NCAAF Schedules

The NCAA football schedule runs at basically the same time as the NFL, but the NCAA college football season perfectly complements its professional counterpart. The college football games are mostly aired on Saturday from the end of August to mid-December, followed by bowl games and capped by the national championship game just a week after New Year’s Day. Find the NCAA football odds in the sportsbook.

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Main Events for 2022 Season

Unique to the NCAA football schedule are bowl games. These are postseason games played in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and usually pit the better teams against each other.

The College Football Playoff National Championship is the biggest bowl game for the college season and is typically played on the second Monday of the New Year, concluding the bowl season.

Kickoff Games:

Date Time (ET) Matchup
Sat, Aug 27 12:30 p.m. Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Nebraska vs. Northwestern (Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland)

3:30 p.m. FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.)
Stephen F. Austin vs. Jacksonville State
7:00 p.m. Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff (Atlanta)
Howard vs. Alabama State
Sun, Sept 4 7:00 p.m. Boeing Red Tails Classic (Montgomery, Ala.)
Fort Valley State vs. Tuskegee

Bowl Season Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Bowl
Fri, Dec 16 11:30 a.m. HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl

Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium

(Nassau, Bahamas)

  3:00 p.m. Cure Bowl

Exploria Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

Sat, Dec 17 11:00 a.m. Wasabi Fenway Bowl

Fenway Park (Boston, Mass.)

  Noon Cricket Celebration Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Ga.)

  2:15 p.m. New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium (Albuquerque, N.M.)

  7:30 p.m. SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, Nevada)

  9:15 p.m. Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

Mon, Dec 19 2:30 p.m. Myrtle Beach Bowl

Brooks Stadium (Conway, S.C.)

Tue, Dec 20 3:30 p.m. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium (Boise, Idaho)

  7:30 p.m. RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium (Boca Raton, Fla.)

Thu, Dec. 22 7:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium (Ft. Worth, Texas)

Fri, Dec 23 TBD Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Sat, Dec 24 8:00 p.m. Easypost Hawai’i Bowl

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex

(Honolulu, Hawaii)

Tue, Dec 27 Noon Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.)

  3:15 or 6:45 p.m. SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Gerald J. Ford Stadium (Dallas, Texas)

  3:15 or 6:45 p.m. TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Protective Stadium (Birmingham, Ala.)

Wed, Dec 28 9:00 p.m. TaxAct Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)

Sat, Dec 31 12:00 p.m. Sugar Bowl

Caesars Superdome Stadium (New Orleans, Louisiana)

  4:00 or 8:00 p.m. Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinals)

State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)

  4:00 or 8:00 p.m. Peach Bowl Bowl (CFP semifinals)

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)

Mon, Jan 2, 2023 1:00 p.m. Cotton Bowl

AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

  5:00 p.m. Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)

Mon, Jan 9, 2023 8:00 p.m. CFP National Championship Game

SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles, California)

Almost every college football game is available for betting online. They have their own point spreads, moneyline and totals while some will have props.

3 Tips Before Betting NCAA Football

Although NCAA football is still football and has mostly the same rules as the NFL, it can differ widely. Keep in mind some tips before engaging:

  1. College sports, especially college football, can be volatile. Even if juggernaut programs like Alabama and Georgia are powerful and win consistently, they are prone to getting upset. Do not blindly throw money at their moneyline as their NCAAF Odds can be at ridiculous prices.
  2. Focus on the lines: Learn how to convert the odds into win probability and determine if you are comfortable wagering cash for this team’s shot at winning (or covering the spread). Look up the matchups and check the teams’ records on the spread before you bet on NCAA football.
  3. Check the weather. Most teams play outdoors so the weather and field conditions will affect win probabilities and scoring rates. A snowy day in Wisconsin will play out differently than a hot, sunny day in Florida, especially if a team is not used to playing under certain conditions.

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