Independent Bowl Tie-Ins, Affiliations
– Liberty, New Mexico State, UConn and UMass don’t have direct bowl ties or affiliations.
– Army can be moved where needed, but the main tie-in this year is the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl vs the American Athletic Conference.
– BYU will be in an ESPN owned and operated bowl in 2020, 2022 and 2024, and in the Independence Bowl in 2021, 2023 and 2025. It has the potential to go to the Cheez-It if the Big Ten and Big 12 can’t fill their slots.
– Notre Dame – if it’s not in the College Football Playoff – can take one of the ACC’s bowl spots other than the Orange. It must be within one overall win over another available ACC team.