College Football Bowl Projections: Week 7

By David Levin
October 09, 2013 9:55 am
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Jameis Winston The Bowl Championship Series Committee can only hope and pray that teams that remain in contention for a national title and a possible berth in the remaining BCS bowl games start beating each other one by one.

In the next few weeks, games between FSU and Clemson, Oregon and UCLA, Alabama and LSU and Georgia and Florida will all have significance in determining who will play for the BCS crystal and become the 2013 champion of college football.

For a change, we are lucky in that there are more contenders, no one team looks super elite (maybe with the exception of Oregon) and the landscape of college football is such that a game between Michigan/Ohio State and the FSU/Florida may actually mean something this year.

Welcome to what college football is really all about.

Here is a look at the potential matchups for the 2013-14 bowl season.

Sat, Dec 21 2 pm ESPN

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

Pac-12 No. 7 vs. MW No. 4 or 5

Projected Matchup: USC vs. Nevada

 

Sat, Dec 21 3:30 pm ABC

Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV

MW vs. Pac-12

Projected Matchup:  UNLV vs. Arizona

 

Sat, Dec 21 5:30 pm ESPN

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Bronco Stadium, Boise, ID

MAC No. 3 vs. MW

Projected Matchup: Bowling Green vs. Wyoming

 

Sat, Dec 21 9 pm ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Projected Matchup: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

 

Mon, Dec 23 2 pm ESPN

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St Petersburg

Tropicana Field, St Petersburg, FL

C-USA vs. AAC No. 6

Projected Matchup: Middle Tennessee vs. Ball State

 

Tue, Dec 24 8 pm ESPN

Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI

C-USA vs. MW

Projected Matchup: Tulsa vs. Colorado State

 

Thu, Dec 26 6 pm ESPN

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit, MI

MAC No. 2 vs. Big Ten No. 8

Projected Matchup: Ohio U vs. Indiana

 

Thu, Dec 26 9:30 pm ESPN

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Army vs. MW No. 2

Projected Matchup: Army vs. Boise State

 

Fri, Dec 27 2:30 pm ESPN

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD

C-USA vs. ACC No. 8  

Projected Matchup: East Carolina vs. Pittsburgh

 

Fri, Dec 27 6 pm ESPN

Texas Bowl

Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX

Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6

Projected Matchup: Northwestern vs. TCU

 

Fri, Dec 27 9:30 pm ESPN

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

BYU vs. Pac-12 No. 6

Projected Matchup: BYU vs. Washington State

 

Sat, Dec 28 12 pm ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

AAC No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7

Projected Matchup: Houston vs. Kansas State

 

Sat, Dec 28 3:20 pm ESPN

Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

AAC No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5

Projected Matchup: UCF vs. Virginia Tech

 

Sat, Dec 28 6:45 pm ESPN

Russell Athletic Bowl

Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

ACC No. 3 vs. AAC No. 2  

Projected Matchup: Maryland vs. Rutgers

Sat, Dec 28 10:15 pm ESPN

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

Big Ten No. 4 of 5 vs. Big 12 No. 4

Projected Matchup: Michigan State vs. Texas Tech

 

Mon, Dec 30 11:45 am ESPN

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G Carter Stadium, Ft Worth, TX

MW vs. Navy  

Projected Matchup: Utah State vs. Navy

 

Mon, Dec 30 3:15 pm ESPN

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

LP Field, Nashville, TN

SEC No. 7 vs. ACC No. 6

Projected Matchup: Toledo vs. Georgia Tech

 

Mon, Dec 30 6:45 pm ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

Pac-12 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3

Projected Matchup: Stanford vs. Oklahoma State

 

Mon, Dec 30 10:15 pm ESPN

Holiday Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA

Big 12 No. 5 vs. Pac-12 No. 3

Projected Matchup: Texas vs. Washington  

 

Tue, Dec 31 12:30 pm ESPN

AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

ACC No. 7 vs. SEC

Projected Matchup: Boston College vs. Missouri

 

Tue, Dec 31 2 pm CBS

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4

Projected Matchup: Maryland vs. Arizona State

 

Tue, Dec 31 4 pm ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

C-USA No. 1 or American vs. SEC No. 8 or 9

Projected Matchup: Marshall vs. Auburn

 

Tue, Dec 31 8 pm ESPN

Chick-fil-A Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5

Projected Matchup: Miami vs. Vanderbilt   

 

Wed, Jan 1 12 pm ESPN2

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL

Big Ten No. 4 or 5 vs. SEC No. 6

Projected Matchup: Nebraska vs. South Carolina

 

Wed, Jan 1 12 pm ESPNU

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX

Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA

Projected Matchup: Iowa vs. Rice

 

Wed, Jan 1 1 pm ABC

Capital One Bowl

Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2

Projected Matchup: Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M

 

Wed, Jan 1 1 pm ESPN

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3

Projected Matchup: Michigan vs. LSU

 

Fri, Jan 3 7:30 pm FOX

AT&T Cotton Bowl

Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3 or 4

Projected Matchup: Baylor vs. Georgia  

 

Sat, Jan 4 1 pm ESPN

BBVA Compass Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala

SEC No. 8 or 9 vs. American No. 5

Projected Matchup: Ole Miss vs. Notre Dame

 

Sun, Jan 5 9 pm ESPN

GoDaddy Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Sun Belt No. 2 vs. MAC No. 1  

Projected Matchup: Northern Illinois vs. WKU  

 

Wed, Jan 1 5 pm ESPN

Rose Bowl Game Presented By VIZIO

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

BCS (Pac-12 champion if not in BCS championship) vs. BCS (Big Ten champion if not in BCS championship)

Projected Matchup: UCLA vs. Ohio State

 

Wed, Jan 1 8:30 pm ESPN

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

BCS vs. BCS (Big 12 champion if not in BCS championship)

Projected Matchup: Oklahoma vs. Fresno State

 

Thu, Jan 2 8:30 pm ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

BCS vs. BCS (SEC champion if not in BCS championship)

Projected Matchup: Florida vs. Clemson

 

Fri, Jan 3 TBD ESPN

Discover Orange Bowl

Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

BCS vs. BCS (ACC champion if not in BCS championship)

Projected Matchup: Florida State vs. Louisville

 

Mon, Jan 6 8:30 pm ESPN

VIZIO BCS National Championship

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

BCS No 1 vs. BCS No 2

Projected Matchup: Alabama vs. Oregon

 

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