ohio State vs. Clemson
  • Glendale, AZ
  • 8 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

First Responder Bowl

  • December 30, 2019
  • Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan
  • Dallas, TX
  • 12:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Music City Bowl

  • December 30, 2019
  • Louisville vs. Mississippi State
  • Nashville, TN
  • 4 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Redbox Bowl

  • December 30, 2019
  • California vs. Illinois
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • 4 p.m. ET | Watch on FOX

Orange Bowl

  • December 30, 2019
  • Florida vs. Virginia
  • Miami Gardens, FL
  • 8 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Belk Bowl

  • December 31, 2019
  • Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Noon ET | Watch on ESPN

Sun Bowl

  • December 31, 2019
  • Arizona State vs. Florida State
  • El Paso, TX
  • 2 p.m. ET | Watch on CBS

Liberty Bowl

  • December 31, 2019
  • Kansas State vs. Navy
  • Memphis, TN
  • 3:45 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Arizona Bowl

Alamo Bowl

  • December 31, 2019
  • Utah vs. Texas
  • San Antonio, TX
  • 7:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Citrus Bowl

  • January 1, 2020
  • Alabama vs. Michigan
  • Orlando, FL
  • 1 p.m. ET | Watch on ABC

Outback Bowl

  • January 1, 2020
  • Auburn vs. Minnesota
  • Tampa, FL
  • 1 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Rose Bowl Game

  • January 1, 2020
  • Oregon vs. Wisconsin
  • Pasadena, CA
  • 5 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Sugar Bowl

  • January 1, 2020
  • Georgia vs. Baylor
  • New Orleans, LA
  • 8:45 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Birmingham Bowl

  • January 2, 2020
  • Cincinnati vs. Boston College
  • Birmingham, AL
  • 3 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Gator Bowl

  • January 2, 2020
  • Indiana vs. Tennessee
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • 7 p.m. | Watch on ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

  • January 3, 2020
  • Nevada vs. Ohio
  • Boise, ID
  • 3:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

Armed Forces Bowl

  • January 3, 2020
  • Southern Miss vs. Tulane
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • 11:30 a.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

LendingTree Bowl

  • January 6, 2020
  • Lousiana-Lafayette vs. Miami (Ohio)
  • Mobile, AL
  • 7:30 p.m. ET | Watch on ESPN

National Championship Game

How to Watch Bowl Games on ESPN and ESPN2

If you have a TV subscription that includes ESPN and ESPN2, you can watch these channels on your TV or by using your TV provider’s streaming app on mobile devices and tablets. ESPN does not offer a streaming app to login with your cable provider. 

Paid Streaming Options for ESPN and ESPN2 Without Cable

  • ESPN+: Live stream all ESPN channels (including ESPN2) with their ESPN+ streaming service. It’ll cost you $4.99/month.
  • Sling Orange: Get live streaming access to ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 with Sling Orange. It’ll cost you $25/month (right now you can get 40% off your first month).
  • YouTube TV: ESPN and ESPN2 are included with YouTube TV. It’ll cost you $49.99/month. 
  • Hulu + Live TV: ESPN and ESPN2 are included with Hulu plus live TV. It’ll cost you $54.99/month. 
  • Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+: This streaming bundle includes access to ESPN+ for $12.99/month. 

Watch ESPN and ESPN2 For Free

  • Hulu + Live TV Trial: At the time of writing, Hulu is offering a 7-day free trial of their live TV service.
  • YouTube TV Trial: At the time of writing, YouTube TV is offering a 5-day free trial.

How to Watch Bowl Games on ABC, FOX and CBS

These local broadcasting networks are included with most basic TV packages. 

If you can’t watch on your TV, all of these networks have their own streaming apps available on mobile devices, tablets, and smart TVs. You’ll need to login with your TV provider and have an active subscription.

  • CBS Sports App: If you receive CBS through a TV provider, you can access live games with the CBS Sports App. CBS All Access is a separate service and won’t allow you to login with your TV provider. 
  • FOX Sports Go: The FOX Sports Go app gives TV subscribers live access to FOX sports broadcasts. 
  • ABC App: Live streaming is only available to TV subscribers in select areas through the ABC app.
  • TV Provider Streaming App: if your provider offers an app to stream live TV, you can watch these channels there.

Paid Streaming Options for ABC, FOX and CBS Without Cable

  • Sling Blue (No CBS or ABC): FOX is included with Sling Blue in select markets. It’ll cost you $25/month (right now you can get 40% off your first month). Use Sling’s tool to check local channel availability.
  • fubo Standard (No ABC): FOX and CBS are included with fubo in select markets. It’ll cost you $54.99/month. Use fubo’s tool to check local channel availability
  • Hulu + Live TV: Hulu with live TV includes ABC, FOX and CBS in select markets. It’ll cost you $54.99/month. You can check local channel availability by selecting “view channels in your area” on their website. 
  • YouTube TV: Like Hulu, YouTube TV includes ABC, FOX and CBS in select markets. It’ll cost you $49.99/month and you can check local channel availability on their website. 
  • CBS All Access (No ABC or FOX): You can stream CBS live on mobile devices, consoles and smart TVs. It’ll cost you $5.99/month. 

Watch ABC, FOX and CBS For Free 

  • Over-the-air antenna: These local broadcast stations can be picked up for free with an over-the-air antenna.
  • YouTube TV Trial: At the time of writing, YouTube TV is offering a 5-day free trial.
  • Hulu + Live TV Trial: At the time of writing, Hulu is offering a 7-day free trial of their live TV service. 
  • fubo Trial (No ABC): At the time of writing, fubo is offering a 7-day free trial of their basic offering, which includes FOX and CBS. 
  • CBS All Access Trial (No FOX or ABC): At the time of writing, CBS is offering a 7-day free trial of their streaming service. 

How to Watch Bowl Games on CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network is a popular channel available with many TV subscriptions. It may not be included in the most basic or least expensive packages, but it’s typically not categorized as a premium offering like some other sports networks. 

  • CBS Sports App: The CBS Sports App allows subscribers to login with their TV provider and stream live games on mobile devices, consoles, and most other platforms with an app store.  
  • TV Provider Streaming App: If your provider offers an app to stream live TV, you can watch the games there. 

Paid Streaming Options for CBS Sports Network Without Cable

  • CBS All Access: CBS’ new streaming service includes live streaming for CBS Sports Network. It’ll cost you $5.99/month. 
  • fubo Standard: CBS Sports Network is included with fubo. It’ll cost you $54.99/month.
  • YouTube TV: CBS Sports Network is included with YouTube TV. It’ll cost you $49.99/month.
  • Hulu + Live TV: CBS Sports Network is included with Hulu’s live TV service. It’ll cost you $54.99/month. 

Watch CBS Sports Network for Free

  • fubo Trial: At the time of writing, fubo is offering a 7-day free trial of their basic offering, which includes CBS Sports Network. 
  • YouTube TV Trial: At the time of writing, YouTube TV is offering a 5-day free trial.
  • Hulu + Live TV Trial: At the time of writing, Hulu is offering a 7-day free trial of their live TV service.
  • CBS All Access: At the time of writing, CBS is offering a 7-day free trial of their streaming service. 

How to Watch FS1 (Fox Sports 1)

Much like CBS Sports Network, FS1 is available as a standard channel in many TV packages, though it may not be included in the least expensive or most basic options. 

  • FOX Sports Go: If you get Fox Sports 1 through a TV provider, you can use the Fox Sports Go app or website and login with your cable provider to access live streams. 
  • TV Provider Streaming App: if your provider offers an app to stream live TV, you can watch FS1 there.

Paid Streaming Options for FS1 (Fox Sports 1) Without Cable

  • Sling Blue: FS1 is included with Sling Blue for $25/month (right now they’re offering 40% off the first month. 
  • fubo Standard: FS1 is included in fubo’s basic plan for $54.99/month. 
  • YouTube TV: FS1 is included with YouTube TV for $49.99/month.
  • Hulu + Live TV: FS1 is included with Hulu’s live TV service for $54.99/month. 

Watch FS1 for Free

  • fubo Trial: At the time of writing, fubo is offering a 7-day free trial of their basic plan, which includes FS1. 
  • YouTube TV Trial: At the time of writing, YouTube TV is offering a 5-day free trial. 
  • Hulu + Live TV Trial: At the time of writing, Hulu is offering a 7-day free trial of their live TV service.