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College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

Mason Rudolph

Mason Rudolph

The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason.

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The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 matchups, starting on Dec. 19 with five games. The postseason concludes on Jan. 11 with the national championship, while the playoff semifinals are on Dec. 31 this year.

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The post-Week 11 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next few weeks, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first 11 weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next few weeks.

College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projection

AutoNation Cure

Dec. 19

Sun Belt vs.
American

Georgia Southern vs.Tulsa 

Gildan New Mexico

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
MW

New Mexico vs.Rice 

Royal PurpleLas Vegas

Dec. 19

MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

 UCLA vs.Boise State 

Raycom MediaCamellia

Dec. 19

MAC vs.
Sun Belt

Appalachian State vs.Toledo 

R+L CarriersNew Orleans

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
Sun Belt

UL Lafayette vs.Southern Miss 

Miami Beach

Dec. 21

American vs.
C-USA

WKU vs.Temple 

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 22

MAC vs.
MW

 Utah State vs.Ohio 

Boca Raton

Dec. 22

American vs.
MAC

Cincinnati vs.Bowling Green 

SDCCU Poinsettia

Dec. 23

Mountain West vs.
Army/MAC

San Diego State vs.Akron 

GoDaddy

Dec. 23

MAC vs.Sun Belt

Arkansas State vs.Northern Illinois 

Popeyes Bahamas

Dec. 24

C-USA vs.MAC

MTSU vs.Western Michigan 

Hawaii

Dec. 24

American vs.
BYU/MW

BYU vs.California* 

St. Petersburg

Dec. 26

C-USA vs. 
American

USF vs.Marshall 

Hyundai Sun

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

Washington State vs.NC State 

Zaxby's Heart ofDallas

Dec. 26

Big 12 vs.
C-USA

 Washington* vs.Louisiana Tech 

New Era Pinstripe

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

Pittsburgh vs.Indiana 

Independence

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 Duke vs.Colorado State* 

Foster Farms

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Oregon vs.Nebraska 

Military

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
American

Navy vs.Miami 

Quick Lane

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Central Michigan* vs.South Alabama* 

Lockheed MartinArmed Forces

Dec. 29

MW vs.
Big Ten

 Air Force vs.Arizona State* 

Russell Athletic

Dec. 29

ACC/ND vs.
Big 12

 TCU vs.North Carolina 

NOVA Home Loans Arizona

Dec. 29

C-USA vs. Mountain West

 Old Dominion vs.Nevada 

AdvoCare V100Texas

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs.
SEC

Texas Tech vs.Texas A&M 

Birmingham

Dec. 30

American vs.
SEC

Memphis vs.Auburn 

Belk

Dec. 30

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

Virginia Tech vs.Mississippi State 

Franklin American
Music City

Dec. 30

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

Georgia vs.Penn State 

National University
Holiday

Dec. 30

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Wisconsin vs.Utah 

Outback

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. 
SEC

Arkansas vs.Northwestern 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Michigan vs.LSU 

TaxSlayer

Jan. 2

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Louisville vs.Ole Miss 

AutoZone Liberty

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
SEC

 West Virginia vs.Tennessee 

Valero Alamo

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.
Pac-12

Baylor vs. USC 

Cactus

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
Pac-12

Kansas State vs.Arizona 

 

 

 

 

Chick-fil-A Peach

Dec. 31

At-large vs.
At-large

 Florida State vs.Michigan State 

Fiesta

Jan. 1

At-large vs.
At-large

Houston vs.Notre Dame 

Rose

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Stanford vs.Iowa 

Sugar

Jan. 1

SEC vs.
Big 12

Oklahoma State vs.Florida 

 

 

 

 

Cotton

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Alabama vs.Oklahoma 

Orange

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Ohio State vs.Clemson 

National Championship

Jan. 11

Cotton Bowl Winner vs.
Orange Bowl Winner

 Ohio State vs.Alabama