What Time Are the College Football Playoff Games?

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Texas fans cheer during the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game aginst Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Dec 13, 2023, 12:47 PM

We’ve reached the climax of the 2023 college football season. Accordingly, our coverage of the college football national championship odds is also hitting its apex.

Thousands of bettors are studying and cramming on all sorts of vital handicapping information, from NCAAF odds movement to CFP handle data

Let’s start with the basics.

What Time Are the College Football Playoff Games?

No. 1 Michigan will play No. 4 Alabama at 5 p.m. EST in the first College Football Playoff semifinal game on Jan. 1, 2024, at the Rose Bowl.

Immediately following that game, No. 2 Washington will play No. 3 Texas at approximately 8:45 p.m. ET in New Orleans’ Sugar Bowl. 

For now, Michigan (-1.5) and Texas (-4) are the betting favorites. 

College Football National Championship Game: Time, Date, Location

The semifinal winners will face off one week later on Jan. 8 at Houston’s NRG Stadium. The game should start at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.