2016 Fiesta Bowl Schedule

The 2016 Fiesta Bowl will take place on December 31st, 2016. The game will be one of two semi-final matchups in the College Football Playoff (CFP), and will take place at the University of Phoenix Stadium located in Glendale, Arizona. This will be the 46th Fiesta Bowl played, and the winner will take on the winning team from the 2016 Peach Bowl in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game that will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The official title of the Bowl Game will be the “College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl and will either feature the #1 vs #4 seed or the #2 vs #3 seed in the CFP. Once the final matchups are determined, we will update the schedule for fans to enjoy. You can also checkout the complete 2016-17 college football bowl schedule and the printable 2016-17 college football playoff bracket to help you follow the action this bowling season. Of note, this will actually be the second Fiesta Bowl played in 2016 since last year’s matchup actually took place during the calendar year!

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What TV Network will broadcast the Fiesta Bowl?

ESPN will show the game and the audio broadcast will be covered by ESPN Radio.

Fiesta Bowl Matchup

Date: December 31, 2016
Time: 7pm ET (5 pm MT)
Matchup: #2 Clemson vs #3 Ohio State
TV: ESPN
Radio: ESPN Radio

When will the Teams for the Fiesta Bowl be Announced?

The CFP Selection committee will announce the teams playing in the Fiesta Bowl at 12PM ET on Sunday, December 4th, 2016. The next time that the Fiesta Bowl will host the College Football Playoff Semifinal due to the rotation of the bowl games assigned to host the games will be the 2019 Fiesta Bowl.

Past Fiesta Bowl Results (Last 10 Years)

Date Year Winner Loser
January 1 2005 #5 Utah 35 #19 Pittsburgh 7
January 2 2006 #4 Ohio State 34 #5 Notre Dame 20
January 1 2007 #9 Boise State 43 #7 Oklahoma 42 (OT)
January 2 2008 #11 West Virginia 48 #3 Oklahoma 28
January 5 2009 #3 Texas 24 #10 Ohio State 21
January 4 2010 #6 Boise State 17 #3 TCU 10
January 1 2011 #9 Oklahoma 48 #25 Connecticut 20
January 2 2012 #3 Oklahoma State 41 #4 Stanford 38 (OT)
January 3 2013 #4 Oregon 35 #5 Kansas State 17
January 1 2014 #15 UCF 52 #6 Baylor 42
December 31 2014 #20 Boise State 38 #10 Arizona 30
January 1 2016 #7 Ohio State 44 #8 Notre Dame 28