The college football bowl schedule continues on New Year’s Day with five games, and two of those are College Football Playoff semifinals.
This season marks the premiere of the “New Year’s Six,” which includes the two College Football Playoff semifinal games and the four top-tier bowls. All of these games will be played on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day this season.
The New Year’s Day bowl schedule kicks off with three games that start within an hour of each other — Outback Bowl, Noon ET (Auburn vs. Wisconsin), Goodyear Cotton Bowl, 12:30pm ET (Michigan State vs. Baylor), and Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, 1pm ET (Minnesota vs. Missouri).
The two College Football Playoff semifinal games highlight the slate and begin in the late afternoon with (2) Oregon vs. (3) Florida State in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. That game is followed by (1) Alabama vs. (4) Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BOWL GAMES
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
(19) Auburn vs. (18) Wisconsin – Noon ET, ESPN2
Goodyear Cotton Bowl
(8) Michigan State vs. (5) Baylor – 12:30pm ET, ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
(25) Minnesota vs. (16) Missouri – 1pm ET, ABC
Rose Bowl Game
(2) Oregon vs. (3) Florida State – 4:30pm ET, ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl
(1) Alabama vs. (4) Ohio State – 8:30pm ET, ESPN