CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2017: American Athletic Conference Bowl Projections
The 2017 CFN Preview bowl look for all the projected eligible American Athletic Conference teams.
American Athletic Bowl Ties & Projections
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The bowl matchups are based on the best possible games and geography – there’s no true pecking order.
The call is that the winner of the American Athletic Conference championship will get the automatic New Year’s Six bowl slot among the Group of Five champions – the South Florida vs. Houston winner will play on the big stage.
Then it’s just about what matchups appear to be the best. The league should be able to fill all of it its bowl slots, with Houston staying relatively close to home – or at least in the state – in the Frisco Bowl against BYU, with no Sun Belt team projected available. UCF might end up with the most interesting bowl matchup of anyone in the conference.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
South Florida Bulls vs. Georgia Bulldogs
AutoNation Cure Bowl
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Georgia Southern Eagle
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Memphis Tigers vs. Missouri Tigers
Temple Owls vs. Colorado State Rams
Houston Cougars vs. BYU Cougars
Navy Midshipmen vs. Pitt Panthers
St. Petersburg Bowl
UCF Knights vs. vs. Florida Atlantic Owls
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