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College Football Bowl Schedule and Matchups Set

The entire 2015-16 college football bowl schedule has been set.

As expected, the Kentucky Wildcats did not make the field after finishing the 2015 season at 5-7. Though some 5-7 teams did make bowls, UK did not because their APR was not as high as the teams that did make bowls. That's what the NCAA used to decide with 5-7 teams would make it, and UK's was far below what teams like Nebraska had.

Here is everything you'll need for the entire bowl schedule this year, which begins on Dec. 19th with the Celebration Bowl and Cure Bowl:

Bowl Matchup Date Time (ET) Watch
Celebration Bowl Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T Dec. 19 12 p.m. ABC
Cure Bowl San Jose State vs. Georgia State Dec. 19 12 p.m. CBSSN
Gildan New Mexico Bowl Arizona vs. New Mexico Dec. 19 2 p.m. ESPN
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl BYU vs. Utah Dec. 19 3:30 p.m. ABC
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Ohio vs. Appalachian State Dec. 19 5:30 p.m. ESPN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech Dec. 19 9 p.m. ESPN
Miami Beach Bowl South Florida vs. Western Kentucky Dec. 21 2:30 p.m. ESPN
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Akron vs. Utah State Dec. 22 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Temple vs. Toledo Dec. 22 7 p.m. ESPN
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Boise State vs. Northern Illinois Dec. 23 4:30 p.m. ESPN
GoDaddy Bowl Bowling Green vs. Georgia Southern Dec. 23 8 p.m. ESPN
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan Dec. 24 12 p.m. ESPN
Hawai'i Bowl Cincinnati vs. San Diego State Dec. 24 8 p.m. ESPN
St. Petersburg Bowl Marshall vs. Connecticut Dec. 26 11 a.m. ESPN
Hyundai Sun Bowl Miami vs. Washington State Dec. 26 2 p.m. CBS
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Washington vs. Southern Miss Dec. 26 2:20 p.m. ESPN
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Duke vs. Indiana Dec. 26 3:30 p.m. ABC
Camping World Independence Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Tulsa Dec. 26 5:45 p.m. ESPN
Foster Farms Bowl Nebraska vs. UCLA Dec. 26 9:15 p.m. ESPN
Military Bowl presented By Northrop Grumman Pittsburgh vs. Navy Dec. 28 2:30 p.m. ESPN
Quick Lane Bowl Central Michigan vs. Minnesota Dec. 28 5 p.m. ESPN2
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Air Force vs. California Dec. 29 2 p.m. ESPN
Russell Athletic Bowl North Carolina vs. Baylor Dec. 29 5:30 p.m. ESPN
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Colorado State vs. Nevada Dec. 29 7:30 p.m. TBA
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Texas Tech vs. LSU Dec. 29 9 p.m. ESPN
Birmingham Bowl Memphis vs. Auburn Dec. 30 12 p.m. ESPN
Belk Bowl North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State Dec. 30 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Louisville vs. Texas A&M Dec. 30 7 p.m. ESPN
Holiday Bowl Wisconsin vs. USC Dec. 30 10:30 p.m. ESPN
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Houston vs. Florida State Dec. 31 12 p.m. ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 4 Oklahoma Dec. 31 4 p.m. ESPN
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Michigan State Dec. 31 8 p.m. ESPN
Outback Bowl Northwestern vs. Tennessee Jan. 1 12 p.m. ESPN2
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Michigan vs. Florida Jan. 1 1 p.m. ABC
Fiesta Bowl Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Jan. 1 1 p.m. ESPN
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual Iowa vs. Stanford Jan. 1 5 p.m. ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss Jan. 1 8:30 p.m. ESPN
TaxSlayer Bowl Georgia vs. Penn State Jan. 2 12 p.m. ESPN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Kansas State vs. Arkansas Jan. 2 3:20 p.m. ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl TCU vs. Oregon Jan. 2 6:45 p.m. ESPN
Cactus Bowl West Virginia vs. Arizona State Jan. 2 10:15 p.m. ESPN
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T Clemson/Oklahoma vs. Alabama/Michigan State Jan. 11 8:30 p.m. ESPN