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2017-18 Bowl Games

2017-18 bowl officiating assignments by conference

Football Zebras has obtained the conference assignments of the officiating crews to the 2017-18 bowl games.

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Football Zebras has obtained the conference assignments of the officiating crews to the 2017-18 bowl games. The Power Five conferences receive five bowls, other conferences receive three, with a fourth assignment rotated annually. All times are Eastern. The conference that assigns the officials for each game is listed in italics. 

[icon name=”plus-circle” unprefixed_class=”goodcall”] indicates officials that were in the 2017 NFL officiating development program.

Playoff games

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Rose Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Georgia  ESPN 5 p.m. — ACC
  • Sugar Bowl: Clemson vs. Alabama ESPN 8:45 p.m. — Pac-12

Monday, Jan. 8

  • National Championship  ESPN 8 p.m. — Big Ten

New Year’s Six

Friday, Dec. 29

  • Cotton Bowl Classic: Ohio State vs. USC ESPN 8:30 p.m. — SEC
    • R — David Smith, U — Russ Pulley, H — Johnny Crawford, L — Mike Taylor, S — Rob Skelton, F — Jack “J” Taylor, B — Grantis Bell

Saturday, Dec. 30

  • Fiesta Bowl: Penn State vs. Washington ESPN 4 p.m. — Big 12
    • R — Mike Defee, U – [icon name=”plus-circle” unprefixed_class=”goodcall”]Robert Richeson, H — Al Green, L – Derek Anderson, F – Joe Blubaugh, S — Lo van Pham, B – Chris Alston, C — Ken Ray, Replay – Jack McDonald, Communicator – Rick Loumier
  • Orange Bowl: Miami vs. Wisconsin ESPN 8 p.m. —  SEC
    • R — Matt Loeffler, U — Brent Sowell, H — Gus Morris, L — Mike Shirey, F — Bobby Moreau, S — Phillip Davenport, B — Jimmy Russell, C — [icon name=”plus-circle” unprefixed_class=”goodcall”]Chris Snead, Alternate — Lane Thomas, Replay — Al Ford, Observer — Larry Rose.

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Peach Bowl: Auburn vs Central Florida ESPN 12:30 p.m. — Big 12

First week bowls

Saturday, Dec. 16

  • Celebration Bowl: Grambling vs. North Carolina A&T ABC 12 p.m. — Conference USA
    • R — Jay Edwards, U — Greg Adams, H – Gary Calip, L — Joe Stahmer, F — David Sherwood, S — [icon name=”plus-circle” unprefixed_class=”goodcall”]LaShell Nelson, B – Chris Bynum, C — [not listed]
  • New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. North Texas ESPN 1 p.m. – Mountain West
    • R — David Alvarez, U — Apollo Martin, H — George Shoup, L — Steve Hoslett, F — Scotty Melancon, S — Mario Seneca, B — David Baldwin,   C — Greg Reid
  • Cure Bowl: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky CBSSN 2:30 p.m. — American
  • Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon ABC 3:30 pm. – American
  • New Mexico Bowl: Marshall vs. Colorado State ESPN 4:30 p.m. — MAC
  • Camellia Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee ESPN 8 p.m. – Mountain West

Second week bowls

Tuesday, Dec. 19

  • Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Akron ESPN 7 p.m. – Sun Belt

Wednesday, Dec. 20

  • Frisco Bowl: SMU vs. Louisiana Tech ESPN 8 p.m. – Sun Belt

Thursday, Dec. 21

  • Gasparilla Bowl: Florida International vs. Temple ESPN 8 p.m. – MAC

Friday, Dec. 22

  • Bahamas Bowl, 12:30 p.m. on ESPN: Ohio vs. Alabama-Birmingham ESPN 12:30 p.m. – American
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming ESPN 4 p.m. – Conference USA

Saturday, Dec. 23

  • Birmingham Bowl, 12 p.m. on ESPN: South Florida vs. Texas Tech ESPN 12 p.m. — MAC
  • Armed Forces Bowl, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN: Army vs. San Diego State ESPN 3:30 p.m. – Big Ten
  • Dollar General Bowl, 7 p.m. on ESPN: Appalachian State vs. Toledo ESPN 7 p.m. – Mountain West

Third week bowls

Sunday, Dec. 24

  • HawaiÊ»i Bowl: Fresno State vs. Houston ESPN 8:30 p.m. – Sun Belt

Tuesday, Dec. 26

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah vs. West Virginia ESPN 1:30 p.m. – ACC
  • Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. Northern Illinois ESPN 5:15 p.m. – SEC
  • Cactus Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA ESPN 9 p.m. – ACC

Wednesday, Dec. 27

  • Independence Bowl: Florida State vs. Southern Miss ESPN 1:30 p.m. – MAC
  • Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College vs. Iowa ESPN 5:15 p.m. – Pac-12
  • Foster Farms Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue FOX 8:30 p.m. – Big 12
  • Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Missouri ESPN 9 p.m. – Pac-12

Thursday, Dec. 28

  • Military Bowl: Virginia vs. Navy ESPN 1:30 p.m. – Big 12
  • Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech ESPN 5:15 p.m. – Big Ten
  • Holiday Bowl: Michigan State vs. Washington State FS1 9 p.m. – SEC
  • Alamo Bowl: Stanford vs. TCU ESPN 9 p.m. – SEC

Friday, Dec. 29

  • Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M ESPN 1 p.m. – Pac-12
  • Sun Bowl: Arizona State vs. NC State CBS 3 p.m. – Big Ten
  • Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. Northwestern ESPN 4:30 p.m. – Pac-12
  • Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Utah State CBSSN 5:30 p.m. – Conference USA

Saturday, Dec. 30

  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Louisville ESPN 12 p.m. – Big Ten
  • Liberty Bowl: Memphis vs. Iowa State ABC 12:30 p.m. – ACC

Other New Year’s Day bowls

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina ESPN2 12 p.m. — ACC
  • Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU ABC 1 p.m. — Big 12
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