College football schedule: What bowl games are on today? Times, TV channels for Saturday, Jan. 2

Cherish the moment because Saturday marks the final day of the FBS season that multiple games will be played on the same day.

The season closes out in style with four games involving a total of six ranked teams, including two games pitting top-25 teams on the same field. No. 25 Oregon and No. 10 Iowa State meet in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale Arizona, before No. 5 Texas A&M hopes to show it deserved to be in the College Football Playoff when it face No. 13 North Carolina in the Orange Bowl.

The day starts with No. 23 North Carolina State and Kentucky playing in the Taslayer Bowl in the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, followed shortly after with the start of Ole Miss and No. 11 Indiana in the Outback Bowl.

College football schedule: What games are on today?

Here’s the full schedule for Saturday’s college football bowl games, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.

Thursday, Dec. 31

NC State vs. Kentucky

No. 23 NC State finished out its eight-win season with four-straight victories, including giving Liberty its only loss of the season. The Wolfpack struggle to defend the pass, but that won’t be much of a concern against Kentucky (4-6) who finished the year last in the FBS in passing yards per game by a full 28 yards. Kentucky’s four wins came against opponents with a combined eight victories.

Ole Miss vs. Indiana

No. 12 Indiana (6-1) certainly feels like on of the biggest snubs left out of the New Year’s Six bowl games after only losing to No. 3 Ohio State by a touchdown, but at least the Hoosiers were rewarded with facing the worst defense in the nation. Indiana will be without Michael Penix Jr. and Ty Fryfogle, but the offense should still move with ease against an Ole Miss defense that allows over 535 yards a game. 

Oregon vs. Iowa State

No. 25 Oregon backed into the Fiesta Bowl after winning the Pac-12 championship despite finishing second in the Pac-12 North Division. The Ducks (4-2) defeated USC 31-24 in the championship game to spoil the Trojans’ shot at the College Football Playoff. No. 12 Iowa State (8-3) had the Big 12’s best chance at making the Playoff before falling to Oklahoma in the conference championship. The Cyclones’ Breece Hall leads the nation in rushing.

Texas A&M vs. North Carolina

No. 5 Texas A&M (8-1) finished one upset short on conference-championship Saturday of qualifying for the Playoff for the first time in program history. This game will likely mark the end of quarterback Kellen Mond’s illustrious career for the Aggies in which he’ll finish as the program’s all-time leader in career total offense, passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions and pass attempts. No. 13 North Carolina (8-3) will be without running back Michael Carter, wide receiver Dyami Brown and linebacker Chazz Surratt, but brings one of the nation’s best offenses led by quarterback Sam Howell.

How to watch, live stream college football games

Saturday’s bowl games will be broadcast live on national TV, with games appearing on ESPN and ABC. Live streaming options include WatchESPN or fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

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