Projected matchups for the 2010-11 bowl season

November 26, 2010

       BOWLDATETIMELOCATIONCONFERENCE TIESPROJECTIONBUZZNew MexicoD. 182-aAlbuquerque, N.M.MWC vs. WAC*BYU vs. TempleLook out for Owls' rushing tandem of Matt Brown and Bernard Pierce.HumanitarianD. 185:30-aBoise, IdahoMAC vs. WACOhio vs. Fresno StateIt's back-to-back bowls for the Bobcats.New OrleansD. 189-aNew OrleansSun Belt vs. C-USAFlorida Int'l vs. UTEPThe Golden Panthers earn first Sun Belt title and bowl bid.Beef 'O' Brady'sD. 218-aSt. Petersburg, Fla.Big East vs. C-USALouisville vs. Southern MissCardinals need to beat Rutgers to become bowl-eligible.MAACOD. 228-aLas VegasMWC vs. Pac-10*Utah vs. ToledoUtes forced to spend holidays in Las Vegas.PoinsettiaD. 238-aSan DiegoNavy vs. MWCNavy vs. San Diego StateAztecs make first bowl appearance since 1998.HawaiiD. 248-aHonoluluWAC vs. C-USAHawaii vs. TulsaWarriors QB Bryant Moniz leads the nation in total offense (362.73 ypg).Little CaesarsD. 268:30-aDetroitBig Ten* vs. MACLa.-Monroe vs. N. IllinoisNIU's Chad Spann leads the MAC in rushing.IndependenceD. 275-bShreveport, La.ACC vs. MWCGeorgia Tech vs. Air ForceGreat matchup between two option offenses.Champs SportsD. 286:30-aOrlando, Fla.ACC vs. Big East-xW.Virginia vs. Florida StateA rematch of last season's Gator Bowl, won by Seminoles.InsightD. 2810-aTempe, Ariz.Big Ten vs. Big 12Illinois vs. Texas A&MThe Aggies are one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning six straight.MilitaryD. 292:30-aWashingtonACC vs. C-USAN. Carolina vs. E. CarolinaThese two played Oct. 2, with the Tar Heels winning 41-17.TexasD. 296-aHoustonBig Ten vs. Big 12Michigan vs. BaylorWolverines' Denard Robinson and Bears' Robert Griffin exciting QB matchup.AlamoD. 299:15-aSan AntonioBig 12 vs. Pac-10Missouri vs. StanfordYou can't blame Cardinal for having a chip on shoulder after having to play here.Armed ForcesD. 301-aFort Worth, TexasC-USA vs. MWC*SMU vs. ArmyIf Black Knights can defeat Navy on D. 11, they will head here.PinstripeD. 303:20-aNew YorkBig East vs. Big 12Syracuse vs. Kansas StateOrange back into postseason after six-year absence.Music CityD. 306:40-aNashville, Tenn.ACC vs. SECMaryland vs. KentuckyWildcats make a return trip to Nashville.HolidayD. 3010-aSan DiegoBig 12 vs. Pac-10Oklahoma vs. ArizonaA battle of the Stoops brothers — Bob vs. Mike.MeinekeD. 31Noon-aCharlotte, N.C.ACC vs. Big EastClemson vs. ConnecticutTigers coach Dabo Swinney makes it three straight bowl appearances.SunD. 312-cEl Paso, TexasACC vs. Pac-10Miami (Fla.) vs. CalGolden Bears need to beat Washington on Saturday to become bowl-eligible.LibertyD. 313:30-aMemphis, Tenn.C-USA vs. SECC. Florida vs. TennesseeIf UCF claims the C-USA title, it should land here.Chick-fil-AD. 317:30-aAtlantaACC vs. SECN.C. State vs. Miss. StateWolfpack's Russell Wilson, the ACC's top QB, will get a chance to shine.TicketCityJan. 1Noon-bDallasBig Ten vs. Big 12Northwestern vs. Texas TechTommy Tuberville makes it to the postseason in his first season in Lubbock.Capital OneJan. 11-aOrlando, Fla.Big Ten vs. SECMichigan State vs. AlabamaThe Spartans claim a piece of the Big Ten title and head to Orlando.OutbackJan. 11-dTampa, Fla.Big Ten vs. SECIowa vs. South CarolinaA rematch of the 2008 Outback Bowl, won 31-10 by Iowa.GatorJan. 11:30-bJacksonville, Fla.Big Ten vs. SECPenn State vs. FloridaJoe Paterno, who said he will be back in 2011, looks for his 25th bowl victory.RoseJan. 15-aPasadena, Calif.BCS vs. BCSWisconsin vs. Boise StateRose Bowl has to take Broncos, sending Stanford to Alamo Bowl.FiestaJan. 18:30-aGlendale, Ariz.BCS vs. BCSOkla. State vs. PittsburghWill anyone watch this one with a four-loss Pitt team?OrangeJan. 38:30-aMiamiBCS vs. BCSVirginia Tech vs. TCUGreat QB matchup: Hokies' Tyrod Taylor and Horned Frogs' Andy Dalton.SugarJan. 48:30-aNew OrleansBCS vs. BCSLSU vs. Ohio StateTigers could be the best team no one is talking about.GoDaddy.comJan. 68-aMobile, Ala.MAC vs. Sun BeltMiami (Ohio) vs. TroyRedHawks go from 1-11 to a bowl appearance.CottonJan. 78-eArlington, TexasBig 12 vs. SECNebraska vs. ArkansasCornhuskers' rushing attack vs. Ryan Mallett and the Razorbacks' aerial assault.CompassJan. 8Noon-aBirmingham, Ala.Big East vs. SECSouth Florida vs. GeorgiaBulldogs need to beat Georgia Tech on Saturday to become bowl-eligible.KraftJan. 99-aSan FranciscoPac-10-x vs. WAC*Notre Dame vs. Boston Coll.Brian Kelly gets rivalry matchup in 1st bowl game with Irish.BCS Champ.Jan. 108:30-aGlendale, Ariz.BCS vs. BCSOregon vs. AuburnShowdown of two of the nation's top offenses.

a-ESPN; b-ESPN2; c-CBS; d-ABC; e-FoxAll times p.m.*—conference projected to be unable to fill bowl allotment; x—or Notre Dame

— Matt Murschel, Tribune Newspapers

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