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Week 3 Bowl Projections

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Our team takes a crack at predicting which Mountain West teams will earn a bowl berth

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Week two is behind us as we continue to sort the contenders and pretenders in college football. The Mountain West has put on a strong showing in non-conference play and should have plenty of teams playing in December. Here is how our team currently sees things shaking out:

Zach:

Las Vegas Bowl: San Diego State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Air Force

Potato Bowl: Wyoming

Arizona Bowl: Utah State

Armed Forces Bowl: Fresno State

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

It wasn’t their greatest showing, but I still think Boise State is the best Group of Five team. I contemplated putting Wyoming in the Las Vegas Bowl due to how their fan base travels and I think they finish the season with nine or ten wins. But for now, I think the Aztecs will take that spot.

Mike:

Las Vegas Bowl: San Diego State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Wyoming

Potato Bowl: Nevada

Arizona Bowl: Fresno State

Armed Forces Bowl: Utah State

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

Alright, Hawaii has convinced me, even though I thought they’d beat Oregon State a bit more handily. But two wins against the PAC12 means something. Also I’m flipping SDSU and Fresno State (for now), but I still think the Bulldogs are better than their record. Depending on Boise State’s showing next week, I could move them out of the Cotton Bowl. It’s still too early to tell with most teams. If Air Force wins next week, I’ll likely add them in here.

Bruce:

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Wyoming

Potato Bowl: Nevada

Arizona Bowl: San Diego State

Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

Same as last week’s projections, but I think Air Force will be in the Armed Forces Bowl.

FatDuckUW:

Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Wyoming

Potato Bowl: Nevada

Arizona Bowl: San Diego State

Armed Forces Bowl: Utah State

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

Alex Wright:

Las Vegas Bowl: San Diego State

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii

New Mexico Bowl: Air Force

Potato Bowl: Wyoming

Arizona Bowl: Utah State

Armed Forces Bowl: Fresno State

Cotton Bowl: Boise State

I added Hawaii and dropped UNLV. The Rebels had a chance at home to get an important win before a challenging six game stretch. I am becoming more confident in Hawaii and San Diego State. especially after their performances this week.

How do you guys see the Mountain West teams doing this bowl season? Did we leave anyone out?