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Mountain West Conference Bowl Projections

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The post-season bowl projections are tightening now that we are passing mid-season and various online sites are already penciling in the possible teams. One of those predicting the outcome comes from Bill Connelly, an NCAA football contributor for our own SBNation. He has used his advanced statistics to come up with his take on the bowl projection outcomes. Here is a look at his BCS highlights: Jan. 2, 2012. Rose Bowl: Wisconsin (11-2) vs. Oregon (10-2) Jan. 2, 2012. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Boise State (12-0) vs. Oklahoma (11-1) Jan. 3, 2012. Allstate Sugar Bowl: LSU (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1) Jan. 4, 2012. Discover Orange Bowl: Clemson (11-2) vs. Cincinnati (11-1) Jan. 9, 2012. Allstate BCS National Championship Game: Alabama (13-0) vs. Stanford (13-0) He also lists bowl projections for the Mountain West Conference: Dec. 17, 2011. Gildan New Mexico: Wyoming (6-6) vs. UTEP (6-6) Dec. 17, 2011. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Nevada* (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-5) Dec. 21, 2011. SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl: Air Force (8-4) vs. Utah State (6-6) Dec. 22, 2011. Maaco Bowl Las Vegas: TCU (9-3) vs. Utah (6-6) Dec. 24, 2011. Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl: Hawaii* (9-4) vs. Marshall (6-6) Dec. 26, 2011. Advocare Independence Bowl: San Diego State (8-4) vs. Virginia (6-6) Boise State earns a BCS bowl bid as noted above: Sitting at home: UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado State, Fresno State* * Denotes future MWC members