Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to Lead off New Year’s Six Games in Prime Time

Friday, May 28th, 2021

The 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be played Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. EST, Peach Bowl, Inc., ESPN and Bowl Season announced today. 

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be the first New Year’s Six bowl game of the 2021-22 bowl season and will feature two top-ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. The game will be nationally telecast on ESPN from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

“This national prime time TV placement will cap a tremendous comeback season for college football,” said Gary Stokan, Peach Bowl, Inc. CEO and president. “And we’re even more excited looking forward to a top-10 matchup and a full stadium of fans as we lead all New Year’s Six Bowls into the postseason.”

Full Slate of 44 Bowl Games Returns

Bowl Season 2021-22 Schedule Released

Full Slate of 44 Bowl Games Returns

Bowl Season today announced the complete 2021-22 college football bowl schedule, which includes 44 games, beginning December 17. All games will be televised on the ABC and ESPN family of networks, with one bowl on CBS and another on FOX. Two bowl games still have networks and times to be determined. 

Bowl matchups will be revealed on Sunday, December 5, following the regular season and conference championship games. Bowl Season culminates with the 2021 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship, scheduled to be played on Monday, January 10, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on ESPN. 

“We are thrilled to have a full slate of bowl games scheduled for next season,” said Nick Carparelli, executive director of Bowl Season. “Last year dealt us many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have expectations that stadiums will be operating at full capacity again which will undoubtedly mean a memorable experience for student-athletes, fans, universities and communities. College football and Bowl Season is back, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

While many sporting events were cancelled last season due to the pandemic, 26 of the bowl games were able to remain scheduled and played, mainly due to the flexibility and cooperation of the conferences and bowl partners, and the dedication and commitment of the many players, coaches and team staff.