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College football's 2019-20 bowl schedule will have 17 games between the semifinals and national title game

College football’s bowl season will begin on a Friday this season, and several minor bowls have been pushed back on the calendar to fill 15 days between the College Football Playoff semifinals and national championship game.

ESPN on Thursday released a schedule for 35 bowl games to appear on its networks in December and January.

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In recent years, bowl season has begun on a Saturday before Christmas with several games. This season, bowls will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, with the Bahamas Bowl. The Frisco Bowl is later that day.

The CFP semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 28, in the Fiesta and Peach bowls, with the championship game not taking place until 16 days later: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Seventeen games will be played in between, including 15 on ESPN-affiliated networks. That includes five games after New Year’s Day — which has only four games on the schedule — and before the national title game, including lower-tier games such as the Birmingham Bowl (Jan. 2), Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Jan. 3), Armed Forces Bowl (Jan. 4) and Mobile Alabama Bowl (Jan. 6).

2019-20 BOWL SCHEDULE

Dec. 20: Bahamas Bowl

Dec. 20: Frisco Bowl

Dec. 21: New Mexico Bowl

Dec. 21: Cure Bowl

Dec. 21: Boca Raton Bowl

Dec. 21: Camellia Bowl

Dec. 21: Las Vegas Bowl

Dec. 21: New Orleans Bowl

Dec. 23: Gasparilla Bowl

Dec. 24: Hawaii Bowl

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Dec. 26: Independence Bowl

Dec. 26: Quick Lane Bowl

Dec. 27: Military Bowl

Dec. 27: Pinstripe Bowl

Dec. 27: Texas Bowl

Dec. 27: Cheez-It Bowl

Dec. 28: Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)

Dec. 28: Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)

Dec. 28: Camping World Bowl

Dec. 28: Cotton Bowl

Dec. 30: First Responder Bowl

Dec. 30: Music City Bowl

Dec. 30: Orange Bowl

Dec. 31: Belk Bowl

Dec. 31: Sun Bowl

Dec. 31: Liberty Bowl

Dec. 31: Arizona Bowl

Dec. 31: Alamo Bowl

Jan. 1: Citrus Bowl

Jan. 1: Outback Bowl

Jan. 1: Rose Bowl

Jan. 1: Sugar Bowl

Jan. 2: Birmingham Bowl

Jan. 2: Gator Bowl

Jan. 3: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Jan. 4: Armed Forces Bowl

Jan. 6: Mobile Alabama Bowl

Jan. 13: CFP national championship

TBA: Redbox Bowl

TBA: Holiday Bowl

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