2016-2017 NCAA Football Bowl Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: CBS Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)

Included is a list of all of the bowl games this season as well as the date, time, and location of each.

Writers Picking
  • Asher Fair – (A) 
  • JD Jensen – (B)
  • Chase Hudson – (C)
  • Clancy Hughes – (D)
  • Ian Blum – (E)
  • Joey Higginbotham – (F)
  • Christian Ormsby – (G)
  • Saj Jain – (H)
  • Jake Scanlon – (I)

 

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl

nccu North Carolina Central Eagles (9-2) vs. gram Grambling State Tigers (11-1)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST
  • Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Picks: North Carolina Central – (B, E, G, I) , Grambling State- (A, C, D, F, H)

 

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

txsa Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (6-6) vs. nmex New Mexico Lobos (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Branch Field at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Picks: Texas-San Antonio – (B, D, F), New Mexico (A, C, E, G, H, I)

 

Las Vegas Bowl Presented by Geico

hou Houston Cougars (9-3) vs. sdgst San Diego State Aztecs (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST
  • Location: Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Picks: Houston – (A, B, C, D, F, G), San Diego State – (E, H, I)

 

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

appst Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-3) vs. toledo Toledo Rockets (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location: Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Picks: Appalachian State – (G, H), Toledo – (A, B, C, D, E, F, I)

 

AutoNation Cure Bowl

ucf Central Florida Knights (6-6) vs. arkst Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-5)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location:  Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
  • Picks: Central Florida – (A, B, C, D, E, F, G), Arkansas State – (H, I)

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

usm Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (6-6) vs. lalaf Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17th, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Picks: Southern Mississippi – (A, B, C, D, F, H, I), Louisiana-Lafayette – (E, G)

 

Miami Beach Bowl

cmich Central Michigan Chippewas (6-6) vs. tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 19th, 2016, at 2:30 PM EST
  • Location: Marlins Park in Miami, Florida
  • Picks: Central Michigan – (C, F, I), Tulsa – (A, B, D, E, G, H)

 

Boca Raton Bowl

mem Memphis Tigers (8-4) vs. wky Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida
  • Picks: Memphis – (B, D, E, F, G), Western Kentucky (A, C, H, I)

 

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

byu Brigham Young Cougars (8-4) vs. wyo Wyoming Cowboys (8-5)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California
  • Picks: Brigham Young – (A, C, D, F, H, I), Wyoming (B, E, G)

 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

idaho Idaho Vandals (8-4) vs. colost Colorado State Rams (7-5)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho
  • Picks: Idaho – (E, H), Colorado State (A, B, C, D, F, G, I)

 

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

emich Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-5) vs. odu Old Dominion Monarchs (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau
  • Picks: Eastern Michigan – (B, C, E, F, I), Old Dominion – (A, D, G, H)

 

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

latech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-5) vs. navy #25 Navy Midshipmen (9-4)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 4:30 PM EST
  • Location: Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Picks: Louisiana Tech – (G), Navy – (A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I)

 

Dollar General Bowl

ohio Ohio Bobcats (8-5) vs. troy Troy Trojans (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 23rd, 2016, at 8:00 PM EST
  • Location: Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama
  • Picks: Ohio – (A, B, C, D, E, I), Troy – (F, G, H)

 

Hawaii Bowl

mtsu Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (8-4) vs. hawaii Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-7)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 24th, 2016, at 8:00 PM EST
  • Location: Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Picks: Middle Tennessee State – (A, B, F, G, I), Hawaii – (C, D, E, H)

 

St. Petersburg Bowl

miaoh Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-6) vs. msst Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-7)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 26th, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST
  • Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Picks: Miami (Ohio) – (H, I), Mississippi State – (A, B, C, D, E, F, G)

 

Quick Lane Bowl

md Maryland Terrapins (6-6) vs. bc Boston College Eagles (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 26th, 2016, at 2:30 PM EST
  • Location: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
  • Picks: Maryland – (A, B, C, D, E, F, G), vs. Boston College (H, I)

 

Camping World Independence Bowl

ncst North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-6) vs. vandy Vanderbilt Commodores (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Monday, December 26th, 2016, at 5:00 PM EST
  • Location: Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Picks: North Carolina State – (A, D, E, F, G, I), Vanderbilt – (B, C, H)

 

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

army Army Black Knights (7-5) vs. ntx North Texas Mean Green (5-7)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST
  • Location: Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas
  • Picks: Army – (A, B, C, D, E, F, H), North Texas – (G, I)

 

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

temp #24 Temple Owls (10-3) vs. wake Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST
  • Location: Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Picks: Temple – (A, B, D, F, G, H, I), Wake Forest – (C, E)

 

National Funding Holiday Bowl

minn Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4) vs. wast Washington State Cougars (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California
  • Picks: Minnesota – (G, I), Washington State – (A, B, C, D, E, F, H)

 

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

boise Boise State Broncos (10-2) vs. baylor Baylor Bears (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, at 10:15 PM EST
  • Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Picks: Boise State – (A, B, G, H), Baylor – (C, D, E, F, I)

 

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

pitt #23 Pittsburgh Panthers (8-4) vs. nw Northwestern Wildcats (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
  • Picks: Pittsburgh – (A, B, D, E, G, H, I), Northwestern (C, F)

 

Russell Athletic Bowl

wvu #16 West Virginia Mountaineers (10-2) vs. miami Miami (Florida) Hurricanes (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
  • Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
  • Picks: West Virginia – (B, D, H), Miami (Florida) – (A, C, E, F, G, I)

 

Foster Farms Bowl

ind Indiana Hoosiers (6-6) vs. utah #19 Utah Utes (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at 8:30 PM EST
  • Location: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
  • Picks: Indiana – (C, F, G), Utah – (A, B, D, E, H, I)

 

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

texam Texas A&M Aggies (8-4) vs. kstate Kansas State Wildcats (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Picks: Texas A&M – (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I), Kansas State – ()

 

Birmingham Bowl

sfla South Florida Bulls (10-2) vs. sc South Carolina Gamecocks (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Picks: South Florida – (A, D, E, G, H), South Carolina – (B, C, F, I)

 

Belk Bowl

ark Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) vs. vatech #22 Virginia Tech Hokies (9-4)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Picks: Arkansas – (C, F), Virginia Tech – (A, B, D, E, G, H, I)

 

Valero Alamo Bowl

okst #12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3) vs. colo #10 Colorado Buffaloes (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 29th, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST
  • Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
  • Picks: Oklahoma State – (E, G, I), Colorado – (A, B, C, D, F, H)

 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

uga Georgia Bulldogs (7-5) vs. tcu Texas Christian Horned Frogs (6-6)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 12:00 PM EST
  • Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Picks: Georgia – (B, E, F, G, H, I), Texas Christian – (A, C, D)

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl

stan #18 Stanford Cardinal (9-3) vs. unc North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 2:00 PM EST
  • Location: Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas
  • Picks: Stanford – (A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I), North Carolina – (E)

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

neb Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-3) vs. tenn #21 Tennessee Volunteers (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 3:30 PM EST
  • Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Picks: Nebraska – (B, C, D, F, G, H), Tennessee – (A, E, I)

 

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl

salab South Alabama Jaguars (6-6) vs. af Air Force Falcons (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 5:30 PM EST
  • Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona
  • Picks: South Alabama – (F), Air Force – (A, B, C, D, E, G, H, I)

 

Capital One Orange Bowl

mich #6 Michigan Wolverines (10-2) vs. fsu #11 Florida State Seminoles (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 30th, 2016, at 8:00 PM EST
  • Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Picks: Michigan – (B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I), Florida State – (A)

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

lsu #20 Louisiana State Tigers (7-4) vs. lou #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST
  • Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
  • Picks: Louisiana State – (G), Louisville – (A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I)

 

TaxSlayer Bowl

gatech Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-4) vs. uk Kentucky Wildcats (7-5)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 11:00 AM EST
  • Location: EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Picks: Georgia Tech – (A, G, H), Kentucky – (B, C, D, E, F, I)

 

College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

wash #4 Washington Huskies (12-1) vs. bama #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 3:00 PM EST
  • Location: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Picks: Washington – (), Alabama – (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I)

 

College Football Playoff semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

ohiost #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) vs. clem #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1)

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2016, at 7:00 PM EST
  • Location: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Picks: Ohio State – (B, C, D, E, I), Clemson – (A, F, G, H)

 

Outback Bowl

fla #17 Florida Gators (8-4) vs. iowa Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Picks: Florida – (B, C, D, E, F, H, I), Iowa – (A, G)

 

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

wmich #15 Western Michigan Broncos (13-0) vs. wisc #8 Wisconsin Badgers (10-3)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • Picks: Western Michigan – (C, G, H), Wisconsin (A, B, D, E, F, I)

 

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual

usc #9 Southern California Trojans (9-3) vs. psu #5 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (11-2)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 5:00 PM EST
  • Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Picks: Southern California – (B, D, G, I), Pennsylvania State – (A, C, E, F, H)

 

Allstate Sugar Bowl

aub #14 Auburn Tigers (8-4) vs. okla #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at 8:30 PM EST
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Picks: Auburn – , Oklahoma – (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I)

 

College Football Playoff National Championship

ohiost #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)/ clem #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1) vs. wash #4 Washington Huskies (12-1)/ bama #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)

  • Date/Time: Monday, January 9th, 2017, at 8:30 PM EST
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Picks: Ohio State – (C, I), Clemson – (A), Washington – (), Alabama – (B, D, E, F, G, H)

 

-Asher Fair

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