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Mountain West bowl scenarios: Cactus Bowl is in play

The Mountain West bowl season is a mess.

NCAA Football: Las Vegas Bowl-Brigham Young vs Utah Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to the Pac-12 for not having a great seaso and the chance for a team to get in the playoff from their league. Those two things mean the Mountain West is going to have some interesting matchups.

For starters the Las Vegas Bowl has no backup plan with the Pac-12 not having enough bowl eligible teams and it is a free for all as for who will fill that spot, and so far the options have been a slew of 5-7 teams.

Also, those saying Hawaii is bowl eligible just stop it. The Warriors are not bowl eligible because they played 13 games and need to win seven games. They still might go to a bowl game but they did not meet the threshold of bowl eligibility.

We don’t want to tell anyone how to feel about their bowl matchups, but a good portion of these can be described as not very good like North Texas vs. San Diego State or

Alright, lets get to the projections from across the web.

SB Nation

Cactus Dec. 27, Tempe, AZ: Baylor vs. Colorado State

Hawaii Dec. 24, Honolulu: Southern Miss vs. Hawaii

Potato Dec. 22, Boise, ID: Central Michigan vs. Boise State

Poinsettia Dec. 21, San Diego: BYU vs. Wyoming

Arizona Dec. 30, Tucson: Air Force vs. Idaho

Las Vegas Dec. 17: North Texas vs. San Diego State

New Mexico Dec. 17, Albuquerque: UTSA vs. New Mexico

CBS Sports

Cactus Dec. 27, Tempe, AZ: Baylor vs. Boise State

Hawaii Dec. 24, Honolulu: Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii

Arizona Dec. 30, Tucson: New Mexico vs. Idaho

Potato Dec. 22, Boise, ID: Toledo vs. Colorado State

Poinsettia Dec. 21, San Diego: San Diego: BYU vs. Wyoming

Las Vegas Dec. 17: Appalachian State vs. San Diego State

New Mexico Dec. 17, Albuquerque: UTSA vs. Air Force

Fox Sports

Cactus Dec. 27, Tempe, AZ: Baylor vs. San Diego State

Hawaii Dec. 24, Honolulu: Middle Tennessee State vs. Hawaii

Potato Dec. 22, Boise, ID: Colorado State vs. Central Michigan

Arizona Dec. 30, Tucson: Air Force vs. Idaho

Poinsettia Dec. 21, San Diego: Wyoming vs. BYU

Las Vegas Dec. 17: Mississippi State vs. Boise State

New Mexico Dec. 17, Albuquerque: New Mexico vs. UTSA

ESPN

(They have two making picks with Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy)

Cactus Dec. 27, Tempe, AZ:

Schlabach: Baylor vs. Boise State

McMurphy: Baylor vs. Boise State

Hawaii Dec. 24, Honolulu:

Schlabach: Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii

McMurphy: Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii

Arizona Dec. 30, Tucson:

Schlabach: Air Force vs. Idaho

McMurphy: Air Force vs. Idaho

Potato Dec. 22, Boise, ID:

Schlabach: Central Michigan vs. Colorado State

McMurphy: Miami (Ohio) vs. Colorado State

Poinsettia Dec. 21, San Diego:

Schlabach: BYU vs. Wyoming

McMurphy: BYU vs. Wyoming

Las Vegas Dec. 17:

Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Appalachian State

McMurphy: San Diego State vs. Mississippi State

New Mexico Dec. 17, Albuquerque:

Schlabach: New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio

McMurphy: New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio