CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2017: Independents Bowl Projections
The 2017 CFN Preview bowl look for all the projected eligible Independent teams.
Independents Bowl Ties & Projections
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For Notre Dame and BYU, the dream is to finish with just one loss – or go unbeaten – and get into the College Football Playoff. Beyond that, they’re going to have to battle for a bowl spot.
Notre Dame is tied into the ACC system, while BYU is truly on its own. Of course someone will find a way to take the Cougars, but that’ll only happen if all the conferences can’t fill in their bowl ties.
Army is locked into the Armed Forces Bowl vs. the Big Ten, while there’s no set bowl tie-in for Massachusetts.
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
BYU Cougars vs. New Mexico Lobos
– BYU currently has no direct bowl tie in 2017 if it doesn’t get into the College Football Playoff.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
– Notre Dame can take one of the ACC’s bowl spots starting with the Camping World Bowl. Must be within one overall win over the available ACC team with the best overall record to take one of the ACC’s spots.
Armed Forces Bowl
Army Knights vs. Indiana Hoosiers