MIAMI, FL — College Bowl Game Schedule and Live TV Channels and Streams on Jan. 1
New Year’s Day college Football Bowl games continue on Tuesday with No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 Ohio State, the two teams who missed out on the College Football Playoff places, both in action.
The fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (11-2) will close out their season against No. 15 Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
Live action from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, is set for 8:45 pm ET and ESPN will provide the live television broadcast. WatchESPN will also have live streaming coverage.
These two standout football programs are expected to entice a large audience for one of the more attention-seeking matchups of this bowl season.
Georgia won the SEC East, but blew a 14-point lead and fell to No. 1 Alabama in the SEC championship.
The loss to the Crimson Tide ultimately ended the Bulldogs’ prospect of securing back-to-back College Football Playoff trips, but they are buzzing to end the campaign on a winning note.
“These kids recover faster than you think they do,” Georgia second-year coach Kirby Smart said ahead of the game with Texas.
“Obviously there’s disappointment in the [SEC championship] result but there’s also the opportunity to move forward with a young team and a chance to go on a national stage with our fans, who I know will follow us to play in a New Year’s Six bowl game.”
Meanwhile, the Longhorns (9-4) also have enjoyed a respectable season and they will be determined to beat a team of Georgia’s caliber in a such a big bowl game.
“We do want them to enjoy the time in New Orleans — our team has earned this,” Texas coach Tom Herman said.
“This is a tremendous bowl game and a tremendous city. But we also know that we’ve come here with a job to do, too, and that’s to win the Sugar Bowl championship.
“When it’s time to work, we’re going to be dialed in, focused in, and ready to work.”
Georgia, which will finish the term with back-to-back double wins seasons for the first time since 2014 and 2015, has a 77.6 percent chance to win this game, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.
Another New Year’s Day college football game that is expected to draw attention is the Rose Bowl matchup between No. 6 Ohio State and No. 9 Washington.
These two programs have featured in 15 Rose Bowls apiece, but this is the first time they will be facing one another in this fixture.
ESPN’s Football Power Index is giving the Buckeyes (12-1) a 56.2 chance to beat the Huskies (10-3) in what will be a farewell for coach Urban Meyer, who announced last month that he will be retiring after the Rose Bowl.
This battle between the Big Ten and Pac-12 champions is set for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and live coverage will be on ESPN and WatchESPN, starting at 5:00 pm ET.
In other New Year’s Day college football games on Tuesday, No. 18 Mississippi State and Iowa will get the ball rolling at the Noon ET in the Outback Bowl, No. 11 LSU and No. 8 UCF play at 1:00 pm in the Fiesta Bowl, while No. 14 Kentucky and No. 12 Penn State battle on ABC and WatchESPN in Citrus Bowl, live at 1:00 pm.
New Year’s Day College Football Games: Bowl Schedule
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
No. 18 Mississippi State vs. Iowa
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL12:00 pm ET
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 11 LSU vs. No. 8 UCF
State Farm Stadium
Glendale, AZ 1:00 pm ET
VRBO Citrus Bowl
No. 14 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Penn State
Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL 1:00 pm ET
Rose Bowl Game
No. 9 Washington vs. No. 6 Ohio State
Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA 5:00 pm ET
Allstate Sugar Bowl
15 Texas vs. 5 Georgia
New Orleans, LA 8:45 pm ET