College Football Bowl Projections After Week 12 From the Sports Mac

Jay McAnanyCorrespondent INovember 23, 2010

IOWA CITY, IA - OCTOBER 23- Quarterback Scott Tolzien #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers scrambles under pressure from the University of Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half of play at Kinnick Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin won 31-30 over Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)
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New Mexico Bowl (MWC No. 5 vs. WAC No. 3)

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

2:00 PM, ESPN

Brigham Young vs. Fresno State

This Week: The Cougars have the annual Beehive Boot game against No. 23 Utah (3:30 PM, CBS College Sports) while the Bulldogs are back at home hosting Idaho (10:00 PM, ESPN3.com).

 

uDrove Humanitarian Bowl (WAC No.1 vs. MAC No.3)

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

5:30 PM, ESPN

Nevada vs. Temple

This Week: It’s showdown time for the No. 19 Wolf Pack as they host No. 3 Boise State for the WAC championship (10:15 PM, ESPN) and the Owls have a huge MAC East game at Miami (Ohio) to start the week Tuesday (7:00 PM, ESPN2).

 

R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (C-USA No. 5 vs. Sun Belt No. 1)

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

9:00 PM, ESPN

East Carolina vs. Florida International

This Week: The Pirates are back at home hosting C-USA foe Southern Methodist Friday (2:30 PM, CBS College Sports) while the Golden Panthers are home to take on Arkansas State (3:30 PM, ESPN3.com).

 

Beef O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg (Big East No. 6 vs. C-USA No. 2)

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

8:00 PM, ESPN

South Florida vs. Tulsa

This Week: The Bulls step out of conference for a big game with in-state foe Miami (Fla.) (12:00 PM, ESPNU) and the Golden Hurricane have a big C-USA home game facing Southern Mississippi Friday (6:30 PM, CBS College Sports).

 

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (MWC No. 1 vs. PAC-10 No. 5)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

8:00 PM, ESPN

Utah vs. California

This Week: The No. 23 Utes host the annual Battle for the Beehive Boot against Brigham Young (3:30 PM, CBS College Sports) while the Golden Bears are back at home to take on Washington.

 

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (MWC No. 2 vs. Navy)

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

8:00 PM ESPN

San Diego State vs. NAVY

This Week: The Aztecs are home to take on MWC foe Nevada-Las Vegas and the Midshipmen are off until their annual game with Army December 11th.

 

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (C-USA No. 6 vs. WAC No. 2)

Friday, December 24th, 2010

8:00 PM, ESPN

Texas-El Paso vs. HAWAII

This Week: The Miners regular season is complete while the Warriors come to the mainland to play at New Mexico State (3:30 PM, ESPN3.com).

 

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (MAC No. 1 vs. Big 10 No. 8)

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

8:30 PM, ESPN

Northern Illinois vs. North Carolina*

This Week: The Huskies are on the road Friday at Eastern Michigan and the Tar Heels finish the regular season with the rivalry game against Duke (3:30 PM, ESPNU).

 

Advocare V100 Independence Bowl (ACC No. 7 vs. MWC No. 3)

Monday, December 27th, 2010

5:00 PM, ESPN

Clemson vs. Air Force

This Week: The Tigers have the annual rivalry with No. 18 South Carolina (7:00 PM, ESPN2) while the Falcons have completed their regular season.

 

Champs Sports Bowl (ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2/Notre Dame)

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

6:30 PM, ESPN

North Carolina State vs. Notre Dame

This Week: The No. 21 Wolf Pack have a shot at the ACC Atlantic title but have to beat Maryland (3:30 PM, ESPN2) and the Fighting Irish have their annual rivalry game with Southern California (8:00 PM, ABC).

 

Insight Bowl (Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big 10 No. 5)

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

10:00 PM, ESPN

Missouri vs. Michigan

This Week: The Tigers have the rivalry game with Kansas in Kansas City while the Wolverines have their annual rivalry with No. 8 Ohio State (12:00 PM, ABC).

 

EagleBank Bowl (ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 4)

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

2:30 PM, ESPN

Georgia Tech vs. Southern Methodist

This Week: The Yellow Jackets have their annual rivalry game with Georgia (7:45 PM, ESPN) and the Mustangs will travel to East Carolina Friday (2:00 PM, CBS College Sports).

 

Texas Bowl (Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big 10 No. 6)

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

6:00 PM, ESPN

Baylor vs. Northwestern

This Week: The Bears have completed their regular season while the Wildcats have a tough task playing at No. 5 Wisconsin (3:30 PM, ABC).

 

Valero Alamo Bowl (Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-10 No. 2)

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

9:15 PM, ESPN

Oklahoma vs. Stanford

This Week: The No. 14 Sooners have the Bedlam game at No. 10 Oklahoma State (8:00 PM, ABC) while the No. 7 Cardinal welcome Oregon State to Palo Alto (7:00 PM, Versus).

 

Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl (C-USA No. 3 vs. MWC No. 4)

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

12:00 PM, ESPN

Southern Mississippi vs. Army

This Week: The Golden Eagles have a tough road game at Tulsa Friday (6:30 PM,  CBS College Sports) while the Black Knights are off until their annual rivalry with Navy December 11th.

 

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Big East No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7)

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

3:20 PM, ESPN

West Virginia vs. Kansas State

This Week: The Mountaineers have the Backyard Brawl at Pittsburgh Friday (12:00 PM, ABC) and the Wildcats step out of conference to play at North Texas.

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7)

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

6:30 PM, ESPN

Boston College vs. Kentucky

This Week: The Eagles step out of conference to play at Syracuse (12:00 PM, ESPN) while the Wildcats have their annual rivalry at Tennessee (12:00 PM, ESPN3.com).

 

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (Pac-10 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5)

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

10:00 PM, ESPN

Arizona vs. Texas A&M

This Week: The No. 20 Wildcats have the tough task of playing at No. 1 Oregon Friday (7:00 PM, ESPN) and the No. 17 Aggies have their annual rivalry at Texas Thursday (8:00 PM, ESPN).

 

Meineke Car Care Bowl (ACC No. 5 vs. Big East No. 3)

Friday, December 31st, 2010

12:00 PM, ESPN

Miami (Fla.) vs. Connecticut

This Week: The Hurricanes wrap up the regular season hosting in-state foe South Florida (12:00 PM, ESPNU) while the Huskies are back at home welcoming Cincinnati (12:00 PM, ESPN3.com).

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl (Pac-10 No. 4 vs. ACC No. 4)

Friday, December 31st, 2010

2:00 PM, CBS

Oregon State vs. Maryland

This Week: The Beavers have a tough task playing at No. 7 Stanford (7:00 PM, Versus) and the Terrapins have their second straight huge ACC home game against No. 21 North Carolina State (3:30 PM, ESPN2).

 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl (SEC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 1)

Friday, December 31st, 2010

3:30 PM, ESPN

Tennessee vs. Central Florida

This Week: The Volunteers have their annual rivalry hosting Kentucky (12:00 PM, ESPN3.com) while the Knights are on the road at Memphis.

 

Chick-fil-A Bowl (ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5)

Friday, December 31st, 2010

7:30 PM, ESPN

Florida State vs. Mississippi State

This Week: The No. 22 Seminoles host rival Florida (3:30 PM, ABC) and the No. 25 Bulldogs have the annual Egg Bowl with Mississippi (7:00 PM, ESPNU).

 

Dallas Football Classic (Big 12 No. 8 vs. Big 10 No. 7)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

12:00 PM, ESPNU

Texas Tech vs. Illinois

This Week: The Red Raiders step out of conference to host Houston while the Illini have the week off after the win over Northwestern at Wrigley Field.

 

Outback Bowl (SEC No. 4 vs. Big 10 No. 3)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

1:00 PM, ABC

South Carolina vs. Iowa

This Week: The No. 18 Gamecocks have their annual rivalry game at Clemson (7:00 PM, ESPN2) and the No. 24 Hawkeyes have their rivalry game at Minnesota.

 

Capital One Bowl (SEC No. 2 vs. Big 10 No. 2)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

1:00 PM, ESPN

Alabama vs. Michigan State

This Week: The No. 9 Crimson Tide have the massive Iron Bowl against No. 2 Auburn Friday (2:30 PM, CBS) while the No. 11 Spartans finish the regular season with the Land Grant Trophy game at Penn State (12:00 PM, ESPN2).

 

Gator Bowl (SEC No. 6 vs. Big 10 No. 4)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

1:30 PM, ESPN2

Florida vs. Penn State

This Week: The Gators have their annual rivalry with No. 22 Florida State (3:30 PM, ABC) and the Nittany Lions will host No. 11 Michigan State to finish the regular season (12:00 PM, ESPN2).

 

Rose Bowl (BCS (Big 10) vs. BCS (Pac 10)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

4:30 PM, ESPN

Wisconsin vs. Louisiana State

This Week: The No. 5 Badgers welcome Northwestern to Madison (3:30 PM, ABC) while the No. 6 Tigers play their annual rivalry at No. 12 Arkansas (3:30 PM, CBS).

 

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (BCS (Big 12) vs. BCS (At-Large))

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

8:00 PM, ESPN

Oklahoma State vs. Pittsburgh

This Week: The No. 10 Cowboys have the Bedlam game against No. 14 Oklahoma (8:00 PM, ABC) and the Panthers have the annual Backyard Brawl with West Virginia Friday (12:00 PM, ABC).

 

Discover Orange Bowl (BCS (ACC) vs. BCS (At-Large))

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

8:00 PM, ESPN

Virginia Tech vs. Texas Christian

This Week: The No. 13 Hokies have their annual Commonwealth Cup game hosting Virginia (12:00 PM, ESPN3.com) while the No. 4 Horned Frogs are on the road at New Mexico (4:00 PM, Versus).

 

Allstate Sugar Bowl (BCS (SEC) vs. BCS (At-Large))

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

8:00 PM, ESPN

Auburn vs. Ohio State

This Week: The No. 2 Tigers play the annual Iron Bowl Friday (2:30 PM, CBS) and the No. 8 Buckeyes have their annual rivalry with Michigan (12:00 PM, ABC).

 

GMAC Bowl (Sun Belt No. 2 vs. MAC No. 2)

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

8:00 PM, ESPN

Troy vs. Ohio

This Week: The Trojans host Sun Belt foe Western Kentucky while the Bobcats will play at Kent State Friday (11:00 AM, ESPNU).

 

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (SEC No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 2)

Friday, January 7th, 2011

8:00 PM, FOX

Arkansas vs. Nebraska

This Week: The No. 12 Razorbacks have their annual rivalry with No. 6 Louisiana State (3:30 PM, CBS) and the No. 16 Cornhuskers host Colorado Friday (3:30 PM, ABC).

 

Birmingham Bowl (SEC No. 9 vs. Big East No. 5)

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

12:00 PM, ESPN

Georgia vs. Syracuse

This Week: The Bulldogs have their annual rivalry with Georgia Tech (7:45 PM, ESPN) while the Orange step out of conference hosting Boston College (12:00 PM, ESPN).

 

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Pac-10 No. 6 vs. WAC No. 4)

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

9:00 PM, ESPN

Toledo* vs. Louisiana-Monroe*

This Week:  The Rockets will host Central Michigan Friday while the Warhawks will host rival Louisiana-Lafayette.

 

BCS National Championship Game (BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2)

Monday, January 10th, 2011

8:00 PM, ESPN

Boise State vs. Oregon

The No. 3 Broncos have a huge game at #19 Nevada Friday (10:15 PM, ESPN) while the No. 1 Ducks will host No. 20 Arizona Friday (7:00 PM, ESPN).