After a phenomenally entertaining and unpredictable 2021 college football season, it’s time to crown a national champion. When is the 2022 College Football National Championship, where is the game taking place, and how can you watch the College Football Playoff finale from the comfort of your own home?
How to watch the 2022 College Football National Championship
- Start Time: Monday, January 10, 8 PM ET
- Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
- Channel: ESPN
- Live Stream: WatchESPN App, fuboTV
The 2022 College Football National Championship will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts. It is the first time that the stadium has hosted the finale of the college football season. Future venues include SoFi Stadium in California for the 2023 edition and Houston’s NRG Stadium in 2024.
The game is scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2022, with a kickoff time of 8 PM ET. You can catch the contest on ESPN, with streaming options available on the ESPN App. Additionally, the game is available for subscribers to the fuboTV service. ESPN’s commentary trio of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Holly Rowe will once again bring the action into your homes.
The 2022 College Football National Championship will be contested by the winners of the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl. Both of those games are held on December 31, with the Cotton Bowl clash between Alabama and Cincinnati kicking off at 3:30 PM ET. Following that game, Georgia and Michigan will duke it out in the Orange Bowl at 7:30 PM ET.
College Football Playoff history
The 2022 College Football National Championship sees the eighth title game under the current playoff format. Of the four semifinalists, only Alabama and Georgia have featured in the playoff previously. Michigan and Cincinnati are making their first appearance, while the Bearcats are the first Group of Five team to reach the playoff since its inception at the end of the 2014 season.
Furthermore, Alabama is the only team to have won a championship under the current format. A win in the 2022 College Football National Championship would be their fourth since 2014, and their 24th claimed national title in the program’s history. The Crimson Tide are vying to become the first team to win consecutive titles in the CFB Playoff era.