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College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson

The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than one 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 12 bowl projections are a mixture between picks for the next two weeks, how things would look if the season ended today, and the results from the first 12 weeks of action. Expect several changes over the next few weeks.

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

Bowl

Date

Tie-In

Projection

AutoNation Cure

Dec. 19

Sun Belt vs.
American

 UConn vs.Buffalo* 

Gildan New Mexico

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
MW

New Mexico vs.Old Dominion   

Royal PurpleLas Vegas

Dec. 19

MW/BYU vs.
Pac-12

 Air Force vs.UCLA 

Raycom MediaCamellia

Dec. 19

MAC vs.
Sun Belt

 Toledo vs.Appalachian State 

R+L CarriersNew Orleans

Dec. 19

C-USA vs.
Sun Belt

Louisiana Tech vs.Arkansas State 

Miami Beach

Dec. 21

American vs.
C-USA

 WKU vs.Temple 

Famous Idaho Potato

Dec. 22

MAC vs.
MW

 Utah State vs.Bowling Green 

Boca Raton

Dec. 22

American vs.
MAC

 Western Michigan vs.Cincinnati 

SDCCU Poinsettia

Dec. 23

Mountain West vs.
Army

San Diego State vs.Ohio* 

GoDaddy

Dec. 23

MAC vs.Sun Belt

 Northern Illinois vs.Georgia Southern 

Popeyes Bahamas

Dec. 24

C-USA vs.MAC

 MTSU vs.Akron 

Hawaii

Dec. 24

American vs.
BYU/MW

 BYU vs.Tulsa 

St. Petersburg

Dec. 26

C-USA vs. 
American

Marshall vs.USF 

Hyundai Sun

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Pac-12

NC State vs.Washington State 

Zaxby's Heart ofDallas

Dec. 26

Big 12 vs.
C-USA

 Southern Miss vs.Washington* 

New Era Pinstripe

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

Indiana vs.Pittsburgh 

Independence

Dec. 26

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

 Duke vs.Arizona* 

Foster Farms

Dec. 26

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 Nebraska vs.Oregon 

Military

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
American

 Navy vs. Miami 

Quick Lane

Dec. 28

ACC/ND vs.
Big Ten

 Central Michigan* vs.Colorado State* 

Lockheed MartinArmed Forces

Dec. 29

MW vs.
Big Ten

 Boise State 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

Nevada vs.East Carolina* 

AdvoCare V100Texas

Dec. 29

Big 12 vs.
SEC

Texas Tech vs.Texas A&M 

Birmingham

Dec. 30

American vs.
SEC

 Auburn vs.Memphis 

Belk

Dec. 30

ACC/ND vs.
SEC

Virginia Tech vs.Mississippi State 

Franklin American
Music City

Dec. 30

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Penn State vs.Georgia 

National University
Holiday

Dec. 30

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

 Wisconsin vs.Utah 

Outback

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs. 
SEC

 Northwestern vs.Tennessee 

Buffalo Wild Wings
Citrus

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
SEC

 Michigan vs.Ole Miss 

TaxSlayer

Jan. 2

ACC/ND/Big Ten vs.
SEC

 LSU vs.Louisville 

AutoZone Liberty

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
SEC

West Virginia vs.Arkansas 

Valero Alamo

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs.
Pac-12

Oklahoma State vs.USC 

Cactus

Jan. 2

Big 12 vs. 
Pac-12

Kansas State vs.California 

 

 

 

 

Chick-fil-A Peach

Dec. 31

At-large vs.
At-large

 Florida State vs.Iowa 

Fiesta

Jan. 1

At-large vs.
At-large

Houston vs.Notre Dame 

Rose

Jan. 1

Big Ten vs.
Pac-12

Stanford vs.Ohio State 

Sugar

Jan. 1

SEC vs.
Big 12

 Florida vs.Baylor 

 

 

 

 

Cotton

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

 Alabama vs.Oklahoma 

Orange

Dec. 31

Playoff
Semifinal

Clemson vs.Michigan State 

National Championship

Jan. 11

Cotton Bowl Winner vs.
Orange Bowl Winner

 Alabama vs.Clemson