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College Football Bowl Games Today, 12/29: Schedule, Matchups, Predictions and How to Watch TV Coverage

A busy week of college football bowl games continues today with a tripleheader slate. Thursday’s action begins in the afternoon on the east coast and will like extend into the wee hours of Friday morning. Whether you are a fan of hard-hitting defensive games or prefer pass-happy offensive shootouts, you’re bound to find something to watch on today’s college football bowl game schedule. Make sure to check out the awesome BetMGM promo code in this article for some free money to use on some college football bowl predictions!

Below is an all-inclusive look at the college football bowl game schedule for Thursday, December 29th. Readers will find the matchups, start times, predictions, TV coverage and how to watch the college football bowl games today.

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College Football Bowl Games Today: Schedule, Start Time, Predictions, TV Coverage

Pinstripe Bowl Prediction and Preview

Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse Orange (7-5, 4-4 ACC) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten)
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Venue: Yankee Stadium — Bronx, NY
Coverage: ESPN

Thursday’s college football bowl game schedule kicks off with a clash between ACC and Big Ten teams. Yankee Stadium will become the fourth different MLB ballpark to host a bowl game this year when it entertains Syracuse and Minnesota in the annual Pinstripe Bowl.

When this matchup was initially announced, many were excited to see two of the best running backs in the country go head-to-head. Although Syracuse’s Sean Tucker has since opted out, Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim is slated to conclude his collegiate career by playing in the game. Fans of defensive football are bound to enjoy watching the nasty Golden Gophers defense as well.

According to the numberFire college football bowl projections, Minnesota has a 73.6% chance of winning the Pinstripe Bowl.

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Cheez-It Bowl Prediction and Preview

Cheez-It Bowl
Oklahoma Sooners (6-6, 3-6 Big 12) vs. Florida State Seminoles (9-3, 5-3 ACC)
Time: 5:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Camping World Stadium — Orlando, FL
Coverage: ESPN

For the 24th year in a row, Oklahoma is set to play in the postseason. That said, the Sooners face a tall order in their Cheez-It Bowl matchup against Florida State. After all, one could argue that the Seminoles finished the regular season playing the best football of any team in the ACC.

All year long, mobile quarterbacks gave Oklahoma’s defense fits. It will be interesting to see if that theme continues on Thursday against Jordan Travis and the potent FSU rushing attack. Former UCF QB Dillon Gabriel will look to keep the Sooners competitive in his return to Orlando.

According to the numberFire bowl game projections, Florida State has an 82.0% chance of winning the Cheez-It Bowl.

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Alamo Bowl Prediction and Preview

Alamo Bowl
Texas Longhorns (8-4, 6-3 Big 12) vs. Washington Huskies (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12)
Time: 9 p.m. EST
Venue: Alamodome — San Antonio, TX
Coverage: ESPN

Rounding out the college football bowl games slate for today is one of the most anticipated matchups outside of the New Year’s Six. Texas will look to win the Alamo Bowl for the third time in four years when they take on Washington in primetime.

Although the Longhorns figure to have the crowd behind them in San Antonio, they are hardly assured of winning this game. With Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr. opting to return to school, one of the best offenses in all of college football remains fully intact for the bowl game. Meanwhile, Texas will be without star running back Bijan Robinson. Fans of aerial offensive games are bound to enjoy this matchup.

According to the numberFire college football bowl game projections, Texas has a 79.5% chance of winning the Alamo Bowl.

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