2017-2018 College Football Bowl Projections


National Championship Game-Mercedes Benz Stadium-Atlanta, Georgia: Ohio State vs. Alabama

National Champion: Alabama

Roll Tide as the dominance continues in Tuscaloosa for Nick Saban.

Rose Bowl (National Semifinal): USC vs. Ohio State

It’s a battle between perennial Big Ten and Pac-12 powerhouses in order to reach the National Championship Game.

Sugar Bowl (National Semifinal): Florida State vs. Alabama

These two teams began the year by facing each other and someone’s season will come to an end here in New Orleans.

New Orleans Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Southern Miss

Southern Miss knows a thing or two about this bowl game as they’ve appeared in it more than any other school.

Cure Bowl: Memphis vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

This has the making to be one of the better bowl games of the season.

Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. UCLA

Will making a bowl game be enough for Jim Mora to save his job at UCLA?

New Mexico Bowl: Wyoming vs. Louisiana Tech

There will be plenty of scouts in attendance to watch quarterback Josh Allen in his last collegiate game for Wyoming.

Camellia Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Troy

Don’t tell the folks in the Mid-American or Sun Belt Conferences that this game is not important.

Boca Raton Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Houston

The scorekeepers will earn their paychecks in this one.

Frisco Bowl: Cincinnati vs. BYU

As usual BYU is a team that nobody wants to face.

Gasparilla Bowl Tulsa vs. Middle Tennessee State

This game might be indoors at the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, but these are two teams that know a thing or two about slinging the football around.

Bahamas Bowl: UTSA vs. Miami (Ohio)

I don’t think that either one of these teams will mind having to travel to the Bahamas for this one.

Idaho Potato Bowl: San Diego State vs. Toledo

The run game of San Diego State versus the passing attack of Toledo; something has to give here.

Birmingham Bowl: Central Florida vs. Mississippi State

There will be some paint swapping in Birmingham on this day.

Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs. Army

One meeting during the regular season is not enough for these service academies.

Dollar General Bowl: Arkansas State vs. Western Michigan

No team has appeared in this game more than Arkansas State.

Hawai’i Bowl: Colorado State vs. SMU

The football will be flying through the Honolulu night between two teams that can put up a ton of points.

Quick Lane Bowl: Boston College vs. Maryland

It’s rare that two teams meet in the same bowl game in consecutive years, but that’ll be the case here with Boston College and Maryland.

Heart of Dallas Bowl: TCU vs. Temple

TCU will make the short trip for this bowl game to face a Temple team that is just happy to be there.

Cactus Bowl: Texas vs. Washington State

It’s a weird site when Texas is merely happy to be playing in a bowl game.

Independence Bowl: Missouri vs. Pittsburgh

The biggest question surrounding this game will be which team will be more enthused about being in Shreveport.

Pinstripe Bowl: Nebraska vs. North Carolina State

New York City will be covered in a blanket of red in late December.

Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Texas A&M

Will this game mark the end of the Kevin Sumlin era at Texas A&M?

Foster Farms Bowl: Oregon vs. Iowa

A bowl game in the first year of the Willie Taggart will be a step in the right direction for Oregon.

Military Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Navy

Triple-option versus triple-option as Ken Niumatalolo faces off against the man who started the turnaround at Navy in Paul Johnson.

Camping World Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Kansas State

Two of the most underrated programs in college football will square off in a contest that could be one of the better ones of the bowl season.

Alamo Bowl: Colorado vs. Oklahoma

Two former Big 12 Conference foes will meet in San Antonio and add to this game’s history of high scoring affairs.

Holiday Bowl: Indiana vs. Stanford

The folks from Palo Alto will make the trek down Interstate-5 to see their team put a stamp on a solid campaign on the gridiron.

Belk Bowl: Louisville vs. South Carolina

The big question will be whether or not that Louisville be interested in showing up for this one.

Sun Bowl: Clemson vs. Utah

This game could be a preview of two teams who are ready to do bigger and better things in 2018.

Music City Bowl: Vanderbilt vs. Michigan State

The first team to score 20 points will more than likely win this one.

Arizona Bowl: New Mexico vs. Notre Dame

Notre Dame appears to be in turmoil, but don’t expect their former head football coach in Bob Davie to feel sorry for them.

Cotton Bowl: LSU vs. Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State barely missed making the College Football Playoff, and they won’t have a chance to feel sorry for themselves as they’ll take on a very game LSU team.

TaxSlayer Bowl: Minnesota vs. Tennessee

This will be an interesting matchup between a pair of energetic head coaches in P.J. Fleck (Minnesota) and Butch Jones (Tennessee) who won’t make this just another trip to Northern Florida.

Liberty Bowl: Arkansas vs. West Virginia

This game will more than likely end with each team scoring at least 40 points.

Fiesta Bowl: Washington vs. Michigan

After both of these teams barely missed making the College Football Playoff, this could be the best game during the bowl season.

Orange Bowl: Miami vs. Penn State

College football is in a better place when Miami and Penn State are good at the same time.

Outback Bowl: Northwestern vs. Auburn

If you’re a fan of teams that can run the football this will be the game for you.

Peach Bowl: South Florida vs. Georgia

Georgia barely misses out on making the College Football Playoff, but a trip to Atlanta won’t be a bad consolation prize.

Citrus Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Florida

It’s another New Year’s Day bowl game for Florida, but will their fans appreciate it?


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