New CFB Bowl Game To Be Named Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – College Football’s newest bowl game has a new name as the LA Bowl will now be known as the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl.
The LA Bowl was scheduled to debut in December of 2020 but it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl will make it’s debut on December 18 and will be played at the new SoFi Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers.
Teams that will play in this bowl game will feature the No. 1 Mountain West team (unless they make the playoff) taking on the No. 5 Pac-12 team.
No joke: The new LA Bowl will be named the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. It will be held at SoFi Stadium, featuring Mountain West’s No. 1 selection vs. Pac-12’s No. 5 selection. It debuts on Dec. 18
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) June 17, 2021
The Pac-12 will get at least one berth in seven bowl games, this does not include a berth in the College Football Playoff. Here is the pecking order for bowl games with Pac-12 ties.
1. Rose Bowl: January 1 at 3 p.m. MT at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on ESPN vs. Big Ten team
2. Alamo Bowl: December 29 at 7:15 p.m. MT at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on ESPN vs. Big 12 team
3. Las Vegas Bowl: December 30 at 8:30 p.m. MT at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on ESPN vs. Big Ten team
4. Holiday Bowl: Date, time and venue is to be determined (will be played in San Diego against an ACC team)
5. Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: December 31 at 10:30 a.m. MT at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas on CBS vs. ACC team
6. Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl: December 18 at 5:30 pm. MT at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California on ABC vs. Mountain West team
7. Red Box Bowl (if it is played): Date and time to be determined (will be played in San Francisco area vs. a Big Ten team)