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Referee Assignments For 2016-2017 Fbs Bowl Games

Football Zebras has obtained the conference assignments of the officiating crews to the 2017-18 bowl games. The Power Five conferences receive five bowls, other conferences receive three, with a fourth assignment rotated annually. All times are Eastern. The conference that assigns the officials for each game is listed in italics. 

indicates officials that were in the 2017 NFL officiating development program.

Playoff games

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Rose Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Georgia  ESPN 5 p.m. — ACC
  • Sugar Bowl: Clemson vs. Alabama ESPN 8:45 p.m. — Pac-12

Monday, Jan. 8

  • National Championship  ESPN 8 p.m. — Big Ten

New Year’s Six

Friday, Dec. 29

  • Cotton Bowl Classic: Ohio State vs. USC ESPN 8:30 p.m. — SEC
    • R — David Smith, U — Russ Pulley, H — Johnny Crawford, L — Mike Taylor, S — Rob Skelton, F — Jack “J” Taylor, B — Grantis Bell

Saturday, Dec. 30

  • Fiesta Bowl: Penn State vs. Washington ESPN 4 p.m. — Big 12
    • R — Mike Defee, U — Robert Richeson, H — Al Green, L — Derek Anderson, F — Joe Blubaugh, S — Lo van Pham, B — Chris Alston, C — Ken Ray, Replay — Jack McDonald, Communicator — Rick Loumier
  • Orange Bowl: Miami vs. Wisconsin ESPN 8 p.m. —  SEC
    • R — Matt Loeffler, U — Brent Sowell, H — Gus Morris, L — Mike Shirey, F — Bobby Moreau, S — Phillip Davenport, B — Jimmy Russell, C — Chris Snead, Alternate — Lane Thomas, Replay — Al Ford, Observer — Larry Rose.

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Peach Bowl: Auburn vs Central Florida ESPN 12:30 p.m. — Big 12

First week bowls

Saturday, Dec. 16

  • Celebration Bowl: Grambling vs. North Carolina A&T ABC 12 p.m. — Conference USA
    • R — Jay Edwards, U — Greg Adams, H — Gary Calip, L — Joe Stahmer, F — David Sherwood, S — LaShell Nelson, B — Chris Bynum, C — [not listed]
  • New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. North Texas ESPN 1 p.m. — Mountain West
    • R — David Alvarez, U — Apollo Martin, H — George Shoup, L — Steve Hoslett, F — Scotty Melancon, S — Mario Seneca, B — David Baldwin,   C — Greg Reid
  • Cure Bowl: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky CBSSN 2:30 p.m. — American
  • Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon ABC 3:30 pm. — American
  • New Mexico Bowl: Marshall vs. Colorado State ESPN 4:30 p.m. — MAC
  • Camellia Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee ESPN 8 p.m. — Mountain West

Second week bowls

Tuesday, Dec. 19

  • Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Akron ESPN 7 p.m. — Sun Belt

Wednesday, Dec. 20

  • Frisco Bowl: SMU vs. Louisiana Tech ESPN 8 p.m. — Sun Belt

Thursday, Dec. 21

  • Gasparilla Bowl: Florida International vs. Temple ESPN 8 p.m. — MAC

Friday, Dec. 22

  • Bahamas Bowl, 12:30 p.m. on ESPN: Ohio vs. Alabama-Birmingham ESPN 12:30 p.m. — American
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming ESPN 4 p.m. — Conference USA

Saturday, Dec. 23

  • Birmingham Bowl, 12 p.m. on ESPN: South Florida vs. Texas Tech ESPN 12 p.m. — MAC
  • Armed Forces Bowl, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN: Army vs. San Diego State ESPN 3:30 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Dollar General Bowl, 7 p.m. on ESPN: Appalachian State vs. Toledo ESPN 7 p.m. — Mountain West

Third week bowls

Sunday, Dec. 24

  • Hawaiʻi Bowl: Fresno State vs. Houston ESPN 8:30 p.m. — Sun Belt

Tuesday, Dec. 26

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah vs. West Virginia ESPN 1:30 p.m. — ACC
  • Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. Northern Illinois ESPN 5:15 p.m. — SEC
  • Cactus Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA ESPN 9 p.m. — ACC

Wednesday, Dec. 27

  • Independence Bowl: Florida State vs. Southern Miss ESPN 1:30 p.m. — MAC
  • Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College vs. Iowa ESPN 5:15 p.m. — Pac-12
  • Foster Farms Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue FOX 8:30 p.m. — Big 12
  • Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Missouri ESPN 9 p.m. — Pac-12

Thursday, Dec. 28

  • Military Bowl: Virginia vs. Navy ESPN 1:30 p.m. — Big 12
  • Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech ESPN 5:15 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Holiday Bowl: Michigan State vs. Washington State FS1 9 p.m. — SEC
  • Alamo Bowl: Stanford vs. TCU ESPN 9 p.m. — SEC

Friday, Dec. 29

  • Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M ESPN 1 p.m. — Pac-12
  • Sun Bowl: Arizona State vs. NC State CBS 3 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. Northwestern ESPN 4:30 p.m. — Pac-12
  • Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Utah State CBSSN 5:30 p.m. — Conference USA

Saturday, Dec. 30

  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Louisville ESPN 12 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Liberty Bowl: Memphis vs. Iowa State ABC 12:30 p.m. — ACC

Other New Year’s Day bowls

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina ESPN2 12 p.m. — ACC
  • Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU ABC 1 p.m. — Big 12

2017-18 college football bowl schedule, with dates, locations and matchups.

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Pairings are rolling in, and this page will be updated often with the latest info for the 2017-18 bowl schedule and matchups:

*Note: All times Eastern

BOWL/TITLE GAMEDATETIMESITEMATCHUP
CelebrationDec. 16NoonAtlanta, Ga.North Carolina A&T 21,  vs. Grambling State 14
New OrleansDec. 161 p.m.New Orleans, La.Troy 50, North Texas 30
CureDec. 162:30 p.m.Orlando, Fla.Georgia State 27, Western Kentucky 17
Las VegasDec. 163:30 p.m.Las Vegas, NevadaBoise State 38, Oregon 28
New MexicoDec. 163:30 p.m.Albuquerque, N.M.Marshall 31, Colorado State 28
CamelliaDec. 168 p.m.Montgomery, Ala.Middle Tennessee State 35, Arkansas State 30
Boca Raton Dec. 197 p.m.Boca Raton, Fla.FAU, 50 Akron 3
FriscoDec. 208 p.m.Frisco, TexasLA Tech 51, SMU 10
GasparillaDec. 218 p.m.St. Petersburg, Fla.Temple 28, FIU 3
BahamasDec. 2212:30 p.m.Nassau, BahamasOhio 41, UAB 6
Famous Idaho PotatoDec. 224 p.m.Boise, IdahoWyoming 37, Central Michigan 14
BirminghamDec. 23NoonBirmingham, Ala.USF 38, Texas Tech 34
Armed ForcesDec. 233:30 p.m.Fort Worth, TexasArmy 42, San Diego State 35
Dollar GeneralDec. 237 p.m.Mobile, Ala.Appalachian State 34, Toledo 0
Hawai'i Dec. 248:30 p.m.Honolulu, Hawai'iFresno State 33, Houston 27
Heart of DallasDec. 261:20 p.m.Dallas, TexasUtah 30, West Virginia 14
Quick LaneDec. 265:15 p.m.Detroit, Mich.Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14
CactusDec. 2610 p.m. ETPhoenix, Ariz.Kansas State 35, UCLA 17
IndependenceDec. 271:30 p.m.Shreveport, La.Florida State 42, Southern Miss 13
PinstripeDec. 275:15 p.m.Bronx, N.Y.Iowa 27, Boston College 20
Foster FarmsDec. 278:30 p.m.Santa Clara, Calif.Purdue 38, Arizona 35
TexasDec. 279 p.m.Houston, TexasTexas 33, Missouri 16
MilitaryDec. 281:30 p.m.Annapolis, Md.Navy 49, Virginia 7
Camping WorldDec. 285:15 p.m.Orlando, Fla.Oklahoma State 30, Virginia Tech 21
AlamoDec. 289 p.m.San Antonio, TexasTCU 39, Stanford 37
HolidayDec. 289 p.m.San Diego, Calif.Michigan State 42, Washington State 17
BelkDec. 291 p.m.Charlotte, N.C.Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52
SunDec. 292 p.m.El Paso, TexasNC State 52, Arizona State 31
Music CityDec. 294:30 p.m.Nashville, Tenn.Northwestern 24, Kentucky 23
ArizonaDec. 295:30 p.m.Tucson, Ariz.New Mexico State 26, Utah State 20
CottonDec. 298:30 p.m.Arlington, TexasOhio State 24, USC 7
TaxslayerDec. 30NoonJacksonville, Fla.Mississippi State 31, Louisville 27
LibertyDec. 3012:30 p.m.Memphis, Tenn.Iowa State 21, Memphis 20 
FiestaDec. 304 p.m.Glendale, Ariz.Penn State 35, Washington 28
OrangeDec. 308 p.m.Miami Gardens, Fla.Wisconsin 34, Miami 24
OutbackJan. 1NoonTampa, Fla.South Carolina 26, Michigan 19
PeachJan. 112:30 p.m.Atlanta, Ga.UCF 34, Auburn 27
CitrusJan. 11 p.m.Orlando, Fla.Notre Dame 21, LSU 17
Rose (CFP Semifinals)Jan. 15 p.m.Pasadena, Calif.Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48 (2OT) 
Sugar (CFP Semifinals)Jan. 18:45 p.m.New Orleans, La.Alabama 24, Clemson 6
CFP National ChampionshipJan. 88 p.m.Atlanta, Ga.Alabama 26, Georgia 23 (OT)
YEARROSESUGARORANGECOTTONPEACHFIESTACHAMPIONSHIP
2017-18Jan. 1Jan. 1Dec. 30Dec. 30Jan. 1Dec. 30Jan. 8
2018-19Jan. 1Jan. 1Dec. 29Dec. 29Dec. 31Jan. 1Jan. 7
2019-20Jan. 1Jan. 1Jan. 1Dec. 31Dec. 28Dec. 28Jan. 13
2020-21Jan. 1Jan. 1Dec. 31TBDTBDTBDJan. 11
2021-22TBDTBDDec. 31Dec. 31TBDTBDJan. 10
2022-23TBDTBDTBDTBDDec. 31Dec. 31Jan. 9
2023-24Jan. 1Jan. 1Dec. 28TBDTBDTBDJan. 8
• Bold denotes the bowl playing host to a national championship semifinal game.