Brad’s 28th Annual College Football Bowl Projections

It is time to find out where your favorite team may be playing this holiday season! For the 28th consecutive season, I have created a projection of what the bowl games will look like when the full lineup is released next Sunday.  Overall, there are currently 79 bowl eligible teams (with the strong possibility of Buffalo joining the mix next week) vying for 82 bowl spots this season, so Rice and UNLV will be bowling at 5-7 based on their APR scores. Also, two teams have already accepted bowl bids and those schools are marked in bold. Please feel free to comment or debate. Also, if there are any major changes to the CFP and New Year’s Six games as a result of next weekend’s conference title games, I will publish an updated version of these projections next Sunday morning.

DateBowlTeamsTimeChannel
Dec. 16BahamasUABMiami-OH11:30 AMESPN
Dec. 16CureBrigham YoungMarshall3:00ESPN
Dec. 17FenwayDukeUCF/Tulane loser11:00 AMESPN
Dec. 17New MexicoAir ForceSouth Alabama2:15ESPN
Dec. 17LA BowlWashington StateBoise State/Fresno winner3:30ABC
Dec. 17Lending TreeBuffaloUL-Lafayette5:45ESPN
Dec. 17Las VegasUCLAMissouri7:30ABC
Dec. 17FriscoSan Jose StateRice*9:15ESPN
Dec. 19Myrtle Beach BowlCoastal CarolinaEast Carolina2:30ESPN
Dec. 20Famous Idaho PotatoEastern MichiganUtah State3:30ESPN
Dec. 20Boca RatonUConnSouthern Miss7:00ESPN
Dec. 21New OrleansUTSATroy9:00ESPN
Dec. 22Armed ForcesSMUWestern Kentucky7:30ESPN
Dec. 23IndependenceLibertyHouston3:00ESPN
Dec. 23Gasparilla BowlWake ForestFlorida6:30ESPN
Dec. 24HawaiiFresno State/Boise loserNorth Texas8:00ESPN
Dec. 26Quick LaneSan Diego StateToledo2:30ESPN
Dec. 27CamelliaBowling GreenGeorgia Southern12:00ESPN
Dec. 27First Responder KansasWyoming3:15/6:45ESPN
Dec. 27BirminghamMemphisMiddle Tennessee3:15/6:45ESPN
Dec. 27Guaranteed RateMarylandOklahoma State10:15ESPN
Dec. 28MilitaryCincinnatiPittsburgh2:00ESPN
Dec. 28LibertyBaylorKentucky5:30ESPN
Dec. 28HolidayOregonClemson/UNC loser8:00FOX
Dec. 28TexasOklahomaArkansas9:00ESPN
Dec. 29PinstripeSyracuseWisconsin2:00ESPN
Dec. 29Cheez-ItNotre DameTexas5:30ESPN
Dec. 29AlamoTexas TechUtah9:00ESPN
Dec. 30Duke’s Mayo NC StateIowa12:00ESPN
Dec. 30SunLouisvilleOregon State2:00CBS
Dec. 30GatorFlorida StateMississippi State3:30ESPN
Dec. 30ArizonaOhioUNLV*4:30CBSS
Dec. 30OrangeClemson/UNC winnerTennessee8:00ESPN
Dec. 31Music CityMinnesotaOle Miss12:00ABC
Dec. 31SugarAlabamaKansas State12:00ESPN
Dec. 31PeachGeorgiaTCU4:00ESPN
Dec. 31FiestaMichiganSouthern Cal8:00ESPN
Jan. 2ReliaQuestIllinoisSouth Carolina12:00ESPN
Jan. 2CitrusPurdueLSU1:00ABC
Jan. 2CottonTulane/UCF WinnerPenn State1:00ESPN
Jan. 2RoseOhio StateWashington5:00ESPN
Jan. 9Championship GameSemi # 1 WinnerSemi # 2 Winner8:00ESPN

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