2013 Bowl Referee Assignments For Bowl

Football Zebras has obtained the conference assignments of the officiating crews to the 2016-17 bowl games, and the officials assigned where known. The Power Five conferences receive five bowls, other conferences receive three, with a fourth assignment rotated annually. All times are Eastern. The conference that assigns the officials for each game is listed in italics

* indicates officials that were in the 2016 NFL officiating development program.

Playoff games

Saturday, Dec. 31

  • Peach Bowl ESPN 3 p.m. — Washington vs. Alabama
  • Fiesta Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Ohio State vs. Clemson

Monday, Jan. 9

  • National Championship  ESPN 8 p.m. —

New Year’s Six

Friday, Dec. 30

  • Orange Bowl ESPN 8 p.m. — Michigan vs. Florida State

Monday, Jan. 2

  • Cotton Bowl Classic ESPN 1 p.m. — Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin
    • ACC
    • R — Riley Jonson
    • C — Larry Hayes
    • U — Tom Laverty
    • H — Kavin McGrath
    • L — Danny Short*
    • S — Mike McCarthy
    • F — Harry Tyson
    • B — Bryan Platt
    • Alt — George Geiss
    • Replay — Steve McBride
  • Rose Bowl ESPN 5 p.m. —  USC vs. Penn State
    • ACC
    • R — Duane Heydt
    • C — Tyrone Anderson
    • U — Jim Eckl
    • H — Rich Misner
    • L — Tracy Lynch
    • S — Tony Tarantini
    • F — Wayne Rundell
    • B — Jacques Cooper
    • Alt — John Hoffman
    • Replay — Ralph Pickett
  • Sugar Bowl ESPN 8:30 p.m. — Auburn vs. Oklahoma

Other bowl games

Saturday, Dec. 17

  • Celebration Bowl ABC 12 p.m. — North Carolina Central vs. Grambling 
    • Mountain West Conference
    • R — Marvel July
    • U — Marlow Fitzgerald*
    • H — Justin Gragg
    • L — Catherine Conti
    • S — Bill Stimmel
    • F — Justin Jordan
    • B — Albert Bryant
  • New Mexico Bowl ESPN 2 p.m. — New Mexico vs. UTSA
    • Sun Belt
    • R — Jason McArthur
    • U — John Short
    • H — Keith Johnson
    • L — Terry Allgeier
    • S — Bart Horne
    • F — Glen Fucik
    • B — Jay Brown
  • Las Vegas Bowl ABC 3:30 p.m. — Houston vs. San Diego State
    • Conference USA
    • R — Daniel Gautreaux
    • U — Dongray Johnson
    • H — Max Causey
    • L — Brad McGrath
    • S — Chris Scott
    • F — Adrian Carson
    • B — Tom Healey
  • Camellia Bowl ESPN 5:30 p.m. — Appalachian State vs. Toledo 
    • Conference USA
    • R — Ken Antee
    • U — Jason Yates
    • H — Maia Chaka*
    • L — Scott Held
    • S — Scott Gasaway
    • F — Chris Cockerall
    • B — Nate Jones*
  • Cure Bowl CBSSN 5:30 p.m. — UCF vs. Arkansas State
    • Mountain West 
    • R — Kevin Mar*
    • U — Stuart Schake
    • H — George Shoup
    • L — David Young
    • S — Steven Heiman
    • F — Robert Asel
    • B — Robert Lewis
  • New Orleans Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
    • MAC
    • R — Tom Stapleton
    • C — Amanda Sauer
    • U — Tim Owens
    • H — Ryan MacDonald
    • L — Mark Bennett
    • S — Matt Kukar
    • F — Dominique Pender
    • B — Jeff Latkiewicz
    • Alt — Bob Stinson
    • Replay — Jim Thomas

Monday, Dec. 19

  • Miami Beach Bowl ESPN 2:30 p.m. —  Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
    • Mountain West
    • R — Marvel July
    • U — Apollo Martin
    • H — Greg Downum
    • L — John Kilmer
    • S — Mark Graves
    • F — Kirk Wisnewski
    • B — Michael Aaronia

Tuesday, Dec. 20

  • Boca Raton Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
    • Big Ten
    • R — Don Willard
    • U — Robert Colosimo
    • H — Steve Matarante
    • L — Paul Engelberts
    • S — Steve Hassel
    • F — Jeff Noggle
    • B — Robert Smith Jr

Wednesday, Dec. 21

  • Poinsettia Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — BYU vs. Wyoming
    • MAC
    • R — Greg Blum
    • C — Dan Novak
    • U — Brad Hudak
    • H — Vincent Winters
    • L — Ric Hinkamper
    • S — Ryan Flynn
    • F — Raymond Daniel
    • B — Doug Warns
    • Alt — Curt Johnson
    • Replay — Bill Alge

Thursday, Dec. 22

  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Idaho vs. Colorado State
    • American
    • R — Tracy Jones
    • C — Ryan Wingers
    • U — Bill Lamkin
    • H — Dan Harrington
    • L — Lance Thompson
    • F — Ben Vasconcells
    • S — Alex Moore
    • B — Tom Fimmen
    • Alt — Ken Bushey
    • Replay — Buddy Ward
    • Communicator — Kevin Collins

Friday, Dec. 23

  • Bahamas Bowl ESPN 1 p.m. — Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
    • Sun Belt
    • R — Chuck Lewis
    • U — Chad Walker
    • C — Jon Baden
    • H — Scott Petersen
    • L — Dion Quinn
    • F — Dan Moore
    • S — Chip Shields
    • B — Matt Hollifield
    • Alt — Ted Pitts
    • Replay — John Layne
    • Observer — Larry Leatherwood
  • Armed Forces Bowl ESPN 4:30 p.m. — Louisiana Tech vs. Navy
    • MAC
    • R — Larry Smith
    • U — Robert Holcomb
    • H — Kole Knueppel
    • L — Jeff Meslow
    • S — Richard Ames
    • F — Monte Tilgner
    • B — Tom Riepenoff
  • Dollar General Bowl ESPN 8 p.m. — Ohio vs. Troy
    • Conference USA
    • R — Tra Blake
    • U — Chad Craig
    • H — Gary Calip
    • L — Josh Fath
    • S — Tony Lombardo
    • F — Ed Kierce
    • B — Larry Neal

Saturday, Dec. 24

  • Hawaiʻi Bowl ESPN 8 p.m. — Hawaiʻi vs. Middle Tennessee
    • American
    • R — Charles Lamertina
    • C — Anthony Calabrese
    • U — Jeff Akers
    • H — Adam Loudin
    • L — Jeff Cooney
    • F — Glen Crowther
    • S — Mark Windham
    • B — Byron Adams
    • Alt — Steven Ray
    • Replay — Paul Zukis
    • Communicator — Jack Winter

Monday, Dec. 26

  • St. Petersburg Bowl ESPN 11 a.m. — Miami (Ohio) vs. Mississippi State
    • Conference USA
    • R — Jay Edwards
    • U — Mike Moten
    • H — Steve Fleming
    • L — Tom Eaton
    • S — Maurice Pierre
    • F — Justin Larrew*
    • B — Michael Bailey
  • Quick Lane Bowl ESPN 2:30 p.m. — Maryland vs. Boston College
    • Pac-12
    • R — Steve Strimling
    • U — Frank Villar
    • C — John Love
    • H — Bob Day
    • L — Jeff Robinson
    • S — Jeff Dahle
    • F — Jeff Yock
    • B — Brad Robinson
  • Independence Bowl ESPN2 5 p.m. — NC State vs. Vanderbilt
    • Big Ten
    • R — Mike Cannon
    • U — Ken Zelmanski
    • H — Bruce Keeling
    • L — Jeff Szink
    • S — Scott McElwee
    • F — Al Terry
    • B — Scott Buchanan

Tuesday, Dec. 27

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl ESPN 12 p.m. — Army vs. North Texas
  • Military Bowl ESPN 3:30 p.m. — Temple vs. Wake Forest
  • Holiday Bowl ESPN 7 p.m. — Minnesota vs. Washington State
    • ACC
    • R — Gary Patterson
    • C — Mike Webster
    • U — Mike Wooten
    • H — Art Hardin
    • L — Colin Formulak
    • S — Rich Wilborn
    • F — Mike Cullin
    • B — Pat Ryan
    • Alt — Jim Biddle
  • Cactus Bowl ESPN 10:15 p.m. — Boise State vs. Baylor
    • American
    • R — Michael Roche
    • C — Mark Mobra
    • U — Paul Myers
    • H — Jim Casey
    • L — Tod Reese
    • F — Rick Santilli
    • S — Bruce Williams
    • B — Victor Firth
    • Alt — Marcus Woods
    • Replay — Roy Rennels
    • Communicator — Wayne Pollard

Wednesday, Dec. 28

  • Pinstripe Bowl ESPN 2 p.m. — Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
  • Russell Athletic Bowl ESPN 5:30 p.m. — West Virginia vs. Miami
  • Foster Farms Bowl FOX 8:30 — Indiana vs. Utah
  • Texas Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
    • Big Ten
    • R — Jerry McGinn
    • C — Mike Carr*
    • U — Steve Woods*
    • H — John Wiercinski
    • L — Ron Tipton
    • S — Joel Clay
    • F — Tim Maguire
    • B — Mike Brown
    • Alt — Mark Kluczynski
    • Replay — James Kemerling

Thursday, Dec. 29

  • Birmingham Bowl ESPN 2 p.m. — South Florida vs. South Carolina
  • Belk Bowl ESPN 5:30 p.m. — Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech
  • Alamo Bowl ESPN 9 p.m. — Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
    • ACC
    • R — Jeff Heaser
    • C — Sean Geraghty
    • U — Mark Wilson
    • H — Troy Gray
    • L — Hugh Campbell
    • S — Jerry Hocker
    • F – Milton Britton
    • B — Gary Dancewicz
    • Alt — Steve Clein
    • Replay — Tom DeJoseph

Friday, Dec. 30

  • Liberty Bowl ESPN 12 p.m. — Georgia vs. TCU
    • Pac-12
    • R — Michael Batlan
    • U — Bryan Hay
    • C — Jim Wharrie 
    • H — Kirk Mattson
    • L — Rich Troyer
    • S — Michael Marsh
    • F — Shane Standley
    • B — David Ross
    • Alt — Matt Dornan
    • Replay — Jim Fogltance
    • Communicator — Cleo Robinson
  • Sun Bowl CBS 2 p.m. — Stanford vs. North Carolina
  • Music City Bowl ESPN 3:30 p.m. — Nebraska vs. Tennessee
  • Arizona Bowl CAMPUS INSIDERS 5:30 p.m. —  South Alabama vs. Air Force
    • ACC
    • R — Jerry Magallanes
    • C — Don Yates
    • U — Dan Worrell
    • H — Matt Fitzgerald
    • L — Brian Sakowsky
    • S — Jim Capora
    • F — Conor Clougherty
    • B — Keith Parham
    • Alt — Bill Beckett

Saturday, Dec. 31

  • Citrus Bowl ABC 11 a.m. — LSU vs. Louisville
  • TaxSlayer Bowl ESPN 11 a.m. — Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky

Monday, Jan. 2

  • Outback Bowl ABC 1 p.m. — Florida vs. Iowa

Football Zebras has obtained the conference assignments of the officiating crews to the 2017-18 bowl games. The Power Five conferences receive five bowls, other conferences receive three, with a fourth assignment rotated annually. All times are Eastern. The conference that assigns the officials for each game is listed in italics. 

indicates officials that were in the 2017 NFL officiating development program.

Playoff games

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Rose Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Georgia  ESPN 5 p.m. — ACC
  • Sugar Bowl: Clemson vs. Alabama ESPN 8:45 p.m. — Pac-12

Monday, Jan. 8

  • National Championship  ESPN 8 p.m. — Big Ten

New Year’s Six

Friday, Dec. 29

  • Cotton Bowl Classic: Ohio State vs. USC ESPN 8:30 p.m. — SEC
    • R — David Smith, U — Russ Pulley, H — Johnny Crawford, L — Mike Taylor, S — Rob Skelton, F — Jack “J” Taylor, B — Grantis Bell

Saturday, Dec. 30

  • Fiesta Bowl: Penn State vs. Washington ESPN 4 p.m. — Big 12
    • R — Mike Defee, U — Robert Richeson, H — Al Green, L — Derek Anderson, F — Joe Blubaugh, S — Lo van Pham, B — Chris Alston, C — Ken Ray, Replay — Jack McDonald, Communicator — Rick Loumier
  • Orange Bowl: Miami vs. Wisconsin ESPN 8 p.m. —  SEC
    • R — Matt Loeffler, U — Brent Sowell, H — Gus Morris, L — Mike Shirey, F — Bobby Moreau, S — Phillip Davenport, B — Jimmy Russell, C — Chris Snead, Alternate — Lane Thomas, Replay — Al Ford, Observer — Larry Rose.

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Peach Bowl: Auburn vs Central Florida ESPN 12:30 p.m. — Big 12

First week bowls

Saturday, Dec. 16

  • Celebration Bowl: Grambling vs. North Carolina A&T ABC 12 p.m. — Conference USA
    • R — Jay Edwards, U — Greg Adams, H — Gary Calip, L — Joe Stahmer, F — David Sherwood, S — LaShell Nelson, B — Chris Bynum, C — [not listed]
  • New Orleans Bowl: Troy vs. North Texas ESPN 1 p.m. — Mountain West
    • R — David Alvarez, U — Apollo Martin, H — George Shoup, L — Steve Hoslett, F — Scotty Melancon, S — Mario Seneca, B — David Baldwin,   C — Greg Reid
  • Cure Bowl: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky CBSSN 2:30 p.m. — American
  • Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon ABC 3:30 pm. — American
  • New Mexico Bowl: Marshall vs. Colorado State ESPN 4:30 p.m. — MAC
  • Camellia Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee ESPN 8 p.m. — Mountain West

Second week bowls

Tuesday, Dec. 19

  • Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Akron ESPN 7 p.m. — Sun Belt

Wednesday, Dec. 20

  • Frisco Bowl: SMU vs. Louisiana Tech ESPN 8 p.m. — Sun Belt

Thursday, Dec. 21

  • Gasparilla Bowl: Florida International vs. Temple ESPN 8 p.m. — MAC

Friday, Dec. 22

  • Bahamas Bowl, 12:30 p.m. on ESPN: Ohio vs. Alabama-Birmingham ESPN 12:30 p.m. — American
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming ESPN 4 p.m. — Conference USA

Saturday, Dec. 23

  • Birmingham Bowl, 12 p.m. on ESPN: South Florida vs. Texas Tech ESPN 12 p.m. — MAC
  • Armed Forces Bowl, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN: Army vs. San Diego State ESPN 3:30 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Dollar General Bowl, 7 p.m. on ESPN: Appalachian State vs. Toledo ESPN 7 p.m. — Mountain West

Third week bowls

Sunday, Dec. 24

  • Hawaiʻi Bowl: Fresno State vs. Houston ESPN 8:30 p.m. — Sun Belt

Tuesday, Dec. 26

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utah vs. West Virginia ESPN 1:30 p.m. — ACC
  • Quick Lane Bowl: Duke vs. Northern Illinois ESPN 5:15 p.m. — SEC
  • Cactus Bowl: Kansas State vs. UCLA ESPN 9 p.m. — ACC

Wednesday, Dec. 27

  • Independence Bowl: Florida State vs. Southern Miss ESPN 1:30 p.m. — MAC
  • Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College vs. Iowa ESPN 5:15 p.m. — Pac-12
  • Foster Farms Bowl: Arizona vs. Purdue FOX 8:30 p.m. — Big 12
  • Texas Bowl: Texas vs. Missouri ESPN 9 p.m. — Pac-12

Thursday, Dec. 28

  • Military Bowl: Virginia vs. Navy ESPN 1:30 p.m. — Big 12
  • Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech ESPN 5:15 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Holiday Bowl: Michigan State vs. Washington State FS1 9 p.m. — SEC
  • Alamo Bowl: Stanford vs. TCU ESPN 9 p.m. — SEC

Friday, Dec. 29

  • Belk Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M ESPN 1 p.m. — Pac-12
  • Sun Bowl: Arizona State vs. NC State CBS 3 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. Northwestern ESPN 4:30 p.m. — Pac-12
  • Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State vs. Utah State CBSSN 5:30 p.m. — Conference USA

Saturday, Dec. 30

  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Louisville ESPN 12 p.m. — Big Ten
  • Liberty Bowl: Memphis vs. Iowa State ABC 12:30 p.m. — ACC

Other New Year’s Day bowls

Monday, Jan. 1

  • Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina ESPN2 12 p.m. — ACC
  • Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU ABC 1 p.m. — Big 12
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