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Underdog Dynasty Bowl Projections, Week 14

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Anywhere from one to four eligible teams will be staying home this year

Arkansas State v Georgia Southern Photo by Todd Bennett/Getty Images

Week 13 is done, and the field of bowl eligible teams is almost set. There are 79 bowl eligible teams for 78 bowl spots, and next week’s action could provide as many as three more. Someone is getting left home.

We’ve known for a few weeks that Army was going to the Armed Forces Bowl, but two more teams have accepted bowl bids now. UAB will be facing Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl, which is typically announced early so everyone can prepare for a trip to a foreign country.

In this week’s projections, I had to leave three teams at home. By no means am I guaranteeing it will be these three, but for now I’m projecting WKU, Middle Tennessee, and Buffalo to miss out. The Poinsettia Bowl shutting down has cost two bowl spots, and we’re seeing the effects of that this year.


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Sat, Dec 16 1 PM ESPN

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Arkansas State Red Wolves


AutoNation Cure Bowl - Sat, Dec 16 2:30 CBSSN

Temple Owls vs Georgia State Panthers


Gildan New Mexico Bowl - Sat, Dec 16 4:30 ESPN

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Colorado State Rams


Raycom Media Camellia bowl - Sat, Dec 16 8:00 ESPN

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Appalachian State Mountaineers


Boca Raton Bowl - Tues, Dec 19 7:00 ESPN

SMU Mustangs vs Florida Atlantic Owls


Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl - Thurs, Dec 21 8:00 ESPN

Houston Cougars vs FIU Panthers


Bahamas Bowl - Fri, Dec 22 12:20 ESPN

UAB Blazers vs Ohio Bobcats


Birmingham Bowl - Sat, Dec 23 12:00 ESPN

Memphis Tigers vs Duke Blue Devils*


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - Sat, Dec 23 3:30 ESPN

Army Black Knights vs UTSA Roadrunners


Dollar General Bowl - Sat, Dec 23 7:00 ESPN

Akron Zips vs Troy Trojans


Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl - Tues, Dec 26 1:30 ESPN

Southern Miss Golden Eagles* vs Texas Tech Red Raiders


Walk-Ons Independence Bowl - Wed, Dec 27 1:30 ESPN

North Texas Mean Green* vs Florida State Seminoles


Military Bowl Presented by Northrup Grumman - Thurs, Dec 28 1:30 ESPN

Navy Midshipmen vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl - Fri, Dec 29 5:30 CBSSN

New Mexico State Aggies vs Utah State Aggies


Autozone Liberty Bowl - Sat, Dec 30 12:30 ABC

USF Bulls vs Kansas State Wildcats


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Mon, Jan 1 12:30 ESPN

UCF Knights vs USC Trojans

*Primary conference couldn’t fill/at-large bid