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2021-22 bowl officiating assignments

Football Zebras is obtaining the officiating assignments to the 2021-22 bowl games and reporting them here.

Bowls are distributed to the conferences in a manner than an officiating crew is not from one of the team’s conferences, to the extent that is possible.

For the tables listed below, all times are Eastern, and the conference that assigns the officials for each game is listed in italics. Each conference (and in cases where there are conference alliances, within that consortium) has it’s own internal criteria for determining the officials assigned to a bowl game. In some cases, a conference will consider its championship game to be equivalent to a bowl assignment, and not give those officials another postseason game. Crew assignments will be added as we receive them, and to the extent available to us, we will include alternates, replay officials, and replay communicators.

The following symbols appear for on-field officials:

  • indicates officials that are currently in the NFL development pool, either by appearing on the preseason development roster or by working a college all-star game since 2019.
  • worked a New Year’s 6 bowl game or the National Championship in 2020-21 (includes assigned officials who did not work due to covid protocols)
  • worked in the Alliance of American Football (2019) and/or the XFL (2020).

Playoff games

Friday, Dec. 31

Cotton Bowl Classic (College Football Playoff semifinal)

1Alabama vs. 4Cincinnati

LocationAT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Time/network3:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsPac-12
RSteve Strimling 
UMatthew Jordan 
HDarryl Johnson
LCravonne Barrett 
FBrad Glenn
SMax Causey  
BDavid Ross 
CJim Wharrie
AlternateFrancisco Villar
ReplayJim Northcott
CommunicatorDan Antonietti

Orange Bowl (College Football Playoff semifinal)

2Michigan vs. 3Georgia

LocationHard Rock Stadium, Miami
Time/network7:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsBig 12
RScott Campbell 
URobert Richeson 
HJohn Braun
LKeith Garmond
FJason Ledet  
SMark Graves
BBrian Ernest
CChris Tallent
AlternateBrandon Cruse
ReplayTim England
CommunicatorBob Bahne

Monday, Jan. 10

National Championship Game

1Alabama vs. 3Georgia

LocationLucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Time/network8 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsACC
RDuane Heydt 
UJohnnie Forte
HMatt Fitzgerald
LSteve Matarante  
FRyan Flynn
SJeff Shears
BKeith Parham
CAdam Savoie  
AlternateStuart Mullins
ReplayPeter Vaas

New Year’s Six

Thursday, Dec. 30

Peach Bowl

Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh

LocationMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Time/network7 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsSEC
RSteve Marlowe
UWalt Hill
HChad Green 
LChuck Rice
FAllan NIcholson 
SJesse Dupuy
BTra Boger 
CChris Garner 
AlternateAntonio Smith
ReplayMickey Haddock
CommunicatorDaniel Bouldrick

Saturday, Jan. 1

Fiesta Bowl

Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State

LocationState Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Time/network1 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsBig Ten
RJerry McGinn
UMike Pilarski
HBJ Henry
LRobin DeLorenzo  
FGary Powers
SFrank Steratore  
BDenny Morris
CEric Oliver
AlternateJeff Noggle
ReplayTom Kissinger
CommunicatorMatt Aloisio

Rose Bowl Game

Ohio State vs. Utah

LocationRose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Time/network5 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsSEC
RJason Autrey
UTom Quick
HRyan Hagan
LChad Lorance  
FPhillip Davenport
SSean Petty 
BMartin Hankins 
CJason McArthur
AlternateMatt Loeffler
ReplayMitchell Wilkens
CommunicatorPat Tate

Sugar Bowl

Baylor vs. Mississippi

LocationCaesars Superdome, New Orleans
Time/network8:45 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsBig Ten
RRon Snodgrass 
UJim Shaw
HKole Knueppel 
LJeff Szink 
FRay Daniel
SGaylon Williams 
BKevin Schwarzel 
CBrent Durbin
AlternateMark Kluzcynski
ReplayKen Koester
CommunicatorRon Tipton

First week bowls

Friday, Dec. 17

Bahamas Bowl

Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo

LocationThomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Time/networkNoon ESPN
OfficialsAmerican Athletic Conference
RNate Black
UJoe Pennucci
HJeff Pruitt
LAlex Amaya
FMatt Hill
SEric Hartman 
BFrederick Dimpfel
CSteven Anderson

Cure Bowl

Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina

LocationExploria Stadium, Orlando
Time/network6 p.m. ESPN2
OfficialsConference USA
RScott Hardin
UAntonio Barrial
HStephen Henley
LMichael Defee
FDannye Fowler
SAndy Lebo
BMichael Bailey
CEric Steen
AlternateSean Woodson

Saturday, Dec. 18

Boca Raton Bowl

Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky

LocationFAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.
Time/network11 a.m. ESPN
OfficialsMountain West
RSteve Baron
URod Tucker
HGreg Downum
LJohn Kilmer
FRichard Almeroth
STom Bessant
BRobert Lewis
CAbram Anaya
AlternateChristian Watson
ReplayRichard Brown
CommunicatorReed Rinn

Celebration Bowl

South Carolina State vs. Jackson State

LocationMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Time/networkNoon ABC
OfficialsAmerican Athletic Conference
RTim Rich
UHilbert Byers
HTodd Riddick
LDan Bush
FBen Vasconcells
SJake Dishaw
BNathan Umburger
CMark Mobra

New Mexico Bowl

Fresno State vs. Texas-El Paso

LocationUniversity Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M.
Time/network2:15 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsMAC
RDavid Siegle
UKeith Vaverchak
HMarcus Allen
LJon Shelton
FNicole Randolph
SSteve Masterson
BJosh Dascher
CRich Edwards
AlternateJeff Pasold
ReplayKen Myers
CommunicatorEd Beavers

Independence Bowl

Brigham Young vs. Alabama-Birmingham

LocationIndependence Stadium, Shreveport, La.
Time/network3:30 p.m. ABC
OfficialsAmerican Athletic Conference
RLuke Richmond
UMichael Prowell
HAdam Loudin
LLance Thompson
FGlen Crowther
SJerry Walter
BChris Bikowski
CPatrick Oldham

LendingTree Bowl

Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan

LocationHancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Ala.
Time/network5:45 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsSun Belt
RTrennis Livingston
UStanford Jackson
HSeth Bussey
LTerry Allgeier
FBrandon Harris
SChip Shields
BKevin Mitchell
CMichael Sweatman
AlternateDustin Whitehead
ReplayJohn Allmond
CommunicatorBryan Greenwood

LA Bowl

Oregon State vs. Utah State

LocationSoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif.
Time/network7:30 p.m. ABC
OfficialsBig Ten
RJeff Servinski
UKen Zelmanski 
HKris Van Meter
LSergio De Hoyas
FMatt Kukar
SJohn Hayes
BJake Kemp
CBryan Banks 
AlternateMike Brown
ReplayDave Witvoet
CommunicatorBrian Smith

New Orleans Bowl

Marshall vs. Louisiana

LocationCaesars Superdome, New Orleans
Time/network9:15 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsMountain West
RMike Cuttone
UIan Malepeai
HCat Conti
LSteve Hoslett
FRobert Asel
SRichard Corona
BDave Baldwin
CCharlie Hurd
AlternateTim Davis
ReplayRonnie Ford
CommunicatorTim Crowley

Second week bowls

Monday, Dec. 20

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Old Dominion vs. Tulsa

LocationBrooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.
Time/network2:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsMountain West
RCal McNeill
UDavid Williams
HGeorge Shoup
LJake Weatherford
FMatt Binford
SJoseph Martinez
BMike Aaronian
CKen Ray
AlternateRico Orsot
ReplayBruce Bayne
CommunicatorTony Bates

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Kent State vs. Wyoming

LocationAlbertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Time/network3:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsConference USA
RRodney Burnette
UStephen Marshall
HJerry Harris
LGraig Reid
FClarence Cotton
SJonathan Bullock
BChristopher Scott
CNathan Jastram
AlternatePatrick Foy

Frisco Bowl

Texas-San Antonio vs. San Diego State

LocationToyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Time/network7:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsMAC
RRon Hudson
URyan McClellan
HKristopher Loving
LNick Brigati
FKendal Smith
SSteve Verbridge
BDoug Warns
CTony Romano
AlternateGeorge Plesac
ReplayDennis Jackson
CommunicatorJay Lyons

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Armed Forces Bowl

Army vs. Missouri

LocationAmon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Time/network8 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsBig 12
RDerek Anderson  
USheldon Davis
HAl Green
LQuentin Givens  
FScott Gaines 
SMario Seneca
BLyndon Nixon 
CDarren Winkley
AlternateMarvel July
ReplayMark Marsden
CommunicatorBuddy Gingras

Thursday, Dec. 23

Frisco Football Classic

Miami (Ohio) vs. North Texas

LocationToyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Time/network3:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsSun Belt
RMarshall Lewis
UBrandon Ellison
HMarty Adams
LChristopher Hess
FClay Brownlee
SHugh Brown
BLance Bobbitt
CWilliam Bonet
AlternateMark Baynes
ReplayTerry Walters
CommunicatorMarc Gervais

Gasparilla Bowl

Florida vs. Central Florida

LocationRaymond James Stadium, Tampa
Time/network7 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsPac-12
RMark Duddy
UBrian Hay
HRich Troyer
LBob Day
FSteve Currie 
SGary Reed
BJohn Morton 
CChris Wiggins 
AlternateMatt Richards
ReplayDave Lambros
CommunicatorPie

Saturday, Dec. 25

Camellia Bowl

Ball State vs. Georgia State

LocationCramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.
Time/network2:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsConference USA
RKevin Vicknair
UAnthony Britt
HJeff Mikus
LKeegan Ashbee
FChris Cockrell
SKirk Wisnewski
BAaron Hochuli
CJoel Moenkhoff
AlternateDerrick Ralser
ReplaySteve Barth
CommunicatorBo Campbell

Third week bowls

Monday, Dec. 27

Quick Lane Bowl

Nevada vs. Western Michigan

LocationFord Field, Detroit
Time/network11 a.m. ESPN
OfficialsAmerican Athletic Conference
REdwin Lee
UWilliam Thomas  
HJim Casey
LColin Gaynor
FSean McKinnie
SMatt Waldron
BPeter Buchanan
CJames Jones

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Birmingham Bowl

Houston vs. Auburn

LocationProtective Stadium, Birmingham, Ala.
Time/networkNoon ESPN
OfficialsPac-12
RMike Mothershed
URoscoe Meisenhiemer
HKirk Mattson
LMatt Dornan 
FKevin Kieser
SJeff Dahle 
BJoe Johnston  
CTy Druse
AlternateAnthony Little
ReplayJack Wood
CommunicatorRich Kollen

First Responder Bowl

Air Force vs. Louisville

LocationGerald J. Ford Stadium, University Park, Texas
Time/network3:15 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsSEC
RJames Carter  
URodney Lawary
HStephen Ray 
LMarc Bovos
FJay Brown
SRob Skelton
BRon Turner 
CChris Snead 
AlternateLee Hedrick
ReplayKen Switzer
CommunicatorJamie Williams

Liberty Bowl

Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State

LocationLiberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis
Time/network6:45 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsACC
RRiley Johnson
UTroy Riley
HJosiah Ford
LJim Slayton
FMike Cullin
SRich Wilborn
BMichael Griffith  
CJeff Tomlin

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

West Virginia vs. Minnesota

LocationChase Field, Phoenix
Time/network10:15 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsACC
RJeff Flanagan 
UMike Wooten
HArt Hardin
LColin Formulak
FJim Biddle
SJerry Hocker
BBarry Hendon
CJon Badon

Wednesday, Dec. 29

Pinstripe Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Maryland

LocationYankee Stadium, The Bronx, N.Y.
Time/network2:15 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsPac-12
RMike McCabe
UMike Stephens
HHarold Mitchell Jr.
LTim Messuri
FJeff Yock
SShane Anderson
BSteve Hudson
CJustin Elliott
AlternateSteven Steichen
ReplayJim Fogltance
CommunicatorJim LaBorde

Cheez-It Bowl

Clemson vs. Iowa State

LocationCamping World Stadium, Orlando
Time/network5:45 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsPac-12
RChris Coyte 
UGreg Adams
HRod Ammari  
LDale Keller   
FShane Standley
SBernie Hulscher
BJustin Nelson  
CJohn Love
AlternateMichael Hall
ReplayGary McNanna
CommunicatorTerry Leyden

Alamo Bowl

Oklahoma vs. Oregon

LocationAlamodome, San Antonio
Time/network9:15 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsACC
RMike Roche
UDanny Worrell
HMichael Kelley
LTim Graham
FConnor Clougherty
SJamal Shears
BGary Dancewicz
CSean Geraghty

Thursday, Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

North Carolina vs. South Carolina

LocationBank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.
Time/networkNoon ESPN
OfficialsBig Ten
RReggie Smith 
UJeff Carr
HBruce Keeling
LBrett Bergman 
FLaShell Nelson  
SJoel Clay
BRobert Smith 
CJason Nickleby
AlternateMark Bennett
ReplayDave Nowak
CommunicatorJames Robinson

Music City Bowl

Purdue vs. Tennessee

LocationNissan Stadium, Nashville
Time/network3 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsACC
RJerry Magallanes
UTom Laverty 
HBrian Perry 
LBrian Sakowski 
FKip Johnson
SGeorge Liotus
BRob Lucklan
CLarry Saunders 

Las Vegas Bowl

Arizona State vs. Wisconsin

LocationAllegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
Time/network10:30 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsSEC
RDavid Smith 
UBrent Sowell
HRandall Kizer 
LMichael Taylor
FRaymond Tate III
SMichael Williams
BDax Hill 
CBrian Davis
AlternateGary Jayroe
ReplayJon Bible
CommunicatorJordan Craddock

New Year’s weekend

Friday, Dec. 31

Gator Bowl

Wake Forest vs. Rutgers*

LocationTIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville
Time/network11 a.m. ESPN
OfficialsBig 12 †
RKevin Mar
UMarlow Fitzgerald 
HAndy Warner  
LScott Reilly
FEd Vinzant
SCorey Luxner
BDonnie Aultman 
CCorey Long
AlternateMike Moeller
ReplayJeff Hansen
CommunicatorBrad Van Vark
*Texas A&M withdrew from game. †Big Ten crew moved to Sun Bowl due to Rutgers participating in the game

Sun Bowl

Washington State vs. Central Michigan*

LocationSun Bowl, El Paso, Texas
Time/network12:30 p.m. CBS PARA +
OfficialsBig Ten †
RLarry Smith   
UBrad Hudak  
HDan Richard
LRudy Studd 
FReggie Berry
SGrady Smith
BJustin Staehr
CMike Sumberg
AlternateJohn Roggeman
ReplayTom Fiedler
CommunicatorJamie Alfieri-Tuss
*Miami (Florida) withdrew; Central Michigan moved from Arizona Bowl. †Big 12 crew moved to Gator Bowl due to a team/officiating conference conflict.

Saturday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

Arkansas vs. Penn State

LocationRaymond James Stadium, Tampa
Time/networkNoon ESPN2
OfficialsBig 12
RTuta Salaam 
URick Podraza
HRick Smith
LKelly Deterding 
FRandy Smith
SJim Murphy
BDaniel Young
CDan Scanlan 
AlternateMike Vandervelde
ReplayRick Loumiet
CommunicatorGerald Austin (II)

Citrus Bowl

Kentucky vs. Iowa

LocationCamping World Stadium, Orlando
Time/network1 p.m. ABC
OfficialsACC
RJeff Heaser  
UJim Eckl
HTracy Lynch 
LDeon Lawrence
FWayne Rundell
SMike McCarthy 
BPat Ryan
CJeff Maconaghy 

Post New Year’s bowl

Tuesday, Jan. 4

Texas Bowl

Kansas State vs. Louisiana State

LocationNRG Stadium, Houston
Time/network9 p.m. ESPN
OfficialsBig Ten
RJohn O’Neill  
UTim Gover
HRyan MacDonald
LVince Winters
FTim Maguire
SSteve Thielen  
BMike Elliott
CGreg Nelson  
AlternateSteve Hassel
ReplayDennis Lipski
CommunicatorNick Baniel

Cancelled bowls

Hawaiʻi Bowl

Hawaii vs. Memphis

LocationClarence T. C. Ching Athletics Complex, Honolulu
Time/networkOriginally scheduled for Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
OfficialsConference USA
RJonathan Noli
UJohn Mitchell
HWalter Sloan
LJoe Stahmer
FVictor Sanchez
SMaurice Pierre  
BByron Adams
CChris Bordelon
AlternateJoe Lehring
Hawaii withdrew from the game

Military Bowl

East Carolina vs. Boston College

LocationNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.
Time/networkOriginally scheduled for Dec. 27, 2:30 p.m.
OfficialsMAC
RTom Stapleton
UTony Smith
HMatt Griebel
LJohn Swartz
FJason Frank
SArt Lucky
BPaul Stout
CJason Gant
AlternateTim O’Dey
ReplayDon Bondy
CommunicatorAndrew McGrath
Boston College withdrew from the game

Holiday Bowl

UCLA vs. North Carolina State

LocationPetco Park, San Diego
Time/networkOriginally scheduled for Dec. 28, 8 p.m.
OfficialsBig 12
RDavid Alvarez 
UStuart Schake
HBradford Edwards
LDarren Deckard
FMatt Mills
SLo van Pham   
BTerry Jones
CStacy Hardin
AlternateDoug Moore
ReplayGene Semko
CommunicatorBill Scott
UCLA withdrew from the game

Fenway Bowl

Virginia vs. Southern Methodist

LocationFenway Park, Boston
Time/networkOriginally scheduled for Dec. 29, 11 a.m.
OfficialsSEC
RAlex Moore
UStan Weihe
HRalph Green
LMickey Bryson
FScott Melancon
SGlenn Fucik
BPaul Schardein
CTed Pitts
AlternateMike Shirey
ReplayGerald Hodges
CommunicatorRoy Potts
Virginia withdrew from the game

Arizona Bowl

Boise State vs. Central Michigan

LocationArizona Stadium, Tucson, Ariz.
Time/networkOriginally scheduled for Dec. 31, 2 p.m.
OfficialsSun Belt
RWayne Winkler
URyan Aulds
HJonathan Eubanks
LDion Quinn
FGrant Jackson
SFred Wiedower
BBrett Toney
CGreg LeFils Jr.
AlternateKeythric Merriweather
ReplayMarty Abezetian
CommunicatorLouis Hillard Jr
Boise State withdrew from game; Central Michigan moved to the Sun Bowl

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