CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2017: Conference USA Bowl Projections
The 2017 CFN Preview bowl look for all the projected eligible Conference USA teams.
Conference USA Bowl Ties & Projections
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There’s no set pecking order for any of the Conference USA teams or bowl slots – it’s all about matchups – except for the champion, which gets it’s choice of the best game and bowl.
The league gets five automatic bowl bids, and has an extra possibility for another spot if the ACC and/or SEC can’t field a team for the Independence. But that’s a problem.
Conference USA will likely have more than enough bowl eligible teams – spin the wheel on the ones that’ll miss out.
The very, very rough guess is that Old Dominion and Marshall will be just barely on the outside, but if you want to argue that one or both will get in, you might be right.
Boca Raton Bowl
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. San Diego State Aztecs
Florida Atlantic Owls vs. UCF Knights
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
WKU Hilltoppers vs. Toledo Rockets
R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl
UTSA Roadrunners vs. Baylor Bears
Conditional if ACC or SEC can’t fill a spot.