November is here, and that means bowl projections! A lot of national publications don’t do too well with G5 bowl projections, so we took it upon ourselves to create our own.
I used FPI to predict how teams would finish their seasons, and ended up with a lot of eligible teams, more than there were bowls. Because this is a chaotic sport, we probably won’t see all of them make it. But for now, we’ll roll with it.
Here are my projections for the American, Conference USA, and the Sun Belt (all times Eastern). Army has already accepted a berth in the Armed Forces Bowl, and is in bold below to reflect that.
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Sat, Dec 16 1 PM ESPN
AutoNation Cure Bowl - Sat, Dec 16 2:30 CBSSN
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers* vs Appalachian State Mountaineers
Gildan New Mexico Bowl - Sat, Dec 16 4:30 ESPN
Raycom Media Camellia bowl - Sat, Dec 16 8:00 ESPN
Ohio Bobcats vs Georgia State Panthers
Boca Raton Bowl - Tues, Dec 19 7:00 ESPN
Frisco Bowl - Wed, Dec 20 8:00 ESPN
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl - Thurs, Dec 21 8:00 ESPN
Bahamas Bowl - Fri, Dec 22 12:20 ESPN
Birmingham Bowl - Sat, Dec 23 12:00 ESPN
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - Sat, Dec 23 3:30 ESPN
Dollar General Bowl - Sat, Dec 23 7:00 ESPN
Walk-Ons Independence Bowl - Wed, Dec 27 1:30 ESPN
Military Bowl Presented by Northrup Grumman - Thurs, Dec 28 1:30 ESPN
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl - Fri, Dec 29 5:30 CBSSN
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Mon, Jan 1 12:30 ESPN
*Primary conference couldn’t fill/at-large bid