The Outback Bowl will be played Monday, January 2nd at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The game will feature teams from the Big Ten Conference and the Southeastern Conference. As one of the premier non-New Year’s Six bowls, the Outback Bowl has been one of the more anticipated games with fun matchups, colorful pageantry and an electric atmosphere.
The Outback Bowl will kick off at 1pm and will be nationally televised on ABC. Many projections have the Nebraska Cornhuskers facing off against the Florida Gators in Tampa. Currently, The Big Red are ranked 16th in this week’s College Football Playoff Poll and have a 9-2 record. Their only losses are to Wisconsin and Ohio State. Meanwhile the Florida Gators are 15th in this week’s College Football Playoff Poll and are 8-2. Their two losses were on the road at Tennessee and Arkansas.
The selection of the schools will be based on the unveiling of the final College Football Poll, Sunday, December 4th. The top four schools will play in the College Football Playoff. Also, the next eight teams will be subsequently announced for the remaining New Year’s Six Bowls.