Mississippi State 11 a. Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Lastly, the ESPN-owned bowls can all trade teams with each other. Boston College gets it done in Motown. How other top contenders fared in Week 7 Alabama: Freshman quarterback Jacob Eason and the Bulldogs make the necessary progress during bowl preparation and hand TCU another close loss in a season filled with inconsistency.
Temple 35, Wake Forest It has won eight of the past 10 national championships, and while the gap is not insurmountable, it is still the best, deepest and most talented conference in the nation. Virginia Tech 38, Arkansas Both teams had nice midseason stretches before fading late, but Troy has the edge at quarterback with Brandon Silverswho puts up a big fourth quarter in the win.
Boise State 31, San Diego State Georgia 28, TCU As we get to the lower bowls, most conferences no longer have bowls select teams. North Carolina 2 p.
The Cardinal have Heisman candidate Chrsitian McCaffrey back, along with what should be an improved defense, but they have a brutal schedule. The bowls can want a certain matchup because of local interest, or ESPN can want a certain matchup to showcase certain teams or players.
Colorado State 7 p.
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl: These teams played Oct. National Funding Holiday Bowl: Gave up a pair of big touchdown passes against Missouri, but rolled up nearly yards of offense to compensate. Louisiana Tech Amon G. It also helps that neither traditional power has played in the Cotton Bowl Classic since The Fighting Irish have the talent and a navigable enough schedule to be a threat, but holes to fill at receiver and on defense could hold them back.
But the Vols will be playing a virtual home game, and Nebraska looked dreadful its last time out against Iowa. Western Kentucky 7 p. Western Kentucky has had four point games, while Memphis scored 77 on Sept. USC 38, Penn State NC State 20, Vanderbilt Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl:Take a look at the full list of college football bowl games along with all the matchups as they are announced.
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Our projections have Boise State atincluding the Mountain West title game, giving it the edge on Houston for the Group of Five's major bowl bid. Oklahoma grabs an at-large spot at The bowl matchups are set, and it's time to break down each one. Forty-one games.
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