Music City Bowl teams, channel, and how to watch (2022)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 19: Spencer Petras #7 of the Iowa Hawkeyes throws a pass against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the third quarter of the game at Huntington Bank Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 13-10. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 19: Spencer Petras #7 of the Iowa Hawkeyes throws a pass against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the third quarter of the game at Huntington Bank Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers 13-10. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /
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The University of Iowa Hawkeyes will make their Music City Bowl debut on Saturday, Dec. 31. The Big Ten team would have played their first game at this particular bowl back in 2020 against the University of Missouri Tigers, but the match was cancelled due to a COVID outbreak in Missouri’s program.

Now, two years down the line, the Hawkeyes are set to face-off against the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The Kentucky team made their debut in 1999, a year after the Bowl was first established. This 2022 game marks Kentucky’s sixth appearance at the annual Tennessee sports tradition over the past 23 years, they have a 2-3 record at the Bowl.

The game is sponsored by Transperfect and has been officially titled the Transperfect Music City Bowl since 2020. Here’s what you need to know about the New Year’s Eve match-up from its start time to how you can watch it on TV and online!

Who plays in the Music City Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 31?

  • Match-up: The Iowa Hawkeyes vs. the Kentucky Wildcats
  • Location: Nissan Stadium

What channel is the Music City Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 31?

  • Game: The University of Iowa Hawkeyes vs. the University of Kentucky Wildcats
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Announcers: Matt Barrie, Louis Riddick, and Harry Lyles Jr.
  • Game time: 11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET

How to watch the Music City Bowl

As noted above, the game will air on ABC, but if you don’t have cable you’ll still be able to watch the game through a streaming provider. The network’s programming is available on platforms like FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, or any other online service that offers ABC as a channel.

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