SEC bowl game kickoff times, TV and radio schedule
Bowl season is officially here and we’ve got you covered for all of the SEC games with our master schedule. Check out when your team plays and how you can tune in if you won’t be going bowling this holiday season.
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Houston)
LSU vs. Texas Tech, Dec. 29, 9 p.m. ET
Listen: 98.1 FM, ESPN Radio, LSUSports.net
What to watch for: LSU tailback Leonard Fournette should have an excellent encore to what has been a tremendous sophomore season. Fournette will go against the third-worst rush defense in the nation in Houston. The Red Raiders have allowed 271.8 rushing yards per game this season.
Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.)
Auburn vs. Memphis, Dec. 30, noon ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, AuburnTigers.com
What to watch for: Auburn had to work hard to get bowl eligible and earned a de facto home game. Birmingham is about a two-hour drive from campus, which means there could be plenty of Tigers fans making the trip. However, Memphis will be quite a challenge for Auburn. Memphis finished the season 9-3 after losing three straight near the end of the season, but they have a top quarterback prospect in Paxton Lynch and will be motivated to win without coach Justin Fuente, who took the Virginia Tech job last week.
Belk Bowl (Charlotte)
Mississippi State vs. NC State, Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, MSU Radio Network
What to watch for: Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott will try to end his career with one last victory. The Wolfpack finished the year 7-5 and lost many of their stiffest tests. It could be a pro-NC State crowd however, as Charlotte is about a two-and-a-half hour drive from campus.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville)
Texas A&M vs. Louisville, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, TAMU Sports Network
What to watch for: The Aggies look to end 2015 on a strong note against the Cardinals, who finished the season 7-5. The Cardinals have the 15th-best run defense in the nation.
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas)
Alabama vs. Michigan State, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, RollTide.com
What to watch for: Nick Saban faces his old school in what could be a throwback, smash-mouth football game. Derrick Henry will have his hands full against the seventh stingiest rush defense in the nation.
Outback Bowl (Tampa, Fla.)
Tennessee vs. Northwestern, Jan. 1, noon ET
What to watch for: This game could come down to quarterbacks Joshua Dobbs and Clayton Thorson. Both were mercurial during the season. Dobbs tossed 15 touchdowns and only five interceptions while the true freshman Thorson threw seven touchdowns and seven picks.
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (Orlando)
Florida vs. Michigan, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, GatorZone.com
What to watch for: Florida’s offense has struggled mightily with Treon Harris at the helm. Things won’t get much easier for the Gators against the Wolverines, who rank 10th in the nation in scoring defense.
Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)
Ole Miss vs. Oklahoma State, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, OleMissSports.com
What to watch for: Ole Miss will appear in its second consecutive New Year’s Six bowl and will look to avenge last year’s 42-3 loss to TCU in the Peach Bowl. This game could light up the scoreboard as both teams ranked inside the top 15 in the nation in scoring offense.
TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Georgia vs. Penn State, Jan. 2, noon ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, GeorgiaDogs.com
What to watch for: Georgia will move on from the Mark Richt era in Jacksonville when they face an inconsistent Penn State offense.
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis)
Arkansas vs. Kansas State, Jan. 2, 3:20 p.m. ET
Listen: ESPN Radio, ArkansasRazorbacks.com
What to watch for: The Razorbacks enter the Liberty Bowl as one of the hottest teams in the nation having won five of its last six games. Kansas State became bowl eligible thanks to three straight victories to end the year.