Each week members of the Mountain West Connection team will be completing bowl projections. With the lack of bowl tie-ins for the Mountain West, some of these bowl projections required quite a bit of research. We will start with the obvious Mountain West tie-ins and then things get interesting.
Zach: After the loss, I still think Boise State has a good shot at an NY6 game, but they need a few teams in the AAC to lose. Until all three of those teams lose, I can’t project them there. I’m dropping down to six bowl teams. Looks like it might be tough sledding for some teams from the Mountain.
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs. Cal
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Western Kentucky
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State vs. Marshall
Arizona Bowl: San Diego State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Potato Bowl: UNLV vs. Western Michigan
Cactus Bowl: Utah State vs. Iowa State
Matt: Back to 6 bowl teams with Fresno State’s loss to Minnesota, and UNLV subbing in for Nevada. USU joins us instead of Wyo
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State v. Washington State
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii v. FIU
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State v. Marshall
Arizona Bowl: UNLV v. Arkansas State
Potato Bowl: Utah State v. Buffalo
Heart of Dallas Bowl: San Diego State v. Iowa
FatDuckUW: I’ll stick with the same projection as last week for MWC teams in bowl games. I still think a 7th bowl game with the Frisco Bowl is a real possibility.
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State vs Colorado
Armed Forces Bowl: Fresno State vs Memphis
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs North Texas
New Mexico Bowl: Air Force vs Middle Tennessee State
Arizona Bowl: San Diego State vs UL-Monroe
Potato Bowl: Utah State vs Eastern Michigan
Frisco Bowl: Wyoming vs Tulsa
Mike: Well, the Bulldogs and Aztecs sure showed me up from what I said last week. With Boise State taking the loss this week, I no longer seem them as the front-runner for NY6 bowl. Since I haven’t been great at researching opponents, I’m going to scrape it for now and have mine look a bit different than above. So pay most attention to my tagline (safe bet, sure thing, could go either way). Note that I’m not saying what bowl is a safe bet, but rather that the team makes a bowl.
Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State (a sure thing)
Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii (a safe bet)
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State (a sure thing)
Armed Forces Bowl: SDSU (a sure thing)
Potato Bowl: Utah State (a safe bet)
Arizona Bowl: UNLV/Nevada (could go either way, saying 60/40 Rebels this week)