2015-2016 College Football Bowl Projections


Goodyear Cotton Bowl-AT&T Stadium-Arlington, Texas (National Semifinal)

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Missouri Tigers

Two of the best defenses in the nation will be on display in a quest to advance to the national championship game.

Capital One Orange Bowl-Sun Life Stadium-Miami, Florida (National Semifinal)

USC Trojans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

The Trojans will give it their best shot, but Ohio State is simply a team on a mission.

National Championship Game-University of Phoenix Stadium-Glendale, Arizona

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

A second consecutive national championship by the Buckeyes would put them in a class that not too many programs have been able to get to.

AutoNation Cure Bowl-Citrus Bowl Stadium-Orlando, Florida

East Carolina Pirates vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

The first team to score 40 points will more than likely win this game.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl-University Stadium-Alburquerque, New Mexico

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Utah State Aggies

This will be one of the first games of the bowl season and it could be one of the most exciting.

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl-Sam Boyd Stadium-Las Vegas, Nevada

San Diego State Aztecs vs. UCLA Bruins

The Bruins could be a little bit disappointed to be playing in Vegas which could be just what the doctor ordered for San Diego State.

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl-Cramton Bowl-Montgomery, Alabama

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves

This game might not appeal to the casual fan, but there will be some good football on display.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl-Mercedes-Benz Superdome-New Orleans, Louisiana

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Ball State Cardinals

Folks in New Orleans are accustomed to seeing the football fly around at the Superdome, but this time it will be the college kids that’ll be doing it.

Miami Beach Bowl-Marlins Park-Miami, Florida

Houston Cougars vs. Louisville Cardinals

It wasn’t that long ago that this was a conference matchup as Louisville and Houston each called Conference USA home.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl-Bronco Stadium-Boise, Idaho

Toledo Rockets vs. Colorado State Rams

The blue turf of Boise typically gives us a quality bowl game.

Boca Raton Bowl-FAU Stadium-Boca Raton, Florida

Memphis Tigers vs. Marshall Thundering Herd

In 2015, Memphis and Marshall might have two of the most underrated football programs in the nation.

San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl-Qualcomm Stadium-San Diego, California

Air Force Falcons vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

The Illini will be happy to go bowling, but will they be able to keep up with the triple-option attack of Air Force?

GoDaddy Bowl-Ladd-Peebles Stadium-Mobile, Alabama

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Georgia Southern Eagles

Northern Illinois will continue to show that they are the pride of the Mid-American Conference.

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl-Thomas Robinson Stadium-Nassau, Bahamas

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Bowling Green State Falcons

Spending Christmas in the Bahamas is not a bad present for Bowling Green or Western Kentucky.

Hawaii Bowl-Aloha Stadium-Honolulu, Hawaii

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. BYU Cougars

The scoreboard operator at Aloha Stadium will have his/her hands full in this one.

St. Petersburg Bowl-Tropicana Field-St. Petersburg, Florida

Central Florida Knights vs. Rice Owls

This one will feel like a home game for the Knights of Central Florida.

Hyundai Sun Bowl-Sun Bowl Stadium-El Paso, Texas

Duke Blue Devils vs. Utah Utes

Duke and Utah will give the fans their money’s worth in this one.

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl-Cotton Bowl Stadium-Dallas, Texas

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Will Northwestern be able to make it two consecutive bowl victories?

New Era Pinstripe Bowl-Yankee Stadium-Bronx, New York

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Once upon a time this was a conference match-up in the Big East Conference that typically resulted in Pittsburgh winning.

Independence Bowl-Independence Stadium-Shreveport, Louisiana

Clemson Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

The folks in the Palmetto State wouldn’t mind to see another showdown between Clemson and South Carolina before 2015 ends.

Foster Farms Bowl-Levi’s Stadium-Santa Clara, California

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Arizona Wildcats

Will either of these teams show up ready to play in this one?

Military Bowl-Navy-Marine Corps Stadium-Annapolis, Maryland

Navy Midshipmen vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina will have their hands full with a partisan crowd at Annapolis.

Quick Lane Bowl-Ford Field-Detroit, Michigan

Miami Hurricanes vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Will a bowl victory be enough for Al Golden to maintain his job as the head football coach at Miami?

Arizona Bowl-Arizona Stadium-Tuscon, Arizona

Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Wyoming Cowboys

This game will feature a pair of teams that are just happy to go bowling.

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl-Amon G. Carter Stadium-Fort Worth, Texas

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Temple Owls

Temple doesn’t travel that well, but the fans of Kansas State will out be in full force in the heart of Big 12 country.

Russell Athletic Bowl-Florida Citrus Bowl-Orlando, Florida

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Texas Longhorns

This game will give the winner plenty of momentum for a big 2016.

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl-NRG Stadium-Houston, Texas

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

If you’re a fan of offensive football, then this is the contest for you.

Birmingham Bowl-Legion Field-Birmingham, Alabama

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies

If Texas A&M lands at this bowl, it could mark the end for Kevin Sumlin as their head football coach.

Belk Bowl-Bank of America Stadium-Charlotte, North Carolina

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Florida Gators

Once upon a time, NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett began his college career at the University of Florida and now, he can finish his career against them.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl-LP Field-Nashville, Tennessee

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Tennessee Volunteers

The home cooking could just be what Tennessee needs to get a much needed bowl victory.

National University Holiday Bowl-Qualcomm Stadium-San Diego, California

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Oregon Ducks

Iowa will be happy to be in San Diego for the Holiday Bowl and all of the festivities that come with it, but they won’t be that enthused to meet Oregon on the gridiron.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Georgia Dome-Atlanta, Georgia

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

This isn’t a bad compensation for a pair of teams that had good seasons.

Outback Bowl-Raymond James Stadium-Tampa, Florida

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Penn State could be getting ready to re-emerge on the national stage.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl-Citrus Bowl Stadium-Orlando, Florida

Michigan Wolverines vs. LSU Tigers

Two former Michigan players in Jim Harbaugh (Michigan) and Les Miles (LSU) will lead their teams into battle in what should be a paint swapper type-game.

TaxSlayer Bowl-EverBank Field-Jacksonville, Florida

Florida State Seminoles vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

The ‘Noles will have their hands full with the running game of Arkansas while the Hogs will have to deal with a partisan Florida State crowd in Jacksonville.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl-Liberty Bowl-Memphis, Tennessee

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Ole Miss Rebels

This game will come down to which squad shows up ready to play.

Valero Alamo Bowl-Alamodome-San Antonio, Texas

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

The Sun Devils will begin the college football season playing in the State of Texas and they’ll finish it there as they face a very tough Sooners team.

Cactus Bowl-Chase Field-Phoenix, Arizona

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Washington Huskies

The first team to reach 50 points in this contest will more than likely be the winner.

Rose Bowl-Rose Bowl Stadium-Pasadena, California

Michigan State Spartans vs. Stanford Cardinal

These two schools met in the 2014 edition of the Rose Bowl Game which was an epic battle and we could be in store for another to start 2016.

Allstate Sugar Bowl-Mercedes-Benz Superdome-New Orleans, Louisiana

Baylor Bears vs. Auburn Tigers

The first defense to step up and make a big play will win this contest.


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